Thrive Wild Nutrition & Wellness

Thrive Wild Nutrition & Wellness holistic living: plant-centered eating: mindful movement: Empowering others virtually and in Ottawa, Canada to #thrivewild Special interest in brain food.
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Just because it's a 'protein bar' doesn't necessarily mean you are doing your body and health a favour..... Snack on!!  ...
05/17/2017
The Scary Truth About Protein Bars—And 4 Ways to Choose a Healthy One

Just because it's a 'protein bar' doesn't necessarily mean you are doing your body and health a favour.....

Snack on!! Here's a guide to picking a good one.

We grab them on the run, but its time to take a moment and look and what were actually eating. Your favorite protein bar may not be as healthy as you think.

Feeling under the weather? Here are a few antibiotic foods to eat to beat the bug 😷
02/11/2017
Healthy Holistic Living

Feeling under the weather? Here are a few antibiotic foods to eat to beat the bug 😷

From The Hearty Soul: Fight unwanted bacteria without popping a single pill. Make sure your kitchen has these all-natural super effective antibiotics!

Positive progression Canada! Do you rely on food labels or are you an ingredient detective?
12/16/2016
Food labelling changes

Positive progression Canada! Do you rely on food labels or are you an ingredient detective?

We’re making improvements to the nutrition facts table and list of ingredients on food labels based on feedback from Canadians and stakeholders. The food industry has a transition period of 5 years to make these changes. This means that you might start seeing new food labels as early as 2017. Learn…

Anti-inflammatory foods #forthewin
12/01/2016
Wellness Trends 2017

Anti-inflammatory foods #forthewin

Our (spot-on) wellness predictions are in! These are the 15 top health and wellness trends we'll all be talking about in the year ahead.

As much as I despise the way 'fast food' makes my body feel- it's sometimes the only option when traveling, 'hangry' and...
10/22/2016
Dr. Josh Axe

As much as I despise the way 'fast food' makes my body feel- it's sometimes the only option when traveling, 'hangry' and your packed cooler of goodies runs out!
So what are the best options?

Panera Bread
Chipotle

These two fast food outlets are taking impressive strides when it comes to the quality of their meat. Hoping their wheat and produce guidelines follow suit!

Don't want to eat drugs? Make sure your family and friends know about this report of Fast Food Restaurants.

Who said a whole-food lifestyle wasn't easy? Slice your sweet potato and TOAST it in the TOASTER.... brilliant!
05/25/2016
Sweet Potato Toast: 3 Ways - Little Bits of...

Who said a whole-food lifestyle wasn't easy? Slice your sweet potato and TOAST it in the TOASTER.... brilliant!

Sweet Potato Toast: 3 Ways! A great paleo & Whole30 alternative to wheat toast! Top with Almond Butter & Bananas, Avocado or Tuna!

Taking care of your gut is the easiest way to be proactive with your long term health.
04/29/2016
Well+Good

Taking care of your gut is the easiest way to be proactive with your long term health.

Fact: 80% of the body’s immune system is in the gut.

Well+Good
04/25/2016
Well+Good

Well+Good

Shake off the Monday feels with your lunch.

I always tell my clients-eating clean isn't worth the trouble if you can't let loose once in a while- and now science sa...
04/21/2016
Cheat days work—it's science

I always tell my clients-eating clean isn't worth the trouble if you can't let loose once in a while- and now science says so!

Incorporating cheat days into your health and diet plans helps you stick to your goals long-term, a new study shows.

Reduce your toxic load in just a week by eating organic from this list.
04/13/2016
Joyous Health

Reduce your toxic load in just a week by eating organic from this list.

The Environmental Working Group's 2016 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen list is out. Find out which of your favourite produce made the naughty list for too many pesticides this year!

2/3 of your brains neurotransmitters (it's messengers) are produced in your gut.... It is worth thinking about how you a...
04/06/2016
Naturopathic Doctor News & Review

2/3 of your brains neurotransmitters (it's messengers) are produced in your gut.... It is worth thinking about how you are feeding it.

Good gut flora can improve the brain:

Such great news for all the Ottawa based carniverous locavores!
03/29/2016
Eat Healthier This Year!

Such great news for all the Ottawa based carniverous locavores!

