5 More Reasons to Include Lemons Every Day, Especially for Women’s Health

5 More Reasons to Include Lemons Every Day, Especially for Women’s Health

The saying, "Making lemonade out of lemons" puts a positive twist on something sour. When it comes to nutrition, a sour lemon isn't that negative at all. In fact, an acidic lemon actually creates a more alkaline environment in the body. What does this mean? Well, we want to create balance in the body and, [...]

BEAUTY FOODS: Carrot Walnut Muffins That Your Skin Will Love

BEAUTY FOODS: Carrot Walnut Muffins That Your Skin Will Love

When it comes to skin care, what you eat matters as much as what you use ON your skin. Think healthy fats, like walnuts, flax and coconut, and beta carotene which converts to vitamin A in our body. Other minerals, like zinc, plus vitamin C, fibre and protein also play significant roles. Photo by Andreea [...]

Weekly Meal Plan #4 {plant-based}

Weekly Meal Plan #4 {plant-based}

I decided to go completely plant-based for the month of February. I don't usually label my way of eating, other than to call it "intuitive eating". If I want some lean, organic chicken, fish or sharp cheddar, I will have some...in moderation. If my body cries out after eating certain foods, I listen. My reasons [...]

Beauty Foods: A Sweet Vegetarian Chili to Make Your Skin Glow

Beauty Foods: A Sweet Vegetarian Chili to Make Your Skin Glow

With the crispness and dryness in the Fall air, I couldn't help but include all the pumpkins and squashes in today's chili. My skin is beginning to dry up, so I'm turning to food to nourish myself from the inside out. You might already know that phytonutrients are nutrients that protect the plant from damage, [...]

Glowing Skin From Within ~ 5 Nutrients to Add to Your Diet Today

Glowing Skin From Within ~ 5 Nutrients to Add to Your Diet Today

Our skin is affected by what we eat, or don’t eat, what we put on it, and by our environment.  Consuming trans and saturated fats can clog pores and promote bacteria production and acne.  Also, high refined carbohydrate consumption can increase testosterone conversion to DHT, which enlarges the pores and increases sebum (oil) production and [...]