Do You Have a Hormonal Imbalance?

Do you have a hormone imbalance? When you think about hormones and hormonal imbalances most people associate them with puberty, reproduction/fertility, and menopause.  The truth is hormones and hormonal imbalances can contribute to a wide range of seemingly unrelated symptoms from insomnia, weight gain, brain fog,

Cheap Proteins, Worth the Savings?

Pasture Raised Meat vs Conventionally Raised Meat Grass-fed beef and pasture raised meats and eggs tend to be pricier but what they offer in terms of health and well-being is priceless. Where your food comes from and how it arrives on your plate is just as

Drink to Your Health!

The Power of H20 Water is life. We can survive for weeks without food, but only three days without water. Dehydration can cause everything from headaches, to brain fog, to heart palpitations, and eventually death.  Many of us are walking around chronically dehydrated. The bad news

Raspberry Chia Fresca

Who doesn't love a new drink to try that will actually support your gut health, encourage hydration and taste amazing! Serves 2. Ingredients: 1 cup water 1/4 cup chia seeds 3 cups coconut water 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 2 Tbsp lemon juice (optional) Directions: Simply add ingredients to your blender and blend! Other Blogs you

Maca Latte

Get Going with this Maca Latte

Caffeine can be very hard on the adrenal glands when consumed daily. What does that mean? Well, it can make it difficult for your body to sustain energy and even blood sugar levels throughout the day. There are more healthy ways

Learn how to ‘Sprinkle’ Hemp for Improved Health

Some people may be surprised to hear that I let my 1 year old son have sprinkles on his food.  In fact I encourage it! Get Your Sprinkles! What my son knows as “sprinkles” is actually hemp hearts.  These tasty little additions are loaded with nutrients.     What

Health Benefits of a Grain Free Diet

Health Benefits of a Grain-Free Diet The gluten-free diet is widely accepted and recommended by many health experts to improve digestion, gut health and reduce inflammation. But what if you’ve gone gluten free and haven’t experienced the dramatic cure promised? If you suffer from autoimmune diseases,

Grain-Free: The Best Diet for You?

Grain-Free Diets and Tips for How to go Grain-free If you’ve decided to give grain-free diet a try for its many health benefits such as: reduced blood sugar, inflammation and allergens but aren’t sure where to start this post is for you. Read on to learn

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Keeping harmful ingredients out of my home is a goal of mine and I want to help you do this too!   Sanitizer is such an easy item to 'clean' up so I thought we'd start with this simple yet effective DIY Hand Sanitizer recipe.   Keep

Prevent the Spread of Viral Infections

Let’s talk about prevention when it comes to viral infection. So we know there is a lot of chatter out there, people are panicking, stocking up on toilet paper and getting a little bit worried about the COVID-19  virus and so I want to share

‘Race Day Ready’ Clinic

We have spent far too much time 'fixing' post race issues.  Have you even thought about getting ahead of a potential injury with a pre-race treatment? If you are running the Around the Bay Race, this day is for YOU! Call us to secure your spot!

Proactively Manage Stress: Just the girls…

Join us to create, connect, calm down and have fun! Are you putting your own health and wellness first?  Are you feeling like your stress sometimes gets the best of you?  Or maybe you just want to join us to get creative and connect with like

The Gut Brain Connection: Feeding Your Brain

Yes, it's true. Your gut is considered your "second brain." 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 feeds not only your body but can

Who is the ‘Future You’?

Have you ever thought about it?  Like, really thought about who you want to be at 80?   It's so easy to go about the day to day without a thought and just assume that you will live a long, healthy and happy life.  But

Lifelong Vitality Challenge

I want to tell you about something I’m excited to be running for anyone ready to put themselves first. It hit me that although so many of our customers put their health first by visiting us on a regular basis, that they may be missing out

Get ready for Winter DIYs

It's starting to happen.  Colder mornings, dark evenings and mornings and more time in doors. What better time to pull out your essential oils, a few key ingredients and whip up some health promoting products you will use daily! First: All Purpose Cleaner I'll start with this one

