Nourishing, Cleansing and Warming Borscht

Here we are fully into the New Year and I am still on my mission to recalibrate and cleanse my body after the food indulgences of the holiday period. When you hit your forties, restriction and denial, fasting and juice-only cleanses just do not support your body or deliver the results that you might have enjoyed in your twenties. The forties are a time of hormonal adjustment as our bodies do their peri-menopausal dance and begin to...

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Detoxifying Beet Salad
Jun26

Detoxifying Beet Salad

I love to buy a bunch of fresh beets that come with a big bouquet of healthy beet leaves intact at the top. You will see me walking around the Farmers Market like some crazy veggie bride celebrating my purchase with my huge bunch of beets in my arms. You may know that the beet root is both rich in folate and fabulous for supporting the liver in it’s detoxification process, removing toxins and premenstrual excess hormone, so that...

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Green Detox Smoothie
Apr19

Green Detox Smoothie

I love this smoothie for it’s citrus tang and cool cucumber flavour, refreshing and delightful, perfect for the hot summer weather. Beyond taste, detoxifying the body is what this smoothie is all about and is why I use a heavy hand when adding in the cilantro. Cilantro has been shown in trials to mobilize heavy metals so that they can be eliminated from the body even crossing the blood brain barrier to find those pollutants that...

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Spring Green Detox Soup
Apr14

Spring Green Detox Soup

Spring is finally showing her face here in Calgary and my thoughts are turning to my garden and a gentle Spring detox. In the past I have flattened my energy level and impaired the function of my thyroid and adrenal glands through aggressive juice cleanses, yoyo dieting and calorie restriction. When I feel the urge to internally cleanse and streamline my body to greet the warmer weather, I do not eliminate all foods to drag myself...

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A Quick and Fresh Carrot Cucumber and Wakame Seaweed Salad
Jan21

A Quick and Fresh Carrot Cucumber and Wakame Seaweed Salad

Even in the depths of winter I try and put a fresh and delicious raw salad on the table as an antidote to the heavy comfort food choices we tend to make when the weather gets cold and miserable. I cannot say enough good things about this quick and easy salad! This cleansing little cucumber based plate is so refreshing on the palate and is also packed with nutrition. Beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A and a powerful...

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