Self Care During Quarantine & the Coronavirus: 15 Practices to Keep You Healthy and Happy

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Turn on the news these past few weeks, and it’s easy to feel a surge of stress and anxiety as we see the latest reports and developments in regards to the coronavirus.  Shops and restaurants are closing, vacations have been cancelled, there is tremendous economic uncertainty, and entire countries are in lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Is ...

9 Immune Boosting Foods to Ward off the Cold and Flu

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With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a number of my patients have been coming to me these past few weeks for proactive support in boosting their immune system. One of the most essential ways to do this is by choosing to fill your plate with immune boosting foods, while minimizing those that are dragging down your health and energy! ...

10 Unexpected Benefits of Completing an Elimination Diet

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Share this PostToday I'm featuring my fabulous assistant Katie as the author of this blog post.   Katie recently completed an elimination diet, and I'm so grateful for her willingness to provide you with a glimpse into her own health journey!   In this post, she highlights the unexpected benefits she experienced from completing an elimination diet.  Katie also shares how hesitant ...

28 Healthy Snack Recipes – All Gluten & Dairy-Free!

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Even the best healthy eating plan can fall apart when you’re STARVING and there are no healthy snacks in sight.  When your blood sugar hits rock bottom, you’re wired to say "hello" to any snack around that’s quickest to bring it back up!  What accomplishes this goal the fastest? High carb, fatty and sugary foods.... often of the vending machine ...

11 Healthy Ways to Curb Emotional Eating

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Do you consider yourself an emotional eater?  I've definitely tried to alleviate my own stress by overindulging in food, and this is one area that I now help to coach my patients through in my naturopathic practice.  It's natural to find comfort in food, but there are many other practices that you can take advantage of to feed your feelings ...

22 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes (All Gluten & Dairy-Free!)

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Don't you just LOVE to coming home to a warm dinner that's ready and waiting for you to dig in?  Who doesn't!?  This compilation of healthy slow cooker recipes enables you to turn this dream into a reality on a more regular basis.  As a bonus, slow cooker meals are easy to throw together!  With less pots and pans to ...
Tips for Batch Cooking Meals

What I Learned Batch Cooking 80 Recipes in 5 Days

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Share this PostOver the past few weekends I tackled a humongous project, which was to re-shoot all of the food photography for my Elimination Diet Meal Plan online program!  Although I hired out the photography itself, the meal planning, grocery shopping, food prep and cooking fell entirely upon me. I cooked all 80 recipes for the photo-shoot over the course ...
Gluten and Dairy Free Holiday Desserts

30 Gluten and Dairy-Free Holiday Desserts your Family will LOVE!!

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The holidays are ALMOST here!  Do you have big plans for Christmas and New Years, or is rest and relaxation what's on your radar?   This is the first year in a long time that I'll be spending the holidays at home instead of travelling to visit friends and family.  Although I'll miss my family traditions and spending time with ...
Potluck Dishes for Fall and Winter

25 Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes – Perfect for Fall & Winter!

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The holidays are almost here, which means you'll likely have a few upcoming parties or events where this collection of gluten and dairy-free healthy potluck dishes will come in very handy!  I'm all about indulging and fully enjoying all sorts of delicious food over the holidays (and in general!), but that doesn't mean I embrace the bloating and fatigue that ...