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Boost Your Health With Blueberries!!

Jun 29, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

OMG!  I Love Blueberries!!  And, it’s Blueberry Season up here in Southern Ontario…   Now I’m talking about the small wild blueberries that grow in parts of Quebec and Ontario. I’ve read that you can also find them in Sierra Nevada, Cascades and along the east coast from Maine to North Carolina.  I grew up picking and eating these magical fruits.  As a child living in Sudbury, Ontario on Ramsey Lake there was a hill beside our home called Blueberry Mountain, (well at least that’s what we called it…).   Of course, I was really good at harvesting blueberries, becauseRead more …

Do You Have Adrenal Exhaustion?

Jun 29, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Adrenal exhaustion is very common for mothers of special needs children, or for anyone who lives with chronic stress.  I had a serious adrenal burnout about 10 years ago. This was before I became a nutritionist and I had no idea that what I was doing (trying to stay one step ahead of my 5 children, 2 with special needs) could have such long term effects. In times of stress, our bodies go on high alert and suddenly the simple things that create balance in our lives – like getting enough sleep – seem impossible. We “hit a wall” andRead more …

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Jun 27, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.   Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule, what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s more important than just how much of it there is overall. In fact, depending on what it’s combined with can have opposite effects on your arteries and heart. Yes, opposite!   So cholesterol is just one component of aRead more …

Is Stress Making You Old?

Jun 27, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

If there’s one thing I most often hear from Moms with special needs children it is, “I am always so tired…”  What if there was a ‘clinical’ reason for being so wiped out all.of.the.time?  What if you actually were a little older than your chronological age?   Common signs of aging include grey hair, wrinkles as well as an increase in age-related diseases, but what happens when the aging process accelerates faster than the years are passing? How could this happen? And, what if we could slow it down?   Recently, a team of researchers has found that severe emotionalRead more …

Basic Supplement Recommendations To Help You Thrive

May 11, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Stress can result in nutrient deficiencies, especially when combined with inadequate intake of nutrients from foods, digestive issues and poor gut health.   There are 1000’s of different brands and types of nutritional supplements on the market today.  It can be very confusing!  Many people try and save money by purchasing cheaper brands of supplements – In my opinion – you are wasting your money.  You only get what you pay for and that goes for supplements too.   DOSING:  Everyone is different, (biochemically unique) what helps one person may not be as effective for someone else.  I recommend thatRead more …

Spring Clean To Boost Energy

May 2, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

When we think of Spring many turn to the thought of cleaning their homes. As the sun shines suddenly we notice how cluttered our homes have become. Time to clean out a drawer, or wash a few windows? Well, there is something else that could use some cleaning and that is your body -from the inside out:)   Sounds Like A Project? – Read On For Some Simple Tips   Did you know that any of the following symptoms could be related to toxicity in the body:   Fatigue/Exhaustion Brain fog Headaches Chronic joint or muscle pain Digestion issues includingRead more …

Limiting Poison Perceptions

Apr 25, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

We know that when it comes to the challenges of raising children with special needs, managing stress can be a huge stumbling block. One of the most difficult aspects of stress is our perception of the world around us. The more negative our view, the more difficult it is for us to turn off the stress hormones that are affecting our health. According to Go Big Coach, Kristen Howe, these thoughts are called poisoned perceptions. We know that stress isn’t going anywhere, so we need to establish a way of moving through it.   “Times of stress are also timesRead more …

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

Apr 9, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing. The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they should be able to eat better, right? Whether you like the Nutrition Facts table or not, let’s make sure you get the most out of it, since it’s here to stay! Here’s my four-step crash course on reading the Nutrition Facts table. Step 1: Serving Size The absolute most important part of the NutritionRead more …

Three Tips To Help Balance Hormones

Apr 4, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Do you often wonder why you feel exhausted, no matter how much you sleep?  Are you often losing your temper, have increasingly more issues around menstruation, weight gain, feeling depressed or anxious?  If so, there’s a good chance you are struggling with a hormone imbalance.   So many women suffer from hormone imbalances these days.  I’ve yet to meet or work with a mom of a special needs child who has balanced hormones. Many suffer in silence.   Hormone imbalance symptoms can include: – PMS – Painful periods with very heavy flow – Missing periods entirely – Infertility – PerimenopauseRead more …

Why Is Food Medicine?

Mar 4, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Have you heard the saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”?  It was Hippocrates that coined that phrase many years ago. He is considered to this day, to be one of the most influential figures in the history of medicine & healing.   He was certainly ahead of his time when around 400 BC he advised people to prevent disease and increase healing by eating nutrient dense foods. Hippocrates and the Ancient Greeks weren’t the only ones to understand the healing properties of food, both Ayurvedic Medicine (from India) and Traditional Chinese Medicine— have taught forRead more …