What's in that Nail Polish?! The Unfortunate Truth About the Cosmetics Industry

Image: Freestocks.org

Image: Freestocks.org

In honour of Women’s Health Month I thought I’d explore an issue that affects us all, but can be particularly damaging for women: how environmental toxins affect our hormones (and how hormone disruption can have a massive impact on our health).

Environmental toxins are chemicals and pollution that show up everywhere, from our food to our cleaning supplies. Many of them are Xenoestrogens, which means they mimic estrogen in the body (both the male, and female body), and cause some pretty nasty health problems like Estrogen Dominance, and possibly even cancer.

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On May 24, 2017, posted in: Blog , Detoxification , Environmental toxins , Hormones , Women's Health

The Healthiest Mother's Day Brunch Yet!

Image: Ken Tomita

Image: Ken Tomita

I have a breakfast confession: I can’t pick a side!

On the one hand, sweet breakfast choices – pancakes, waffles, smoothie bowls – get me pretty excited to get out of bed.

On the other hand, however… bacon. Enough said.

So when it comes time for me to put together a mother’s day brunch, I always feel a bit stuck. Throw in my strong desire to make a meal that will fuel my family, and leave us feeling better than we did before we started eating, and I’m often in a bit of a pickle.

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Supporting the Gut-Brain Connection

Image: Brooke Cagle

Image: Brooke Cagle

After following along with my previous posts, The Brain-Gut Connection and What Causes Poor Gut Health?, are you a little freaked out by how your gut may be affecting your mental and physical health?

Try not to let it stress you out – there’s a lot we can do to boost our gut health and get things back into good working order. Here are my top 5 options.

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On April 24, 2017, posted in: Blog , Gut Health , Mental Health , Nutrition

What Causes Poor Gut Health?

Image: Benjamin Combs

Image: Benjamin Combs

In this three part series, I’m exploring the connection between the gut and the brain – one of the most important connections in the human body! And one that’s been seriously overlooked until recently.

For more info on the connection between your digestive system and your cognitive functions, check out my post from earlier this week: The Brain-Gut Connection.

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The Brain-Gut Connection

Image: Job Tyson

Image: Job Tyson

Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience?

Do you feel nauseous when you’re nervous and anxious?

Have you ever experienced “butterflies” in your stomach?

These descriptions aren’t figures of speech – your brain and your gut are actually intimately connected.

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On April 24, 2017, posted in: Blog , Digestive issues , Gut Health , Mental Health , Nutrition