Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: My first experiences as an animal activist

April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month This morning (after working nights) I will be attending a pre sentence report for of one of the worst cases of Animal Cruelty in Canadian history to help show that the public DOES care about neglect and cruelty to animals. Over 1500 pigs died due to complete neglect from Benjamin Stein (Langton). When ospca …

Pet Safety: Using Essential Oils Safely with Dogs and Cats

With the renewed interest in essential oils over the last few years it is no surprise that pet owners are curious to see if the oils that have helped them so much can also help their furry friends. The short answer is yes they can. Some are rightly concerned that their beloved pets may become sick from contact with essential …

7 Ways I Manage Endometriosis Naturally

After years of going from doctor to doctor I was FINALLY diagnosed with Endometriosis. After the initial surge of relief from finally being diagnosed, I felt scared, helpless and had a lot of questions (even after speaking with a gynecologist). I continued with the suggestions made by my natural path and continued to do my own research. I was sick …

The Endo Diet / Anti-Inflammatory Diet Quick Guide

There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute comes quickly and leaves fairly fast while chronic inflammation lasts much longer (months or even years). A poor diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can all contribute to the latter. Chronic inflammation has been proven to lead to and aggravate many diseases and conditions including but not limited to; Asthma, Arthritis, …

I AM 1 in 10: My Struggle Endometriosis

1 in 10 women have it, and I am one of them. March is Endometriosis awareness month, which is very important because it is VERY underdiagnosed. Many women go 10+ years in excruciating pain without figuring out the cause. Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium …

I’m Vegan & Loving It!

2 months into being Vegan and I am happier and healthier! I finally cut out chocolate and cheese, the only two things for almost a year that weren’t vegan in my diet (I also now love dark chocolate, which I used to hate!). I feel great, my hair and skin look healthier and I’ve lost weight (not that I needed …

How to deal with body shaming

I’m sure most of us have felt it, and a lot of us have probably participated in it in some way. I know I have when I was younger, not ‘fat shaming’, but ‘skinny shaming’. I have made statements about people being too thin and have told people they should eat more. I always knew fat shaming was horrible but …

The Best Vegan Chilli

Anyone familiar with Canadian winters knows how cold it can get and this year is even colder than usual (-40c with windchill last night!). Today was my shopping and meal prep day and after all of this cold weather the hubby and I wanted something warm, protein packed and healthy. We decided on Chilli and I wanted to play with …