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Chocolate Ain’t So Bad

A while back, I went on a chocolate farm tour in Hawaii.  I was STOKED, as I am certainly a chocolate lover! The tour, at Steelgrass Farms in Kauai, was amazing! Not only did we taste 11, yes 11, different types of dark chocolate, but we also tasted a ton of tropical fruits native to… Read More »


Kombucha 101

Kombucha is one of my favourite drinks these days! It’s becoming pretty mainstream now, so if you’ve been in a health food store or even grocery store lately, chances are you’ve walked past Kombucha in the refrigerated section. What Is It? Kombucha, which tastes a bit like sparkling apple cider, is a fermented tea that… Read More »


How to Keep It Together During A Cleanse

It’s 3:30 AM on a Friday night and I’m sitting in a booth at McDonald’s, placing fries into my cheeseburger and trying not to make eye contact with the stone-faced dude in a full Adidas tracksuit that I feel has been judging me. Picture an Edward Hopper painting with a lot more shame. The next… Read More »

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A Word on Body Acceptance From Comedian Inessa Frantowski

Fun new video series alert: LA-based comedian Inessa Frantowski, originally of Toronto and perhaps most memorably of Avicii’s “I Could Be the One” video has a fun YouTube series which she’s calling her “own version of a self-help book.” The first episode is about mumus and is fantastic, but the most recent ep really struck a… Read More »


How to Eat After Working Out

“How to eat after working out” is a topic that was requested by a HEAL reader recently.  Now, I have to preface that the fundamentals of Holistic Nutrition are that no one person is the same, and that some foods respond better or worse in one person versus the next, but there are still guiding principles when… Read More »

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Getting Fresh with Fresh Canteen

Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Have you stopped being able to convince yourself that the bag of chips you call a meal is healthy because they are made from potatoes and potatoes are a vegetable? Then maybe you are in need for some fresh food that is delivered to your door (and… Read More »


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