• Health

    Benefits of Okra +Recipe

    Are you feeling… -bloated? -tired? -sluggish? -irritable? -constipated/ irregular? -craving sugar? -difficult to lose those few extra pounds?       You may need okra in your life!   Okra is a vegetable that is packed with the BEST kind of fibre. Okra’s fibre creates a mucilage effect that basically lubricates your colon rather than the common drying/constipating effect that you might feel after eating cereals, grains or powdered fibre(ex. Metamucil). Fibre is SO important and a lot of adults are deficient nowadays! Okra helps regulate our bowels, eliminate effectively and detox our organs and skin. Okra is also extremely nutritious! It is full of potassium, folic acid, Vitamin C, calcium…

  • Health

    The Superpowers of Chaga + Recipes

    The seasons are changing and the sniffling from people around me has begun! The start of fall is the perfect time to introduce Chaga and my Superpower Potion Chaga drink! Chaga is an amazing adaptogen that helps your body adapt to internal or external stressors. I have been drinking chaga tea almost every other day the past two weeks in order to help me feel energized and avoid catching a cold as we welcome in sweater weather. Chaga not only helps with weather change but also keeps me going during stressful periods in my personal life and school. Preventing burn-out is so important especially with exams a few weeks away.…

  • Health,  Travel

    Healthy living in Vancouver, Marijuana and Beauty with Mary Zilba

    This summer, I travelled out west to beautiful British Columbia. During this trip, I met some interesting people, learned the lifestyle, and got to do some preceptorship work with some of the best naturopathic doctors in the country. While I was in the vibrant city of Vancouver, I fell in love with the healthy and laid-back lifestyle! Vancouver is filled with luscious nature, gorgeous views and the people are just be as fantastic! I am so excited to have had the chance to interview one of the coolest ladies in Van City… The Real Housewives of Vancouver star and Canadian Popstar, Mary Zilba! . . . .  JAMIE: You haven’t always lived…

  • Health

    Plants in the Home: 3 Reasons to Keep These Indoor Plants

        Do you have plants in your home? Any at all? Not fake but real live luscious plants. It is so important to have plants in our homes and here is 3 reasons why:   #1. They purify the air we breathe! With cold weather around the corner, we all will be sealing up our homes. Without constant ventilation through the house, the air gets stuffy and the quality of the air indoors will decrease. Have you ever heard of VOCs (volatile organic compounds)? These compounds released into our homes everyday and negatively effect our family’s acting as carcinogens, causing unexplained headaches, skin or mental irritation, low energy and…

  • Health

    Gluten-Free Refreshing Tabbouleh

    Hello again, everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while… I just finished writing my board exam (NPLEX I). It was the first of two board exams Naturopathic Doctors will write. I have been studying like crazy over the past 6 weeks so excuse my lack of updating the blog! I’m SO excited that the exam is out of the way because now I can focus on a month of relaxation before school starts up again in September! What better way to kick off summer than with a refreshing new recipe? I’m headed to a BBQ this afternoon in Toronto and I decided to bring my signature tabbouleh! Tabbouleh is…

  • Beauty,  Health

    10 Workouts to a Perkier Butt

    Bikini, tight dresses and short-shorts season is just around the corner! What better way to prepare like trying out new and easy exercises to lift and tone your derrière! I asked my good friend Emily Ferris, a bikini body competitor, to give me her most effective workouts targeted to strengthen the glutes! Emily is an amazing workout partner, super motivating and her body is super inspiring! I love working out with fun people who know what they’re doing. Here’s a picture of Em that motivates me when I think I’m too tired to go to the gym… These exercises that we put together aren’t too complicated and we tried to make them look as…

  • Health

    Why I Make This for Dinner After Grocery Shopping

    It’s Sunday night, I just finished grocery shopping and have a ton of items from the produce aisles. Sometimes after buying a lot of fresh food, they’ll be pushed to the back of the fridge and expire before we can make use of them. As a student, I hate wasting and don’t have much time to make three nice meals from scratch every single day. It is so much better to have a strategy that not only makes a huge, nutritious dinner, but also provides pre-cooked leftovers AND veggies that are cleaned, cut up and ready to go for following meals. Meal planning became so much more easier when I came up with this…