• 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…

  • Beauty

    Recovery Hair Mask Recipe

    TIFF is here in Toronto and while everyone is looking at the fashion and the famous faces… I’m gawking over the fabulous HAIR! Everyone wants luscious locks with the perfect amount of shine and bounce just like what we’re seeing on the red carpets this week! In honour of this, I’m going to share my all-time favourite natural hair mask recipe. Here are some glossy hair goals from TIFF over the past few days that will inspire you to try the hair mask:   I have used tons of expensive hair masks especially after travelling this summer and trying to fix the damage it caused. Sadly, I don’t like 90% of the hair…

  • 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

    The Supermodel Workout: 6 Steps to a Gigi Hadid Body

        The three main assets that we all love to admire on a supermodel is their tight bums, flat abs and long, lean legs. I always am looking for ways to target these three areas at the gym and have reached out to a pro on the most simplest way to achieve the Gigi Hadid body. I’ve always wondered… how does supermodels like Gigi Hadid get that overall toned body while keeping her curves without gaining bulk? I asked my friend & personal trainer, Emily Bloom, to show me how to make this possible for anyone! Emily is the perfect girl to ask since, she herself has that Gigi…

  • Beauty

    Beauty ideals: Asia vs. America

    If you follow me on Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook… you know I’ve recently travelled and spent the month in Asia. The best thing about travelling to the other side of the world is exploring their culture and traditional practices of achieving everyday health and beauty. Every country has a certain beauty ideal and media around the world can hold completely different standards of beauty than other countries. The various global perceptions of beauty has really sparked my interest and I have always paid attention to this every time I travel. During my stay in Asia, I really wanted to learn what their culture considered attractive in comparison to how I…

  • Travel

    Best of Bali: Kamandalu Resort, Ubud

    Our next stop in Bali was the lovely and luscious Ubud! This northern city and the resort we stayed at is HIGHLY recommended if you ever visit Indonesia. We booked two nights at the Kamandalu Resort & Spa. Our stay was absolutely magical and I wish that we had spent just one more night at this gorgeous hotel. SERVICE Kamandalu’s driver picked us up in Seminyak. He was very kind and wasn’t shy to tell us the history of Bali answering all our “What’s that?” questions during the drive. He didnt mind if we wanted to stop at one of the art or silver shops on the way and even encouraged…

  • Travel

    Travelling Thailand: How I did it!

    What a better way to celebrate completing my 2nd year of Naturopathic medical school by packing up and heading to South East Asia with friends! First stop: Thailand! Throughout the past few years I have stumbled upon and screen-shotted gorgeous Instagram posts of Thailand. Screen-shotting these photos help me visualize and work hard to make a lot of my dreams into reality. I have a “Dream Board” photo album on my iPhone for whenever I see something that I like as inspiration, a dream travel destination or something I want. Dream boards sound so simple but work very well. If you are not familiar with the concept, I suggest you watch…