Fall In Love With Your Flaws

January 02, 2023

Are you tired of feeling less than perfect? Tired of trying to fit other people’s expectations? Tired of feeling badly about things of the past that you cannot change? The path to unconditional love is paved with acceptance, and this article explores what it takes to really accept your imperfections and truly fall in love with your flaws. 

Join me on this journey of compassion and self-love. We’ll explore what it means to be truly free. To shed the shackles of self-doubt. To take bigger, more meaningful risks. To sleep a little more soundly. To be bit more productive. To be better friends, daughters, sisters, lovers. To just be better, happier humans. 

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Squash & Sage Soup Recipe

November 28, 2022

On a chilly winter’s day, there’s nothing like coming home to a hot bowl of soup. In fact, soups are my absolute favourite meals through the colder months. They’re warming, comforting, and an easy way to pack a bunch of nutrients in. This Squash & Sage soup recipe is extremely easy to make, and is sure to satisfy those winter cravings.

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Folate Facts

November 14, 2022

If you are thinking about starting a family, TTC or currently pregnant, chances are you’ve heard that you should be taking Folate. But what exactly is folate, how does it help to prevent neural tube defects, how much should you be taking, when should you be taking it, and in what form? We explore these questions and more in today’s spotlight on our favourite B vitamin.

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Warming Red Fish Curry

October 31, 2022

Growing up, I knew nothing of Traditional Chinese Medicine or what “warming” or “cooling” foods meant. But each year, when the air got a little crisper, the days a little shorter, and the nights a little cooler, I naturally longed for the warming comfort of my mom’s chicken noodle soup. In the colder months of Fall and Winter, my taste buds still seem to magically shift preferences away from crisp salads and steer towards more “hearty” foods like soups, stews, and certain spices. I also notice my eating habits move towards specific types of foods that grow in the colder months, like root vegetables, carrots, potatoes, garlic and onions. The question I wanted answered is: Why? Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) offers one explanation...

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What’s The Deal With Dairy?

October 17, 2022

Amongst the big nutrition debates of what one should or should not be eating for optimal health, diary is a recurring topic. Many nutritionists and dieticians believe that dairy is an important food group and a key component of any healthy diet, while others argue that the benefits of its nutritional properties do not outweigh its potential harm. In the context of female fertility, this debate gets ever more interesting – and at times, confusing. Today, we hope to shed some light on the dairy debate by exploring the pros and cons of consuming dairy while trying to conceive.

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Fall Farro & Bean Salad

October 03, 2022

I love farro! Not only is it super nutritious (packed full of fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) it tastes, in my humble opinion, the best of all the ancient grains. Farro has a distinct nutty flavour and even tastes a bit sweet when compared to other grains. I have always enjoyed cooking with it, but ever since my 2-year-old son started gobbling it up, it’s become a staple in our house. If you have not yet become acquainted with this yummy grain, you should! Just one serving of contains 26 grams of carbohydrates (those good complex carbs), 3.5 grams of dietary fibre (more than brown rice), and 4 grams of protein (like quinoa, farro is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids) and is extremely low in fat (only 1 gram per serving).

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4 Types of PCOS - How To Choose The Right Protocol

September 26, 2022

Not all PCOS is created equal. In fact, there are 4 kinds of PCOS, and knowing which one you are dealing with is key to understanding how best to manage it. In this post we dive deep into each type of PCOS, including what it is, how it’s diagnosed, and which protocols – such as specific foods, supplements, herbs and lifestyle changes – are best suited for each type of diagnosis.

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10 PCOS Myths, Debunked

September 19, 2022

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal-metabolic condition that affects roughly 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Yet despite its ubiquitous nature, there is so much about PCOS that is still unknown, and much which is misunderstood. In honour of PCOS Awareness Month, we’re setting the record straight on the top 10 myths about PCOS.

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5 Lifestyle Changes For Female Fertility

September 12, 2022

When it comes to female fertility, there are some things – like our age- that we simply cannot control. Luckily, there are a number of things that we can control, which can have a direct impact on our fertility potential. Lifestyle factors like diet, exercise, sleep, stress, smoking, alcohol, and environmental toxins can all play a role in hormone balance, egg health and our ability to conceive healthy babies.

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Warm Pear & Ricotta

September 05, 2022

Pear season starts in Canada around mid August and runs through mid to end of September. When naturally ripened, pears can be incredibly juicy and range from slightly tart to super sweet, depending on the variety. In fact, there are over 3,000 know varieties of pears around the world - varying by size, shape, sweetness, and crispness...

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Managing Endometriosis Through Diet

August 29, 2022

Last week we explored what endometriosis is and how it affects fertility. This week we dive into practical strategies for managing endometriosis and improving fertility potential through diet - including possible problem areas, foods to prioritize, and guiding principles for an anti-inflammatory, endometriosis diet.

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Endometriosis & Fertility

August 22, 2022

Affecting 1 in 10 women of reproductive age, endometriosis is one of the leading causes of female infertility. In this two-part series on Endometriosis & Fertility, we explore what this condition is, how it affects fertility, and what can be done about it.

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