Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for a healthy way to spruce up your Easter? If so, I urge you to try this recipe for my healthier carrot cake muffins… with cream cheese icing of course.

Once I perfected this recipe, it quickly became a favourite in our household (and that of our friends!).

The recipe is simple, yet the cupcakes are moist and super decadent! No one can resist them!

Read on for the complete recipe.


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The Autistic Brain & Autism Awareness: 2019

The Autistic Brain & Autism Awareness: 2019

Are you the parent of a child with ASD? 

If so, you know the challenges, hardships, and heartbreak that comes with such a diagnosis. 

Your child’s future is uncertain. Your future is uncertain. And the present poses many challenges. Having your child wander away from safety is a major concern of many - with almost half of autistic children known to bolt or wander away.

April is Autism Awareness Month - a time to raise awareness about the disorder for those who know little about it in an effort to increase acceptance, and time to band together as one community to provide support for those who live with it and its devastation daily.

This week’s post is all about autism - how autism affects the brain, what science has to say about it, and what nutritional changes you can make to hopefully see a difference.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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9 Key Foods that Reduce Inflammation

9 Key Foods that Reduce Inflammation

INFLAMMATION! INFLAMMATION! INFLAMMATION!

This topic seems to be absolutely everywhere these days. Who in the health and wellness field is NOT talking about the infamous inflammation? 

Some say it’s the root cause of all disease.

Everyone wants to tell you how to kick it to the curb.

Let me give you a rundown on my 9 favourite anti-inflammatory foods. And for bonus points, I'll even tell you which anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compounds they contain. Read this weeks blog post.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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How Stress Messes With Your Health: The Ugly Truth

How Stress Messes With Your Health: The Ugly Truth

Ahhh, stress. Or as some people like to call it - the "stress mess."

Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when your stress levels run high? Does it keep you up at night or literally make you sick? 

If you’ve ever experienced stress (and who hasn’t?), you know what I’m talking about. Because stress definitely messes with your health.

Read this week’s blog post to discover some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress may be messing with your health.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Comment below or drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

I look forward to supporting you!

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The Worst Food For Your Brain

The Worst Food For Your Brain

Would you like to guess what may be the worst food for your brain?

Though many foods can be harmful to brain health, one food in particular stands out as being the worst - by far

Let me give you a hint: This food can cause tooth decay, lead to diabetes, weaken bones, age skin, and damage organs. Less known but just as significant, is the fact that it can also cause anxiety, depression, brain fog, neruofatigue, and mood swings. 

Ready to take a guess? Read this week’s post to discover what the worst food for your brain really is and what it can do to your mental health.

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Mood-Boosting Kale Cucumber Salad Recipe

Mood-Boosting Kale Cucumber Salad Recipe 

It’s no secret that what we eat can affect the health of our bodies and brains.

It’s also no secret that certain foods can affect our mood.

High-carb foods like donuts, muffins, and granola bars work to make us feel better by boosting dopamine and acting on our brain’s pleasure centres. Unfortunately, getting such a ‘high’ from these foods is not the healthiest way to go.

Luckily, there are healthier alternatives that also work to boost our mood. Even better still, I’ve combined a few of these foods into one healthy dish!

Read on to discover more information along with the recipe.

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Vitamin D’s Surprising Impact on Brain Health

Vitamin D’s Surprising Impact on Brain Health

When we think of "vitamins," we know they're super-important for health.  

But vitamin D is special.

It's difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency.

So, let's talk about what this critical fat-soluble vitamin is, how it affects the health of your brain, how much you need, and how you can get enough.


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January is Mental Wellness Month 

January is Mental Wellness Month 

What does mental wellness look like to you? It can look, feel, and mean something different to each of us. 

Regardless of what it means to you, there are some common things we can all do to help maintain our own good mental health.

Read on to discover 4 common phases of mental wellness and 7 tips on how you may be able to improve yours.

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Diabetes: A Growing Epidemic and What You can do to Prevent Becoming a Statistic

Diabetes: A Growing Epidemic and What You can do to Prevent Becoming a Statistic

Are you one of the growing number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes? 

