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How To Go Dairy (Or Anything) Free in 5 Steps

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Three weeks ago my 5 month old little guy Ben was diagnosed with early signs of eczema.  It was really tough to hear because having had eczema myself when I was a teenager, I know how painful (and itchy!) it can be.   So what did I do as his mom? Of course I booked him in to see an integrative practitioner right away, but I also decided to avoid dairy and soy for 3 weeks.  There’s strong link between food allergies and eczema and with lots of research showing that allergens pass through breast milk, there’s a good chance I can help...

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Simple Everyday Practices to Create Balance

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Happy New Year J!  Have you, like so many of us around this time, been listing off New Year’s resolutions? Are you feeling re-energized and pumped for this next year?  Or, are you feeling overwhelmed by what you really want for yourself?   If it’s the latter, feel free to let it go, be gentle with yourself and take things one at a time as you move forward.  I know you can do it.  To take a dream or idea of what you want for yourself to reality, it can help to align yourself with people who can support you.    For example, one of my...

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Healthy Holiday Glam: Choosing Cosmetics that Don’t Mess with Your Hormones

Posted Dec 19, 2013

We’re now full on into the holiday season.  Although a big night out for me now winds down at 9:00pm, it’s been refreshing to have an excuse to get dressed up!  Since donning make up this weekend for the first time since Ben and Elise were born, I was inspired to share some top tips with you for choosing healthy cosmetics.   With some simple changes, you can glam up this holiday season in a way that won’t knock your hormones out of balance.   Did You Know That: Your lipstick and eye shadow probably contain lead?  Or, The...

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PMS – You CAN Say Goodbye To It!

Posted Nov 21, 2013

The countdown is on for the holiday season – hooray!  This year I’ll be flying back to Toronto, Canada from London and the 8-hour flight with both babies should be an interesting adventure.   Here is a picture of them from last week.  They’re growing fast! This month my mission is to open your mind to the idea that there IS a possibility that you NEVER have to deal with PMS again.  YES!    I suffered from PMS for so many years and always assumed it was something I just had to deal with as a woman.  It was only after getting...

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Can’t Go Every Day? You’re Not Alone

Posted Oct 17, 2013

I hope you’re settling into the cozy fall season nicely.  I also hope you’ve set your date, or have already started, the gentle detox I shared with you last month! Here it is again in case you missed it.   Ben and Elise are doing really well.  They started smiling and kicking last week and have me laughing a lot.  Ben especially likes to ham it up – sometimes he looks like he’s riding a bike with one leg as fast as he can when he’s on his back.  After changing 16 diapers a day (yes, 16!) for the last 5 weeks, it’s no...

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Fall Detox Cleanse – How To Pick a Good One

Posted Sep 19, 2013

With the changing of seasons just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan your fall cleanse.  As the trees get ready to let go of their leaves, your body is also naturally in a place to let go of things it doesn’t need for the winter.      Cleanses are also a great opportunity to step out of being super busy and take some precious quiet time to rest and heal.  And, there’s no better time to fit this in than right between an active summer and a busy holiday season in December!   In general, I recommend doing 2 cleanses each...

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Super Healthy Pregnancy: How to Prepare for One

Posted Aug 22, 2013

With the twins arriving any day now, I thought it would be a great chance to talk about preparing for pregnancy.     A big part of my practice is helping women get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period.  Back when I was in naturopathic college, one of my mentor’s always said “never recommend anything to a client that you haven’t done (or wouldn’t do) yourself”.  Great advice.  I’ve stayed true to it as much as possible in my work and I was excited to put myself through...

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Two Hot Summer Topics – Natural Sunscreens & Electrolyte Drinks

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Was it super hot everywhere last week?  There was also a heat wave here in the UK over the past two weeks and we’re getting a little rain now too to cool off.  Phew!  Of course there’s MUCH more sun to be had this summer and because of this I wanted to be sure to share some of my favorite summer tips with you.   Sunscreen –The One Ingredient You’ll Want To Avoid With how common vitamin D deficiency is and how important it is for your hormone, bone and immune health, it’s worth soaking up every bit of sunshine you can. But...

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Top Tips For Great Sleep Part 2: Your Room

Posted Jun 27, 2013

Last week we officially moved into the summer!  Such an active and fun time of the year.  I spent last weekend in Sweden and had the honor of joining friends in their mid-summer celebration.  It’s a 2 day cultural event with traditional meals, songs, dances and celebrations to mark the halfway point between the summer and winter.  I kept thinking about how great of an idea it was to bring the entire family and community together to celebrate the summer.  While there, we  stayed at was on a quiet lake up North and I had some of my...

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Top Tips For Great Sleep Part 1: Food

Posted May 16, 2013

I’m happy to share that my UK move went smoothly and I send you a big HELLO from London!  I would also like to welcome everyone who recently joined my community after participating in the amazing gift giveaway event last week.  I’m so excited to get to know you and share some more great tools and tips along the way.   It’s surprising I haven’t written about sleep yet because, apart from my love of food, it’s one of the MOST important things I focus on when it comes to my own health.  I’m very “protective” of my sleep,...

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