It’s easy being green! At least we’d love to make it as easy as possible, since green vegetables have so much to offer! Juiced Up Greens Everyone can benefit from going green. Richly coloured leafies like spinach, kale and broccoli give us minerals like iron and calcium, detoxifying compounds that help us release hormone-disrupting toxins, and are rich in antioxidants that nourish our blood vessels and keep our skin glowing! Green veggies are also rich in fibre so they make great additions to support a healthy gut – which, as you’ll know if you’ve worked with us, helps you create the foundation of your entire health picture! How to Make a Green Smoothie We like the idea of using the … Read More
Restore Your Health & Wellbeing
As a health professional, business owner, & sensitive woman wearing many hats (a.k.a. “crowns” as Cara Alwill Leyba suggests in one of my new fave books, Girl Code), it took some hustling hard times including crushing fatigue and flatlined mood before I realized I had not only permission, but a responsibility, to proactively Restore before doing more. For years, I’d worked my January to the max. New plans, new programs, new routines and plenty of hustle and muscle to make sure I met those resolutions. Plus plenty of anxiety and icky self-blame if I didn’t. Since experiencing burnout not one, but two Januarys in a row, and finally getting a handle on what led up to that frightening and depressing experience of losing … Read More
#4 Superfood: Flax, The Regulator
Continued from Fall Into Health With These 5 Superfoods Flax seed is a home-grown Canadian seed densely packed with goodness. Chewed well or ground, flax is one of the best foods to support healthy detoxification by keeping your bowels regular and binding toxins so they can’t be reabsorbed into your body through your digestive tract. Think of it as nature’s Metamucil. They also supply a medicinal dose of phytoestrogens, plant compounds that naturally combat excess amounts of estrogen and estrogen-like chemicals that act as endocrine disruptors. Flax seeds also contain high amounts of omega-3 oils which are beneficial for your cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation in your body. Use cold-pressed flax seed oil in salad dressings or drizzled over cooked … Read More
Ready for a Detox?
Wondering whether a detox could help you lose those last few pounds, reboot your energy or boost your brain power? Concerned about how pollutants in the environment could be getting into your body and causing symptoms like brain fog, mood swings, inflammation and hormonal imbalances? You’re Designed to Detox If my toxicology degree taught me one thing, it’s that the human body is capable of detoxifying virtually any toxin. Miraculously, this includes toxins that are man-made and didn’t even exist on this planet when our grandparents were born. And, if my clinical training has taught me one thing, it’s that detoxification is complicated. Since the ability to eliminate toxins effectively is absolutely relevant to your health goals: from overcoming infertility to losing … Read More