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Plastic-Free Dishes for Babies and Kids

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I get this question ALL of the time over on Instagram (if you’re not following me over there, please come join the party here!) – “what are the best non-plastic dishes for kids?” – so today I am answering that here for you (complete with links – none of these companies sponsor me in any way, these are just my honest thoughts ). Bottles Let’s start from the baby stage!…

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Top 5 Nutrition Tips For Fertility

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Infertility rates continue to rise in Canada and the US and now more than ever, couples are struggling to conceive. The reason behind this is largely unknown, but our exposure to environmental chemicals, the food system and our stress levels certainly aren’t helping. Getting pregnant is supposed to be easy, right? Not necessarily the case.  I say this with the most compassion because I KNOW the struggle. My husband and…

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Pros and Cons of a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

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Today we are going to chat all about a topic that I really love talking about – ketogenic diets. It is likely not a big surprise to you if you’ve been around here long enough that I use ketogenic eating styles in my practice with some of my clients for various reasons and one of those reasons is weight loss. I began using this eating style with my clients back…

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60 Second Health Tip – What You Should Know About MTHFR

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Ladies – this message is important! We all know that folate is important if you’re in the preconception period or if you’re pregnant (scroll down in my feed for my post on folic acid vs. folate). Our physicians tell us to take a prenatal that contains folic acid and we are good to go. Sometimes, however, this isn’t the whole story. To keep things simple, the MTHFR (which stands for…

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60 Second Health Tip – Boosting Fertility

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Chromosomal abnormalities are one of the major causes of miscarriage during the first trimester. What isn’t really talked about is how much our diet and lifestyle can impact the health of our eggs and sperm. One of the major areas of focus are antioxidants. Antioxidants protect eggs and sperm from the impact of oxidative stress. We want to make sure that we’re incorporating at least 4-6 cups of antioxidant-rich fruits…

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60 Second Health Tip – Fibre and Hormones

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One thing I focus on with my clients is fibre intake. Fibre intake is important for general health but it is especially important when my clients are dealing with issues related to hormone imbalance. One of the major ways we detox excess estrogen from the body (among many other things) is by having a bowel movement everyday (and we all know that fibre can be really helpful for regularity). Research…

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Grounded Health Product Swap Guide

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You guys – I have to start this post by saying I am SO sorry I have been so sporadic over here on the blog (please follow me on Instagram here – I am super active over there right now!) Life with a full nutrition practice, working on a bunch of amazing projects for you guys and being a twin mom and wife has got me full out 24/7 (not…

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What 2018 Taught Me And What To Expect In 2019

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I love this day as a day to reflect on 2018 and really dial in on what the major goals are for 2019. So here we go – let’s dive right in! 2018 was a huge year for me, I became more comfortable and confident in my role as a mother (and I’ve truly gained SO much respect for all of you mamas out there). As a result of this…

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4 Ways To Improve Your Gut Health Today

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I got a great question on the Grounded Health Facebook brand page last week (if you’re not following me, please join in the fun here). Someone asked what she could do each day to improve her gut health. So here we go – I wanted to keep it SUPER simple and leave you with some really usable tips that you can start incorporating this week! Before we get started, let’s…

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How To Make Your Personal Care Routine Healthier

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Today I want to chat with you all about something that is not at all related to food. Sometimes when we think about living a healthier life we focus SO much on what we put IN our bodies that we forget how important it is to also focus on what we put ON our bodies. Our skin is our largest organ and the products that we apply to our skin…

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Top Tips To Avoid Unnecessary Snacking

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Holy smackers you guys – it has been WAY too long since I’ve been in here sharing information with you all (check me out on Facebook though, I am sharing information over there almost daily!) I like to think I have a bit of a valid excuse, I have sweet little 12 week old twins at home with me now after a bit of a wild pregnancy journey (I will…

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Top Keto Mistakes You Might Be Making – Part 2

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Welcome back for part 2 of this series (if you missed part 1, you can read it here). The ketogenic diet is definitely THE diet of 2017 and I would be shocked if you haven’t heard it mentioned in your office or on the cover of a magazine at the grocery store. I was getting WAY too many messages about what my thoughts were on the keto diet (and if you…

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Top Keto Mistakes You Might Be Making – Part 1

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There is no denying it – the ketogenic diet is THE most popular diet of 2017. I have been getting tons of questions from readers and clients about this diet so what better place to chat about it than right here! To give you a brief overview of what a ketogenic diet is – it is a diet composed of high fat (typically 80-85% of your total calories coming from…

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Weekly Meal Prep In Under 20 Minutes

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Okay you guys… I was late to the Instant Pot party but I will tell you this – now that I have gotten into using it, I absolutely LOVE it (special thanks to this incredible blogger for the introduction)! One of the reasons I love it the most: my husband uses it and now I would say he does even more meal prep than I do! Full disclosure: for the…

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Chocolate Milk: The Perfect Post Workout Snack?

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I’ve heard people say for years that chocolate milk is the perfect post workout recovery drink… it’s the perfect combination of protein and carbohydrates they say… You guys… look at this marketing (I snapped this photo off the back of a Cheerios box that was on the conveyor belt at Superstore).   It’s true that an excellent post workout snack is a combination of protein and carbohydrates. In my opinion,…

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