Acne: 5 Possible Causes

Society often sees acne as a frivolous health concern, I believe the opposite.  I am a strong believer of life being all about balance and most health conditions stem from internal imbalances.   Skin is the largest organ in the body and acne is the body’s

Carrot Cake Chia Pudding

This recipe was inspired by one created by That Clean Life. Ingredients: 1 carrot grated 1/2 cup chia seeds 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1/4 cup walnuts 2 tbsp flaked coconut (unsweetened) Sweeten to taste (stevia, maple syrup, or xylitol) Toothpick swirl (or up to one drop) of On Guard Essential Oil   Directions: Soak chia

Chocolate Mint Bars

As always, our website only includes recipes that will help those of you struggling with food intolerances!  All are free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar or will at least provide options. I whipped up this incredible treat when my mother in law was experiencing issues

Cowboy Caviar

This salad is a great option for lunches.  The protein and fibre will keep you feeling satiated for hours.   Beans are a big part of the Mediterranean diet

Grilled Salmon

Serves 4   4 wild salmon fillets 1 bunch asparagus 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 black pepper 1/4 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp. dried dill 4 tbsp olive oil   Preheat the oven broiler and raise the oven rack. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and place fish on top, skin-side down. Surround with

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

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

4 Ways to Improve Health with Self Care

We've seen this term used often. But what is self-care? Self-care is anything we do to deliberately take care of our physical and mental health. Here are some top tips for self-care. Meditation: Stress can leave us feeling overwhelmed, and can impact our health mentally and

DIY Natural Cleaning Products

In addition to being a holistic nutritionist and health enthusiast, I'm a mom of two boys and now a little puppy, so having a clean home is really important to me.  Little bodies are impacted much more by chemicals! Dog Freshener to Purify and De-Odourize Generally,

Top 6 Tips to Address Allergies

Do you have a love/hate relationship with the springtime? Overwhelmed with allergies? It's easy to love spring with the sunshine, longer daylight, and the influx of green everywhere. But let's talk about that green stuff?! Sneezing, itchy eyes, nausea, congestion, headaches can be

Iron Rich Greens Smoothie

Did you know fermented foods such as yogurt can increase the availability of iron? Even though calcium inhibits iron absorption, fermented foods do the opposite. We often think of meat or spinach when it comes to iron in foods, right? But there are a few facts I think you'll

Back Pain in Our Kids

Over time, the child may start to change the way they walk to compensate because of the weight of the pack.  And this posture then becomes worse as they sit in class bent forward.  Add in some poor posture  adopted when holding their ipad, smart phones and

What is the Difference Between Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?

"What is the difference between Osteopathy and Physiotherapy?" This is a question that comes up a lot when patients are trying to decide who to call when physical issues arise. I advise patients that we have a background in the study of muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, the

Using Essential Oils for Travel

It wasn’t long after I began to integrate essential oils into my repertoire of 'natural remedies' that they became my 'go to' for pretty much everything. We began to ditch the toxic chemicals, creams and over-the-counter medicines at home and oils became the main items

Travelling Tummy Troubles – Solved

Sometimes it’s a bacteria or other micro-organism that we’ve consumed that has sent us running to the bathroom.  A great way to prevent this unpleasant situation is to ensure we have a strong line of defence built up in the digestive tract to take care

10 Signs You Could Have a Parasite!

It happens often. Clients return from their work or holiday travels only to find that they don't feel well.  After a detailed assessment, parasites are discovered. Having a parasite can be a scary thought, but you're not alone; they are far more common than you think. Let's look

How to find the right Osteopathic Practitioner

It can be difficult when you are sourcing out a health care specialist, especially when it may be a new discipline that you haven't tried, like Osteopathy.  Most of our clients do find their way here based on referrals but the odd person does manage

Why do you want an Alkaline Body?

As health practitioners, we often see patients/clients that are more acidic rather than alkaline.  People don't come to us saying, I feel like my body is acidic..of course.  They come to us saying things like: I'm sore, I'm tired, my digestion feels off, I'm moody,