Today I would like to continue the discussion by introducing adaptogens. Adaptogens are plants which can come in the form of roots, leaves, mushrooms (technically fungi, I know) that can help your body normalize the stress chemicals you produce. This means that if your stress chemicals are high, these plants help lower them back to normal.Read More
Anyone who has tried it knows that starting a business is no easy feat. There are SO many more things to think about than I was ever aware of starting No Shoes Nutrition. I have lucked into meeting some very knowledgeable people who have mentored me along the way and I have had the support of my amazing husband who has been there to help me figure things out. My little pet project of starting my own nutrition business has been one of the most life changing endeavors in my career and in my adult life.Read More
New Addition to No Shoes Nutrition
Today is a special day. I am pleased to be introducing to the world to a new addition here at No Shoes Nutrition. Penny DeJager, a former student of mine at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, impressed me so much with her knowledge and love of nutrition last year that after her graduation this past September I asked Penny if she would consider joining No Shoes Nutrition to bring her knowledge base and expertise and join the team. I was delighted when her answer was yes!Read More
Why a Why is so Important
When you are losing weight, trying to improve your health or have any BIG goal it’s important you have a strong “WHY”. This doesn’t mean a reason like “because I should” or “because my doctor told me I need to” although those are both good reasons to start embarking on a change in lifestyle to get healthy, they might not get you through the tough times….and trust me when I say there are likely going to be tough times if the “goal” is a big one.Read More
How to Make your Dream come True!
The stories are everywhere, always uplifting, always inspiring:
The woman who created a wellness clinic in her inner-city neighborhood.
The man who lost 200 pounds after being housebound for a decade.
Fermented Foods – Love Your Guts!!
If you’ve been on social media or even watching the news there has been lots of talk recently about fermented foods. Is this a new trend in the dieting roller coaster? Will there be a new fad diet using fermented food? I doubt it but wouldn’t put it past the media! Fermented foods have been around for centuries and have been dietary staples in many cultures!Read More
Vitamin D – What is it and Why do I need it?
I keep hearing that summer is coming. Spring is apparently here but there is still snow in the forecast!! This gets me thinking about Vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin. I am supposed to be able to make this essential vitamin in my body by getting exposure to the sun. But, I live in the great white north so is it possible to get enough vitamin D from the sun when there are very few days when the sun seems to shine?Read More
Does kale really suck? I thought I would highlight a food that packs a HUGE nutritional punch but gets a bad rap for taste. Kale. It’s green, it’s rugged and many claim it has the taste of wet cardboard. But is that because you’re not preparing it correctly?Read More
Eat Veggies - Kill the Cravings
Almost everyone craves sweets. It’s only natural as our body’s use glucose (the simplest form of sugar) for energy. But rather than depending on processed sugar, why not try to add naturally sweet foods to your daily diet to satisfy your sweet tooth?Read More
First things first, what is the difference between juicing in my home and just going to the store and buying myself some juice? Juicing at home can be cheaper (once you have your juicer) depending on where you buy your produce, it’s fresher so all the enzymes and nutrients are present, and you know exactly what’s going into it. Buying juice in the store can be expensive (were talking fresh pressed), you don’t know exactly what quality of produce is going into your juice, and it can be more expensive.Read More