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The Shocking Truth

Eight¬†years ago was the first time in human history¬†where our offspring have a shorter projected lifespan than that of their parents. If this trend continues at the current rate, in 2044 the medical expenses to take care of all the people with Type II diabetes will be more than all of the taxes in the […]

SMOOTHIES! Errors and How to Fall in Love

There are some really great smoothie recipes out there that include healthy ingredients, and even vegetables and superfood powders. Smoothies are wonderful in the mornings or after a workout because they are absorbed quickly and taste great. You can sneak in other beneficial ingredients effectively, often without tasting them. Many of my clients struggle with […]

Keep the Taste. Cut the Carbs

Avoiding the winter bulge? Having trouble with meal ideas or healthy side dishes that aren’t so dense in carbohydrates and gluten? One simple ingredient may help broaden your options and improve your health without adding the pounds. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family, which also includes some other familiar vegetables such as broccoli, […]

How to Prevent and Treat Cellulite

Do you have skin that appears dimply or lumpy in texture, particularly around those areas such as buns, thighs and stomach? 85% of adult women in North America have this on at least one area of their body. There is nothing attractive about this and, unfortunately, body fat is not to blame. Small or large, […]

Snack Attack!

Ashley’s Latest Creations and 5 Snack Ingredients to Avoid If you haven’t tried my protein bites or snacks, that is unfortunate! (read about them on this site) In all seriousness, snacking and breakfasts are one of the biggest challenges for many people. Planning, preparing and reminding yourself to eat when you are on the fly […]

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

(The better breakfast or afternoon snack) It is tough to find a pancake recipe that is free of grains and inflammatory ingredients. This flavour is ideal for fall season. They WILL have a different texture than your standard fluffy wheat pancakes, and you may need to adjust some of the ingredients to get the batter […]

Healthiest Lasagna Recipe Ever!

This recipe has been such a hit with clients, it was time to share! Believe it or not, I experimented by eliminating all dairy/cheese from this recipe and it still turned out amazing. A pureed cauliflower cream sauce substituted very well. Grains, Gluten and Dairy are all foods many people are sensitive to, so turning […]

Happy Guts, Less Sniffles

It’s that time of year! Headaches, mucus, chills, coughs, dry throat, fever… Schools, workplaces, and even trips to the gym and grocery store expose you to all kinds of unpleasant illnesses. Sometimes it is inevitable that you will get sick, but the majority of the time a little effort on your part can decrease your […]

Weight + BMI, Oh My

In my opinion, Body Mass Index is the worst measurement to determine how healthy a person is. When I was at the doctor not too long ago, it was no surprise when they requested I step on the scale. When we got back in to the room, the woman who wrote my number down had […]

Skinny Drinks Adding Pounds?

Between studying and work-related meetings, I have spent hundreds of hours in coffee shops. Due to my profession, I can’t help but notice the lengthy orders people place and the loud announcement from the employees after they have completed your: grande, half sweet, soy, light whip, extra hot, extra drizzle, “skinny” latte. In a way […]