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Keep Your Gut in Check

The time has finally come. This is the year I am going to put in a great effort to be more mindful of the foods I am consuming. Obviously, cutting out gluten and refined sugars are high priorities. However, before I focus on eliminating foods from my diet, I would like to start on a more positive note by including healthy foods in my diet. Foods which are fun, cheap and easy to make at [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|Food & Nutrition|

Become Sea Glass – Brave the Waves!

I remember reading this post about sea glass some years ago and feeling deeply touched at the time.  It’s the kind of wisdom that the heart recognizes as truth and it made me take pause… to reflect and to feel my heart be tenderized by the beauty of the imagery.  I’ve just come across it again and as I struggle with feeling some hard edges, reading this feels helpful and a good reminder.  I hope [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Mindfulness, Uncategorized|

One Small Thing

As another year gracefully fades and a new one eagerly appears on the horizon, it's natural for us to reflect on what we experienced the past twelve months and how well we moved through the world both physically and emotionally. This process is, of course, the catalyst for many people's resolutions for the new year. To what we bring our attention and awareness depends on much, but I am going to ask you to bring [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Mindfulness, Uncategorized, Wellness Wednesday|

Holiday Goodies

So many of the goodies that we're bombarded with this time of year are loaded with sugar. And don't you find that they are everywhere, calling out for you to eat them?! Here are a few tips to help you keep your sugar consumption down as you enter the holiday season: Bake with whole foods as much as you can - Good choices are dates, applesauce, stevia, maple syrup and coconut palm sugar.  All of [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Food & Nutrition|

Help for Erectile Dysfunction

Most men will experience some form of erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their life. It will usually be significant enough that they will visit a doctor to discuss treatment options. Unfortunately for many men, this becomes a chronic state that they will continue to live with. Depending on the presentation of ED, the treatment options are erectile pumps, injections, shock therapy and medications. These are not often directed at curing the mechanism but [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Men's Health|

Ma Po Tofu – a recipe for MOvember

Not only is November, the month of MOvember and men’s health awareness, it also happens to be World Vegan month. How do these cross-over you ask?  The answer is well exhibited in this amazing recipe for the Sichuan delicacy, Ma Po Tofu. This past year, our family turned up the focus on eating a more plant based diet. Not only this month, but throughout the year, we have been trying many new recipes and different [...]

By |November 16th, 2019|Food & Nutrition, Men's Health|

Welcome to Movember!

Welcome to Movember, the hairy month of the year, when we shine a light on men’s health.  The scope of this movement has grown to include mental health, suicide prevention, life challenges associated with prostate or testicular cancers pre, post and during treatment, and encouraging men to be more aware of their health. Whether you are growing a moustache this year or not, I would like to encourage all the men out there to take [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|Men's Health|

Pumpkin Pancakes

This is such a good little find of a recipe.  Plus 'tis the season for all things pumpkin! In recent years, I have been reducing my intake of grains (eliminating gluten entirely) and that has made the traditional western breakfasts feel challenging.  There are only so many ways to eat eggs before you kinda get egged out! I found this lovely recipe in a book called Practical Paleo.  Regardless of whether you are a die [...]

By |October 24th, 2019|Food & Nutrition|

iNeck

Gentle readers, next time you are texting on your space-age wonder-phone, please consider paying attention to something: your posture. Boring, right? But here's the thing; if you're like most people, you sit at a desk for hours in a slumped C-shape before going home and collapsing into your soft, horrible couch in another variation of the letter "C" for a couple of more hours in front of the tv. In between (or even during) these [...]

By |October 20th, 2019|Massage|

Did you know apples help ease nausea?

After a recent bout of what might have been food poisoning, I have a newfound appreciation for apples. Whether it was the steamed salmon I had for dinner the night before or a flu virus I picked up, I awoke at 4 am with terrible nausea, vertigo, profuse sweating and full body shakes. Not exactly the kind of thing you want to go through when staying over at a colleague’s house for the first time. [...]

By |October 19th, 2019|Food & Nutrition|