Natural Health

I believe nature has the power to heal through food and herbs, or by pulling us to enjoy the outdoors.

Food is more than just energy; many foods also contain nutrients that nourish and heal our bodies and brain of illness and disease. Nature and its remedies come in many different forms.

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5 Small Steps To A Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

The holidays are a happy time. But with all the entertaining, travel and late nights with close family, this time also ends up being quite stressful. I often make a trip and go back to India to visit grandparents and the extended family. It’s a long flight from Toronto for sure but the kids have been […]

How To Get Rid Of Lice – Step 1 PANIC!

Last week I was combing my younger daughter’s hair and I found lice. And even though every article I have read since then on how to get rid of lice tells me NOT to panic! I did! I freaked out! Sadly I’ve had experience with this before – 5 years ago with my older one. […]

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The Best Way to take Turmeric (Easy Golden Milk Recipe)

Winter is here and so is the cold and flu season. Schools, daycare, offices — we’re not safe anywhere. And if you take public transportation then that means immersing yourself in a germ pool from the second you leave the house. Yuck! Scroll down for my easy turmeric milk recipe to combat those germ-y ills. […]

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7 Reasons Why Kids Need Baking Soda

I like shortcuts – a speedy path to healthy, delicious and enjoyable works for me. And baking soda is one of those solutions that always blows my mind. The advantages of using it as a natural cleaning agent around the house are truly amazing – even for tough jobs like cleaning silver. We would have […]

5 Health Tips For Kids Going Back To School

Usually by the end of the summer break my kids are done. My oldest looks forward to the routine of school, and honestly, I look forward to having my days back to myself. As a work-at-home mom my biggest challenge is carving out time for work during summer, and striking the right balance between fun, […]

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Juice Vs. Fruit: An Open Letter To @HealthCanada

My children think they they know everything. Advice from me usually goes unheeded unless it’s followed by a countdown. “3-2-1. Time out!” On rare occasions they are right…as  they were in this case, and resoundingly so! Dear Health Canada, My kids and I have had a lot of free time on our hands recently. Summer […]

Get Your Hands Dirty This Summer

It’s summer and we’re looking forward to long days, late nights, backyard camping and BBQ dinners. In Canada the outdoor season is brief, and that means we have but a few months to fully enjoy our fun in the sun. That’s what the back yard is all about for me – gardening with kids and […]

Create An Outdoor Scavenger Hunt For All Ages

Creating an outdoor scavenger hunt is a fun way to keep the kids occupied and enjoy the outdoors at the same time . Here’s how you can do it. Growing up I remember my mom often said two things “Eat homemade food as much as possible.” And, “Get outside and play. You won’t be bored.” […]

7 Essential Indian Spices For Your Pantry

7 Essential Indian Spices To Start Off Your Spicebox There’s no denying Indian cuisine is aromatic and delicious. But what many people don’t know is the tremendous regional diversity that forms the base of Indian food. A result of 5000 years of history and cultural influences, this diversity means there is no one dish that […]

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8 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon

My sense of smell is my super power. A whiff helps me travel through time and space. The sweet and spicy aroma of cinnamon is especially powerful. When I learned about the amazing health benefits of cinnamon, I had to move this spice to the top of my “must-use” list. The smell of cinnamon takes […]

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15 Activities To Help Kids Manage Stress

Vacation time is all about relaxing on the grass and dreaming up at the stars. And then bam! Back-to-school is like a slap in the face. It’s time for packing your bags, calendars, lists, and getting out of the door on time. Even more so for your child. Stress for kids is all-consuming. A slight […]

3 Reasons Why Ginger Is Good For You

Ginger is one of my favourite flavours. Spicy, aromatic and very Asian, its gnarly appearance belies the powerhouse inside. Growing up in India I heard a lot about the health benefits of ginger but it didn’t really sink in till recently. With the unpredictable weather it feels like I’ve had a constant cold the past few months. So […]

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