Health Posts

  • 7 Tips for Eating Healthy on Vacation February 16, 2015 Okay, so you’ve survived travel day, and now you’re at your destination! Time to have fun! Definitely not time for curling up in a ball of pain on the couch of your hotel room for 24 hours. So how do you make sure to stick with food that you know works for you? Well it’s ...
  • Adrenal Fatigue May 21, 2015 By the time March hit this year, I was burnt out. Which, considering what the previous 6 months were like, was pretty much guaranteed to happen. Let me explain. August 2014 – my grandmother passed away. Without getting into the details, this was one of the most emotionally turbulent few weeks of my life. September 2014 – ...
  • Always Do the Best Job You Can November 18, 2014 I recently was engaged in a conversation where I was informed that vegetarianism is what will feed the world, and while I was making a better choice by choosing ethically raised meat, I was sacrificing the environment for trying to achieve optimal health. And boy did that get me thinking. (UPDATE I wish I had ...
  • Bacon, Guac & Tomato Bites (and why you don’t need to be afraid of bacon!) October 28, 2015 In honour of the ridiculous report released by the WHO earlier this week (saying that bacon and red meat are akin to cigarettes regarding cancer risk), I’ve decided to share a go-to appetizer in my house – Bacon, Guac & Tomato Bites! This doesn’t even really require a recipe per se, it’s more basic directions ...
  • Birth Control March 30, 2016 Two years before even starting to try to conceive, I went off the birth control. I went off it for other reasons as well, and while this post isn’t about birth control and health, it is important to recognize that birth control is not a 100% safe and harmless pharmaceutical. This is not the time ...
  • Bone Broth January 8, 2015 Let’s try and think about the perfect food for supporting your joints. It would have to contain the exact nutrients that your body needs to build your joint tissue, right? So it would need to contain protein, but not just any protein. The exact ratio of amino acids (protein building blocks) for joint tissue synthesis. Your ...
  • Detox Your Home June 2, 2016 When you start down the path of more natural living and trying to detox your home, it can be a bit overwhelming as you realize how insidious toxins are. This can be especially scary for parents, or soon-to-be parents! Note: as someone with a rigorous science degree, I’m careful of using the word “chemical” as a bad thing. Everything ...
  • Eating Healthy Food Is Not A Choice April 17, 2015 This is an issue that has been really bothering me lately. It makes me so frustrated and angry that I literally feel like I’m going to cry! When did we all choose to forget that our body rebuilds its tissues from nutrients found in food? On average most of the tissues in our body turn over every 3 ...
  • Eating Healthy While Travelling Part 1: Preparation February 5, 2015 Even with my 5+ years of experience living a gluten-free, dairy-free lifestyle (I’ve since added some foods to that list, but that’s what I started with), I occasionally still get what I call “dairy-bombed” or “gluten-bombed”. I really do everything in my power to avoid dairy (my worst allergy) because a tiny exposure results in ...
  • Eggshell Seedlings May 13, 2017 FULL DISCLOSURE: I am not a gardener. This is my husband’s project. He has a MAJOR green thumb, but he doesn’t have a blog, so I’m sharing his fun project with y’all today!   Starting Seedlings It’s smart to start seedlings indoors between 4 and 6 weeks before you plan to transfer outdoors. This depends on the plan, ...
  • Fever: The Role in Immune Function, Benefits & Risks of Treatment, Natural Remedies April 11, 2016 So I’ve been sick. Really sick. It came on as a slight cough last Tuesday – I thought it was residual from a cardio-intensive workout that morning. But by the evening it was still there. I immediately started hitting it with everything I had. Now normally my arsenal is pretty large, considering my hubby is a ...
  • Gluten Free, Dairy Free Party Menu August 15, 2014 A common question I get from friends and clients alike is: “But what do you guys eat?” Over the years I’ve crafted a variety of responses from the snarky “real food” to the TMI-filled “well just not gluten and dairy because this is what it does to me…” but I was never really happy with how it ...
  • Healing Leaky Gut September 16, 2015 In the first 2 posts in this series, I discussed: What is Leaky Gut   – A compromised digestive tract lining that can lead to a whole host of health concerns from minor allergies to full-blown autoimmune conditions What Causes a Leaky Gut   – Food (specifically wheat, sugar, alcohol, dairy, grains and legumes) stress, pharmaceuticals, GMO’s My goal with ...
  • Leaky Gut October 21, 2014 Picture a tree – a big, strong, beautiful tree. How did the tree get so magnificent? The most important requirement for it to grow strong and healthy, is the soil it is planted in. Along with the sun, the soil is the source of life for the tree. It is where water and nutrients are ...
  • Liver – A True Superfood! February 3, 2016 When we think of superfoods, things like kale, acai, chia and other plants come to mind. However if we actually put a definition to the word superfood, it becomes quite obvious that these are not true superfoods. Here are my requirements for a superfood: It needs to be jam-packed with nutrients (i.e. incredibly nutrient dense). So ...
  • One-Sentence Journal November 26, 2015 One of the promises I made to myself as I was recovering from Adrenal Fatigue was to focus on the positive whenever possible. Since I am predisposed (both through personality and genetics) to be susceptible to stress, the habits I formed during my recovery have become part of my every day life, in an effort to ...
  • Our Trip To The Stoddart Family Farm June 18, 2015 Last Saturday was my husband’s birthday and the previous Tuesday was my birthday – so to celebrate, we spent Saturday afternoon at an open house at a local farm. Doesn’t everyone celebrate birthdays that way??  We have been on the hunt for a local farm that raises 100% grassfed beef and pastured pork, from which to buy ...
  • Real Food in NYC August 20, 2017 Last June, the hubby and I spent an extra long weekend in New York City! It was my 30th Birthday (and his 36th) and I was 6 months pregnant, so not exactly up for a raging party – haha! So as a combo birthday trip and baby-moon, we hopped on down to New York City for ...
  • The Power of Meditation December 4, 2014 A year and a half ago I was coming into the final stretch for wedding planning. With 5 months to go, the pressure was on. I was starting to get stressed and I had promised myself I wouldn’t get stressed over what was supposed to be a fun, happy and exciting day. I had been working ...
  • Vegetable Oils (a.k.a. Industrial Seed Oils) September 24, 2015 One of the biggest concerns with the current nutrition recommendations are those revolving around fat consumption. Practitioners who are not up to date on current research still advise low-fat diets for weight loss and protection against heart disease. Not only is this information not substantiated by the medical literature, it is actually dangerous. We need ...
  • What Causes Leaky Gut November 3, 2014   This is the second in a series of posts on digestive health and leaky gut. If you haven’t read the first post, you can find it here. It discusses how the digestive system is supposed to work and why leaky gut is so dangerous to the overall health of the body. As a quick reminder, here is ...

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