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Botanical Medicine: Withania somnifera (Ashwaghanda)

You may have heard about Ashwaghanda before – recently, maybe a little bit more! Ashwaghanda (latin name Withania somnifera) comes from the Solanaceae family of herbs and is originally from India and the Middle East. Therefore, Ashwaghanda is also known as Indian Ginseng. The plant itself is... Continue Reading

Building Holistic Spring-Cleaning Rituals

  Our most natural state is to live in harmony with the seasons and cycles of nature. When we learn to ebb and flow the same way the natural world does, we release resistance and welcome the gifts we are meant to receive as we embrace our own cycles. As spring begins making its entrance,... Continue Reading

3 Relationship Tips you can Use with Anyone

There is tons of great advice and tips on how to improve the relationship with your significant other, and while they are great to use with them, these can also be applied to just about anyone you come into contact with – including friends, coworkers and strangers. Here’s 3 tips you can use... Continue Reading

Paleo & Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Lime Chicken

Cooking with foods that decrease inflammation in the body doesn’t have to be a time-intensive labour. Here’s a few reasons why this recipe is so nourishing: Onions and garlic are rich in sulfur which fuel our innate detoxification pathways and support our main anti-oxidant in our body,... Continue Reading

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Crown Chakra

Welcome to my chakra series! Over the next few months, we will be diving in to each of the separate chakra points and discussing how to nourish these powerful energy centers through food and mindful action. This is such an important concept and I often see people in my practice who have deep chakra... Continue Reading

Glyphosate exposure – what do I need to know?

We’ve heard about Glyphosate quite a bit in the news lately, so I thought I would write a brief summary of what it is and what it can do to our bodies. Glyphosate is a herbicide used around the world! It was originally introduced to kill off weeds in the early 70s. Because genetically modified... Continue Reading

4 Reasons to Join the Keto Challenge

Hello you lovely people and I hope you are doing well! I wanted to pop on here and write a quick note about why you would want to join the Keto Challenge versus wading through all of the Keto information at home on your own. There are a number of factors to weigh, so let’s get right into... Continue Reading

How to Apologize

An apology is the most effective way to repair a rupture in close relationships. In attachment theory, a rupture occurs when we feel disconnected from our loved ones. A feeling of disconnection can result from something simple, like our loved one not answering a question we ask. Being ignored... Continue Reading

What is the #1 Superfood?

What is a “super food”? And, no, they aren’t the foods that superheroes eat. Though if you eat them they may increase your chances of increasing some healthy functions of your body (just not to the extent of being supernatural!). Superfoods are foods that have an exceptionally concentrated... Continue Reading

If You Need a Sign to Slow Down – This is It!

Ah, February. The month is tough for many of us. The post-holiday slump has officially hit, the days are still dark, and the weather is almost always cold and bitter. While the mere natural world begs us to slow down, so many of us continue to go at top speed. I had surgery on January 23rd and was... Continue Reading