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Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. And they’re a lot more common than most people think. I’m not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening.  If you have any allergies, you need to steer clear of any traces of foods you are allergic to, and speak with your doctor or pharmacist about emergency medication, if necessary. What I’m talking

Homemade Nut/Seed Milk (Dairy-Free)

Posted by Louise Digby on November 24, 2018
Makes 3 cups ½ cup raw nuts/seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, or sesame seeds) 2 cups water ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) Method Soak nuts/seeds for about 8 hours (optional, but recommended). Dump soaking water & rinse nuts/seeds. Add soaked nuts/seeds and 2 cups water to a high-speed blender and blend on high for about one minute until very smooth. Strain through a small mesh sieve with 2 layers of cheesecloth. Squeeze if necessary.
You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderline obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” itself is bad While cholesterol is an actual molecule, it’s what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood that’s more important than just how much of it there is overall.  In fact, depending

Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

Posted by Louise Digby on November 17, 2018
Upping your vegetable intake is one of the most important and impactful things you can do for your health, so squeezing another salad will be welcomed by your body. Try this delicious dressing for a new (and nutritious) flavour. Makes about ¾ cup ½ cup hemp seeds ½ cup orange juice 1 clove of garlic, peeled dash salt and/or pepper Blend all ingredients together until creamy. Serve on top of your favourite salad and Enjoy!

All About Digestive Enzymes

Posted by Louise Digby on November 13, 2018
Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements, and not all of them are created equal. As a practitioner, I find that many people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. And many times I would rather try other strategies first. Not to mention, that some supplements can be harmful if used inappropriately. So, let’s dive into a few of the common digestive enzymes, what they do, and who should NOT
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