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June 9, 2022

Ep 79: Creating Your Own Permaculture Oasis (Even if You Don’t Have a Garden!) with Angela Ferraro-Fanning

Conventional agriculture isn’t working; it’s time to go back to our roots! Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a permaculture farmer, which means she grows produce in a holistic and ecologically balanced way that mimics nature. In today’s episode, Angela explains how this approach (which is gaining traction across the world) allows soil, plants, and animals (including humans) to thrive. Angela grows a wide variety of produce on her farm and her “co-workers” range from honey bees to horses. Through her commitment to acting in alignment with nature, Angela has managed to get to the point where her farm is absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere than it is emitting! Don’t have a backyard? No problem! Angela also explains how you can create…
June 2, 2022

Ep 78: Beating the Bloat with Shannon Babic

If you ever struggle with bloating, this episode is for you! Today we are joined by expert digestive health holistic nutritionist Shannon Babic to help you beat the bloat and feel great in your body again. In this episode, she explains what bloating is, the difference between “regular” bloating and chronic bloating, and some of the many common foods that trigger it. Shannon also sheds light on how you can discover the cause of your bloating, discusses whether or not you should take digestive enzyme supplements, and gives some other tips on how to prepare your digestive system before a large meal. You’ll also discover a clever test that you can do at home to help you figure out if…
May 26, 2022

Ep 77: Parenting for the Long Game with Katie Garzón

Parenting can be a major challenge to navigate; just when you think you’ve got it, the kids change course and suddenly, you need a new tactic. However, short-term tactic changes will not help you in the long term. You need a long game parenting plan! If you’ve ever had a parenting conundrum or needed some help navigating this windy road that is your child's journey, you’ve come to the right place. We found a parenting GPS! Today we're joined by parenting expert Katie Garzón. She's created Guided Parenting Support, or “GPS”, for parents. Katie explains that the key to good parenting is not about not making mistakes, but more about how you recover from them. She also talks about the…
May 19, 2022

Ep 76: Changing the Way You Think About Seafood Kim Stockburn

Seafood is an incredible source of two very important omega fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids have a wide range of health benefits, from their anti-inflammatory properties to their ability to enhance your mood! We should be eating more fish, but unfortunately, the commercial fishing industry is largely unsustainable. Today’s guest is part of the drive to change this. Kim Stockburn is the sales and brand manager for Raincoast Trading. Raincoat Trading is not your regular seafood company; their products are all sustainably sourced (as you can tell by the certification proudly displayed on their packaging), and because of the way they are packaged, they hardly give off any smell! They are perfect for school lunches, weekend hikes,…
May 12, 2022

Ep 75: Switching to a Plant-Based Diet with Melissa Amato Part 2

Be warned: today’s episode is going to make you drool! In part two of my discussion with Health And Wellness Coach, Melissa Amato, she shares the inside scoop on some recipes which will help you make the switch to a (more) plant-based diet. Missy takes us on a journey from breakfast to dinner and dessert, explaining the health benefits of everything from chia seeds to jackfruit. If you’re worried about what you’re going to put on your barbeque, worry no longer! If you have a sweet tooth and can’t stand the thought of giving up chocolate (like me), Missy has a solution! Whatever your reason for switching to a plant-based diet, the recipes in this episode will keep your taste…
May 5, 2022

Ep 74: Switching to a Plant-Based Diet with Melissa Amato Part 1

With rising concerns about the environment, as well as the health risks associated with excessive consumption of red meat, it’s no wonder that there’s been a global trend towards plant-based diets. Making the shift to plant-based meals can be intimidating though, and feeling overwhelmed can stop many people from pursuing this substantial lifestyle change. That’s where today’s guest Melissa Amato comes in. Melissa is a Health And Wellness Coach with first-hand experience of what it’s like to make the transition to a plant-based diet. Her blog, Wellness with Missy, is packed with quick, delicious, and inspiring recipes that have helped countless people transition to regular plant-based meals. Tuning in, you'll hear Melissa’s tips on how to take the first step…
April 28, 2022

Ep 73: Making Strides in the Natural Health Industry with Jennifer Walker

If you’re wondering, “How does one become a part of the natural health industry? How can I help others make healthy changes?” Well, this episode is for you! Here in Canada, the natural health industry is influenced by so many amazing women. Joining us today is one such woman. Jennifer Walker is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Prairie Naturals. Tuning in you’ll hear how Jennifer’s passion for nutrition and to help others led her to success in this industry. Whether you like working behind the scenes or being out there in front of people, Jennifer shares some career options and advice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the natural health industry. She also sheds light on…