Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Project 10 10 10 – Pill or Perception

This is an awesome documentary!! Mental wellbeing without the pills and drugs.

Please watch and let me know what you think of it.

 

Namaste 🙂

Hurraw!

Okay, so I have recently discovered the best lip balm EVER, and I have to share!!

I have been a lip balm connoisseur since the first time I went to the Body Shop in grade 6, and I feel like I have tried all lip balms out there.  I have found ones that I like, and others that made my lips chapped (?!), and now I have found my very fave.  It’s Hurraw!

Hurraw!

HURRAW!

Hurraw is a all natural organic vegan/raw lip balm company, which uses the finest ingredients in their products.  Their flavours are so much fun, I need to try them all 🙂  Right now I am using their cinnamon flavour, and have also ordered the lime, vanilla and chocolate! Yum! These lip balms glide on your lips like silk, you really don’t wanna stop the application it feels so good! lol Not only are their flavours fun and exciting, the tube is oval shape, which fits the lip better.

If you are looking for an all natural lip balm, or a nice stocking stuffer for x-mas, these will be a real treat for anyone’s lip!

Chemicals in Food

Chemicals.  They are everywhere today.  We cannot escape them.  But I often wonder why is it even acceptable for chemicals to be in our food supply?  A few articles have come out in the past week which make me ill, such as allowable limits of arsenic in chicken and tartrazine (which is made from coal-tar derivatives) in our pickles jars (I have included both articles below). Why is this acceptable, and why do we continue to consume these chemicals?  Could it be because the general public does not know what the ingredients listed on our food labels actually mean or how they can negatively effect their health? If you have seen the following on your labels, you would be best to avoid them: Allura (red dye), Amaranth, Aspartame, Benzoic acid, Butylated Hydroxy, Calcium benzoate, Calcium sulphite, Monosodium glutamate (MSG), Potassium benozoate, Potassium nitrate, Sodium sulphite, Sulphur dioxide, Tartrazine (yellow dye) to name a few.

Chemicals are purposely added to food to change its color, preserve it, prevent rancidity, keep fats emulsified, and keep foods stable.  They can be found in soda, pre-packaged baked treats, sauces, cereals, soups, meat and meat products, canned food, fruit juice, alcohol, candy and fast foods.  Most of these added chemicals are synthetic compounds with known negative health effects.   Not only should we all avoid these chemicals, but parents should be reading labels to ensure that their children are not ingesting them as well.  These added chemicals can cause numerous side effects including, hyperactivity, asthma, nausea, hives, headaches, low blood pressure and allergies, just to name a few.  Asthma sufferers should avoid these foods especially, as they can trigger symptoms.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034330_pickles_food_coloring_ingredients.html#ixzz1fn8yptoT and http://www.naturalnews.com/032659_arsenic_chicken.html

So how do we easily avoid these chemicals? Choose fresh products.  Make your own fresh snacks and choose organic foods when available.  It’s amazing how fast your energy levels will increase eating fresh ingredients, and your body will thank you.
Since adopting a healthier diet and slowing increasing my intake of raw foods, and totally eliminating these chemicals from my routine, I have noticed a huge difference in my life.  I have more energy, I no longer have mid-afternoon crashes, I have lost some weight, my sleep has improved greatly (I used to have insomnia), my attitude towards life has done a one eighty and now I am on track to teach and empower others to join me in living a healthier lifestyle.
Share this with friends, especially if they have children, and remember to read labels!

Dieticians vs Nutritionist

What is the difference between a Dietician and a Nutritionist?

I often hear this question, and to all asking, YES, there is a difference!

This afternoon I came across this article on the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners blog.  Please have a read 🙂

http://cannpblog.ca/dieticians-vs-nutritionist

I am a Holistic Nutritionist, and if you are looking for a consultation from the comfort of your home, I do provide consultations via Skype (online video communication program), currently anywhere within Canada and the US.

Take care 🙂

 

 

Feel a cold coming on? Do this!

I found this great video on Natural News TV today, which I wanted to share 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

Its that time of the year again; time for the cold bug to take a bite out of your health. If you feel a cold coming on, have no fear. Watch this video and learn how to prevent the cold virus from inva

via Feel a cold coming on? Do this! – NaturalNews.tv.

Vancouver Health Show

Are you going to the Vancouver Health Show??? I am, and I am super pumped! I am a huge fan of the Last 10 Pounds show with Tommy Europe, so it will be exciting to see him live at the show.  I noticed that tickets are now $5 for the entire weekend, October 29-30th.

There will be some most excellent vendors and some great talks on health and fitness.  This is such a great deal, I would encourage all to go, especially if this whether keeps up it’s a great way to get out of the rain and enjoy the day 😉

Fit Seniors

This guy's got moves....

http://www.canwestproductions.com/Health—Vancouver