MS and the Connection to Gut Health

On September 28th, 2017 I was invited to do a talk for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to discuss the fascinating link between multiple sclerosis and gut health. I’m always so grateful to be given the opportunity to do these talks. I received such good feedback from the lecture that I decided to release

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Finding the Best Care for a Senior When You Live Far Away

by Marie Villeza elderimpact.org Photo by Pixabay   When your elderly loved one is in need of extra help, it can be a frightening and frustrating time — for both of you. But when that loved one lives far away, it’s  even more difficult. You need to find a place to take care of your

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Is Juicing Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis?

To Juice or Not to Juice? Juice cleansing. Juice fasting. Juice feasting. Is it right for everyone? Juicing is a centuries-old health practice that can be traced back to ancient cultures. Some sources state that juicing was even mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls that date back before 150 BC and over the last 10

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3 Simple Snack Ideas

Frozen Blueberries It’s always a good idea to be prepared with quick and easy snacks in order to avoid reaching for sugary treats. Try keeping frozen blueberries in your freezer at all times. Buy them organic when they are in season. Wash them immediately and lay them out on a towel to dry before storing

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Lemon Meringue Banana Cream Chia Pudding

Gluten-Free * Dairy-Free * Vegan * Absolutely Delicious * A few months ago, I decided to run a series of plant-based cooking classes and recipe share workshops. My goodness it has been fun. Have I ever mentioned how much I love cooking and feeding people? I really do! This is one of the recipes I

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Raw Cookie Dough Energy Balls

Grain-Free * Dairy-Free * Gluten-Free Another happy accident that manifested into a delicious recipe! Oh how I love when that happens. As I was preparing for my Vegan Basics 101 workshop last night, I was in a hurry to make some healthy treats to serve up. I meant to open a can of chickpeas, but instead,

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Fully Loaded Veggie Chili

This recipe was requested from someone who attended one of my workshops the other day. Perfect timing, because I always crave this recipe when the weather is rainy and dreary – like today! I love using chopped cauliflower to bulk up a recipe! Even though I absolutely love cauliflower, you can’t really taste it in

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Autoimmunity and Gut Health

The human body is host to trillions of bacteria – at least 1,000 different strains. There are exciting studies on this subject, which are constantly emerging, and they explore the connection between gut bacteria and several inflammatory, autoimmune conditions. Modern day researchers are even suggesting that an imbalance of gut bacteria may have a direct link to multiple sclerosis.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Hemp Muffins

#dairyfree #eggfree #glutenfree #vegan #madewithlove I love doing workshops on plant-based nutrition, and I feel so lucky to live in an area where there is so much interest in this topic. For the next few months I am doing a series of workshops and cooking classes focused on promoting the awareness of whole food, plant-based

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