Lecture at the KW Health & Wellness Expo:MS-Living Symptom Free

Lecture at the KW Health & Wellness Expo: MS-Living Symptom Free I’m so excited to be doing a talk for the KW Health & Wellness Expo on October 27. In this talk, I’ll be telling my personal story of being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 17 years ago and how I have kept my symptoms of

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The Best Diet For Multiple Sclerosis

You probably came here looking for a definitive answer about what specific diet is the very best diet to follow when you have multiple sclerosis. From vegetarian to vegan, to raw vegan to paleo – I’ve known people who have tried them all, including myself! One thing I would say is this. Be cautious of

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Rustic Pumpkin Spice Rice Pudding

Pumpkin Spice Season is Here! Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger? What’s not to love about pumpkin spice! These spices are both delicious AND anti-inflammatory! It’s a win-win ✔️✔️ Yesterday I came up with the most delicious pumpkin spice rice pudding recipe. Some people love their rice pudding on the simple side, but not me. Anytime you

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The Effect of Gut Bacteria on MS

Studies have shown that the bacteria in our gut play a very important role when it comes to the development and progression of autoimmune conditions. Researchers have discovered that MS patients have a distinct microbiome compared to their healthy peers. One specific study divided RRMS patients into groups that separated those with active disease and

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It all starts in the gut!

The reason why Module 1 of my MS program starts with addressing gut health is because according to the holistic model of health, the underlying cause of autoimmune reactions is triggered by intestinal hyperpermeability, commonly referred to as leaky gut syndrome. In this scenario within the digestive system, the intestinal lining becomes irritated and inflamed

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Why Do We Get a Lump in Our Throat When We’re Sad?

Whether we’re overcome with joy at a beautiful wedding ceremony, or we just watched a sad Humane Society commercial, our bodies respond in much the same way. Many of us who cry or are on the verge of crying often feel a lump-like sensation in the throat. As there isn’t an actual lump forming in

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Holiday Survival Tips for Both the Body and Mind

Delicious food, holiday celebrations and a little added stress can make sticking to your health goals a challenge. You work hard to keep yourself well and feeling good and in balance all year long so there is no reason why the holidays should be any different! Follow these simple tips to enjoy the holidays and

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Beat the Winter Blues Before They Start!

It’s dark when I wake up in the morning and dark before I leave work! I don’t know about you, but I’m already starting to miss the sun! These cold, short days are getting to me early this year. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to a change in the seasons.

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No-Bake Dairy-Free Cheesecake: 2 Ways!

I love developing and sharing recipes, especially ones that are allergen-free and safe for everyone to eat! These days my schedule is so hectic, I struggle to find time to practice this favourite pastime of mine. This is one of the recipes I sampled during one of my cheesecake workshops back in the summer. During

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Are You Getting Enough Potassium?

Muscle cramping, weakness, fatigue, tingling or numb extremities, heart palpitations…are you getting enough potassium? There can be several different underlying causes for some of the symptoms above. In my nutrition practice however, I analyze a lot of food diaries submitted by my clients and over the years I have noticed that many people are not

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