Saturday, 24 January 2015

Bulletproof Mint Hot Chocolate

Have you heard of bulletproof coffee? It is the process of using fats such as butter or coconut oil over milk or cream in coffee. It is done by blending the coffee with the fats to emulsify it into a drink that resembles coffee with cream (and it is delicious!). I'm not as big coffee drinker, but I love me some tea and hot chocolate. So today I am sharing my recipe for 'bulletproof' hot chocolate.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Ketogenic Diet: Guest Post by Kendra Perry

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Today's post was written by Kendra Perry. Kendra is an functional diagnostic nutritionist (FDN) and also has a B.Sc. in environmental science, she blogs about real food and helps people get to the bottom of their chronic health conditions on her website CrazyHappyHealthy. Her blog also contains tons of valuable information on nutrition, healthy living, and delicious recipes as well! Today she is discussing the ketogenic diet which is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Read on to find out why you might consider trying this way of eating and how you can get started.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Root Veggie and Beef Stew (AIP)

A hot bowl of this stew is the perfect meal for a cold January day. This recipe was inspired by a stew my mom often cooks for family dinners. My version contains no grains, legumes, or nightshades so it is suitable for those following paleo, traditional diets, and autoimmune protocol (AIP). A great way to add some extra nutrients to your diet after the stress of the holidays!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

7 Ways to Stick To Your New Year's Resolutions

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Whether your New Years's resolutions are to quit a bad habit, hit the gym more often, eat healthier, or to better yourself as a person; this guide is for you! Here are some helpful tips to keep you on track in 2015.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Guide to Supplementation

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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!

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