Maybe you’re not quite there, but your doctor has mentioned you are pre-diabetic or on the verge of becoming diabetic.

Or maybe you have excess fat centred around your mid-section and experience low energy after a meal. Perhaps you get hungry a short time after eating or experience a mid-afternoon energy slump.

If this sounds like you, I urge you to read this week’s post. 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. So let’s take a few minutes to consider this disease, how it develops, and what you can do to better manage it. And if you are not one of the millions of Americans dealing with the disease, it’s still important to become educated about it and do what you can to minimize your risk or prevent diabetes from occurring in the first place.

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9 Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk

Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk & How To Make It.

If you have a dairy allergy or are interested in a great milk alternative, look no further. Almond milk has more nutrients than cow’s milk and is easier for most people to digest.

In fact, regular consumers of almond milk may even make it at home. If you have been toying with this idea but need some inspiration and a good recipe, keep reading!

This week, I discuss some interesting facts about almonds and the health benefits they provide. As an added bonus, I’m including my super simple recipe for delicious, and nutritious, homemade almond milk!


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Dairy Allergy: Which foods contain dairy and what you can eat instead

Are You Allergic to Dairy? 

Do you know which foods contain dairy products and what you can eat instead? 

Are you or your child allergic to dairy? If so, what do you do when you’ve been aregular consumer of milk and dairy products then find out that it’s actually making you sick?

To the uninitiated, this may seem like an easy fix… don’t drink milk. 

However, it’s much more complicated than that. Many common foods contain dairy or dairy products. In fact, you may be surprised by what they include!

Read on to discover common foods and ingredients that often contain dairy, as well as natural, healthy dairy-free alternatives.

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Allergies vs Food Sensitivities: Are They the Same or Different?

Allergies vs Food Sensitivities: Are They the Same or Different?

I’m not sure why, but I have been seeing more clients in my practice who are suffering from multiple food sensitivities and allergies. 

The other day, one of my clients asked, “What’s the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity?” As this seems to be a growing concern, if one client has this question, many others mustn’t know the difference either. 

So this week, I delve in to the truth behind food allergies vs. food sensitivities. I’ll also fill you in on the symptoms to look for if you think that you, like so many others, may suffer from food sensitivities.


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Celiac Disease is an Autoimmune Condition: What You Need to Know

Celiac Disease is an Autoimmune Condition: What You Need to Know 

May is Celiac disease awareness month. 

Celiac disease, an extreme manifestation of gluten sensitivity, occurs when an allergic reaction to gluten causes small intestinal damage. It is the most severe reaction anyone can have to gluten, and is more prevalent than you may think, as most people who have this disease are never actually diagnosed.

For those of you who have been diagnosed with celiac disease, it’s likely that you already know what it is and how it impacts your life. For others, this is the opportunity to learn the truth about celiac disease, symptoms associated with it, and how it manifests itself. 

In this week’s blog post, I’ll discuss how celiac disease, an autoimmune condition, may arise, common myths about the disease, and provide you a list of food/ingredients containing gluten that all celiacs must avoid.


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The Neurotoxicity of Pesticides

The Neurotoxicity of Pesticides

Did you know that pesticides are toxic to your brain and that children are more susceptible to neurotoxin exposure? As toxins, they can cause a variety of behavioural and cognitive problems.

Read this week’s blog to find out how and what you can do about it.


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How You Can Improve Your Digestion Naturally

How You Can Improve Your Digestion Naturally

How to Improve Digestion Naturally:
Restoring your gut health can be as simple as incorporating the right foods into your diet. Keep reading to learn how to improve digestion naturally.

How often have you finished a meal and felt bloated, been gassy, had cramps or acid reflux, or felt just plain uncomfortable? It happens to everyone from time to time, and it can be a sign that your digestive system isn't working the way it should.

If it happens to you regularly, it may be time to make some lasting changes.

Your digestive system is a delicate balance of chemical reactions. Having one element thrown out of whack can wreck havoc on many aspects of your health, not to mention leaving you feeling very uncomfortable. But taking medicine for these problems all the time may not be right for you - or the you approach you want to take.

If you're looking to improve digestion naturally, read on for several tips you may just want to try.



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