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Beets: A Colourful, Local, Super Food!

With farmer’s market season upon us, it’s a great time of year to increase the variety of fresh, local vegetables that we can include in our diets.   For many of us, beets are just coming into season! Now is the time to check out your local farmers market and purchase some gorgeous fresh beets, complete with nutritious, leafy, green tops.   I’ve been enjoying farmer’s market beets for a couple of weeks now, and thought that I just need to share some of the amazing benefits of this brightly coloured root vegetable.   One of the most notable benefits is beet’s effects on the liver. Beets are high in antioxidants and other detoxifying nutrients, which benefit the liver. One...

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How To Maintain Your Energy This Summer!

With summer well on its way, many of us are making summer plans, hoping to spend more time outdoors, and enjoy the long summer evenings.   It can be difficult to enjoy this time of year, however, when you’re experiencing low energy to the point that it’s a challenge to find the motivation to even get off the couch! This is a concern that I hear so often. Low energy has such a direct impact on a person’s quality of life and is so common. It’s not normal, however! Which is good news, because it means that there are steps that you can take that have the potential to improve your energy levels drastically.   Let’s go over a few...

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Why You Should Add Turmeric To Your Diet + A Delicious Golden Milk Recipe!

Turmeric, that golden spice that gives curry its yellow colour, has hit the nutrition world by storm. It has become one of the most extensively studied foods, and new research is constantly emerging on its powerful health benefits. There are over 6000 published, peer-reviewed articles proving turmeric’s renowned benefits!   Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is what many of the studies of turmeric have focused on. Curcumin is an incredibly healing compound, and is largely responsible for many of turmeric’s benefits. For this reason, many studies use curcumin supplements.   Curcumin is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects. Taking a curcumin supplement can be especially helpful for those with inflammatory conditions like arthritis. However, many of us have...

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How to Detox Your Mind and Why Your Body Needs It

If you caught last week’s post, I talked about the trend of detoxing and how it’s really taken the nutrition world by storm in the past few years. I went over three super simple ways that you can support your body’s natural detoxification every day – this is so much more effective than just doing a cleanse once or twice a year without making changes to your habits the rest of the time!   This week, I want to discuss a bit more about the idea of detoxing the mind, and how important this is not only for our mental and emotional health, but also our physical health.   What am I talking about when I talk about a mind...

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The Top 3 Ways To Detox Daily

The word detox is quite the “buzz” word in the nutrition world – a google search for the word comes up with 136 million results! That’s a lot of talk about detoxing!   I see ads all the time for various products and programs that involve herbs, juices, dieting, or fasting and that claim to help you lose weight quickly, improve your energy, reduce bloating, clear up any number of health issues and “clear toxins from the body.”   People love talking about detoxing without really having a clear understanding of what these toxins are and how our body gets rid of them.   It’s true that we are exposed to thousands more toxins than our bodies evolved to expect:...

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