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
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
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
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?
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