• Nutrition,  Recipes

    Chickpea Salad

    Yield 3 servings Prep time 15 Minutes Ingredients: 1 (15-ounce/425 grams) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 3 tablespoons store-bought or homemade vegan mayonnaise 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill (optional) 1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, to taste 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste Freshly ground black…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    Avocado Strawberry Caprese

        Yield Serves 2 Prep time 10 Minutes Ingredients: 1/3 cup (80 mL) balsamic vinegar 1 cup (135 g) hulled and sliced strawberries 1 cup (160 g) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 1 medium ripe avocado, pitted and diced 1/3 cup (8 g) loosely packed basil leaves, chiffonade cut 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Pink Himalayan salt or fine sea salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Toasted sesame seeds or chopped pecans, for serving Directions: In a small saucepan,…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    New Year Glow Smoothie Bowl

    Yield 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) Prep time 10 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, nut-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free Ingredients For the smoothie bowl: 3/4 cup (175 mL) water* 1 heaping cup (145 g) frozen mango chunks 1/3 cup (55 g) packed avocado 1/2-inch piece (7 g) peeled ginger, or to taste 1 cup (30 g) packed fresh baby spinach 1 small (75 g) clementine, peeled 1 very large (30 g) pitted Medjool date** 3 ice cubes 1/2 teaspoon…

  • Blog,  Features,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Painful Periods? The Power of Acupressure.

    Acupressure is a self empowering, wellness practice, you can do right from home!  Unfortunately, not all acupoints respond to acupressure, as some are just too deep to be accessible through this means and are best therapeutically accessed with needles (acupuncture).  However, some points do respond well to this simple technique, as seen with this study looking at painful periods and acupressure.    Check out this #RelevantResearch that highlights the impact acupressure can have.  This study was looking at intervening with…

  • Blog,  Stress Management

    Acupuncture FAQ

    Acupuncture-Frequently Asked Questions Does it hurt? Most of the time, patients don’t even feel the needles!   It’s funny, having experienced acupuncture for years, I don’t even think of them as “needles” anymore, with respect to the same sense of hurt or discomfort.  Yes, they are needles, but the experience is very different from say, receiving a vaccine or giving blood.     Sometimes a dullness, heavy, aching, or even an electrical sensation may be experienced, these sensations indicate “De Qi” has…