One of my all time favourite pastimes is unplugging and spending time in nature. You will often find me on road trips, camping, hiking and sailing. One of my priorities while off adventuring is to continue to fuel myself with good quality food so that I will have the nutrients and energy needed to explore and have fun in the sun. Click on this blog post to learn about my top 10 tips for meal prepping for summer adventures.Read More
Rainbow bowls are one of my favourite foods to have prepped for the work week. You can mix up flavours, proteins, beans, dressing and veg so that you are eating a variety of flavours and foods each week. This recipe is included in one of the sample meal plans that we provide our clients for our 8-12 Week Weight Loss Programs. It is full of a variety of low calorie vegetables, whole grains, and beans. It is rich in fibre, water, and nutrients, everything the body needs for sustainable weight loss.
Reducing inflammation in the body can help with weight loss, the severity of seasonal allergies, blood sugar balance, body aches & pains, arthritis, digestive upsets, acne, and fatigue. Consuming a variety of healthy enhancing foods in your diet that are rich in antioxidants will promote longevity and help you to age gracefully.
If you want a delicious way of incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet, checkout this Banging Beetroot Smoothie recipe!
Finding ways to naturally reduce inflammation in the body is important. One of the best things you can do to combat inflammation is to adjust your diet. This Pina Colada Chia Pudding recipe contains a variety of anti-inflammatory ingredients.Read More
We are exposed many different environmental chemicals each day. There are things we can prioritize doing in our routine to help limit our exposure. We don’t always have control of what goes on around us but we do have control over what comes into our homes and with what we eat. While the price of organic food has started to come down, it is generally still more expensive than conventionally grown crops. This can be a barrier for many people. This is why the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen is a great tool to use when purchasing produce.Read More
On average, it takes a minimum of 66 days to form a habit. Once a habit is formed the behaviour becomes automatic. Imagine not thinking about doing things for optimal health but reaping the benefits of enhanced vitality.
What if healthy habits became as effortless as remembering to brush your teeth? Regular repetition of a good or bad thing creates a new habit.Read More
Cortisol, along side adrenaline, non-adrenaline, testosterone, DHEA, estrogen, and progesterone are produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol plays a role in blood sugar management, memory, reducing inflammation, stress, and sleep. Cortisol is most commonly known for it’s role alongside adrenaline for the “fight or flight” response. Prolonged stress can cause a chronically high cortisol level. If this occurs, the imbalance may also play a role in the proper function of other hormones. Like most things in the body, our hormones work synergistically with one another. If one thing becomes out of balance, it is likely for something else to soon follow.Read More
This has been my go-to recipe for meal prep lately and I decided it was time to share! These bean brownies help curb chocolate cravings while providing the body with protein, fat, and fibre. A great pre or post workout snack.Read More
A hormonal imbalance is when there is either too much or too little of a certain hormone. Even tiny changes can have very serious impacts on us. Throughout our lives, there are periods or hormonal changes that occur naturally. These transitions happen in puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. However, in today’s modern world there are some serious hormonal imbalances occurring for many women.Read More
Raw cacao is a great source of antioxidants. It has anti-aging properties, it boosts ones mood, it is full of healthy fats, helps to regulate hormones, relieves stress, and it even increases energy levels. There is a difference between what you buy at the store and what you can easily make from the comfort of your own home. Check out our recipe and helpful tips for making easy homemade chocolate that will provide you body with a variety of health benefits.Read More
Like most foods, not all nut milks are created equal. Sometimes, during processing, things are done to cut production costs, prolong shelf life, and improve texture and taste, at the expense of nutritional value. Many nut milks on the market contain a measly 2% nuts! Instead, their thick, creamy, texture is coming from gums, carrageenan, and other additives that are cheaper to produce and easy to incorporate as fillers.Read More
Firstly, if you are making a conscious effort to shift your diet and lifestyle to live healthier and feel better, good for you! Those numbers on the scale are a very small part of your health. You should measure your progress with how you feel. Has your energy level increased since you started eating better and exercising? Has your complexion improved? Do your clothes fit better? Has your sleep improved? Can you lift heavier weights, walk further, run faster!?! It is important to acknowledge ALL of the progress you have made before you even look at the scale.
Do you struggle to lose weight despite your best efforts? Are you eating well, exercising, and still not seeing the numbers on the scale budge?
This decadent dessert was made for my moms birthday celebration on the weekend. It is dairy-free, gluten-free, & vegan. Sweetened with banana and maple syrup. Full of protein, healthy fats and fibre to keep blood sugar levels stabilized. I didn’t get any pictures of it sliced up because it got gobbled up so fast! I hope you enjoy the recipe, comment below if you have any questions!Read More
Traditionally, bone broth can take anywhere from 18-24 hours to properly make. With the use of the Instant Pot, you can now have a beautiful, nourishing bone broth in as little as 3 hours.Read More
Who else loves to cook a hearty, healthy meal with only a 10 minute cooking time! This is one of my go-to comfort food recipes. It is hearty and warms you up right down to your toes on cold winter days.Read More
Inflammation isn’t always caused by a physical injury. It can be caused by stress, our diet, poor digestion and other lifestyle factors. Chronic inflammation can eventually lead to many conditions or diseases.Read More
He explained that surgery would be too risky and that no form of therapy including seeing a chiropractor, massage therapist, or physiotherapist, would help lessen my symptoms. He informed me that I had chosen the wrong career path and that my body wasn’t built to have muscle. He encouraged me to limit the use of my arms and to only use them when necessary. He told me that I would never work out again and that I could come back when I’m “fully disabled.” I burst out into tears thinking that this was going to be the way I lived for the rest of my life.Read More
Do you ever get overwhelmed with all of the anti-aging beauty products out there? A lot of these products cost anywhere from $50 - $300 and still contain nasty chemicals that do nothing but hinder your health. There are natural ingredients that help fight the signs of aging and can be used in simple yet effective homemade beauty products. Check out the simple recipe for this anti-aging facial serum.Read More