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Favorite Foods

Dark Chocolate
I love Giddy YoYo dark chocolate.

Vega Vibrancy bars
-sprouted buckwheat,raw almonds, white chia, hemp seeds and sacha inchi oil.

Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss
-satisfying, delicious, healthy alternative to dairy and soy-based frozen desserts.
-made with coconut milk and sweetened with agave syrup.
-certified organic, 100% vegan, made with certified fair trade ingredients.

Fermented Foods
have their carbohydrates and sugars turned into alcohol or beneficial acids.
Sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi, rejuvelac, nut/seed "cheese" and "yogurt" are a few of my favorites.

Promote good heart health, anti-inflammatory,promote blood sugar regulation,
anti-cancer benefits, and they're packed with nutrients.

-Impressive potassium content + an abundance of vitamins and minerals.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp is one of the earliest known plants to be cultivated by humans, with a recorded history of over 12,000 years, and has since been grown all around the world for food. An immensely sustainable crop, this hearty plant can be utilized for many different purposes: including using its fiber for textiles and paper, its oil for vehicle fuel and human health, and its seeds for nutrition and vitality. Just like our earliest ancestors understood, hemp’s nutritional benefits are highly renowned, and the hemp seed legacy continues as an ideal source of fuel for human health and energy.

Though it may be just a small seed, hemp offers a huge nutritional content. Hemp seeds are naturally a complete high quality protein source: they contain all of the essential amino acids, are highly digestible, and are one of the highest sources of complete protein of all plant-based foods.

Hemp also has a very well-balanced ratio of essential fatty acids (EFAs) – Omega 3, 6, and 9 – which are excellent for cardiovascular health and promote a strong immune system (among many other benefits). A great source of dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium, hemp is a true super seed.

-One of the best foods for pregnant women and babies.
-Hemp seeds, hemp butters, hemp oils and hemp protein powders are all excellent Super Foods.
-Shelled hemp seeds are composed of 34.6% protein, 46.5%fat, 11.6% carbohydrate.
-Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, on salads, in smoothies, with fruit, vegetables and in any raw dish as a super food.
-Hemp seeds or 100% organic hemp protein powder can be added to any pre or post workout shakes or smoothie.
-Excellent for active people and 100% Body friendly Protein.
-Easily digested protein. 3 TBSP of hemp seeds = 11 grams of protein.


The most widely used part of cinnamon can be attributed to its antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, astringent and anti-clotting properties.

-Cinnamon has been found to be effective in fighting vaginal yeast infections, oral yeast infections, stomach ulcers and head lice.
-Cinnamon is rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron and calcium.

It is also for the following health concerns:

-Brain Tonic: Cinnamon boosts the activity of the brain and hence acts as a good brain tonic. It helps in removing nervous tension and memory loss.
-Blood Purification: Cinnamon helps in removing blood impurities. Therefore it is often recommended for pimples.
-Blood Circulation: Cinnamon aids in the circulation of blood due to the presence of a blood thinning compound in it. This blood circulation helps significantly in removing pain. Good blood circulation also ensures oxygen supply to the body cells leading to higher metabolic activity
-Infections: Due to its antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties, it is effective on external as well as internal infections.
-Healing: Cinnamon helps in stopping bleeding. Therefore it facilitates the healing process.
-Pain: Cinnamon is also anti inflammatory. It helps in removing the stiffness of muscles. It relieves pain and stiffness of muscle and joints. Cinnamon is also recommended for arthritis
-Diabetes: Cinnamon has the ability to control blood sugar. Diabetics find it very useful as cinnamon aids them in using less insulin.
-Indigestion: Cinnamon is very effective for indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea and flatulence. It also removes acidity, diarrhea and morning sickness. It is therefore often referred to as a digestive tonic.
-Respiratory problems: Cinnamon helps in cold, flu, influenza, sore throat and congestion.
-Menstruation: Cinnamon is effective in providing relief from menstrual discomfort and cramping.

