2 Fermented Drinks for Fall - Vanilla Pear Shrub and Ginger Lemon Switchel

2 Fermented Drinks for Fall - Vanilla Pear Shrub and Ginger Lemon Switchel

These 2 fermented drinks are SO easy to make and they taste amazing! A Vanilla Pear Shrub that's got the perfect flavour for Fall and a refreshing Ginger Lemon Switchel that's great for improving digestion. 

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Tiger Not Nut Nog

Tiger Not Nut Nog

One of my favourite things about being a nutritionist is experimenting with new foods and flavours. This year I made a tasty discovery that I'm so excited to see gaining in popularity - Tiger Nuts. Not only are they suitable for those with nut allergies, they contain a special starch that benefits digestive health, lowers inflammation and promotes weight loss. Find out more about this special veggie and try my favourite seasonal recipe - Tiger Nog.  

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Fizzy Fermented Drinks - Beet Kvass

Fizzy Fermented Drinks - Beet Kvass

Beets are an incredible local superfood. Their deep red colour is due to phytonutrients called betalains. Betalains are potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and they support liver detoxification. With beet kvass, not only do we get the nutritional benefits of beets, but we also get a healthy dose of probiotics. Win win!

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Fizzy Fermented Drinks – Kombucha

Fizzy Fermented Drinks – Kombucha

This tasty brew is good source of digestive acids, enzymes and probiotic bacteria. One of the easiest ferments to learn – and doing so is significantly cheaper, healthier and more fun than buying store-bought!

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May Detox — Letting Go, Cleansing the Emotional Body

May Detox — Letting Go, Cleansing the Emotional Body

Each of us is biochemically unique.  Isn't that a wonderful thing?  We're all snowflakes- complex patterns, unlike anybody else. That being said, no one diet is right for everyone.  If you are feeling unbalanced, I'd highly recommend seeing a nutritional practitioner to find out what will work for the unique and complex patterns that make up you.  A good practitioner will examine your diet, heavy metal exposure, exposure to toxins, symptomatology and stress levels and design a nutritional protocol specific to you.

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May Detox Series- Respiratory System

May Detox Series- Respiratory System

The respiratory system refers to the lungs, airways and respiratory muscles that allow the exchange of gases.  These gases, oxygen and carbon dioxide, are passively exchanged in the alveolar region of the lungs.  Most of the respiratory system is lined with mucous membranes that protect the system.  Cells lining the lungs also secrete immune factors and other antimicrobials that help to protect the lungs from infection and damage.

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Ginger Almond Soother!

Ginger Almond Soother!

It's been rainy and grey everyday this week and it's making me crave warm and creamy hot drinks.  What about you?  I generally try to avoid buying these drinks when I'm out, they tend to have a lot of extra sugars loaded in them and even if you find a cafe that uses almond milk and not cow dairy or soy, they tend to use the brands that have sweeteners, fillers and binders in the ingredients and they tend to charge a small fortune!Seems the best answer is to make my my own drink and I'm so excited to share with you because it was delicious, cheap, easy and got a very big thumbs up from my friends!

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