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December 2019

Featured Recipes

Green Avo Pudding

December 24, 2019

Move over Christmas cookies! Meet Green Avo Pudding 🥑 🎁 — let’s get our Christmas spirit on! For more from certified nutritional practitioner, Francesca Conforti, CNP, MNLP, check out @franniesfood on Instagram.

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Recipes

Red Velvet Truffles

December 19, 2019

Most red velvet purchased today gets its colour from loads of unhealthy food colouring. Traditionally, beetroot was used to create the lovely reddish-chocolate hue! For these creamy-and-dreamy Red Velvet Truffles, I used Salus Red Beet Crystals. These crystals are a staple in my pantry and add amazing nutrients and antioxidants with only a mild sweet & earthy flavour. Don’t let the avocado in here scare you off! Avocado and cacao are a match made in heaven. Even if you think…

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Recipes

Apple Cider Vinegar Mocktail

December 17, 2019
mocktail

With the holidays in full swing, I love protecting my digestion by keeping tonics like this nearby. Apple cider vinegar is a great stomach soother. Combined with the healing properties of turmeric and cinnamon, this is a delicious and holiday-inspired digestive tonic. Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For more delicious recipes, follow her on Instagram @eatyoungnutrition and visit EatYoungNutrition.com.

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Health

Organic MCT Oil

December 12, 2019

MCT oil is extremely popular for its fat-burning qualities and easy digestibility. Many people are attracted to MCT oil’s ability to support their fitness goals through improved weight management and exercise performance. Everyone can take advantage of its benefits for the heart and brain.* What is MCT Oil? MCTs are “better for you” fats, specifically MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids), aka MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). They come in four lengths, from 6 to 12 carbons long. “C” means carbon: C6: caproic acid…

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Featured Fitness

Finding a Way in the Winter

December 10, 2019
winter

Well, it’s that time of year where it starts to get dark at 5 pm, it’s COLD in the morning, and our motivation to exercise starts to wane. It’s tough, I get it—finding a way to fit in some “me” time and exercise takes a bit of planning this time of year, but we all have to face it. Sometimes, once you’re out the door, it can make all the difference in your day. Here are a couple of ways to…

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Lifestyle

The Ultimate Healthy Fat-Loss Trifecta?

December 5, 2019

While I believe in biochemical individuality, I feel that everyone, regardless of their decision to follow a keto or plant-based or any other type of diet, should consume a variety of nutrient-dense whole foods and limit their intake of empty convenience foods. This helps us stay healthy and disease-free and maintain healthy body composition. Additionally, most of us can benefit by choosing to eat more fibre-rich, low-sugar produce and good fats. Healthy low-carb living that includes salads and green smoothies…

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Lifestyle

Thinking Deeper About Our Impact

December 4, 2019
thinking

I’ve always been concerned with how much impact I have personally on the world. I try to do as much as I can to reduce my impact, from putting up solar panels and riding my bike to using as many reusable items as I can. But this has become more of a challenge within the last year as I’ve become a small business owner. As a business owner, it’s easy to get in the habit of doing whatever it takes…

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Your Pet’s Joint and Ligament Health

December 3, 2019
joint and ligament

I’ve seen firsthand how a beloved pet’s mobility and enjoyment of life is impacted by ligament tears. As dogs age and signs of degenerative joint and ligament ‘wear and tear’ from an active life start to appear, they start doing less and have more difficulty with basic daily activities. Because dogs can’t communicate with language how they are feeling and often have high pain thresholds, we have to watch for early signs of joint and ligament issues. Certain breeds of…

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