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Happy and HEALTHY Holidays!

With my family being in the Toronto area, I’m in full packing and planning mode around this time of year in preparation for our annual trek to visit my family for four nights, and than up to John’s family cottage for three nights. The holiday season is notorious for being heavy on the sugar and […]

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Fight Cold and Flu Season Naturally!

Cold and flu season is officially here, and there’s nothing worse than when your kids get sick. That being said there are ways to avoid illness, and improve symptoms. I reached out to my good friend Andrea to share with us her tips on natural cold and flu remedies. I would like to start by saying […]

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Healthy Food First, Than Supplements

On Wednesday evening I attended a hormone seminar at Nature’s Emporium. The speaker was a woman named Lorna Vanderhaeghe. She’s a women’s health expert, and has been researching nutritional medicine for over 30 years. She started a company called Health Solutions Inc. and has developed her own line of supplements. I’m really interested in the […]

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Beat Seasonal Allergies Naturally!

I absolutely love the weather right now. If you live in Southern Ontario you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s been in the mid-twenties and sunny for days, and I don’t think anybody can quite believe it. Most people are outside enjoying the weather except for the poor allergy sufferers.  My husband has seasonal allergies, […]

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My thoughts on vitamins…

Having spent the last 2 years studying nutrition I’ve realized that my opinions on certain topics have changed. One topic in particular is whether or not people should take vitamins or supplements on a regular basis. Here’s my opinion on the subject: If you eat a healthy diet 80% of the time – that would be a variety of […]

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Sweet Soy Salmon Recipe

You’ve probably heard that you should be getting enough Omega-3, but do you really know what it’s benefits are? Last night we made a delicious dinner that was definitely high in Omega-3: Baked Salmon with a delicious soy ginger garlic marinade and polenta. Before I give you the recipe, you first have to learn a […]

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Premium Fuel for your Body

It’s common knowledge that eating raw fruits & vegetables are good for you, but do you really know why? Yes, they’re full of vitamins & minerals, but why are vitamins & minerals important? It all comes down to one thing: enzymes. Enzymes are biological catalysts, which very simply means: they make things happen in our […]

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Avocado: a Superfood

I just finished reading a book for my course called “How to Give Nutritional Advice Legally” by David W. Rowland, PhD. One of the topics he discusses is the difference between a nutritionist and a doctor. Other than the obvious differences, nutritionists are never to refer to their clients as “patients,” they’re not to diagnose their […]

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How to Fight a Summer Cold

There is a nasty summer cold going around right now, and I’ve been hit with it. My goal is to try and fight it without taking cold meds (I once started hallucinating on Nyquil!) by drinking lots of water and upping my Vitamin C intake. In my studies, I’ve learned that Vitamin C cannot cure the common […]

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Choose Whole Grains: Wheatberry Salad Recipe

I recently discovered wheatberries, and I’m in love. Not only do they have a great texture & nutty flavour, but they are a whole grain! This means they include all 3 parts of the grain – the germ, bran & endosperm (only the inedible hull is removed), which are usually removed during processing to make […]

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