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June 30, 2015

5 Ways to Turn Your Child into a Veggie Lover!

By: Leanne Ely It’s easy to get kids to eat fruit. Fruit is sweet and it comes in pretty colors. Getting kids to eat vegetables, though? Well that’s a whole other story. If your children are good little veggie eaters, there’s a good chance you’ve exposed them to veggies from a young age so that… Read more

5FoodsThatWillCoolYouDown

June 29, 2015

5 Foods That Will Cool You Down

By: Leanne Ely   As the mercury climbs and our body temps rise along with it, we’re all looking for something to cool us down when it comes time to eat. You might be tempted to reach for a cold beer, an ice cream cone, or an iced coffee on a hot day and while… Read more

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June 15, 2015

Diet suggestions for healthy teeth

By: Leanne Ely   As we get older, so do our teeth. And the average North American diet is not conducive to dental health. Many of us suffer from enamel erosion and tooth decay, either from our highly acidic diet (carbonated beverages, wine, lemon water, etc.) or from lack of proper nutrition (or a combination… Read more

HowToStartAnOrganicGarden

June 8, 2015

How to start an organic garden (details on exactly how!)

By: Leanne Ely   I just love this time of year when those tender green leaves start shooting from the earth. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden with a pair of scissors and bringing in everything you need to make a fabulous salad for dinner. If you’ve made the decision to plant your… Read more

red beet chips in a green bowl - a healthy vegetable snack

June 1, 2015

5 secret swaps so you don’t gain weight!

By: Leanne Ely   Summer’s almost here. It’s hot, it’s sweaty and the food is fabulous! Who doesn’t love the grill for example? And while the grill can provide you with a delicious, flavorful meal, there’s plenty of other summer goodies lurking about, promising to throw your healthy intentions to the wind! But don’t you… Read more

Summertime backyard barbecue cookout.

May 25, 2015

4 tips to surviving the family BBQ

By: Leanne Ely   So, you’ve adopted a new lifestyle and you feel amazing. And now you get the big invite to the family BBQ/potluck/party/etc and you know what that means! You start fretting over what you’ll be able to eat and what people will have to say about you avoiding the hotdogs, “salads” and… Read more

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May 18, 2015

Are you getting enough protein?

By: Leanne Ely   It probably comes as no surprise that protein is an essential nutrient. Proteins are required for giving strength and structure to your body’s tissues and cells. We need protein to control biochemical reactions and to help the immune system run smoothly. Protein regulates the body’s metabolism, and they are also responsible… Read more

Paleo foods

May 11, 2015

How to adopt the attitude of “eat to live”

By: Leanne Ely   I often hear people talk about what they’re going to miss if they have to give up the grains in their diet. “I’ll miss my toast!” or “I’m going to miss my sandwiches for lunch.” Instead of focusing what you can’t have, I encourage you to focus on what you CAN… Read more

Paleo-healthy foods

May 4, 2015

5 Wellness Steps to Practice Daily

By: Leanne Ely   “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” Hippocrates was a Greek physician thought to be one of the greatest of his time. He saw the connection between what we eat and don’t eat as having a profound effect on our overall health. Pretty timely and very consistent… Read more

Two halves of coconut, avocado on a rug.

April 20, 2015

9 Reasons Fat is Good for You

By: Leanne Ely   Sometimes in life we must end relationships that are unhealthy for us. Unfortunately, for a number of years, mainstream “nutritional” information has had us avoiding fat like the plague. We’ve heard that saturated fat will make us gain weight, clog our arteries and give us heart disease. This information has misled… Read more