Small Change. Big Results.

I used this photo of my perfect baby niece because she's small, yet "big" (aka. chubby healthy baby) —all at the same time. Small and big actually go really well together! For example... Making small changes in the diet, can lead to big health results down the road (i.e. more energy, positive thinking, maintaining a healthy ...

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 you ...

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Overview I make this for a treat at every opportunity. It's rich and creamy, perfectly sweet, and will satisfy a chocolate craving in an instant.  Ingredients 2 nice n' ripe avocados 1/3 cup 100% cocoa powder 1/4 cup pure maple syrup  1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, hemp, coconut, or grass-fed cow's milk, etc.  1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or try mint!)  a pinch of ...

Medicinal Mushroom + Halva Hot Cacao

Overview Tahini (sesame seed butter) is what gives this recipe it's delicious Halva-like flavour. This recipe makes a single serving.  ? Ingredients 1 1/2 cups nut milk 2 Tbsp. cacao powder 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar, honey, or maple syrup 2 tsp. tahini 1 tsp. maca powder 1 tsp. mushroom powder (reishi, chaga, turkey tail) ¼ tsp. cinnamon pinch of cayenne pinch of sea salt ½ vanilla bean Preparation Method Add ...

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 healthy.   This ...

Another Fat Update

Oh, so much controversy. Fats:  Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fat. It can be really confusing.  Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid oils in their absolute worst form are those which have been fully or partially hydrogenated. This is a chemical process the factories use to make the oil solidify at room temperature, and make it much more shelf-stable. They start ...

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 connect us to ...

Bone Broth w. Chickpea Miso & Chives

Overview This post was inspired by a visit to New York City's bone broth take-out window, Brodo. The recipe has been adapted from Sally Fallon's, Nourishing Traditions (The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition). Ingredients 2 pounds (or more) of any bones from a health source  1 large, white onion 3 large carrots 3 stalks celery  2 T raw apple cider vinegar 3-4 ...