Goji Berries (also known as wolf berries)

This is one of the most nutrient dense rich foods around the world. Goji berries contain an abundance of minerals such as zinc, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium) As well as B1, B2, B6and natural vitamin E. Excellent during pregnancy, while nursing and a must in your babies breakfast smoothies.

Ancient Berry of Vitality

-Goji berries have been appreciated in Asian herbal medicine for several millenniums, but only recently have western cultures “discovered” the power of this remarkable food.
-Often coined as “red diamonds” on the Asian market, the Goji berry has long been regarded as one of the most nutrient-rich super foods on the planet, with ancient Chinese monks crediting this berry to greater health, vitality, longevity, energy, and stamina.
-Western science agrees that indeed this special berry has a remarkable nutritional profile, and it is now among the most highly sought-after super foods around.
-The Goji berry offers an exceptional balance of daily macro-nutrients: containing carbohydrates, high-quality protein, healthy fat, and soluble fiber.
-The Goji’s solid plant-based protein is packed with 18 amino acids -- including all 8 essential amino acids – which is 10% of the fruits composition.
-Also full of free-radical-devouring antioxidants, Goji berries have been historically used to support the immune system and longevity.
-Rich in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, these berries additionally possess over 20 trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin (B2), vitamin E, calcium, potassium and carotenoids which include beta-carotene.
-And to put things in perspective on just how powerful the little Goji berry is, ounce per ounce it contains more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots, and more iron than spinach.

Goji berries are a truly remarkable food.

Goji berries have a chewy texture and a pleasant taste somewhere in between a dried cherry and a cranberry.

My favorite dark, leafy green vegetable.

Also one of the most nutritious.
Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, combats cancer,
lowers cholesterol, vitamins a, k, and c.

I ate so many blueberries when I was pregnant.

Fresh blueberries have the highest anti-oxidants of all fresh fruits.
Blueberries also neutralize free radicals, aid in reducing belly fat,
help promote good urinary tract health, supports vision, brain, heart,
and aids in digestion.

Young Thai Coconuts
According to Living and Raw Foods, Coconut water has incredible benefits:

-it's a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood.
-it's the fluid of life, so to speak.
-used in emergency blood transfusions on wounded soldiers.
-consumed fresh in tropical coastal areas
-once exposed to air, the liquid rapidly loses most of its nutritional characteristics, and begins to ferment.
-more nutritious than whole milk
-healthier than oj
-naturally sterile
-coconut water is a universal donor
-identical to human blood plasma
-a natural isotonic beverage
-has saved lives in 3rd world countries through iv.
-better than processed baby milk
-contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother's milk

Coconut Oil

Organic Virgin cold pressed Coconut oil has an incredible amount of health benefits from its healthy Omega fats. One of the good fats, lauric acid, makes up about 50% of coconut oil. Lauric acid is a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in human breast milk.

It supports healthy metabolism and is being studied for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial health-protecting properties.

Coconut oil has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, speed up weight loss, increased levels of immunity, proper digestion and boost metabolism.

Besides its internal nutritional value, Coconut Oil has benefits topically too:
-A luscious and soothing massage and body oil for dry and or damaged skin.
-It can be used on the skin to remove makeup, moisturize and relieve dried or itchy skin.
-It can also be used on the hair for a deep conditioning and moisturizing treatment.

Coconut Oil is excellent for stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength.

E3 Live
100% blue-green algae.

-all-organic wild-harvested aqua botanical considered to be nature's most beneficial superfood.
-increases endurance and stamina.
-lifts and balances mood to reduce stress.
-increases mental focus and concentration,.
-promotes intestinal health and digestion.
-speeds up recovery time.
-restores overall biochemical balance.
-may help normalize blood sugar levels.
-enjoy long-lasting energy boost.
-healthier skin, nails and hair.
-truly enhances overall well-being.

