How to Make Nourishing Herbal Infusions: Improve Health, Strengthen Bones, Better Skin & Hair

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Nourishing herbal infusions are a rich source of bioavailable phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and protein to improve your health and beauty – firming skin, strengthening bones and generally helping you to look and feel better without expensive supplements.  This is true no matter what your health problem as with natural medicine, what heals one thing, heals all things. I have been …

UPDATE: Dupuytren’s – Plantar Fibromatosis – Ledderhose

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  It has been awhile since I have talked about my genetic connective tissue disorder. What I am going to say will be a bit controversial for some as I tend to think outside the conventional box. Fortunately, there are plenty of trained physicians (such as Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Christiane Northrup and Dr. Amy Myers) that are firmly in …

How to Create Your Best Life in the New Year

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Every year, come January, people think of new beginnings and making resolutions for change. Sadly, by the end of the month, most of those promises we have made to ourselves are broken. What can you do to really transform your life in a positive way? First of all, rather than just thinking about the coming year, get clear on what …

VIDEO: New Healthy Personal Care Products @CHFA East

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For more information about some of these products, click here. *NOTE: I chose all of these products based on what I found new and interesting – there are no affiliate links, this is my unbiased personal opinion about them.

VIDEO: Exciting New Healthy Food & Drink @CHFA East

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For more information about some of these products, click here. *NOTE: I chose all of these products based on what I found new and interesting – there are no affiliate links, this is my unbiased personal opinion about them.

VIDEO: How to Make Almond Nut Milk at Home

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Making your own nut milk at home is so simple that it almost does not require a recipe. If you would like to see it done, check out the short video above! You can use almost any nut, seed or a combination. Brazil nut mixed with almond is a favourite of mine. Sesame seed milk is packed with calcium, so …

My Pain Liniment – All Natural Spray Relief

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At a serendipitous time (my feet were killing me) I discovered this unique new spray product, MyPain Liniment, at the 2016 CHFA East trade show for health products.  The small glass bottle contains mainly DMSO and peppermint oil.

New Products from CHFA East!

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Every fall, I look forward to discovering new and exciting health products at the Canadian Health Food Association, CHFA East conference and trade show. In the photo you can see some of my faves! I somehow missed featuring the shampoo on the tray above in my upcoming videos and wanted to mention it. A natural shampoo without harmful chemicals, that …

Easy Cheesy Vegan Broccoli Soup

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EAST CHEESY VEGAN BROCCOLI SOUP With cold weather starting to set in, there is nothing nicer than a hot bowl of soup to warm you up! This soup is packed with nutrients. Broccoli contains carotenoids and other antioxidants plus calcium and Vitamin K which are crucial for the health of our bones. If you want to learn more about the …