Fudgey Banana Oat Squares

a.k.a Banana Brownies I hesitated in calling these “brownies” as the brownie connoisseurs might disagree. These fudgey squares are similar to a brownie but with a slightly different texture as they are made with oats. I wanted to use up some freezer bananas and didn’t want to make a traditional banana bread with them so […]

Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

So it seems everyone is trying to avoid getting sick by buying all the hand sanitizer (and toilet paper?). The problem with that is, effective hand washing with plain ol’ soap and water is actually MORE effective at removing surface bacteria than hand sanitizer. Using an all purpose castille soap such as Dr. Bronner’s will […]

Collagen Elixir

I love collagen. I’m a huge advocate for pregnant and postpartum women consuming collagen to help the growing body and baby and then for recovery. The great thing about collagen though, is it’s for everyone. Collagen is so great for your skin, digestive system, joints, hair and more. This makes it beneficial for athletes, anyone […]

Supplements During Pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re pregnant (or thinking about becoming pregnant). There’s so much whirling through your mind right now and one topic is likley supplements. If this little one is a surprise, you might not already be taking a prenatal. That’s definitely a key supplement you want to start right away. Ideally, if you are planning for […]

Natural Ways to Protect Your Skin This Winter

While it feels like fall just started, the temperature is already dropping. It’s getting much colder and windier and this impacts our skin. While we don’t have much skin exposured during the colder months, the dry air negatively affects our skin. You might be noticing your skin is a little dry, maybe dull. Maybe the […]

Don’t Force It…Natural Constipation Relief

Let’s face it, everybody poops…hopefully. Constipation is no joke as it’s actually a common problem for many of us. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it’s also not good for your health. In the Western Medicine model, constipation is less than 3 bowel movements a week. In the natural health/holistic model, if you’re not pooping […]

Easy Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are rich in plant based omega 3’s, iron, magnesium, calicum, thiamin (B vitamin), manganese and a great source of fibre. The fibre chia seeds contain is very gentle on the digestive tract and actually helps promote healing. This fibre is mucilaginous which helps soothe an inflamed digestive […]

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast? The reason these cookies are great for breakfast is that they are full of nutrient dense ingredients and free of refined sugars. They can be enjoyed as an afternoon or after day-care snack as they are great for kids too. Since they are also nut free, they are school […]

How YOU CAN reduce waste

There is a huge movement right now to reduce the amount of waste we produce. You might be familiar with the #zerowaste movement where people strive to live a completely waste free life. I respect and admire those who do live a zero waste life as it takes a lot of planning especially in the […]

Count your chemicals

I have noticed a particular “keto” snack food popping up on Instagram lately. Not in an ad, but rather my local stores are promoting the fact that they have brought this keto snack to their shelves. I will preface this by saying I live in Northern Ontario where it seems everyone is on some version […]