Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite thing to do… SLEEP! I know one of my favorite things is my bed and I don’t think I’m the only one 😉 For humans sleep is a ritual, it is something we do every day so why not make a bedtime ritual to help you have a wonderful sleep each night. Did you know, more than 25% of Canadians suffer from some sort of insomnia (crazy but true!!!). Putting in place a nightly routine can help to reduce insomnia symptoms and promote a restful sleep. Here I have put together what I do in my nightly ritual to give you some ideas to help craft your own so you can be sleeping like a baby every day of the week! Continue Reading
Spring has finally sprung in Vancouver!! Sun is shining, birds are singing and I couldn’t be happier! Spring is the perfect time to detoxify the body. According to TCM, the 5 elements theory shows that the liver is related to the wood element, which is associated with spring (you can learn more about TCM here)! The main organ that is focused on when doing a detox is the liver but you don’t want to forget the kidney too!!! The whole purpose of doing a detox is to give the body a break and eliminate toxins allowing you to feel AMAZING!!!! Continue Reading
St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner and I am sure you need a little green inspired treat to take to your St. Patty’s party to enjoy with your shamrock shake!😉☘️ These key lime tartlets are the perfect little individualized dessert and they pack a punch of flavor. They are smooth, creamy, tart and satisfying. Just follow the leprechaun to the end of the rainbow and hopefully, you will hit the jackpot of unlimited key lime tartlets🌈💚 Continue Reading
Who wants a beverage that is refreshing and packed with nutrients!? This matcha lemonade is a great mix of earthy and tart flavors that will have your taste buds singing! Matcha is a great additive into your daily routine as it is packed with polyphenols, amino acids, theanine, proanthocyanidins, and caffeine. So ditch the coffee and grab a matcha, you won’t regret it 😉 Continue Reading
Who likes PMS!?! NO ONE! While most people in North America suffer from PMS they really don’t have to as it is not a natural part of womanhood. Although this is thought to be normal it is not!!! Since starting to do clinical rotations I have found that many women don’t understand their cycle. This post is intended to inform women more about their cycle and empower them to understand their bodies so they can feel their very best! ❤️ Continue Reading
What do you know about your cycle!? Did you know you have more than one? There are a few cycles that happen in a woman’s body each month that has a few different phases .. and to be honest, I didn’t even know all the differences until I took a gynecology class in medical school, so let me simplify. Continue Reading
Did you know that the leading cause of death in North America is heart disease? The heart is one of your most vital organs with the others being the brain, kidney, liver, and lungs. The heart pumps nearly 6 liters of blood around the body each min and beats over 100,000 per day! That is around 3 billion beats in a lifetime. With the heart being such an important organ in the body I wanted to talk a little bit about how to take care of your heart with nutrition and key nutrients, leaving you happy, healthy, and in charge of your health! Continue Reading
Who loves a good PB + J sandwich!?! I think everyone is the right answer to that question! So what else could be better than PB + J plus chocolate… NOTHING! These PJ + J cups are like a Reeces pieces cup on steroids and also much healthier! It is made with a chia jam that has just 4 simple ingredients to limit the amount of added and processed sugars and the peanut butter is all natural so what could be better. So make some of these cups for your valentine or galentine and they will love you forever ❤️ Continue Reading
Raise your hand if you love chocolate cake!!!🙋🏼♀️ After spending some time in Italy this summer I have fallen in love with Italian food… so I have been trying to recreate some of their staple dishes. This flourless chocolate cake is a magnificent Italian dessert, I have seriously never tasted something so fudgy and delicious in my life. What is perfect about this cake is that it is already gluten-free as it has no flour! WIN WIN situation. The recipe is simple and only has 7 ingredients and is ready to WOW all your dinner guests… even the ones that aren’t gluten-free (they will never know if you don’t tell them 😉) Continue Reading
It’s February (in 2 days)!!! That means we get to celebrate everything pink...yay! Pink is my favorite color and there are lots of wonderful foods that are pink… well they are really red but let’s just pretend they are pink 😉 Red foods have many key vitamins and nutrients including lycopene, ellagic acid, quercetin, hesperidin, fiber, vitamin A + vitamin C. Do you know what many of these nutrients have in common!? They have antioxidant function meaning that they are able to scavenge free radicles in the body to decrease oxidative damage, which ultimately means a decrease in some chronic disease states like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. So what red fruits and vegetables are you going to be eating this February to keep your body happy and healthy?? Continue Reading
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