The Unanimous Cry for Better Sleep

Better Sleep

We Need Better Sleep A while ago, I read a blog post titled “Yoga Doesn’t Take Time; It Makes Time.” At the conclusion of my read, I remember thinking that it sounded like it made sense, but in literal terms, to do an hour’s worth of yoga meant that an hour was taken away from…

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Moms: Do Your Kids Have Food Sensitivities?

Hey, friends! I have an exciting announcement: on March 1 2016, Baby Nosh quietly made its way into the world. (Note: I’m talking about a baby book, not an actual baby.) What Baby Nosh is a book I co-wrote with the talented and locally acclaimed shutterbug, Tanya R. Loewen. Geared towards helping parents make good…

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Are You a Dirty Vegan?

As Canadians and Americans increasingly make the move towards veganism, some are doing it right, and others are…not. It seems pretty straight-forward, right? Vegan equals no animal products. But just because you aren’t consuming animal products, doesn’t mean you’re making healthy choices that are synonymous with veganism. Three Major Reasons People are Taking the Plunge…

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This Year's Top 10 Wellness Trends

The Wellness Show is a weekend-long celebration of health and wellness, hosted each year in Vancouver. This year’s dates are the 13th-15th, and I’ll be there as a blogger on behalf on My Van City on the Sunday. Feel free to hunt me down and say hi! This year’s wellness experts put a lot of…

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Wellness Tea Recipe for Cold and Flu Season

It’s December, and that means we’re smack in the middle of a season known for fevers, runny noses, ear aches, and nausea. These annoying and sometimes awful ailments are easily spread because everyone huddles together inside, and there is less air circulation. Cold weather also can lower the immune system, making us more susceptible to…

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Nutritional Benefits of #Kale You May Not Know

Morning, folks! (Or good afternoon if you’re on the east coast…?) I’ve come across an excellent article on kale, and since it’s still a topic that seems to be going strong (kale’s had a good run), I’ve decided to post the related infographic, which is being shared with us by Health Ambition. Kale is one of…

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Local Food Products that are Rocking My World

This past weekend, I took part in an event at Save-On-Foods that was promoting local products. I signed Happy Healthy Gut books, and the other vendors were Happy Water, NutraCleanse, and Everyday Superfoods. It is SO much fun to hang out with people who are like-minded when it comes to health. While the Happy Water…

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5 Signs of Good Health: what “healthy” truly looks like

The definition of “healthy” is different for many of us. Some people believe health is what is attained once you’ve cut out carbs, and others feel that they’re healthy if they’re abstaining from processed sugar. But health is a broad term. Are you healthy if you aren’t currently diagnosed with a chronic disease? Does veganism…

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Health, Business, and That Proverbial Wagon

The reason I’m writing this particular post is because for the last week or two (it’s two), I’ve been eating a lot of really awful food. And I don’t mean that I’m eating things like cake and hotdogs and bacon. I mean that I am eating too much, too frequently, consuming too little greens, and…

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