I was given the assignment to offer up insight to my younger self while sitting in a rocking chair, after having experienced a full life. I didn’t know what to expect in the letter I was going to write but somehow, the words simply flowed…Read More»
Pesto is my favourite condiment to keep on hand, especially for those indecisive “there’s nothing to eat for dinner” nights. You know the ones, checking the fridge over and over as if waiting for a miracle in the form of food, prêt-à-manger. It can easily be incorporated into many meals as the focal or peripheral ingredient. One of my favourite ways to eat it is simply tossed with raw zucchini noodles but it’s also great as a spread for bruschetta, a thick vinaigrette for salad, or a garnish for eggs, veggies, you name it.Read More»
Hair, skin, and nails are often reflections of what’s going on inside our bodies. In order to attain a glowing exterior, we must take the whole body into consideration.
Often we see that in making health-supportive changes, even if the intention is to only have shinier hair, our system responds accordingly which often brings upon other positive changes.
1. Incorporate vitamins & minerals that promote hair growth, strength, and shine
Specific nutrients are involved in producing keratin, the protein that makes up hair. Zinc, copper, manganese, iron, folic acid, vitamin b12, and biotin all play an important role in hair health. Before hitting the health food store to stock up on supplements, try increasing your nutrient intake with whole foods. The best food sources for healthy hair include:
cabbage, brewer’s yeast, green peas
NUTS, GRAINS, SEEDS
flaxseed oil, brown rice, lentils, oats
apples, avocados, bananas, cranberries, cantaloupe, dates, grapefruit, grapes, oranges
Before starting my journey through holistic nutrition, I went in thinking I had everything figured out. I ate healthy. I exercised regularly. I cooked with whole foods often. I was healthy, wasn’t I? A year into schooling, seemingly out of nowhere, I was handed a host of symptoms I had not previously experienced. What I initially thought were acute symptoms eventually turned chronic and I was riddled with stress and “poor-me” syndrome. My ignorance was not so blissful after all. I had (and still have) much to learn.Read More»
Grounding. Nature’s therapy, antioxidant, and teacher. Also known as Earthing; a relatively new term for a timeless concept that involves directly connecting with the Earth’s surface, skin-to-skin. It’s about oneness and balance, stability and connectedness.
Our Earth is a giant magnet with a bottomless pit of electrons. These electrons are absorbed and then neutralized to release free radicals (electron thieves) from our bodies. We, as humans, are electrically charged beings and our natural connection to the Earth is through direct contact. We can create this connection by walking barefoot on soil, sand, or cement as we absorb these electrons on its surface, we then equalize the electrical potential in our bodies with that of the Earth. These electrons serve the function of antioxidants and offer immediate as well as long-term reduction of inflammation, better sleep, muscle recovery, boosted creativity, and stress relief.Read More»