Recipe (Coconut Oil): Homemade Healthy Chocolate
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  Serves 12   ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup cocoa/cacao powder 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 dashes salt 4 tablespoons slivered almonds   Melt coconut oil, and whisk in maple syrup, salt, and cocoa/cacao powder until smooth. Stir in slivered almonds until evenly distributed. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Store in fridge or freezer to … Read More

The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?
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  Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.   Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is fat and contains the same 9 calories per gram as other fats. … Read More

How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D?
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When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. But vitamin D is special. It’s difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency. So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can get enough. The three ways to vitamin D are exposure to the … Read More

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?
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Oh, the words “blood sugar.”   Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles.   The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot.   This fluctuation … Read More

Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It?
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  Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is a popular theme lately. Your adrenal glands look like … Read More

Recipe (Stress-reducing bath salt): Lavender Bath Salts
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  Per bath   2 cups epsom salts 10 drops lavender essential oil – (I use doTerra essential oils) As you’re running your warm bath water, add ingredients to the tub. Mix until dissolved   Enjoy your stress-reducing bath!   Tip: You can add a tablespoon of dried lavender flowers.

Recipe (Gut food fibre, Brain food omega-3): Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats
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Serves 2   1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup oats 1 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon chia seeds 2 tablespoons hemp seeds ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 banana, sliced ¼ cup chopped walnuts   Blend blueberries in the food processor until smooth. Mix blueberries, oats, almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds in a bowl with a lid. Let set … Read More

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain
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If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it!   Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.”   There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder what you eat … Read More

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners
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  You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soft drink, confectionery, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the supermarket.   Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin, and increases your risk for a whole … Read More

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?
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Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked.   Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral deficiencies (or “insufficiencies”). These may be due to digestion or absorption … Read More

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