Recipe (food containing bromelain & papain): Tropical (digestive) smoothie
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Serves 1   1 cup pineapple, diced 1 cup papaya, diced 1 banana, chopped 1 cup coconut milk ice if desired   Put all ingredients (except ice) into the blender and blend. Add ice if desired.   Serve & enjoy!   Note: check your supermarket freezer for pineapple & papaya when they are not in season.  

All About Digestive Enzymes
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  Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; and not all of them are created equal.   As a practitioner, I find that many people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. And many times I would rather try other strategies first. Not to mention, that some supplements can be harmful if used inappropriately.   … Read More

Recipe (Protein and Fibre): Vegetable Egg Muffins
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  Makes 12 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red pepper (diced) 2 cups baby spinach (chopped) 1 cup mushrooms (chopped) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 6 eggs 1 tablespoon flax/linseed (ground)   Preheat oven to 180C.   Grease or line a 12 serving muffin tin. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add oil and saute diced pepper until tender … Read More

The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause
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During menopause women tend to gain weight.  While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause…   Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass.  Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight gain.  Unfortunately, this weight … Read More

Recipe (Thyroid friendly iodine): Seaweed Sushi Bowl
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Serves 2   1 cup cooked rice 1 avocado (thinly sliced) ½ cucumber (diced) ½ red pepper (thinly sliced) 1 green onion (chopped) 2 tablespoons dried seaweed (arame, wakame, or crumbled nori sheets) 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 3 tablespoons gluten-free tamari sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon sesame oil ½ garlic clove dash salt and … Read More

Recipe (Veggie): Mason Jar Salad
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Serves 2 3 tablespoons almond butter 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 teaspoons sesame oil ½ granny smith apple (diced) 4 radishes (sliced) 2 celery stalks (diced) 4 tablespoons of your favourite nuts or seeds (walnuts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, etc.) 4-6 cups of your favourite greens (spinach, kale, mixed greens, etc.) Add … Read More

5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45
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Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods.  These not-so-digested foods feel like they’re just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being full and “gassy”. It can happen at any age but if it seems to be more frequent as you’re getting older it can very well be because of your stomach’s … Read More

Recipe (Vitamin D, Magnesium & Omega-3s): Salmon Quinoa Buddha Bowl
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Serves 2   4 cups baby spinach 1 cup quinoa (cooked) 1 can salmon 2 tablespoons sesame seeds ½ red onion (diced) (optional) 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice dash salt and pepper   Split spinach, quinoa, salmon, sesame seeds, and onion (if using) between two bowls.   Mix sesame oil, rice vinegar, and … Read More

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old
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Yes, while I always say that it’s better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary. Unfortunately there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don’t get enough of.  And they’re absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness.  Especially as we age. Here I sifted through the supplements that are available on the market and boiled … Read More

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