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Marni Wasserman | Real Food & Real Life Nutritionist This is the 2nd post in my 4-part healthy brunch series. Check out last week's Banana Blueberry Pancakes here, and stay tuned for 2 more new recipe releases on the next 2 Saturdays in January! Happy brunching! Satisfying Berry Good Smoothie Bowl If you’re anything like me when it comes to breakfast, I am usually ravenous in the morning. I can devour a glass full of a smoothie in seconds. They are just that easy to drink and, if I put a straw in it, forget it – it’s gone before I even started. That’s why transferring your smoothie into a bowl and topping it with something crunchy can make all the difference. Not only will it slow you down, but it allows you to actually get full. I find that when I finish anything too fast, my body is still wanting more. You can add as...

Sponsored by Prairie Naturals What is the Ripple Effect? When a pebble is dropped into a pond, it makes a series of ever-expanding ripples. This principle, known as the “Ripple Effect”, also applies to the body’s ability to heal and function optimally. Eating a properly balanced high-fibre diet, supporting the digestive system and cleansing regularly is like dropping a pebble into a pond: it creates a healthy “Ripple Effect” in your body. Regular use of the ReCleanse Whole-Body Cleansing and Rejuvenation Program will support the natural, ongoing processes of digestion, elimination and detoxification. Start your own “Ripple Effect” today with ReCleanse! pH: for cleansing and good health! Eating more fresh vegetables and fruits while reducing refined sugars and other carbs will help keep your pH balanced and your body in a more alkaline state. Why is this so important? Most of the activity in our body and cells tends to contribute to acidity. The body constantly...

Seanna Cohen | Skin Care Therapist | Elodie Beauty In the same way that your wardrobe changes as you age, so should your skincare. Hormones, lifestyle, and biological changes all affect the condition of the skin. A few small changes to your skincare routine at every stage of life can help combat the signs of aging as they arise. In your 20s This is the time to establish good habits that will stay with you. In your 20s, it’s all about protection and treating your skin gently. How you care for your skin at this age will set the stage for how your skin ages down the road. SPF 30+ The visible signs of sun damage don’t often appear until your 30s and 40s. Get into the habit of wearing a daily SPF in your 20s and you can help prevent signs of premature aging later on.Acne treatments Hormonal breakouts are common for women in their...

Dr. Laura Belus, ND 
 

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal physiologic response to an upcoming or unknown event. The feelings of anxiety are typically sweating, ‘butterflies in the stomach,’ general feelings of tension, worry or nervousness. First dates, an upcoming exam, or job interview are all examples of normal life situations that can cause anxious feelings. However, when these feelings occur during day-to-day events and affect your regular activities, you may require extra support.

Marni Wasserman | Real Food & Real Life Nutritionist This post kicks off my 4-part healthy brunch series - stay tuned for new recipe releases every Saturday for the month of January! Happy brunching! Banana Blueberry Pancakes If there is a breakfast to be loved, it is pancakes. I mean who doesn’t love a breakfast plate that is stacked with delicious soft, fluffy cakes that are healthy? Long gone are the Aunt Jemima days, now pancakes can be made wholesome, and even with gluten-free flours and other clean ingredients. The pancakes can be made any day, but they are especially tasty on a weekend morning topped with tons of fresh fruit, maple syrup, and almond butter! Serves 4-6 (depending on how big they are) | Prep time: 10 min | Ready in 25 min | Stores for 1 day in fridge or 1 month in freezer What's In It? 2 cups sifted buckwheat flour or cassava...