We're excited to offer an easy and convenient alternative to shopping at the grocery store! Clean, locally-raised meat is hard to find, so let us bring it right to your door. Our products come in convenient monthly packages that are easy to manage and fit for any lifestyle!

What you think & feel is directly related to your dinner plate. What's your #currentmood?!
03/25/2016
REALfarmacy.com

What you think & feel is directly related to your dinner plate. What's your #currentmood?!

New research finds prescription drugs are only effective when used on a short term basis... nutrition plays a key role in upholding mental health.
"We need to get serious about the critical role played by nutrition." - Dr. Julia Rucklidge, Clinical Psychologist

Just Eat Real Food
03/25/2016
Just Eat Real Food

Just Eat Real Food

I usually always have the ingredients for these brownies on hand. They're very easy to make, and they are a great healthy treat that's also sweet!

Childhood is the easiest time for a parent to reduce their kids toxic exposure. Eating organic is one of the best ways t...
03/14/2016
Organic Week

Childhood is the easiest time for a parent to reduce their kids toxic exposure. Eating organic is one of the best ways to start.

Julie Daniluk shares why organic foods is so important for children as they grow and develop.

"Beyond debating their nutrient value, the most important point that needs to be acknowledged is what organic foods does not contain! Certified organic foods must be grown without the use of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms), pesticides, antibiotics and hormones. Organic fields are managed so that the soil contains more minerals that conventional farms."

https://www.juliedaniluk.com/health-tips/why-organic-food-is-critical-for-children.html

The truth about what 'we' fuel our body with is a little scary. Education is key!
02/03/2016
No food is healthy. Not even kale.

The truth about what 'we' fuel our body with is a little scary. Education is key!

ESSAY | And until we understand why, we’ll find it hard to make better choices about what we eat.

Your mental state is not far from the state of your plate! A change in your daily diet may be all you need to beat the b...
01/07/2016
Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food - Harvard Health Blog

Your mental state is not far from the state of your plate! A change in your daily diet may be all you need to beat the blues.

The emerging field of nutritional psychiatry is finding that the food you eat directly affects the structure of your digestive tract, the function of your brain, and, ultimately, your mood.

Regaining your health boils down to one choice at a time- this guide makes it simple!
12/28/2015
30 Unhealthy Foods You Mistake As Healthy and Their Surprising Swaps

Regaining your health boils down to one choice at a time- this guide makes it simple!

Let’s face it, the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is terrible. We’re led to believe that unhealthy foods are healthy simply because of the overuse of trendy “diet fads” and clever marketing. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I want to help make things simple for you, my friend. One…

Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits
12/21/2015
Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits

Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits

“Salt is what makes things taste bad when it isn’t in them.” – Unknown (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Salt is arguably the most important ingredient in cooking. Without it, most meals would taste bland and unexciting. However… not all salt is created equal and there are many “typ…

Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits
12/21/2015
Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits

Know Your Salts: Different Types of Salt and Their Benefits

“Salt is what makes things taste bad when it isn’t in them.” – Unknown (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Salt is arguably the most important ingredient in cooking. Without it, most meals would taste bland and unexciting. However… not all salt is created equal and there are many “typ…

This guide makes it easy to replace the chemical laden (and expensive!) products in your home.
11/21/2015
72 Uses For Simple Household Products To Save Money & Avoid Toxins

This guide makes it easy to replace the chemical laden (and expensive!) products in your home.

Ditch store bought products and make your own with this handy infographic. You might be surprised at just how versatile everyday natural products can be… Click Here to Download PDF File to PRINT: 72 Uses For Simple Household Products Limiting the amount of products you bring into your home will not…

The brain responds to sugar the same as cocaine.....It also stalls your immune system for up to 6 hours. Balancing your ...
11/11/2015
How to Deal with Sugar Cravings

The brain responds to sugar the same as cocaine.....It also stalls your immune system for up to 6 hours. Balancing your blood sugar can help with craving tremendously!

Struggling with a sugar addiction? We share our top tips to help you deal with sugar cravings.

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Registered Holistic Nutritionist Johanna McKenna provides whole-food living programs, online and in-person consulting services, helping clients to restore body system balance through whole foods and mindful movement. Special focus on brain & neurological health. Clinic located at Apollo Physical Therapy Centre (South)

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