First, just let me say that it's ALWAYS best to limit the amount of sugar in our diet whether it's refined or even natural. This is especially true if we're watching our waistline, trying to achieve clear skin BUT most importantly if we're wanting to decrease inflammation in our body. Any sort of inflammatory condition from arthritis to atherosclerosis would benefit greatly if we eliminated sugar in the diet.Read More
Do the words 'detox' and 'cleanse' scare the sh!t out of you?! If the answer is yes, you're not alone! In fact, they used to scare me too.
It took me a long time to do my first real cleanse/detox program - even after I became a holistic nutritionist. The idea of starving myself, experiencing detox symptoms and all the work involved with the meal prep was not at all appealing. Of course, I soon learned that there are all sorts of detoxification programs...Read More
For some of us the holidays are a time of stress, filled with financial strain, family pressures and obligatory holiday parties. This may be a difficult notion for some of the holiday die hards to understand but it's a reality for many people.
Maxed out credit cards, unpaid bills, working extra hours, scrimping on groceries - all of this to be able to buy holiday gifts for those nearest and dearest. Does this sound like you? If so, stick with me! I'm going to share my favourite DIY holiday gift ideas that won't break the bank, aren't overly complicated and are holistically oriented.Read More
Did you know that most experts now agree that sleep is as critical a component to your overall health and well-being as nutrition and physical activity? A lack of sleep over time is now associated with a shorter life span. How can we work towards getting a more restful sleep?
Here's a little checklist I put together to help you get a deeper and more restful sleep:Read More
I have done the legwork. I've researched and read all sorts of articles & books on this topic all in an effort to help the frustrated mom's in my practice. I'm sure that many of you have come across the same tips that I have from various experts: keep meal times stress-free, lead by example, introduce new foods slowly. All valuable points. But I wanted to hear some first person accounts - real experiences. So I went straight to the source. I talked with the lovely mamma's in my inner circle to find out what works for them and their kidlets.Read More
I'm sure most of you are familiar with this oil - it's been very trendy lately. And if you haven't joined the coconut craze yet, I hope that this blog post can sway you. There's a good reason people are going coo coo for coconut oil - it works!
I love coconut oil because it's so healthy for us and incredibly versatile. One jar can have multiple uses from cooking to your skin to hormone health to clean DIY home products. I have 3 jars of it around my home: one in my kitchen, another in my bathroom and one in the bedroom (more on this later 😉). It truly is magical stuff💫