Saturday, 20 December 2014

Guide to Supplementation

It can be extremely confusing when trying to figure out which supplements to take. I'll admit it; up until I started working in a health food store I had no idea just how many supplements were out there and where to even start learning about them. So what should you look for in a supplement? And which supplements are even worth taking? Should you follow the recommendations of a health food store worker? The number one thing to know about supplementation is that eating real food is always the best way to obtain your nutrients. Why is this? Read on for the answer to all these questions and more!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Acne: When You've Tried it All (Ebook Announcement)

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Do you suffer with acne or another skin disorder such as eczema, dermatitis, or hidradenitis suppurativa? You definitely are not alone. In fact, in the natural health industry you are probably in very good company. Many people find their way to a healthier lifestyle while looking for ways to fix their skin issues. I have personally suffered with acne for over 10 years! In this time I have tried many things to try and clear my skin. Some of them worked well and some of them ended up a disaster!

I have two exciting announcements today! The first is that I passed my Natural Nutrition course and am now officially a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN)! The second is that I am planning on releasing an ebook all about acne and how to treat it naturally in 2015 so this is a sneak peak at the introduction about my personal acne struggles. I would also love to hear your stories about skin conditions in the comments below, so please don't hesitate to share!

Caution: please do not follow any of the recommendations that I talk about in this article. Most of them are harmful to health and will not help your skin condition. This is only a story of things I have tried that did not work because they didn't treat the root of the problem.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

How to Avoid Spreading False Information

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Today I want to talk about a very important issue in the nutrition industry; information validity.
There is a massive amount of straight-up wrong nutrition information out there, which makes it important to ensure you are getting your information from credible sources! Not every article you read is going to be credible, in fact, the entire article could be completely inaccurate. The problem is that people don't check to ensure the information is true before they start telling other people about it. Every single one of us has a responsibility to ensure our information is correct (or at least, has the potential to be correct) before we start sharing it with others!

Here are 4 ways we can avoid spreading false information.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Vegetable Curry (Vegan)

Our vegetable consumption tends to decrease in the fall as we don't eat as many fresh vegetables and salads like we do in the summer months. So lately I have been playing around with ways to increase my vegetable consumption and I came up with this delicious and vegetable packed curry recipe. I really enjoy it as a warm breakfast or lunch option! This recipe is also autoimmune friendly (AIP) and vegan (a first for this website!).

Sunday, 2 November 2014

10 Ways to Break Your Sugar Addiction (Part 2)

Here are the next 5 ways to break your sugar addiction for good!

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