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Bye Bye Sleeping Through The Night

Feb 9, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!   The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing   Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it. Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind. People who get less sleep tend to be at higherRead more …

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

Jan 22, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it’s certainly not the “holy grail” of health. Let’s focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat andRead more …

The Many Benefits of Collagen Peptides

Aug 29, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

I know you’re not hearing this from me for the first time, “All Health Starts In The Gut”, Hippocrates made this statement over 2000 years ago and it still holds true today. As a holistic nutritionist working in the field of mental health and now developing nutrition programs for mothers of special needs children; my goal is to help individuals improve their health in a manner that is convenient and easy to implement. If there is one thing that I really like to recommend it’s collagen peptides (or hydrolyzed collagen). BUT – There are two roadblocks that often get inRead more …

How To Fix Your Leaky Gut

May 28, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

As you read in my last blog “Do You Have a Leaky Gut?” – aka increased intestinal permeability, you now know that this is without a doubt a pretty common condition and it is linked to MANY health conditions.  Luckily there is a series of strategies you can implement to help correct it.   Keep in mind:  the food is not the problem – the health of the gut is…     How to fix a leaky gut… The 4 R’s. Step #1 – Remove First off you have to identify and remove whatever is irritating the gut lining. You can start with an eliminationRead more …

Do You Have A Leaky Gut?

May 1, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Have you ever heard the saying, “All health begins in the gut.”? Have you ever wondered if your gut is leaky?  You read that right, a leaky gut a.k.a. – increased intestinal permeability. Many people do suffer from this without even knowing it… I certainly did!   Read on to discover why a leaky gut is so common, how it happens and what kind of symptoms and conditions are related.  I’ve even included my personal “Leaky Gut Story” 😳   My Leaky Gut Story: After being unwell for almost 10 years seeing several specialists, having invasive testing done and beingRead more …

Caring For The Caregiver

Apr 17, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Like many others, I have been on both sides of the caregiver conundrum. I have cared for chronically and severely ill individuals and I have been very ill and in need of care myself. I do not write this piece from a position of the all-knowing, but from experience where many things were done right where other things could have been done a little better.:) Taking care of yourself when you are not well is very difficult. In fact it can sometimes be absolutely impossible to take the measures necessary to re-build your body, re-balance your nervous system and correctRead more …

Debunking The Fibre Myth

Apr 1, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

As a nutritionist part of my job is to debunk nutrition myths, but this can sometimes be pretty complicated – after all that’s why the information was misinterpreted in the first place.   It’s rarely a matter of “One food is healthy while another is not”. Or, “Everyone should eat this and avoid that”. A classic example of this is Fibre, while food manufacturers, some government agencies and doctors recommend that everyone consume lots of fibre everyday, from what I’ve witnessed in my practice and according to more recent science, it’s just not that simple…   First off, “What is fibre?”Read more …

How To Beat Blue Monday

Jan 15, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Yikes!  Tomorrow is Blue Monday…   Personally, I like the winter (and I live in Canada) 😛  The hearty warming foods, cool, brisk and bright days, staying cosy and warm inside – I even like the early evenings and I love snow. Plus, it really helps me to appreciate the long warm summer days.  I suppose it’s because I like winter that this whole Blue Monday thing doesn’t resonate with me.   For those of you have haven’t heard of Blue Monday, it’s supposedly the worst day of the year as far as mood is concerned.   What is BlueRead more …

Mood, Memory and Vitamin D

Jan 3, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

  It’s not just us Northerners who are at risk of developing a Vitamin D deficiency    Vitamin D deficiency has significant consequences and has long been established in both children and adults.   Every tissue in the body has Vitamin D receptors, which means it that the entire body needs it to function. People with the lowest levels of Vitamin D were 11 times more prone to be depressed than those who had normal levels.   Vitamin D is the only vitamin that is also a hormone.   Vitamin D as a hormone: Helps with the absorption of calcium ActivatesRead more …

Turmeric Tea Latte

Nov 8, 2016 | Posted by in Blogs, Uncategorized | 0

You may or may not know this about me, but I practice what I preach.  In fact, I have never recommended anything that I would not do or consume myself.   I really don’t have a choice, managing my health is something that I just have to do.  Now that doesn’t mean that I eat perfectly all the time, in fact it’s quite the opposite.  I really enjoy chocolate, red wine and pizza!!   So, how do I strike a balance? – I Cleanse!   I embark on this ritual 3 times a year,  Winter, Spring, and Fall for 4 weeks each time. Read more …