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Do Kids Need Omegas?

May 25, 2021
Kids Need Omegas! Yes, spoiler alert, kids do need omegas. To fuel their optimal growth and function, they need omegas more than most adults do. For busy caregivers with no time to read the whole article, jump to the Summary. Omegas Help Brain and Body Function These special kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids include LA and AA (types of omega-6s), and ALA and DHA (types of omega-3s). These fatty acids combine to make fat molecules essential for neurological development and...

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Omega-3s and Heart Health

March 9, 2021
Omega-3 fatty acids have a reputation for being ‘heart healthy’ and ‘supporting cardiovascular health’. If you’ve ever wondered how they do it or what exactly that all means, this is the blog post for you. First, let’s define our terms. What are omega-3s? They’re a group of fatty acids essential to good health. The key ones are: Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Having enough of these fats in our cell membranes contributes to improved blood...

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Featured Health Recipes

Lemon Sunshine Salad Dressing

August 6, 2020

Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition is a nutritionist and lover of food from around the world. She’s passionate about making healthy, home cooked food accessible and approachable for everyone. She hosts workshops in her home town, Kelowna, sees clients and works as a recipe developer and food photographer.

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Featured Recipes

Strawberry Flax Nice Cream

July 30, 2020

Only fruit sugars | Plant-based I used to make “nice” cream daily, but I would only add bananas and other sources of sugar. Ever since I began adding cashews and a healthy oil I’ve really noticed a difference in my energy! Balance out your dessert with healthy fats and protein with this Strawberry Flax Nice Cream. Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition is a nutritionist and lover of food from around the world. She’s passionate about making healthy, home cooked food accessible and approachable for…

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Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right

July 12, 2019
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Feeling the lure of the keto diet? Two big reasons people try it are because they hope to drop weight or to heal from health issues. Getting into a ketotic state can provide better clarity and mental energy, resolve some chronic neurological and energy disorders, and can even have metabolic advantages. While there are potential benefits, ‘going keto’ is not foolproof. It is often misunderstood and can create problems. The greater and swifter the diet change, the more the adjustments…

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Flax Pizza Crust (GF, Keto, Paleo)

February 3, 2019

This flax pizza crust is dense and slightly nutty-tasting with no rising time and no mess—perfect for a busy weeknight. It’s gluten-free, low carb, high fiber, keto, and paleo. If you like the yeasty bread smell and lightness of a traditional bread dough crust and would prefer to take the time, feel free to follow step one. If not, skip to step two! Flax Pizza Crust (GF, Keto, Paleo) Category Recipes This crust can be kept in the refrigerator for…

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Holidays Recipes

Keto-Friendly Sugar Cookies

December 19, 2018

Keto Sugar Cookies with DF Peppermint Cream Cheese Notes * For a vegan version, substitute honey with maple syrup, monk fruit, or stevia to taste. Ingredients For cookies 1/4 cup softened grass fed butter 1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup almond flour 1/3 cup arrowroot flour For frosting 8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese 4 teaspoons Manuka Honey* 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pink: 1/4 teaspoon Red Beet Crystals for every 1/4 cup…

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

December 18, 2018

From culinary and omega oils to probiotics, teas, and detoxes, we’re helping you give the gift of health to those who mean the most to you this holiday season. And maybe a little self-care for you while you’re at it. We all have that loved one who’s impossible to shop for. When it comes to their gift, it’s worth considering a gift from the health & wellness sphere. The average American spends over $100,000 on health and fitness in their…

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