Prevention

 

Fu*k Cancer

In Canada, heart disease is no longer the the number one cause of death. It’s cancer. Based on estimates from 2009, 2 out of 5 Canadians (45% of men and 41% of women) are expected to develop cancer during their lifetimes. As hopeless as this might make you feel, I believe there is so much we Continue Reading

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Your Body Doesn’t Lie

Trust your own inner wisdom. Words to live by. Your body is always sending you little signals. It has it’s own language —it’s way of attempting to communicate with you. I’m constantly encouraging my clients to tune into what their body is really asking for. Often times, these physical clues show up in the form of Continue Reading

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Holistic Tips 2018

Full of good intention, resolutions are made to give us focus for the fresh year ahead. We’re always looking to better ourselves, and often make resolutions to improve our health, fitness, or relationships.  Mindfulness, and goal setting, help us to manifest what we want to attract in our life. Here are some ideas to help get Continue Reading

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The Magic of Turmeric

Turmeric! One of the most googled foods of 2016. It certainly does have a lot going for it. If you buy the fresh stuff, it’s fragrant, earthiness adds a bright and sunny touch to pretty much everything. Add a little to smoothies, eggs, veggie + rice bowls, curry dishes, or make a golden milk latte.  Continue Reading

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Why Nothing Compares to Fresh Air

Getting out into the wilderness, and the life giving, oxygen-rich air of the forrest, is like nothing else. There are so many benefits to playing outdoors, whether it’s a walk in the woods, a swim in the lake, or ocean; even just a stroll down the street.    Here’s some of my favourite reasons for Continue Reading

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Crave Sugar? Eat Fat

I’m not the only one saying it. Everyone’s catching on. We’re a fat-deprived society. Deprived of the right kind of fat that is. Many of us grew-up believing that low fat was the healthy way to go. Fat is after all, high in calories and not so good for the waist line, right? Well, what Continue Reading

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A Sugar Wake-up Call

Don’t be fooled by fantastic marketing. Would you believe that both Clif Bars + Reese’s Pieces have the same amount of added sugar?! It can be hard to imagine, but sadly, it’s true.  This can be a real wake-up call for people who are under the impression that energy, protein and meal replacement bars are Continue Reading

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Demystifying The Female Monthly Cycle

Our hormones impact virtually everything we do!  The hormones in a women’s monthly cycle affect nearly every aspect of our day—brain skills, mood, energy, libido, cravings, shopping habits, chattiness, voice, taste buds, extroversion, confidence, pain sensitivity, chronic illness flare-ups, skin health and much, much more.    This is valuable information for women to understand, as it can help Continue Reading

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Oven Roasted Garlic

When you roast garlic, it becomes so sweet and delicious. Think of a caramelized onion kind of flavour. Here’s a really simple to way to both roast garlic bulbs (for spreading onto pretty much anything, even dark chocolate), to making a garlicky infused olive oil for salad dressings, veggie bakes + sautés. Ingredients 1 or many Continue Reading

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Oh, Sugar. How It’s Just Clogging Your Arteries

Wave goodbye to the fat-free era. I think it really might be put to rest. This is good news in my books, because increasing our dietary fat can actually help us loose the taste and cravings for all those tempting processed, non-foods (which seems to be what’s clogging our arteries in the first place).   Continue Reading

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Ain’t No Flu Bugs On Me Juice

Keep those bad bugs at bay with incredibly powerful food medicine, such as the ingredients in this fresh, pressed juice. Ingredients 2 big handfuls of fresh, organic kale 1 small cucumber *only if organic, or in season* 2 – 3 stalks celery 1 green apple 1  2″ pc. ginger root, peeled 1 – 2 garlic Continue Reading

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Less is More: The Toxins in Beauty Products

Fact: Many cosmetic substances are also used in industrial manufacturing processes to clean industrial equipment, stabilize pesticides and grease gears. I’m sure we can all agree that an ingredient that effectively scours a garage floor may not be the best choice for a facial cleanser. The cosmetic industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in it’s products, Continue Reading

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How to Prevent a Sunburn with Diet

Who would have thought that changing your diet can actually decrease your chances of a sunburn? Protect your skin from the inside out! Our diet can be even more important than just slathering on the suncreen. A large part of natural sun protection involves eating a diet high in whole foods; which are abundant in Continue Reading

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Balance Your Hormones

These days it seems that everyone knows someone who suffers from imbalanced hormones. Conditions such as: PMS, irregular or no periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and infertility are so common these days, as is bloating, fluid retention, weight gain + period pain. You can balance your hormones naturally through lifestyle changes and specific foods, Continue Reading

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Preventing Dis – ease

There’s no question, we want to prevent dis – ease. Here are some food related ways I’ve researched and believe to be very helpful. I believe our lifestyle is profoundly effective in preventing and healing from all types of disease, including cancer.   SUGGESTIONS —by Dr. Helayne Waldman Women need to know they can dramatically Continue Reading

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The Wild Pharmacy

Another weed that just might be going unnoticed (just like dandelions!) is nettle.  Nothing short of a health-boosting herb. Nettle has — since ancient times — been an important source of food, fiber, and pharmaceuticals. Wild nettles contain an array of vital nutrients including: tannic acid, lecithin, chlorophyll, iron, silicic acid, lime, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, Continue Reading

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Detox From Bed: The Miraculous Castor Oil Pack

Castor oil packs have been said to help improve liver detoxification naturally, support uterine and ovarian health, improve lymphatic circulation and reduce inflammation. The idea is to keep castor oil on a piece of cloth on the skin for at least an hour with a heat source to stimulate lymph and liver function. Unlike some Continue Reading

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Spring Eating

Spring brings with it lots of growth and changing energy. The wind carries scents of melting snow, warming soil, and emerging plants. Ayurveda In Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, this idea is related to the principle of ‘vata’, pronounced with a ‘w’ sound. Vata encompasses the wind, which is also present in the autumn. Continue Reading

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Lemon + Lavender Detox Bath

Epsom salt baths are a great way to get rid of those harmful, unnatural substances, you don’t want in your system. Imagine you’re at a party with lots of people — both those who were invited and those who weren’t. When the party’s over, usually at least some of those uninvited partygoers are still sticking Continue Reading

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