" Through healing my gut and body, I fell in love with natural health and never looked back. " We were excited to invite Biohacking enthusiast Brittany Ford for an interview to learn more about her unique journey, and have a little peek into what her daily life is like! Keep reading below to learn more: Edit: Since publishing this article, Brittany has since completed her program in Holistic Nutrition, and we could not be more proud of her! " I felt a lot older than I should
What are Tiger Nuts? Tiger nuts, unlike what the name suggests, are actually not nuts; they are tubers. Also known as yellow nutsedge, these small, wrinkled tiger nuts were part of the original Paleo diet. The tiger-striped exterior earned the tiger nut its name and is about the size of a chickpea. Its taste is similar to a coconut or almond, being mildly sweet and starchy (I was very surprised by the taste when I tried it myself!). These tough nuts have various health benefi
Happy February 28th! I'm not sure how it works out, but for me February is always the most exhilarating month. Which means, we need extra endocrine, adrenal and mood support from our intake! Let's get started. The first thing to know is that the most important thing about fat, aside from "kind"- is something I call "integrity". If fat is rancid, or spoiled, even if it was originally a healthy type of fat for you, it has rendered itself something that will do more harm than go
Having previously worked in the fashion industry, Hilary (also known as Holistic Hilary) has now transitioned to a career as a holistic health coach where she aims to help others transform their lives and make the best decisions for their health. She's been through her own health struggles growing up, finding difficulty in forming a positive relationship with food - but now she is thriving! We're so grateful that Hilary took the time to sit down to chat with us to share her s
It's mid February, and as we all know, love is in the air! It's that time of the year again where heart-shaped chocolates fill the aisles of grocery stores, flower shops are bustling, and restaurant reservations for the 14th are filling up fast. But whether you're planning for a romantic night out with your partner or celebrating with your closest circle of friends, let's take a moment to show appreciation and love to the person you've literally spent your entire life with -
So! This is a busy season for you, launching and everything- how do you stay Sane? (laughs) I would say Christmas/ the holidays is a time where your health can actually be at a huge advantage. The reason why I think so is because of love. It's a time you're surrounded by friends and family, you get to take more time to reflect, care for those in your life and think deeply about reconnecting with yourself. What do you prioritize? I always try to really prioritize the key peopl
" I don’t think there is a recipe for being happy; it's something that really has to come from yourself! This week we interviewed the bubbly Sloane Chmara (@kaleandkravings), a college student and holistic wellness coach. Currently in school studying Medicine, Health & Society with a focus on Health Behaviors, Sloane spreads her message through being an online holistic wellness coach, her blog, and her recently started Youtube channel! Being a dancer since the age of three, S
Not all friendships are created equal, but the best ones leave you feeling good about yourself— a side effect that can actually lead to a younger you. How? It's all connected to our telomeres and the levels of telomerase in our body. But what, exactly, are telomeres and telomerase?
Telomeres are caps at the end of our chromosomes that protect our DNA from damage. Telomere shortening- which happens each time our DNA replicates- is linked to ageing, the length of our lifespan
Old news! Cosmetic purchases, and vetting their quality, are very important. But we're here this morning to help you make decisions that can help you eliminate nasty toxins from your beauty regimen. So #1 - Beware of the green washing. Many companies have hopped onboard with this, which for them is logical for them because it can be lucrative. Bear in mind there are limited rules when it comes to writing "green" on a label, and even less regulation when it comes to "organic".
So we've all heard of retinol ingredients on our face at night, the synthetic version of vitamin A (which rejuvenates collagen) but there's also an ingredient rich in the natural kind. Enter: Rosehip Oil. It's luxurious and has a rose-like smell, rich in natural vitamins C, D, E & beta carotene (vitamin A). It's also rich in GLA, the skin-feeding fat in evening primrose oil. Here's the highlight reel of how it can help get your skin ready for summer: Reduce dark spots: espec
We envy the people who never worry about their digestion, yet for the rest of us there are some helpful steps we can take once we learn about the whole process of how food becomes nutrition in the bloodstream. First, let's do a bit of break-down on the steps of digestion and the systems and organs that support us: Water: drinking lots of water helps kickstart digestion in the morning, water helps your kidneys, liver and intestines remove waste. Eating your water is equally im