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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 essential oils became the main...

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Salt. Healing or Harmful?

So What's the deal with SALT?  Is it good for us or not? Salt, also known as Sodium Chloride, is a chemical compound that our body needs and is essential to our health.  Salt regulates our body's fluid, cellular structure, balances our electrolytes and pH and...

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How to Stay Healthy Over the Holiday

The holiday season is going to be in full swing now with all the last minute shopping, crowded parking lots, wrapping presents and hosting lavish dinners. 'T'is the season to be jolly', they say, but with everything going on, it can also seem a lot...

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Got a Sweet Tooth?

Sugar Substitutes to Satisfy Your Cravings - written by Nindy Grewal, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Holiday season is approaching fast and so are all the tempting goodies. The Christmas cookie exchange parties, holiday dinners and work social gatherings have begun and all the glory of baking (and...

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Halloween Tricks or Treats?

It’s that time of year again….Halloween is here with all the ghouls and ghosts roaming our streets. I for one have always loved Halloween – dressing up and being any character my heart desires each year. Now my children have followed in my footsteps and...

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The Power of Probiotics

Probiotics.   We’ve been inundated by this word through television ads for yogurt products.  What exactly are probiotics?  Are they simply a new healthy nutrient found only in yogurt? Not at all.  The word probiotic is derived from the Greek meaning “for life”.  Probiotics are the healthy...

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Is chia the new flax?

We think so! Chia seeds are a highly nutritious food that are a great addition to your daily menu. Why? Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants. The whole seeds don't deteriorate and can be stored for longer periods...

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A Smoothie a day keeps…

your energy levels soaring! I have been enjoying smoothies almost every day for breakfast for the last few years now and to be honest, when I don’t start my day this way, something feels off.  My energy wanes by the afternoon, I don't feel as motivated and I...

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Drop the “weight” from the holidays and get back on track

The Clear Change™ Program is designed to support energy metabolism and overall health by aiding your body's natural cleansing processes.   Happy New You The new year is a great time to do the Clear Change Program. This program will help you clear out all the extra "junk" you may...

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Roasted Chickpeas

This is one of my kids favourite snacks.  It’s very simple to make and is a good high protein snack.  They are better when eaten right away as they tend to lose their crispiness over time. Ingredients: 1 can chick peas 1-2 tbsp olive oil Sea...

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Kale, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1/2 cup dried cranberries (rinsed if not using organic) 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp sea salt 5 cups chopped kale, about 1/2 small bunch 1/2 cup diced red onion 1 yellow pepper, diced Directions Rinse quinoa....

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Minty Raw Chocolate Power Balls

These Power Balls make a nice mid afternoon snack that will provide you with a boost of energy and brain power you sometimes need to get through until dinner.  They will not spike your blood sugar levels because of the high fiber and essential fatty...

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