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How to Reclaim Your Femininity and Be Vulnerable

I had a terrible dream last night. I was a little girl, and I felt betrayed by my mom. She jeopardised my brother’s safety, as well as mine?—?we too, could face imprisonment by speaking up. My mom plotted to kill the patriarchal symbol of control and suppression, standing up to patriarchal values that haunted me when I was growing up. But my mom submitted herself to authority because she was too ...

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Wild Blueberry Smoothie with Acai & Mango

    I've been falling in love with wild blueberries. These little gems, recommended by the Medical Medium, are packed with adaptogens, helping us thrive in the fast-paced, modern world. These slightly tangy berries are liver cleansers, can also help us with immune system support, extraction of heavy metals, digestive cleansing, and boost eye and digestive tract ...

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Valentine’s Day DIY Strawberry Acai Icecream

  When you haven't got time for overnight setting in the fridge or you don't have an ice-cream maker, this surprisingly divine ice-cream recipe is for you. You can whip this up easily with a blender. If you want to serve it in glasses to make it look pretty for your lover, by all means do. But it is so good that, when it is like the best strawberry ice-cream you've had,  I find I can ...

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Juice Cocktails: Have your alcohol and greens too?

Tis the holiday season! Other than processed foods and refined sugars, the culprit of holiday weight gain and sluggishness is excessive alcohol consumption. A part of you is relieved that you can use “the holidays” as an excuse to indulge, while the other part of you feels guilty, and promises yourself that you’ll clean up your diet in the New Year. After all, it is hard to resist that bottle ...

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5 Tricks to Make Vegetables Meaty

Most people think of vegetables as bland and boring. However, if you're creative enough, you can make vegetables hearty and meaty. As winter is approaching, many of you may crave heartier and meatier foods given the cold. This is why I decided to extract some tips from an interview I've done previously. Below are five tricks to making meaty vegetables and developing a passionate love affair ...

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3 Yoga Poses to Strengthen Core and Relieve Back Pain

You're probably too busy and inflexible ;) In an ideal world, you'd fit yoga into your schedule, but you're too swamped with spinning, running, and other more intensive workouts. I can't blame you. But what if there's a style of yoga that is very intense, works your core, and calms your mind? In this episode, we have Jen and Sean Silvera, the founders and owners of Baptiste Yoga San ...

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My Personal Transformation Journey: Before & After Pics

Who says we can't get better with age? ;) These pictures are going to tell you my story. Left Pic: A few+ years ago. Middle and Right Pic: Last 3 months. In my early 20’s, I was 10+ pounds heavier. Fresh out of college, I was stressed out and anxious. To top it off, I was eating processed foods, even as I tried to eat the “right” diet to lose weight. I continued to gain weight despite ...

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Interview with Dr. James Costello: If Soaked Nuts and Whey Fight to Death, Who Comes Out Alive?

While this article has been published before, I've decided to republish this interview series with Dr. James Costello to refresh your memory. ------------------- Last  time around, we established the importance of digestion to nutrition, why soaked, raw nuts or seeds can enhance our digestive system, and why you aren’t what you eat. Nuts, especially soaked, raw nuts, are a great ...

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Interview with Dr. James Costello: Sprouted, Raw Nuts: Best Healthy Foods to Boost Digestion & Energy?

  While this article has been published before, I've decided to republish this interview series with Dr. James Costello to refresh your memory. This is probably one of my favourite articles on the website, especially since this interview inspired me to follow a plant-based diet. ------------------- “Why am I not going to the bathroom when I’m eating tons of nuts?” “I’m always ...

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Eat, Surf, Pl(r)ay in Bali

Surf (if lucky, add kitesurfing). Meditate. Yoga. Massage. Body Scrub. Dance. Raw food! My dream. Perhaps yours too. This was my second time in Bali, and I am happy to return to this magical place, full of rituals, history, and beautiful scenery. Despite the chaos on the streets, locals seem to be relaxed, at peace, and welcoming. They seem to rejoice at the simple pleasures in ...

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