Staying Healthy While on Vacation

Staying Healthy While on Vacation

When preparing for a holiday with your family, there is a lot of preparing, planning and organizing to be done. We all want to be sure that we are Staying Healthy While on Vacation. There are some things that we must take into consideration including, but certainly not limited to: the typical weather to be expected the type of food that will be available (particularly for children of individuals with allergies or food sensitivities what comforts from home should be packed for children what regular vitamins, medications or homeopathic remedies need to be packed Orange Naturals has an excellent list … Continue reading

Potential Benefits of Oil Pulling #ONatural

Benefits of Oil Pulling

Recently, I saw a post on Facebook that asked the question Have you tried oil pulling? Would you give it a go? I have seen more and more information online about Oil Pulling and I have always been intrigued. I actually gave it a try once last year, but within seconds of the oil being in my mouth, I had to spit it out as the texture drove me crazy. However, I LOVE Orange Naturals and when I saw them post about it, it got me thinking that I really should commit to giving it an honest try. Just because … Continue reading

20 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holiday Season

How to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

Disclaimer: If you are the type of person who LOVES every single second of the holidays, this post is NOT for you. This post is meant for people who feel heightened amounts of stress and anxiety during the holidays. Good Times: Friends, family, food, gifts…. But yet, for many people, the holidays are filled with additional stress! Why STRESS?! Pressure. Worry. Finances. Anxiety. Depression. With visiting friends and family comes food preparation, shopping for gifts and cleaning your home. Often, we end up having a few extra later nights than they are used to which creates havoc with our typical … Continue reading

FREE Printable Allergy Cards for Restaurants

Wheat Allergy Card

Does your child have a food allergy? Eating at restaurants can be a rather stressful experience when your child has a food allergy, especially when it is a serious one! I have discovered that I have an allergy to Flax Seed. While there is no official test (that I have been able to find) for this type of allergy, I am certain I have one due to the reaction that I have every time I consume Flax Seed. Now I can say from first hand experience just how scary food allergies really are and I would never EVER wish a … Continue reading

Commit to Being Healthier with @SUBWAYCanada #SUBWAYFreshSwap

Subway Sandwich

Did you know that SUBWAY® Restaurants is encouraging Canadians to take the Commit to Fit™ Pledge and commit to leading a healthier, active lifestyle. I’m always on the lookout for ways that my family can be more healthy. The Commit to Fit Pledge with Subway Canada has been an excellent motivator for me to help my family make some healthier choices this month. Some ideas that Subway provided me with were: So far, the kids and I have taken many flights of stairs instead of elevators, my family has chosen Subway for a fast dinner option instead of less healthy … Continue reading

The Healthy Shopper Spring Picks {#GIVEAWAY}

Healthy Shopper Spring 2014

The Healthy Shopper has been helping Canadians cut harmful ingredients from their diets, personal care and household products by making suggestions of great, healthier products to choose. AVOID the “Scary 7” ingredients: High-fructose corn syrup Trans fats MSG (Monosodium glutamate) Artificial sweeteners Artificial colours Artificial flavours Preservatives The Healthy Shopper offers a coupon book that allows Canadians to try out high-quality natural and organic products at more affordable prices. I know that when it comes to trying out new products, it is easier to take the “risk” associated when I can purchase the product at a discounted price by using … Continue reading

Protinis – Protein Rich Healthy Snack {GIVEAWAY} #PROTINIS


Since taking a different approach to my nutritional health this year, I have put a strong focus on the amount of protein that I take in at every meal. Snacks are often challenging for me because in the past, my snacks often contained a strong emphasis on carbohydrates. I’m so excited to hear that Maple Leaf Foods have caught on to the snacking trend and are offering a new alternative. Maple Leaf® Natural Selections® PROTINIS™ make a protein rich healthy snack for the whole family! Here are some interesting statistics on snacking habits in Canada: Maple Leaf® Natural Selections® PROTINIS … Continue reading

Nasal Congestion Relief with #hydraSense {GIVEAWAY}

I have always been one who cannot stand to have a stuffy nose, in fact when I am stuffed up I cannot sleep and that drives me absolutely crazy. There are many nose sprays on the market, but your body can get used to them and you can become permanently stuffed up which would be terrible. Right now, we are about to enter allergy season which means that I need some nose congestion relief on a daily basis! hydraSense helps me breathe!   Not only is hydraSense easy to use, but it is effective in reducing nasal congestion. It is … Continue reading

Shop from Home with @HealthSnapCA {Giveaway}

Health Snap

Many of us enjoy the convenience of ordering online. Do you like to shop from home? I absolutely love the convenience of it, especially when items arrive as quickly as they do from HealthSnap. HealthSnap is a 100% Canadian online retail site based out of Toronto, Ontario. HealthSnap sells thousands of products that fall into a number of different categories including: Baby & Mom, Beauty & Skin Care, Diet & Fitness, Household, Medicine, Personal Care, Sexual Wellness, and Vitamins & Supplements. Information taken directly from their site. Aside from the selection, the amazing customer service and of course, the convenience, … Continue reading

Teaching Nutrition to my Daughter #WorldWithoutDieting #Giveaway

When I was in elementary school, I would say that I was considered to be an average to slightly above average weight for my height, but I always felt bigger. I wasn’t thin, I wasn’t large, I was just….me and somewhere in between. When I entered high school, my social life went from being practically nothing to an overwhelming high. That combined with hormones and changes in my life led me to become even more self conscious about my weight. I remember peer pressure playing a huge role and I also remember feeling an internal pressure to be thin. This … Continue reading