WELLNESS

Fuel for your wellness journey.

Vedge Pledge: Kickstart Your Health

Vedge Pledge Just launched. Eliminate the ugly and ignite your inner happiness. Get that glow and start feeling your best. For details contact me here or alyssa@nourished.ca Vedge Pledge: It’s not a juice Cleanse or a Detox, but more of a guide to get you out of

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School Blues? Not with Healthy Lunches

Healthy eating is always instyle. But now more than ever is it time to stock up on nutritious options to ensure kids head off to school with the fuel they need to grow, focus and learn their best. While we fill those environmentally friendly reusable

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Eat Your Way Slim

This isn’t a diet, nor a fad, it’s a lifestyle. The key to sliming down permanently is simply making healthy eating a lifestyle—with every food decision. The below foods are known to rev your metabolism and whittle your waist even more while leaving you looking

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Nourished Dining

Born out of the passion of living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Nourished Dining is a program dedicated to helping diners enjoy the modern dining experience while simultaneously indulging in healthy, delicious fare. No low fat, low carb, counting calories fad diets. If you follow me, you know by now, that

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How to Whole Food?

Lately, I have had so many people ask me just how I stick to such a whole foods diet. It takes a effort, but there’s a huge reward. And it becomes addictive. The more you eat well, themore you want to eat well. Here are

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Do I dare DIY, OMG.

I can’t believe I am even saying this, yet alone doing this. Talk to me 5 years ago, I would have thought this was so ridiculous, over-the-top, way too out-there for me and something that I would seriously never get into. Well here we are. Never

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Coconut Oil

I call it goddess grease. It’s rich, creamy, exotic and to me, the ultimate in luxury. I am talking Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. It’s high fat content gave it a bad rep for awhile, but thank God the majority of us smartened up and

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Kick Sugar Now: Here’s How

Kick the sugar once and for all. Here’s how: 1. EAT ENOUGH WHOLE FOODS: When we don’t eat enough low sugar whole foods during the day, our body naturally craves calories. That afternoon cookie binge? Junk food splurge after 4? Eating sufficient amounts of whole foods is

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White lines: Hidden Sugar Culprits

Just back from a weekend in LA at the country’s largest health conference. Every second was crazy inspiring listening to the world’s leading pioneers in nutrition—David Wolf, Mark Sisson, Geneen Roth, and Paul Pitchford to name a few. I left with a ton of OMGs.

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Smoothie Making 101: Mastering the Mix

I love a good smoothie. Not only does it taste good, but there isn’t a more efficient way to pack in the nutrients, vitamins, minerals and super foods into your system. It’s one of those things that sometimes looks easier that it is and you

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Stocking the Anti-Aging Kitchen

Stocking the Anti-Aging Kitchen: Everything we eat effects our happiness—from our inner beings, how efficiently our cells and organs work, to how we feel and even to the radiance of our skin. Even in the way we walk. Do you have a spring in your

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Morning Drinks Redefined

I like my coffee. For me it is a treat. I don’t drink it every morning, but have had times in my life where it was all I thought about if I didn’t have it. Seems like lately everyone is either trying to find the

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7 Superfoods to Spring You Forward

OK, so by now you know this is no diet. This is about eating well to look, feel, and perform your very best. It’s not about a matter of choking down foods because they’re good for you. It’s about filling your plate with delicious, beautiful

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Sugar Blues

(BClifestyle.ca, Spring 2014 – link) Just back from a weekend in LA at the country’s largest health conference. Every second was crazy inspiring listening to the world’s leading pioneers in nutrition—David Wolf, Mark Sisson, Geneen Roth, and Paul Pitchford to name a few. I left with

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Fast Food Yuck

(BClifestyle.ca, Spring 2014 – link) Fast food meals are rife with all kind of unhealthy ingredients. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be found in condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard), soda, fries, desserts, salad dressings and bread products. It has been linked to obesity, liver scarring, and type

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Renewal

(BClifestyle.ca, Spring 2014 – link) So true. I am just back from a month of being completely unplugged. When was the last time you gave yourself that gift? A new beginning, a renewed perspective, a rebirth, recharged. Call it what you will, it feels amazing, limitless, like

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The Silent Killer

(BClifestyle.ca, Spring 2014 – link) The results you want come from daily practice.  It’s the small daily decisions that effect us in a huge way. Healthy food = Healthy cells = Healthy thoughts = Healthy YOU.  Conversely, crap goes in, crap comes out.  You get

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Kick the Sugar

(BClifestyle.ca, Spring 2014 – link) Kick the sugar once and for all. Here’s how: 1. EAT ENOUGH WHOLE FOODS  When we don’t eat enough low sugar whole foods during the day, our body naturally craves calories. That afternoon cookie binge? Junk food splurge after 4? Eating

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Spring Awakening

After almost a month of being away, I was greeted by cherry blossoms when I returned from Vancouver. It was an immediate hit of spring. When we arrived at home to our city town home, I was shocked. I walked up my front stoop and I

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My Love Affair with Kale

I’m obsessed. It’s been over 4 years this Kale obsession of mine has rocked my world. Since I have been eating this gorgeous, glorious green, I have felt my absolute best. Through the thick of it all—late nights writing, researching and working to up long

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