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My Food Philosophy

Over the past few years, I have spent quite a bit of time thinking and learning about food. There is a lot of debate over the optimal diet. Is it vegetarian, vegan, paleo, low-carb, low-fat, gluten-free, sugar-free, raw? With proponents of each diet toting…

March 10, 2017
Life Real Food Recipes

Warming Lemon Ginger Tea

Tis the season of colds and flus. Being around people who are sick is inevitable this time of year, especially in the chilly great Canadian north that I call home. Whether its friends, kids, co-workers or a person from your yoga class, colds and…

February 24, 2017
Life Yoga

6 Ways to Practice Self Love

It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Stores are filled with heart shaped boxes of chocolate, restaurant reservations at the best spots are booking up, romance movies are on every channel and flower stands selling red roses have popped…

February 10, 2017
Life Yoga

Finding Yoga – My First Time on the Mat

Ahh my first yoga class – I remember it so clearly. It was a sunny day in August 2011 and a friend had convinced me to go to a class with her at a local studio. I had heard about yoga and was interested in the…

December 9, 2016
Life Real Food

The Brown Rice Detoxification Diet

The Brown Rice Detoxification Diet was a tool that I personally used during my first steps towards a healthier life. The diet embraces natural, whole foods and focuses on eliminating processed foods, sugars and common allergens including dairy and wheat. The premise is that…

November 25, 2016
Life

Find a Naturopath

As I sit and reflect on my journey to health, I realize how important my Naturopathic Doctor was in helping me to regain a healthy body. In fact, I can’t emphasize enough how crucial it was to work with a Naturopathic Doctor (ND). When…

November 11, 2016
Life

What Exactly is Cancer?

We have all heard of cancer. With two in five people now being diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, it effects most, if not all of us in some way or another. Cancer is a leading cause of death in North America…

October 28, 2016
Life

Cancer Diagnosis? Creating an Action Plan

In my previous post, My Cancer Journey and Finding Health I spoke about my healing journey and how I tried to maintain my version of normal while going through cancer treatments. We hear this a lot when speaking to people going through cancer: “I just…

October 14, 2016
Life

My Cancer Journey and Finding Health

As I write this, I’m happy to say that I am five years’ cancer free (*insert major happy dance*). The whole experience feels kind of surreal. It always has felt this way and I am guessing that it always will. No one ever expects to…

September 30, 2016
Life Real Food

Wild Beautiful Kitchen Essentials

Over the past few years, I have developed a great love for food. But I am not just talking about any food. I am talking about real food. The kind that comes from nature, the kind that fills and nourishes us and the kind…

September 16, 2016