Food to Make Your Skin Glow

The winter can really aggravate already existing skin issues that we may be already experiencing such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, or rosacea, or even cold sores and other skin irritation. Our first instinct is often to try and find some sort of amazing new cream, face mask, or head for a facial but the true path to glowing, flawless skin is really from the inside out. So, eating lots of foods that know are going to nourish our skin and avoiding the foods that actually will inflame it is how we get to the root of our skin issues. The Foods That Make You Glow! Healthy Fats: It's so amazing that low-fat diets are not as hip as they once were. It's been officially determined via research that lo

5 Key Foods to Calm the Irritable Beast in Your Belly

In the world of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and other forms of digestive upset it’s easy to get caught up in what you can’t eat. The constant scanning of foods in meals to figure out what was today’s culprit for sending you to the bathroom 10 times or eliminating gluten or dairy to see if this will help your bloated belly finally deflate seems endless and frustrating. Today I’m going to encourage you to take a deep breath and focus on what you CAN eat. As a Certified Nutritional Practitioner I believe with all my heart that foods can be ridiculously healing especially if we choose the right foods for us according to what our body needs at that specific time. I have had many clients who we

An Honest Look at IgG Food Sensitivity Testing

I recently starting seeing a new client who had unnecessarily cut out a tonne of different foods from her diet based 100% off of the results she received from an IgG Food Sensitivity Test. She felt super restricted, frustrated and exhausted with how closely she had to watch her diet. While I’m not against using this test (I offer them myself in my own practice) it’s what we do with that information that makes them useful or just giving us unnecessary uphill battles. An IgG Food Sensitivity Test is a laboratory blood test done to analyze the amount of IgG antibodies of certain foods in our body. Most people think that if you test high for IgG antibodies of certain foods, you’re sensitive to t

The ‘Healthy’ Foods That May Keep You Running For the Loo

I remember the exact moment when I realized I may actually be feeding the irritable, bloaty, gassy, rumbly beast that appeared to have taken up residence in my belly… I went to see a naturopathic doctor for my gut issues that my medical doctor called IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I wasn’t satisfied with the ‘your test results are normal just decrease your stress’ response I was given and decided to seek a different outlook. Sitting in Naturopathic Doctor’s office I proudly described what I thought was a healthy diet only to find that my ‘all natural’ cereal I was eating was full of gas producing refined sugar, the organic granola bars had ingredients I couldn’t pronounce causing my poor tu

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