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Eating for the season AND the environment.

I’m sure you have all heard of fruits and vegetables being “in season”. This mainly relates to the foods that can be grown/farmed in your local areas. One good example is CORN. Corn of course is available for harvest and sale in the warmer (summer/early fall) months of the year. When you buy from a […]

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Client Spotlight – The Vegan Converts & Making a baby with Gio & Casey Weeks – baby Luca now too!!

Sometimes clients become friends, but in this case an “old” friend of mine – Giovanna – became a client. Giovanna and I met in elementary school in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada over 25 years ago. We actually went to different schools but both attended Catachism (click it if you don’t know it) where we met […]

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Burning those unwanted calories

Losing body fat is all about creating a energy balance (calories are energy). If we create a deficit we lose weight. I’m sure you’ve all heard me say this/post about this 100 times! Create an excess of calories and gain weight (good for creating muscle mass if done accurately). Here are the ways we burn […]

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Say no to BPA’s ~ are you still even using them?

While some of the information I have found does not necessarily directly pertain to Canada, you have to admit that most issues Americans experience with their FDA end up showing up on our front doorstep. You know what they say rolls down hill, don’t you? For those of you who’s minds when into the gutter […]

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The Fit, Vegan Foodies guide to Maui

  If you’re heading to Hawaii there is no better island than Maui. I might be biased because I’ve only been there and Oahu a few times. This year, we took 14 days to explore the island and chill out. I was supposed to be mid-prep for a June show and was stressing out over […]

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What to plant this spring? Here are some MUST haves for the budding Herbalist.

    When I first started learning about herbal medicine, I had NO idea about how much medicine we have at our fingertips. I also had no idea how medicinal our food could be if we ate things that weren’t necessarily found on our grocers shelves. Trying to incorporate a little bit of herbalism into your every day, […]

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Day 15 – LISTENING TO YOUR BODY {our final day}

Well, here we are at the end of our 15-day journey. What have you been able to apply to your daily routines so far? In this last instalment we will look at how to listen to your body and understand what it can tell you. Doctors talk about the “symptoms of disease” and prescribe chemicals […]

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Low carb, high protein Vegan Curry with Naan

With just a few ingredients around the house (some vegan staples for sure) you can whip up a quick, healthy and protein rich meal that won’t break the bank or your summer bod goals. 25 minute meal done up right. Nutrition information for the curry dish is noted. Vegans need protein too ~ keep your […]

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DAY 12 – Healing through gratitude

At first thought, for me, gratitude seems to be something you show only when you receive a tangible gift. A birthday or Christmas present, maybe someone picks up the cheque at lunchtime, that kind of stuff. But the more that I delve into myself and the world around me I realize, “hey, I have a […]

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DAY #11 – Healing yourself by eating more NOT less!

Sometimes when we are starting out on a new life path, or even just changing up our diet, there are a lot of NO’s and Negatives associated with that. If you are someone like me who went from Carnivore to Vegetarian to Vegan and now on to Rawfoodist…you will find that you grow weary from […]

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