Easy herbal medicine to get more nutrition in your day

Easy herbal medicine to get more nutrition in your day

There are many health concerns that we can address through greater nourishment. Many natural remedies have such a positive effect on the body because they provide a high dose of plant based vitamins and minerals.

Integrating nutritive herbs into your life will give you more energy, improve your mood and skin, give you stronger nails and and bones, and support your immune system. 

These plants are the perfect herbs to bring into your everyday for a little extra natural support. Check out the video to learn more about how to promote your deep health with these powerful plants.

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Join Seasonal Support and Self Care for Spring

Join Seasonal Support and Self Care for Spring

Spring is on its way here in the Pacific Northwest, so I'm opening my super low commitment Self Care for Spring Online Course for enrolment once again.

Spring is a time when we can start again in many ways. As the natural world starts to awaken after hibernation, we also have the opportunity to shake off the heaviness of winter.

You can use Self Care for Spring as a little guide for seasonal support during this season.

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Wellness Wednesday :: How to Heal and Strengthen your Digestion

Wellness Wednesday :: How to Heal and Strengthen your Digestion

This past weekend here in Canada it was Thanksgiving. I was actually in Colorado on the weekend celebrating a friends wedding which was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on all that I am grateful for!

I love celebrating by taking the time to give thanks and enjoy the abundant harvest of early fall. There are so many things I love about this time of year - here in my cabin in the woods I've been enjoying stoking the wood fire stove first thing in the morning as I sit down to write, the particular color of light as it plays against the changing leaves, and the warmth of making delicious meals from a new yummy cookbook I recently found (look out for recipes coming soon!).

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7 ways to be a no sugar ninja

7 ways to be a no sugar ninja

It's that time of year again! As we wind down from the holiday season many of us begin to set those new year resolutions...During this time of year (especially after a season full of sweet treats) we can look at our lives and our habits and decide that we may be ready to let go of (or at least greatly reduce) SUGAR.

White sugar is extremely processed from its original state. The sugar cane is stripped of its healthy minerals and put through processing that renders it pretty much void of healthy nutrition.

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Top 5 Healthy Travel Hacks

Top 5 Healthy Travel Hacks

I travel a lot and through my years of travel I have found there are a few no-fail ways to encourage a healthy and happy trip. It really is the small simple changes we make that can have a huge impact on our overall daily well being. I'm currently in South Africa preparing to teach at a retreat here. So I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you some simple things I do when I travel to stay healthy and sane.  

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The Why and How of Sauerkraut

The Why and How of Sauerkraut

Fermented foods are a wonderful way to expand your diet and a great way to include some of the the most beneficial foods available. Sauerkraut is a fermented food and it's a good place to start your exploration into the world of fermentation. When food is fermented lactobacilli (lactic acid producing bacteria) convert vegetable and fruit starches into lactic acid. Lactic acid is a beneficial type of natural bacteria that does not allow "bad" bacteria to grow. Most fermented products today are made with vinegar and are pasteurized (killing all of the lactic acid producing bacteria).

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5 ways to kickstart your day

5 ways to kickstart your day

Making some very simple changes to your lifestyle and diet can have profound effects. When you commit to simple changes that support your wellbeing the bodies innate intelligence responds and you experience greater health and vitality. We symbolically begin anew every morning when we open our eyes.The morning is a wonderful place to start working with changes that will help to improve your health in body, mind and heart.

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Difficulty Digesting Beans and Legumes? Try These Tips.

Difficulty Digesting Beans and Legumes? Try These Tips.

Green and red Lentils, black beans, kidney beans, mung beans, chickpeas, adzuki beans, navy beans and so many more...beans and legumes are a wonderful part of a healthy, whole, plant based diet. Beans are used around the world as a staple food in many cultures. They provide variety in the diet, a protein source for vegetarians, and they are delish too.

For vegetarians in particular, adding beans and legumes to meals helps to lower the high glycemic load that other foods like carbohydrates may create.

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The Energetics of Spring

The Energetics of Spring

 According to TCM this season is related to the wood element and Liver energy. The wood element is where manifestation begins to form from deep seeds full of potential.

Liver energy can become stagnated with stress (especially emotional stress), intoxicants and too much rich or denatured food.

When the Liver is stagnant we may experience problems with our emotional life, menstrual cycles, eyes, and tendons....

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