Is My Poop Normal?

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Is My Poop Normal?

Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?)

You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health.

You may get constipation or have diarrhea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something.

And what about fiber and water? If you’re not getting enough, it’ll probably show in your poop.

What about the all-important gut microbes? If they’re not happy, it’ll probably show in your poop.

Here’s […]

Is My Poop Normal? 2018-05-19T09:44:06+00:00

The truth about detoxing – 4 biggest myths debunked

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Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” so you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?

The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.

The following are four […]

The truth about detoxing – 4 biggest myths debunked 2018-05-01T15:36:17+00:00

Keto Diet 101 – Is It Right for You?

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The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, very high-fat diet.

It has recently gained a lot of popularity in the wellness sphere because of some of its health benefits.

A ketogenic diet has been shown to help some people lose weight (yes, even with high fat). It can also help improve certain health conditions, like epilepsy in children.

Read on for some of the lowdown on how it reprograms your metabolism (for “ketosis”), and whether or not it’s something for […]

Keto Diet 101 – Is It Right for You? 2018-05-01T16:02:48+00:00

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

 

Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep?

All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is a popular theme lately.

 

Your adrenal glands look like walnuts that live on top of both of your kidneys. These important glands produce many hormones, including stress hormones.

But […]

What is Adrenal Fatigue? 2018-03-20T14:18:32+00:00

10 Ways to Practice Holistic Self Care

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What are you doing to show yourself some love and gratitude these days, my dear? What nourishes your soul?

For years, after becoming a mother, I put myself on the back burner. Starting a family was such a huge adjustment for me, and self care truly felt like a luxury that I didn’t have time for. If you’re a busy caretaker, student, or have a demanding career, I’m sure you can relate. Doing something kind for myself seemed so […]

10 Ways to Practice Holistic Self Care 2018-03-10T09:12:14+00:00

What are Prebiotics and Why You Need Them

Prebiotics 101

“Pre”biotics?

Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health.

Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favourite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fibre and resistant starch. The same fibre that keeps us feeling full slows down digestion and provides roughage that keeps us regular. Resistant starch helps promote healthy blood lipids. Both of types of prebiotics (fibre and resistant starch) are […]

What are Prebiotics and Why You Need Them 2018-03-05T11:58:41+00:00

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

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The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing.

The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they should be able to eat better, right?

Whether you like the Nutrition Facts table or not, let’s make sure you get the most out of it, since it’s here to stay!

Here’s my four-step crash […]

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables 2018-02-28T15:31:56+00:00

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

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It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake.

While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One – they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I don’t necessarily agree with them either.

We all know sugar is NOT a health food. It isn’t full of nutrition, and excess consumption is not associated with great health.

The problem […]

How Much Sugar is Too Much? 2017-12-24T10:18:38+00:00

The Epic 24 Hour Fall Detox

My Epic 24 Hour Detox That Yields Awesome Results

If you’ve been feeling bloated, then you know more than anyone that you need to cleanse the junk from your body. It’s not always easy picking which path to take to cleanse your body for the results you want. But, I’ve made it super easy with my Epic 24 Hour Detox.

I don’t believe in deprivation, so you will not feel deprived in any way. In fact, you’ll feel quite the opposite.

The reality […]

The Epic 24 Hour Fall Detox 2017-11-13T16:26:35+00:00

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple

Annaliisa Kapp, Holistic Nutritionist

Braised cabbage is one of my favourite fall comfort foods. This is a recipe that has been made by my family for ages and it’s such a simple and delicious side dish for any meal. I’m modified the recipe to make it even more beneficial for your health with low glycemic coconut sugar and coconut oil for energy.

Cabbage belongs to the cruciferous family of veggies, which are great detoxifiers […]

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple 2017-11-05T11:59:17+00:00

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