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Wholehearted Nutrition

A Conscious Easter: healthy recipes and creative ideas

I love Easter. The crisp, cozy autumn weather and the warm spiced scent of Easter treats baking away. And of course, my little guy was born on Easter Sunday on his birth year, so it holds extra special sentiment. While I love a celebration, I can’t help but feel Grinch-like as I buy Matchbox cars and board books for B’s first real Easter hunt. Good thing he adores them equally. There was an internal shift for me a while ago driven by the…

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On Conscious Cravings and why food isn’t the enemy.

You’ve been lied to. There’s a tremendously misleading belief that runs rampant in the food industry. It glares at you through profit-driven food advertising and twists its way into your mind where it settles. Nutritionism. It grips you every time you eat, think about food or try to demystify another obscure nutrition panel. Nutritionism is a concept invested in the belief that only scientifically identified components in food – vitamins and minerals, etc – are what gives any value to…

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21 quotes on food, nature and true nourishment

The healing potential of food is what originally drew me to study nutrition at university. Although the nutrition principles that I believe and practice are worlds apart from the staunch industry-led science force fed to students, I still marvel in child-like wonder at the nature of it. Miraculous I think, of how the compounds in an apple can clear toxins and how pectin, a naturally occurring fibre, can sweep heavy metals from the body. I’m endlessly fascinated by the shapes found in nature…

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Flourishing Food Recipes

Cacao & Date Cookie Recipe

Cookie Perfection: Date & Cacao Cookies Cacao has been put up on a pantry pedestal in my kitchen, and I’m going to take a minute to sing her praises. She’s loaded with antioxidants, topping Goji and Acai berries for potency, packed with happy hormone releasing neurotransmitters to elevate your mood and a beautiful boost of magnesium, an excellent mineral for mental clarity and happy, healthy hearts. Made in an attempt to keep the ‘gimme everything that contains sugar’ cravings at bay,…

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