• Blog,  Nutrition

    Need Help Sourcing Sustainable Seafood? There’s an App for that!

    For seafood eaters, finding sustainable seafood with a low toxicity rating can be a challenge. With an estimated 90% of the world’s fisheries now fully exploited, over-exploited or fully collapsed it is more important than ever to ensure that the fish we eat is fished and/or farmed sustainably.  This is where Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch comes in. Aside from acting as a watchdog on sustainable fishing and ocean management and conducting important scientific research on the state of our oceans, Seafood Watch has…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    How Much Weight do I Need to Lose to Positively Influence my Health?

    Less than you think!   Now don’t get me wrong, I always strive to encourage my patients to optimize their health and body composition. Positively influencing your health and achieving optimal health are different. At the same time achieving optimal health seems like an overwhelming project for many people. So overwhelming in fact that they get started, only to fall off the wagon because they feel like they are never going to get there, or ever make a difference.  …

  • Aromatherapy,  Blog,  Sleep,  Stress Management,  Updates

    The Benefits of Aromatherapy

    Aromatherapy is an age-old practice with much recent re-invigoration. In fact, it is said the Ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to perfect the art of aromatherapy with the Greeks and Romans enhancing the scientific component of this practice. Today, Aromatherapy is an effective natural treatment for a variety of health and skin concerns. In North America, we practice Holistic Aromatherapy in the alternative health sphere while in Europe, they practice Medical Aromatherapy in the more conventional medical sphere. Holistic Aromatherapists/Aromatologists…

  • Aromatherapy,  Blog,  Detox

    The Top Toxins to Avoid in our Personal Care Products

    When we think about eliminating toxins, we often think in terms of food and what we put into our bodies; however, what we choose to put on our bodies can be equally important in determining our toxic load. Our skin is our largest organ and it quickly absorbs all the soaps, washes, lotions and creams we put on it. This includes toxic ingredients that lurk in many of the products we may be using daily. Think shampoos, conditioners, soaps, body…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Spring Veggies and Chicken in the Crock Pot

    When we think of crock pots, we think of winter stews but Crock pot cooking can be used all year round as is a great way of making fast and healthy meals!   Ingredients 1 Tbsp of coconut oil 1 chopped spring onion 1lb of sliced chicken breast 1 ¼ cups of chopped asparagus 2 cups of homemade chicken stock, or organic chicken stock 1.5 cups of chopped broccoli 1.5 cups of chopped cabbage ½ cup of green peas 1…