THURSDAY BASICS: stock up.

My work in Holistic Nutrition is to arm you with the ways the good foods can support you in keeping chronic inflammation at bay. There is no greater tool in my toolkit than today’s topic of conversation. So if this topic is new to you, settle in for a good ride. If you add nothing else to your regimen in 2019, this will be 80% of the work.

It's time to Stock Up.

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THURSDAY BASICS: liver loving brews

Ah yes, the birds are chirping, the bees have been busy, and the yellow fields have been greening up as spring is here upon us in the prairies and foothills. Hooray for spring! In the spirit of the season, we will look at some liver loving brews you can add to your food arsenal, in order to best support this hard working organ. This is the perfect time of the year to do so.

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THURSDAY BASICS: reduce the packaged goods.

This whole series is about touching on some keystones that are important in reducing inflammation, and are key contributors to reducing your body's toxin load. All of these posts have been aimed at supporting gut health; loving your guts has a tendency to reverberate outwards, to all other systems in the body. Today, we're exploring why you may want to work on reducing the packaged goods in your pantry, and how to go about it.

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THURSDAY BASICS: Practice Mindfulness Before a Meal

This week's blog post is about engaging in mindfulness when sitting down to a meal, big or small. See, the digestive process is a pretty work-heavy job your body has to do. It takes a lot of steam! As part of the series of chemical processes and reactions that go on in your body in order to best prepare you for the nourishment that is about to be served, your body goes into 'rest and digest' mode. This requires your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) to turn ON. (The opposite, aka 'fight or flight' requires the autonomous nervous system (ANS). This is not the system you want turned on when supper is being served. Read on to understand why.)

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