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The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Kimchi.  Miso.  Kefir.  Sauerkraut.  Olives.  Fermented veg.  Cured sausages.  Sourdough Bread.  Artisan cheeses.... This sounds like the perfect charcuterie!  Pair it with a kombucha cocktail or fermented beer, and who's to lose with this happy hour made in digestive heaven?! Fermentation: an Ancient Tradition turned Hip & Healthful Fermented foods have taken on a massive [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:39:36+00:00July 4th, 2020|Immune Support, Medicine Kitchen|0 Comments

What’s goin’ on with SKIN is goin’ on within!

Skin.  It's the first impression we put out to the world.  It's what greets us every time we look in the mirror.  Our skin tells a story of where we've been and it can make or break how we feel about ourselves.  Thus the relationship we have with with our skin is powerful. What goes [...]

By |2020-06-26T18:44:09+00:00June 14th, 2020|Detox|0 Comments

Green Smoothies Even Your Kids Will Love!

Smoothies, and in particular green smoothies, are a fun and fantastically easy way to get a bucket of nutrients into yourself and your kids.  I’ll admit, the first time I heard about having a ‘green shake’, I absolutely balked at the idea: How could blending a salad be even remotely delicious?  And you think my [...]

By |2020-05-23T16:38:56+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Immune Support, Smoothies & Shakes|0 Comments

Why A Probiotic Won’t Work

Probiotics have become a hot topic in medicine in recent years.  The WHO defines probiotics as "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host"2 There has been a huge surge of research done on these critters over the past several years, all seeking answers to their role in [...]

Detox and Covid-19: Tips for doing it safely

I am a huge fan of detox.  So much so in fact, that I do a detox on myself every season and have for years.  Why? Put very simply, we live in an increasingly toxic world. Of course, we have a built-in and robust internal machinery to deal with this burden --- our liver, digestive [...]

By |2020-05-05T15:38:05+00:00May 2nd, 2020|Detox, Immune Support, Weight Loss|0 Comments

Morning muffins so good they’re pure magic!

One of my favourite things to do in the morning before my house stirs, is bake muffins.  Their warm and comforting smell as it curls through the house is truly the best wake-up call.  It certainly was for me as a child. On Monday morning of this week, as I was meditatively muffin-making, my littlest [...]

Southwest Chickpea Burgers: a Pantry Medicine Meal!

In the theme of pantry meals and canned beans, I created this amazingly simple (and if I may say so, DELICIOUS!) chick-pea burger recipe that my family absolutely loved (and with two littles in the house, I've got some serious critics)! Topped with a dollop of medicine pesto, these burgs have quickly become regular fare [...]

Delectably Delicious Chocolate Tofu Pie

Once upon a time, this recipe was saved for potlucks and gatherings.  It is now a breakfast meal as myself and my family are looking for delicious ways to enhance our mood! This chocolate tofu pie is full of mood supportive nutrition and tastes simply divine. Ingredients: FILLING: Combine the following ingredients in a food [...]

Hearty Pea Soup with a Mint Twist!

This week my family enjoyed a new twist on our usual Hearty Pea Soup - Mint!  Not what I would usually put in our soup, and my kids gave me very puzzled faces when I told them, yet we gobbled it up bowl after bowl! This soup is incredibly easy to make, and in our [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:50:41+00:00March 27th, 2020|Immune Support, Medicine Kitchen|0 Comments

Mountain Meditation- Being with this Storm

Our mental and emotion well being are essential for our overall health during these difficult times. Stress negatively impacts many functions in the body, including digestion and optimal immune function, which are two key elements to a strong and healthy body.  Thus, it is imperative we navigate our stress so that our bodies can be [...]

By |2020-04-01T14:21:02+00:00March 25th, 2020|Emotional Well Being, Immune Support|0 Comments