The Spring Equinox officially starts in 5 days on March 20, and many of you might be thinking of whether you should be doing some kind of “Spring Detox”. I’m all for a good occasional internal clearing out, and while a “juice cleanse” or “fasting cleanse” might be beneficial for some people, for many others, you might actually be doing more harm than good...Read More
If you're generally dairy-free like me, there's probably one thing you miss quite a bit: YOGHURT! That tangy taste, all that natural probiotic-goodness for the gut, and a protein-rich part of breakfast (or even dessert). I remember when I first discovered coconut yoghurt - it was like hitting the jackpot. THIS STUFF EXISTS?! If you haven't already tried...Read More
The past few months have been kind of intense - between work, studying for final exams for 2nd year of naturopathy school, writing a final paper and dealing with relationship stuff, I've barely been keeping my head above water. It's always in busy and stressful times when it's all too easy to...Read More
So I guess "see you in a few days" became "see you in a month". LOL! Apologies for my delayed update, but I was taking my time since I still had a ton of research to do in writing my assignment and presentation with my group for our thoughts on going raw for 7 days. I wanted to also integrate some of what I'd learned along the way into this post, so hopefully the wait was worth it. I'll try and keep this as tight as possible, so here's the topline of some of the research...Read More
Day 7. LAST DAYYYYYYYY! Wow, that was kinda fast. This is how today went:
7.45am: Pranayama and short yoga practice.
8.20am: Hot water and juice of 1/2 lemon.
8.40am: - Red and Green smoothie. With winter purslane...Read More
Day 6. Nearly there! I went to bed super late last night as was up writing Day 5's post till 2am (!) Woke up naturally at 7am and figured since I was up, I might as well pop something in the dehydrator, so it could be ready for lunch later. Yup, my life currently revolves around "what to eat next?"...Read More
Day 5. Weekend!! :) 9.20am: Hot water + juice from 1/2 lemon.
My guy pointed out that "hot water isn't raw". OK. So it's not 40-something degrees Celsius and under. But it's a good wake up for the body and flush through my system - giving the digestive system a nice kickstart.Read More