Why You Need to Start Brewing Kombucha

I’m sure most children, as I did, would question such methods after being repeatedly warned to take caution over spoiled and moldy foods… foods that, we’ve been told, have “gone bad”. We’ve been conditioned to fear the natural process of fermentation. And the fear, for me, was real– I was even the one who would avoid the entire banana if … Read More

Quick and Easy Detoxifying Face Mask

  Activated charcoal is getting a lot of buzz right now. We’re seeing it in commercial masks, face washes, etc., and for good reason; it has great detoxifying capabilities. It’s great for people who are acne or blackhead prone. Activated charcoal is becoming more and more widely available. You’d be surprised to know that you can usually find the capsule … Read More

6 Edible Flowers You NEED in Your Home Garden

  Eat… flowers… what?! Yes! Many flowers are edible, and make delicious, flavourful, nutritious and PRETTY additions to your meals. Plus, they’re wildly easy to grow, AND attract pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds…), which we NEED in order to grow vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, squash etc. There are so many to choose from, but I’ve come up with my personal top … Read More

Get Fit the Fun Way: A Beginner’s Guide to Obstacle Course Racing

The sport of obstacle course racing has exploded in the last few years, with several new races popping up every year. Spartan Race, Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash are likely the ones you’ve heard the most about if you’re just getting into the sport. In the Greater Toronto Area you can also try Mud Hero, Met Con Blue, Rugged Maniac, … Read More

How to Tap Into the Power of a Personalized Yoga Practice

Just eight months ago I would have described myself as a devout yogi who, over the course of ten years, experienced countless mental, physical and spiritual benefits as a result of my regular practice. When I was 17 years old, hot yoga was a workout I would do with a group of friends. At that point it was such a … Read More

How to Eat to Combat Stress and Fatigue with Dr. Salna Smith, ND

You awake to the abrupt BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! of your alarm clock. Sadly, snooze just isn’t an option. You put your feet on the floor, go to stand up and a wave of dizziness hits you like it does everyday. Your foggy mind says ‘it’s ok, it’ll just be like this until we have a coffee’…and so the day begins. … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Veggies

So, you’re ready to grow your own organic veggies, but have never gardened in your life and have no idea where to begin. Perhaps you are like my friend Sarah and consider yourself to be an accidental plant murderer and have a black thumb (sorry Sarah). I bet there are a million questions flying through your head, like “what kind of … Read More

30 Random Facts About Me

Because I’m kind of elusive, and I’m ready to share a little more about myself… Here are 30 random facts about Laura Franklin (aka ME) that are sure to excite you. Well, they might not excite you but if your aim is to learn more about me, then read on: 30 Random Facts About Me: I was born and raised … Read More

Bone Broth: Everything You Need to Know to DIY

Hi. I love bone broth! Bone broth is not only a super nutritious and healing food, but it also adds beautiful flavour to other dishes you use it to cook with (soups, stews, curries, crockpot meats; the list goes on…). The cool thing is that you can actually find good quality bone broth, pre-made, in many health conscious grocery stores … Read More