Author:Leanne Gerich

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

With the majority of us living in cities, our toxin levels are at a high. We are surrounded by pollution from the air, water and wastes and are affected by these toxins on a daily basis. It’s unfortunate to say that our food is no different. With pesticides, herbicides, or antibiotic and hormone fed animals, our diet is also changing from how our ancestors ate. Do you eat organic? An alarming number of us don’t. Our busy lives have us rushing 24/7 and we hardly stop to think about what we are putting in our mouths. Why eat organic? People...

Exploring the Alkaline Diet

There are many different types of food theories out there.  I don’t like to associate myself with one in particular.  There are pros and cons to the majority of theories with certain foods to include and exclude.  I don’t like to avoid certain foods (ie. meat, fat, carbs, or gluten).  We shouldn't fear food.  Instead, we should enjoy living a nourishing life.  I don’t eat bread all the time - but it isn't because I fear bread.  It’s because there are so many other nourishing options to enjoy.  Focusing on the addition of quality foods is the best way to...

Cold-press juice: Trend or here to stay?

We live our lives trying to be the best we can be. Out of the many goals developed through mind, body and soul, health has to be one of the most confusing. This shouldn't be the case, but nutritional science is an ever-growing and developing field with new studies coming out annually, and trends changing even faster. Out of the many trends happening, juicing is probably one of the most popular. There are so many locations popping up in Vancouver, B.C. It makes you wonder, what is the deal?! Is juicing a cure for all? We thought we would do the best we could to introduce juicing, with...

4 Morning Rituals That Will Instantly Improve Your Day

Each day, you have an opportunity to set off on the right foot, making the rest of the day less stressful and more enjoyable.  Every morning, we wake up with determination and positivity.  Sleep cleanses us from the previous day.  All the hardships we faced are now in the past.  Throughout the day, situations happen, stress returns and we are faced with the choice to enjoy or dislike this new day. I strongly believe we need a strong foundation in order to cope with our problems, and see the positive when we need it most.  This foundation can be built in...