Fiber: How much is enough?

By |March 30th, 2024|Categories: Health Concerns, Nutritional Ingredients Info, Post|

Fiber: How much is enough? Nutritional guidelines for North Americans recommend getting 14 grams of fiber for every 1000 calories in the diet. 💥 So we’re talking 25-30 grams of fiber per day for most adults. Here are some foods to help you get there! ✔️1 cup raspberries (8g) ✔️ 1 cup broccoli (5g) ✔️ 2 carrots (3g) ✔️ 1 cup quinoa (5g) ✔️ 1 cup black beans (15g) ✔️ 1 ounce chia seeds (10g) If you want to get into fibery details.... There are two main kinds of dietary fiber — soluble fiber and insoluble fiber  and most plant foods have some

Water. How much is enough to drink per day?

By |March 30th, 2024|Categories: Health Concerns, Post, Self-Care Practices|Tags: , , , |

The staff of life! How much water is enough per day? Here is a simple rule of thumb: Take ½ of your body weight in pounds (lbs), and That amount is what you should drink in ounces (oz) as an example: Ie. if your weight is : 128 lbs x 0.5= 64 ounces water =8 glasses x 8 ounces (1cup) water/day= 2 L *(1 L= 32 ounces=4 cups)

Healthy Skin From The Inside Out

By |March 30th, 2024|Categories: Health Concerns, Post, Self-Care Practices|Tags: , |

Our skin is a window that reflects the state of our internal health (digestion, hormone balance, immune system, and inflammation). When our skin is flaring with acne, rashes, rosacea, redness, inflammation, or sores it is often signaling to us that something internal needs attention. As our skin is the body’s largest organ of elimination, sometimes the route of our skin issues may indicate a need for support in detoxification. FIVE AREAS OF INVESTIGATION FOR BETTER SKIN 1) Toxicity: Is an organ of elimination over-burdened or under-functioning? Treat with individualized botanicals and nutritional support 2) Food sensitives: Are food sensitivities present?

Mindful eating: a how-to guide to feeding ourselves well

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: Health Concerns, Post|

How you eat is as important as what you eat. Feeding yourself well is actually pretty darn easy and will help you to enjoy your food more! Ever stop to wonder what happens in your body when you have a sit-down meal as opposed to dining while multi-tasking or eating on-the-run to soccer practice? Physical effects of eating mindfully: Taking the time to dine resets the nervous system to “Rest and Digest” mode. In physiological terms, the Parasympathetic nervous system governs digestion and only operates in relaxation mode, as opposed to the “Fight or Flight” stress mode of the Sympathetic

REST AND DIGEST | 5 FOOD RULES for Charming your Body into Happiness.

By |December 14th, 2023|Categories: Health Concerns, Post, Recipes|

The Food Mood Connection We are approaching the winter season which is an internal time of year, we aren’t being distracted by long days, blasting sun, so it gives us an opportunity (whether we are fond of this or not!) to look inside. Like many things in life, when we dig a little deeper, we get closer to the source – in medicine, we can get more in the neighbourhood of the underlying root cause. The source of good health-wellness-vitality, or the root cause of imbalance or disease. Just over a week ago, I held some workshops that looked at

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