3 ways to avoid skin care woes as the seasons change

20 November 2015

Article by Seanna Cohen Changing seasons call for a shift not only in our wardrobes (hello cozy sweaters!), but also in how we eat and treat our bodies. Ayurveda, a traditional healing system from India, emphases that for optimal health the body must maintain a balance of three elements or ‘doshas’: pitta (fire), kapha (water),…

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healthy pantry staples: seeds part 2

21 October 2015

I have found the key to sustainable healthy eating and living is to have a well stocked pantry, fridge and freezer so that you always have the tools you need to create nourishing, delicious meals and snacks.  Here is a peak (broken into categories) of the foods I always have on hand, complete with a little nutritional…

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real life nutrition: melissa koruna

8 October 2015

1. Name:  Melissa Koruna 2. Occupation:  Server and soon to be Holistic Nutrition… sooo close! 3. Breakfast is usually:  Poached eggs and avocado on toasted Ezekiel bread with fresh Roma tomatoes and hemp seeds, its usually my go-to. Or, a smoothie with pretty much the entire kitchen sink in it… loaded with fruit, greens, almond…

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50 delicious vegetable based thanksgiving recipes

5 October 2015

To me there is no greater holiday than Thanksgiving.  Without pressure to exchange gifts, you are free to enjoy the crisp weather, colourful leaves and an entire weekend centred around one beautiful meal.  We always go overboard in my family, but when celebrating such an abundant season, it can be hard not to. It is…

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healthy pantry staples: seeds part I

3 September 2015

I have found the key to sustainable healthy eating and living is to have a well stocked pantry, fridge and freezer so that you always have the tools you need to create nourishing, delicious meals and snacks.  Here is a peak (broken into categories) of the foods I always have on hand, complete with a…

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real life nutrition: tonya papanikolov

20 August 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting Tonya this summer while working in Muskoka.  We instantly clicked over our mutual love for natural products and healthy food.  Later in the summer, when Tonya kindly invited me to a supper club she was hosting, we had the pleasure of sharing an intimate dinner cooked by a local…

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the 5 buzziest superfoods according to FASHION magazine (+ me)

11 August 2015

I recently set down and chatted with Emilie Dingfeld, health editor at FASHION magazine about some of the coolest superfoods/supplements everyone should know about.  After much back and forth (there are just so many!), we decided on these guys. 1 2 3 4 5 Illustrations by Nicole Schaeffer Read about why we love them in the…

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real life nutrition: chelsey reid

17 July 2015

I first met Chelsey while doing an internship at a naturopathic clinic in Muskoka the summer I graduated from IHN.  Chelsey was teaching fitness and yoga classes, and we instantly connected over healthy food, books and natural products.   Her classes were super fun and high energy, often taught outside on the dock, which made…

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welcoming summer with homemade trout gravlax

26 June 2015

Long days and warm nights summon simple and cook-free meals.  During these months I find myself attracted to juicy ripe fruit, salads made with fresh produce and local fish like this cured trout by friend and food stylist extraordinaire, Amy Webster.  Below, Amy shares her take on the traditional gravlax: Gravlax comes from the words…

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real life nutrition: megan schwarz

17 June 2015

1. Name: Megan Schwarz 2. Occupation: Attorney / Founder of online natural beauty boutique, Seed to Serum 3. Breakfast is usually: Green smoothie + sprouted grain toast with grass-fed butter. My current go-to green smoothie is a mix of almond milk, baby kale, banana, frozen berries, and oats. Yum! 4. Coffee, tea or green juice:  Iced coffee in the morning,…

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