October

Women's Health

October is Women’s Health Month and also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve got articles covering topics such as breast health, hormone health and balancing, menopause, pregnancy, and more from our community of holistic nutrition professionals. 

Articles

  • Healthy Skin Naturally – As the seasons change, you may be changing up your skincare products, but what about nutrition and lifestyle? The key to healthy skin is limiting inflammation. Allison Tannis, R.H.N. shares 9 science-backed holistic tips to get a healthy and glowing complexion.
  • Hormone Health – Marisa Ricci, C.H.N., gives a great overview on hormone health, what contributes to imbalances, and how you can support your hormone health. 
  • Women’s Health – Hormone Balancing – Rachel Murray, R.H.N., shares some natural supplements that have been shown to have great results with hormone balancing.
  • Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance – Not sure if you have a hormonal imbalance? Marie Tower, C.H.N.C., outlines some common symptoms you may not have known about.
  • Local, Affordable, Nutrient-Rich – Alyssa Madill, R.H.N., shares 3 great ingredients to include in your diet to help you through stressful times, as well as a yummy recipe! 
  • Soy: Is It Healthy or Dangerous? – There’s lots of conflicting research out there on soy. Carli Krogen, C.H.N.C., gives her take on this ingredient. 
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  • 10 Simple Sugar-Free Swaps – It’s no secret that sugar is less than ideal for our health, but it’s still a struggle for many to limit the amount they consume. CSNN grad Stephanie Kay shares some swaps and tips to get started. 
  • The Menopause Diet – “There is growing research that suggests an alkaline-based diet combined with low carbs and low sugar can benefit menopausal women in several areas including weight management, improved growth hormone levels, memory and cognition, and sleep quality.” Article via Optimyz.
  • Improving Your Core Strength After Pregnancy and Delivery – Denise Chiriboga, R.H.N. teaches how to correctly engage your core for better lifting, toning your tummy, and minimizing lower back pain in her workout video. 

Skin Deep

The Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Cosmetics Database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals.

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These flavours are perfect for fall and they are deliciously soft and chewy. These cookies are gluten and dairy-free as well and come together easily. Give these a try! Recipe from Natalie Pupo, R.H.N.

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Gut health has a powerful effect on brain health. NeuroTrition Inc. created these brownies to help moms on their breastfeeding journey and to help them provide the best for their babies.

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Karla Rice, RN, BScN, C.H.N.C. sheds some light on this crucial time for new moms and what nutrients can help, and more. Learn about the holistic approach to avoiding postnatal burnout during the critical postpartum period.

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This is a healthier version of a cream sauce that helps support gut and brain health. Vegan and gluten-free, this is a simple and comforting sauce to add to your recipes. Recipe from Nissrine Boufawaz, R.H.N.

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As with everything in life, our experience is unique but a healthy menopause journey is one where we feel good in our bodies, have the energy & desire to enjoy life, and look forward to our mid-life and beyond. Michelle Gaetz, R.H.N. shares some nutrition and lifestyle tips to help.

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Why spend extra money when you can make it yourself? Jessica Pecush, C.H.N.C., shares her take on a dairy-free London Fog drink, perfect for a fall day! 

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Samantha Rempel-Wry, R.H.N. has the perfect recipe that is cozy, simple to make, and indulgent for days when you don’t know what to make for dinner. 

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Get into the autumn season with this delightfully warming granola recipe. Rejan Magee, R.H.N., shares her recipe for this pantry-must-have. 

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Looking for a great seasonal smoothie recipe? Kim D’Eon, R.H.N., shares a recipe that is packed with fibre, beta-carotene and healthy fats (and can be served cold or hot!)

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If you’re trying to stay away from candy, but still hoping to satisfy your sweet tooth, Amy Longard, R.H.N., has got you covered with her oat and hemp pumpkin spice muffins.

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CSNN Grad, Julie Daniluk, shares her popular recipe for these hemp cookies that are chock full of awesome nutrients and benefits.

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As part of our Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops, we have one called “Understanding Breast Cancer”. Learn more about our continuing education options. 

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This is one of the courses in our Natural Nutrition Program, explaining why it is not normal to feel fatigued, anxious, fat, and irritable, and the steps needed to reset your hormones to get back to feeling vibrant and joyful. 

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Recommended Resources

Many CSNN graduates go on to publish their own books. Check out the selection that covers women’s health, like PMS, menopause, and pregnancy. 

I’ve made it my life goal to train and educate moms, and spread the word about how and why fitness and nutrition for moms is so important for the health of themselves, their babies and their whole family.