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

Recipe (Dairy-free): Chocolate Ice “Cream”
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Serves 2   3 bananas, sliced and frozen 2 tsp cacao powder, unsweetened 1 tbsp almond butter   Instructions Place frozen bananas in food processor and blend until smooth (a few minutes). You may have to stop a few times to scrape the sides. Add cacao powder and almond butter and blend until mixed well.   Serve & enjoy!   … Read More

Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)
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  Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhoea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and even skin symptoms like rashes and eczema.   Dairy is just one of those foods that many people seem to be … Read More

Recipe (High fibre prebiotic): De-Stressing Chocolate Pudding
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  Serves 6 3 ripe avocados ¼ cup cacao powder (unsweetened) ¼ cup maple syrup (or you could try rice malt syrup) ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 dash salt   Instructions Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve & enjoy!   Tip: Try adding a pinch of cinnamon for a deeper flavour.  

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)
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  STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flown. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it becomes a long-term reaction. … Read More

Recipe (Myth-free salad, filling and nutritious): Kale Cucumber Salad
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  Serves 2   Salad 4 cups kale, divided 1 cup cooked beans of your choice (white beans, chickpeas, etc.) 1 cup cooked quinoa, divided 1 cucumber, sliced and divided Cucumber Dill Dressing ½ cup tahini ½ lemon, juiced 2 tbsp dill ½ cup cucumber, chopped 1 green onion, chopped ½ tsp maple syrup 2 dashes salt 2 dashes black … Read More

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted
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  Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere.   I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that doesn’t work. There … Read More

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love
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  The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.”   Right?   Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a … Read More

5 top foods to nourish your gut bacteria
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Our digestive systems are the unsung workaholics of our bodies, toiling around the clock to break down and absorb nutrients from the food and fluids we consume. Within this ongoing cycle, our large intestine – often referred to as our gut – is the office hero. Though perhaps we should say office heroes, because it is actually the populations of … Read More

Breaking the worry cycle by being active
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When you’re in the depths of worry or anxiety, it can be hard to focus on anything but your racing thoughts. You can feel stuck inside your head, inside a situation that won’t let up … on a loop with no end in sight. So how do you break the cycle of worrying thoughts? With mindfulness and meditation? With stress-relieving … Read More

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