Apple Cider Vinegar
One of my all time favorite go to remedies..

-has been used as an alternative medicine for hundreds of years.
-has been used to cleanse and heal the body of many ailments.
-anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal which makes this supplement a must have in your home.
-contains over 90 different nutrients, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, copper, iron, fluorine and sodium.
-contains two ketones, various trace minerals, amino acids, and fiber from apple pectin.
-has a lot of vitamin C and some amounts of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E.
-Acetic acid is one of the main ingredients in apple cider vinegar. This compound causes a release of energy from fat and carbohydrates, making apple cider vinegar an aid to weight loss.
-promotes weight loss by speeding up the metabolism.

A suggested remedy is to mix 2 teaspoons of the vinegar into a glass of water and drink this before every meal or sip it slowly throughout the day.

What are some other benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

• Rich in potassium, a mineral that is often times lacking in adult diets. This mineral is key for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity etc. It also helps to prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.
• Rich in acetic acid. This acid is said to slow the digestion of starch which can help to lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals.
• Rich in ash which gives ACV its alkaline property. This aids your body in maintaining proper pH levels for a healthy alkaline state. (It is particularly important if you drink a lot of coffee or wine.)
• It can help regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
• Rich in malic acid which gives ACV its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
• May help improve bowel irregularity and helps to remove toxins from the body at a faster rate.
• It can help clear up skin conditions and blemishes.


One of the best home remedies to treat a yeast infection is Apple Cider Vinegar. Add 1 and a half cups of ACV into a bathtub filled with warm water, and then soak in it for about 20 minutes. This should be done once a day for the first 3 days of the infection.


Start off with 1 tbsp in 16 ounces purified water before meals and gradually go up to 2 tbsp per 16 ounces. You can use it in salads dressings, use it in your water while you train, its excellent for fast recovery.

Only use raw organic ACV has the ‘mother’ of the vinegar. The ‘mother’ is made up of strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules with living nutrients and bacteria.

My favorite brand and the one I recommend is “Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar”.

an incredible loosening and cleansing agent with a lot of amazing health and healing abilities such as:

-an inexpensive, easily available citrus fruit, popular for its culinary and medicinal uses.
-a rich source of vitamin C. It also contains vitamins like vitamin B, riboflavin and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium as well as proteins and carbohydrates.
-is generally consumed in the form of lemon juice or lemon water. Lemon water makes a healthy drink, especially when taken in the morning. Daily consumption of lemon water provides a number of health benefits like..

Good for Stomach
-Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn and parasites.
-Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved.
-By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently. -Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent.
-The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation.
-Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile.
-It eliminates the amount of mucus/phlegm produced by your body.
-It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones and excellent for detoxify the liver.

Excellent for skin care.
-Being a natural antiseptic medicine, lemon can participate to cure problems related to skin.
-Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face.
-Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin.
-It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Lemon water if applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars.
-As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin.

Excellent for weight loss.
-One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight as well.
-Controls high blood pressure
-Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. -It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body.
-It also reduces mental stress and depression.
-Assists in curing Respiratory Disorders
-Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma sice its so god at removing excess mucus from the lungs/body in general.

Acts as a blood purifier.
-Diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it can act as a blood purifier.
-Ayurveda has regarded lemon as a valuable fruit and admired its properties. Lemon is sour, warm, promoter of gastric fire, light, good for vision, pungent and astringent.
-It checks the excessive flow of bile and cleanses the mouth.
-It dislodges phlegm (cough) and expels wind from the digestive tract.
-It helps in digestion and removes constipation.
-It prevents vomiting, throat trouble, acidity and rheumatism.
-It even helps destroys intestinal worms.

Favorite Places

In Ottawa:
SimplyRaw Express fresh, local, healthy raw vegan restaurant.
Gluten-free, organic, plant-based juices, smoothies, entrees, raw desserts, blenders and supplies, programs, workshops, eat-in, take-out, delivery service. 

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