What a month! The rain has stopped (finally), our beautiful country turned 150 years old and the kids are out of school and enjoying their time off. Whether you are at a cottage, on a dock, travelling Canada or just taking some well deserved time off work, we have a few summer suggestions to spice things up. From our favourite summer recipes to new natural products and books we adore, this edition is jam packed with natural goodness.
So... sit back my friends and enjoy this months read. Most of all, take a little extra time to have a little extra fun with those you love this summer.
Wishing you best health,
Dr. Joey Shulman DC, RNCP
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This natural deodorant by PiperWai uses activated charcoal, which neutralizes odor and absorbs moisture without harmful ingredients such as aluminum, parabens or synthetic fragrances. No stain, no mess - just a clean, fresh feeling all day long! Piper Wai deodorant stick is ideal for all skin types (including those with sensitive skin) and uses all natural essential oils to eliminate the possibility of skin irritations.
Going on a road trip this summer? Make sure you always have some healthy grab and go options to bring. Our friends at KIND have recently added to our favorite snack list with their new chocolate mint bar. With just 5g of sugar and 5 g of protein, this crunchy, gluten-free bar is low on the glycemic index scale and is a good source of fiber.
This is the gift I am giving out this summer! Conscious coconut oil is cold pressed oil which helps it retain its natural state offering both anti-oxidant and anti-fungal properties.
Conscious coconut works directly with growers and factories to source certified organic, cold-pressed and virgin coconut oil from fair trade farms in Thailand and the Philippines. For every purchase made, a child is given a meal. Use for face wash, hair conditioner, make up remover, after sun care, itch relief from bites, and body moisturizer.
This easy-to-apply spray on sunscreen by Green Beaver is the perfect summer staple. Made with clean and natural ingredients, this gentle spray will protect against harmful rays. Hypoallergenic, light and fragrance-free, this spray is going to camp with my little one!
Looking for a refreshing drink this summer that is not filled with white, refined sugars and artificial flavors? This delicious, mint lemonade kombucha by BREW DR is made with natural ingredients including spearmint, peppermint, lemons and green tea. Kombucha fermented tea offers a fizzy drink filled with probiotics that supports digestion and liver detoxification. Check out their website for a variety of other delicious flavor options including spiced apple, ginger turmeric, herbal uplift and mango habanero.
Coconut smoothie bowl
Nutritional analysis: calories 414, fat 24g, carbohydrates 28g, fiber 5g, protein 21g
The ultimate veggie burger
Makes 12 Burgers
Nutritional analysis per burger: calories 152, fat 5g, carbohydrates 22g, fiber 4g, protein 6g
Lemon rainbow trout
Nutritional analysis per serving: calories 205, fat 12g, carbohydrates 2g, protein 23g
Frozen yogurt berry popsicles
Makes 4 popsicles
The five-minute journal
by Dr. Patrizia Collard
The Five Minute Journal is your secret weapon to focus on the good in your life, become more mindful, and live with intention. With a simple structured format based on positive psychology research, you will start and end each day with gratitude and intention. Side effects may include: increased happiness, better relationships, and becoming more optimistic.
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