Green Basil Smoothie
Jun06

Green Basil Smoothie

Do you make smoothie packs or plan ahead to get the good stuff into your diet in green smoothie? I find that I am much more likely to drink this amazing green nutrition if I have chopped the fruit and vegetables, made the smoothie and basically done all the heavy lifting before I need to grab the smoothie and go. This is my go to nutrition when I am flagging or rushed off my feet. Try packing this deconstructed smoothie into...

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Choose Winter Salads For One Of The Most Common Deficiencies In The Standard American Diet
Nov02

Choose Winter Salads For One Of The Most Common Deficiencies In The Standard American Diet

If you are eating the Standard American diet of toast or cereal each morning, a sandwich or fast food lunch and pasta, a sloppy Joe or pizza for supper then the odds are that you are deficient in Magnesium, the relaxation mineral. It is an absolute epidemic. Do you get restless legs at night, muscle cramps, menstrual cramps or when you are tired that irritating muscle tick under you eye? (So annoying!) Are you anxious or irritable....

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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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One Skillet, Thirty Minutes – Spicy Black Beans with Chicken and Kale
Feb18

One Skillet, Thirty Minutes – Spicy Black Beans with Chicken and Kale

Another super quick and nutrient dense, whole foods recipe in my One Skillet, Thirty Minutes Feature! This dish is spicy and warming for a cold winter evening and packed with protein, fibre and a good dose of calcium and the B group of vitamins. It is easy to prepare and uses mainly store cupboard ingredients that you will have on hand. It is a perfect use for leftover chicken from that weekend roast and makes a quick nutritious meal...

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Foods That Prevent Osteoporosis
Nov24

Foods That Prevent Osteoporosis

I recently spent an evening discussing health and answering questions about nutrition with a great group of women. I had prepared a presentation entitled ‘Your First Steps Towards Vibrant Health’ but it was the questions these ladies asked in the Q and A period that told me exactly which health concerns were on their minds. Calcium, healthy bones and preventing osteoporosis loomed large. As they approach menopause many...

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