The True Cost of Cheap Food

“Maybe we should stop asking why healthy food is expensive, and start asking why processed food is so cheap”

I find this to be particularly true when it comes to choosing “cleaner/fresher” cookies & chips, versus packaged ones. Often times the oils that are found to preserve the cookies that are under $4.00 are made up of what is known as hydrogenated oils. These are oils (let’s take canola oil as an example), that have been bleached, deodorized (removes the chlorophyll), refined (eliminates anti-oxidants vitamin E, etc..), and ends up as an empty TRANS-FAT RICH food. You know, the kind that helps promote cellulite, wrinkles, long-term difficulty in losing weight, high triglycerides, all that un-welcome kind of shiz. Beware of labels reading (0 trans fat), Canadian standards allow for up to 0.9 grams of trans fat to be present without having to say that any is present. Read the ingredients instead.

Get Rid of Acne With These Nutritional Changes

Acne is a common issue that can and should be addressed internally. While most people see acne as an issue to be covered up by ‘flawless’ makeup, or using special creams, the skin is an organ that tell us the health of what is going on internally. Acne is not a one-supplement, or one-herb fix all concern, as there are various reasons that understood by science, as to the possible triggers of why acne can come up… including:

– high insulin levels from refined sugar intake, leading to inflammation and breakouts
– pasteurized dairy products have been found to elevate IGF (insulin growth factor) that can lead to acne outbreaks
– a substantially higher omega 6 intake (from canola oil, nuts, breads, meat, dairy), can lead to the increase of arachidonic acid, a known inflammatory prostaglandin (leading to acne)

These are just some of other possible dietary reasons as to why acne can come up.

A Holistic Nutritionist with skills in addressing your situation can do wonders. Just see what Christie said when she did the Immersion Package for taking care of her skin…

“Having tried hormone therapy, different specialty skincare products and medical prescriptions to clear up my adult acne, I decided to try working with Jillian on this concern of mine. I saw results as she had advised, within the timeframe of 6 weeks that she had predicted. I was very happy that I understood more about what was happening with my skin and how it is connected to the rest of my body systems as a result of the Iridology and her process. This new insight along with working with Jillian was the best part about the process, and I have and will continue to recommend Jillian’s Iridologist services to others.”

I Meet My Clients Where They Are At

Nutritionists, the scariest people since Frankenstein.

I’ve been in the industry of Holistic Health since 2008, and I have felt at times that it can be filled with a lot of frightening aspects such as…
-Labels that aren’t readily understood
-Diet principles that run against everything you ever believed
-Kombucha scoby’s that look like alien babies
-Adrenal fatigue
-Heavy metal issues

In truth, this industry of holistic health, and more specifically, nutrition, is not meant to be understood in a single book or diet regimen.

Nutritionists are well-meaning but sometimes unaware to the fact of the intimidation factor of getting into new patterns of eating.

I strive to keep aware of the unique challenges that my clients have, and work with the comfort level being presented. We are not all runners, and I have been told by several clients that a gift that I have to bring to people is grace and patience.
When there is a teacher or role that I am serving for clients, it is just as important that I remember to not create obstacles for clients by expectations that they do not buy into themselves. I take my clients word and work with them to create changes that makes sense.
Does this Nutritionist sound so scary? ;D

You Hate Vegetables… Keep Going

What is Love? Baby don’t hurt me… don’t hurt me… no more!

These were the words running through my mind the first few times I ever decided that I was going try and eat bok choy without crying.

It sounds silly, and it is !

This beckons… how did I ever become a nutritionist if I hated MANY vegetables.
I like to say.. LOVE.

I’ll tell you something crazy. When I was first getting onto a path of eating in a way that honored my body, I made a commitment to eat greens every day. I remembered that within love, there is patience, dedication, understanding. I had to get that Bok choy just isn’t chicken fingers. It’s not icecream. Bok choy is bok choy. As I understood this, I began to do something miraculous… I began to enjoy bok choy.

I stopped trying to make it something it wasn’t. I disallowed myself to put such impossible standards on something that cannot help to be itself. When I let it simply be, it allowed me the space to stop hating on it so badly. To mask it, and force it to be something it wasn’t.

Thankfully, I had something else working for me, and this is the taste buds, and gut taste receptors. You see, with new foods introducing themselves into your life, these start to change and adjust and allow for new, more ‘friendly’ responses to foods outside of your norm.

It’s not crazy to hate something at first, it is crazy to expect that you’re going to fall in love with new things right away. Patience, dedication, understanding, all play a role in the LOVE needed for a new lifestyle to fit into your pocket.


Stay Away From Glucose-Fructose

High fructose corn syrup, also known as glucose-fructose in Canadian products, is a real danger to people losing weight, keeping healthy intestines, and high energy. Here is the research as presented by Dr. Bruce Ames, one of the foremost nutritional scientists in the world and Dr. Jeffrey Bland, a nutritional biochemist.

1. Fructose goes right to the liver and triggers the production of triglycerides and cholesterol
2. The rapidly absorbed glucose triggers big spikes in insulin- our body’s major fat storage hormone.
3. High fructose corn syrup requires more energy to be absorbed, and ends up depleting people’s energy by using up ATP.
4. High amounts of high fructose corn syrup has been proven to punch holes in the intestinal lining.

For more detailed information, follow the link below!…/high-fructose-corn-syrup-da…

Bee City Hangouts

I had the coolest interaction with a woman this weekend about her Bee City Canada mission- she drives a bicycle that is in the shape of a mini bug- and it is Battery Operated!!!! Toronto is the first Bee City in Canada and part of their mission is to help raise the profile of pollinator protection. Bees, and other pollinator populations are facing declines around the world as a result of pesticides, spread of pests and a lack of enough diverse pollen and nectar rich flowers to feed on. This has a direct impact on wildlife population. Find out what can be done to preserve our food and keep the health of the planet strong.