Those of you who are part of my Facebook and Instagram communities have likely heard that I just finished a 6-week anti-candida protocol. As a nutritionist, I like to do experiments on myself. As someone who has always been addicted to sugar and has had chronic acne for years, I decided it was time to try something different. This is my experience following an anti-candida diet. What is Candida? If you're unfamiliar with what candida is, it's a yeast called candida albicans that all humans have … [Read more...] about My Experience Following an Anti-Candida Diet
Have you heard of the barrel effect? It's a well known analogy in the holistic health community, as it helps us describe how illness can happen to our clients. Illness isn't just a result of a few simple factors, like genetics. It is often a result of several or even hundreds of compounding factors that all work together to support disease. What is the barrel effect? The barrel effect is a very simplistic way of generalizing how our bodies respond to toxins and can lead to … [Read more...] about Understanding Stress: What is the Barrel Effect?
Photo by Renee Ouellette I haven't written a Detox your Life segment in a while (like this one on plastic, and this one about your make-up bag), but today, it felt right to talk about negative relationships. Did you know that the people who you spend time with, associate with, and hang around with, all contribute to your overall energy? It might explain why you feel amazing when you spend time with your best friend, but maybe a little less excited when you see that … [Read more...] about Detox Your Life: Negative Relationships
In a previous post, I touched on the fact that your kitchenware impacts your health. It's great that you might be eating organic, non-gmo and fresh foods. You can be buying all the right ingredients, but if you're using the wrong tools, you might be leaching unwanted chemicals and toxins into your clean and healthy diet! These toxins can be added by the way that food is prepared. Today I want to talk specifically about frying pans/skillets. Since the very beginning, I've used … [Read more...] about Warning: your frying pans may be toxic
Any plastic junkies in the house? Please raise your hand. Don't be ashamed, my hand is raised too. Well, at least I used to be a plastic junkie. Not fully realizing the harmful effects of plastic, I took it for granted. For convenience, cost and sheer availability, I always defaulted to plastic options when making purchases. When was the last time you bought food and considered the packaging? How old are your plastic storage containers? And just because it's BPA-free, … [Read more...] about Detox Your Life: Say Goodbye to Plastic