With summer in full swing, my time in the kitchen has significantly dwindled. I spend the majority of my free time outside, in nature. Wilderness hikes, ocean swims, and barefoot beach jaunts are heavily integrated into the weekend rotation. When I do make my way back to the kitchen, it usually isn’t for long (hello, sunshine calling!) which is why I’ve been known to throw a handful of ingredients together, sans recipe, for a light, quick, and simple meal.Read More»
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»