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

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 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

5 Easy Ways to Get Back on Track When You Fall Off the Nutrition Horse

**Update: Originally titled “5 Easy Ways to Get Back on Track After the Holidays”, but then I realized that the holidays aren’t the only time we fall off the horse… so enjoy. Phew… I made it. It’s Dec. 26th, and I just came home from my final family holiday get-together. The company and the love has been so great, but … Read More

DIY All Natural Dry Shampoo

Here’s a fact about me; I only wash my hair a couple of times a week. Personally, I find that it’s way more manageable when I don’t wash it daily, and from a time-management standpoint, long hair just takes too long to wash, dry and style daily. So, dry shampoo is great. It can be really awesomely helpful when you’re … Read More

5 Must-Have Small Appliances for Healthy Eating

Ever wondered what small appliances are necessary to curate a healthy lifestyle? These are the tools/small appliances I use constantly, and in my opinion, your top 5 must-haves to make healthy meals at home: High Power Blender I put this as number one, because it is hands down, my number one most-used small appliance. Let’s start with the unfortunate news; … Read More

Continuous Brew Kombucha at Home

I recently started brewing my own kombucha and I have to say, it’s wayyyyy easier than I imagined. I am going to share how to do the ‘continuous brew’ method, as opposed to the ‘batch’ method, as I’ve experimented with both and find continuous brew to be my preferred method. Happy brewing! What is Kombucha and Why is it Awesome? Kombucha is … Read More

6 Ways to Take Your Salads from Dull to DELICIOUS

So, you like salads and know they are good for you, but they can get kinda boring after a while… am I right? I eat a big green salad pretty much every day. Eating a big green salad daily is a fantastic way to pack in phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants… the good stuff! Unfortunately, many people get bored of … Read More