Health Benefits to Eating Fruit

I don’t think there is a person who doesn’t like fruit. It’s sweet, refreshing, versatile, and above all, it is super duper healthy for you! Health Benefits of Fruit Fruit contains soluble dietary fiber, which helps you feel full with only a few calories (how sweet is that?!). This is due to the fiber warding…

What’s in my fridge…

Thought it would be fun to share what’s in my fridge, to give you an idea of what I buy, cook and eat. Of course, I’m missing the fridge door, spice cupboard and pantry, but let’s not get carried away here! lol As you can see, it’s mostly organic produce, with a few containers of…

Milk Does the Body Good… or does it?

If you are a milk drinker, consider the conventional milk you are drinking as a whole chemical system of agriculture. What does that mean exactly? well… conventional milk consists of antibiotics, artificial hormones, and pesticides. Gross huh? And I don’t even want to get into the living condition of the cows and they’re environment (don’t…

Switching to Organic

If you read my post Making the Switch to Organic, you would have learned of the reasons why I made the switch, and perhaps have taken an interest in doing the same. Or perhaps you are new to the site and this is the first post you are reading, so welcome 🙂 Many people often…

Making the Switch to Organic

It’s only been a few months since making the switch to organic, and I’m actually upset it’s taken me this long to open my eyes and realize just what I had been eating all my life. When I think about it, it’s quite sad how long I have been neglecting my body and overall health….

The 411 on Juicing

I was introduced to the world of juicing by a friend who is an avid juicer, but I didn’t actually try it, until I attended the Yoga/Detox retreat hosted by Lisa and Adam at Drishti Yoga Centre. During my switch to going organic, I picked up a small container of GREENSuperFood by Amazing Grass; I didn’t…

Benefits of Lemon Water

Part of My Kriya Cleansing Techniques post, after Oil Pulling, Tongue Scraping, Dry Skin Brushing and Neti Pot, I have a large glass of lukewarm (pre-boiled) water, with half a lemon and a pinch of cayenne pepper. While we sleep, our body is at work cleansing itself. In other words, we are “fasting” during this…

Benefits of Neti Pot

Part of My Kriya Cleansing Techniques post, after Oil Pulling, Tongue Scraping , Dry Skin Brushing, and drinking Lemon Water, I cleansed my sinus’ with this nasal cleansing pot, also known as the Neti Pot technique. Now this was a whole new experience! Like the feeling of water up your nose? Of course you don’t! Now do it intentionally, flowing…

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

Part of my My Kriya Cleansing Techniques post, including Oil Pulling, Tongue Scraping, drinking Lemon Water and Neti Pot, I was also introduced to the health benefits of Dry Skin Brushing. Did you know your skin is the largest organ of your body? Did you also know that every time you apply body lotion (for example), you are putting your organs…

Benefits of Tongue Scraping

Part of My Kriya Cleansing Techniques post, where I discus drinking Lemon Water, Neti Pot and Dry Skin Brushing, I highly recommend Tongue Scraping after Oil Pulling. If you read my Oil Pulling post, you would have learned just know how much crap (and by crap I mean toxins) are in your mouth. Whether you give it a go at oil pulling, you…

Benefits of Oil Pulling

Part of My Kriya Cleansing Techniques post, where I discus drinking Lemon Water, Neti Pot, Dry Skin Brushing, and now Oil Pulling, which I highly recommend doing before Tongue Scraping. During the Yoga/Detox Retreat, upon waking up in the morning, we would swish sesame seed oil in our mouths for 20 minutes.  When I say “swishing”, it’s pretty much…

My Kriya Cleansing Techniques

While on the Yoga/Detox Retreat hosted by Lisa and Adam at Drishti Yoga Centre, an ancient Indian body purification technique, also known as Kriya Cleansing was quickly introduced to our group, as what would become a morning routine during our retreat. Kriyas are cleansing techniques used to purify the body and mind which ultimately open the…

Yoga Detox Retreat

I attended an amazing yoga/detox retreat hosted by Lisa and Adam at Drishti Yoga Centre. It lasted only for the weekend (Fr i- Sun) and we stayed at a gorgeous cottage 2 hours north of downtown Toronto. Besides eating some great organic meals, I was introduced to Juicing for the first time, practiced yoga and…