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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Secrets to A Blissful Sleep

August 15, 2022

Are you getting enough restful sleep? Sleep affects so much of our body’s functions; our metabolism, weight, hormones, mood, and cognition. When we don’t get enough zzzz’s, we put ourselves at a higher risk of health complications like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancers. But it’s not just about quantity, but quality as well. But what makes a good night’s sleep, well… good? In this Guide, we explore quality sleep and give you the tools for the best, most rejuvenating rest!

Continue Reading

7 Layer Summer Dip

August 08, 2022

Dip into summer with this delicious 7 Layer Dip. In just one bite you get a blend of flavours and textures: mild and spicy, soft and crunchy. Plus, there’s something fun and playful about trying to scoop up all 7 layers onto one tortilla chip. It’s always a winner at my parties you’ll be shocked at how quickly it gets scooped up!

Continue Reading

The Fertility Awareness Method

August 01, 2022

The Fertility Awareness Method, (or ‘FAM’ for short), is a natural family planning strategy that can be used to either help prevent pregnancy or help couples conceive when the time comes to start a family. FAM involves developing an acute awareness of day-to-day changes in our body, including (but not limited to) tracking your menstrual cycle and paying attention to the signs of ovulation.

Continue Reading

Ovulation Predictor Kits: Are They Worth It?

July 25, 2022

If you are trying to get pregnant, an Ovulation Predictor Kit can be a useful tool in helping you to find your "fertile window”, but like many tools out there, they have their pros and cons. So the question is, are they worth it? Here's a look at how they work, how to use them, and whether they're right for you.

Continue Reading

Peach Mint & Arugula Summer Salad

July 18, 2022

There is no end to the list of things I love about summer. The sun, warmth, the endless outdoor adventures, and the beginning of harvest for some of my favourite fruits. Hellloooo peaches! For 4 glorious months, we can enjoy the sweet and juicy deliciousness that is a perfectly ripe peach. This recipe is a great summer salad centered all around this delicious fruit...

Continue Reading

How To Sit Less (and Move More)

July 11, 2022

“Sitting is the new smoking”. You may have heard that before - probably from your doctor. At my old job, my colleague and I used to joke that we get paid to push buttons for a living. As silly as that sounds, it’s not inaccurate. So many of us make a living from sitting in a chair, staring at a screen and pushing buttons for hours on end. In fact, it’s estimated that over 75% of North Americans are “professional sitters”. Never in our history have we been this inactive, the long-term effects of which are still to be seen. Already the list of ills associated with hours of uninterrupted sitting includes elevated risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other conditions. The World Health Organization now ranks physical inactivity as 4th largest killer globally, behind obesity.

Continue Reading

Practitioner Spotlight: Auricular Medicine

July 04, 2022

As a holistic practitioner, I believe there is more to the human body than meets the eye. For years I’ve experimented with energy work (mostly for my own enjoyment and growth) and I’m fascinated by people who use energy as a tool to help the body heal. I’ve known about Reiki for some time, but it was not until recently that I discovered the practice of Auricular Medicine from my friend and colleague, Renée Pelletier. Renée is an Auricular Practitioner in Vancouver, British Columbia. We recently sat down for a coffee and she told me all about her journey into Holistic Medicine as the only Auricular Practitioner on the Canadian West Coast. Here’s how that conversation went…

Continue Reading