Feb 222015
 

french toast (6)French Goodness Toast

I like to send my kids off with a healthy breakfast and one of them is French Toast….with my secret ingredients.

One of my secret ingredients is Hydrolyzed Collagen.

  • Supports skin, hair and nail growth
  • Good for joints and can help joint recovery
  • Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track
  • Source of protein (though not a spectacular one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.
  • All of the amino acids collectively are beneficial to cell reproduction

And for the Mama’s and Papa’s out there:

  • Great source of dietary collagen (side note: collagen is too large to be absorbed by the skin, so those skin creams are pretty useless… get it internally and use coconut oil for lotion!)
  • Can help tighten loose skin
  • Rumored to help with cellulite

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Oct 162014
 

Fruit Explosion Smoothie

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James and I made this one day just out of the blue for an afternoon snack.  It’s light and refreshing and good for you too!! Citrus Fruits are acidic which provide great benefits when detoxing, also the fibre helps you poop!!

1 peeled orange

½ – 1 cups fresh or frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1-2 cups water

(if you can sneak a little greens into it like lettuce or green superfood powder)

Smoothie Money Saving Tip – Freezing Spinach  and freeze your bananas too!

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Read more about 91-1 and Vitamineral Greens in the Battle of the Greens

 

Are you ready to live even more vibrantly?? Would you like more smoothie and juicing recipes, money saving tips, how to be healthy on the road and how to get more greens into your diet for weight loss and glowing skin?  All this and so much more in Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending. Order your very own copy today!

“Tanya’s books are a steal for all the fabulous information she has put together for you!” – Terri S. Holistic Nutritionist

Packed full of incredible information containing

  • The difference between juicing and blending and
    what is right for you.
  • The side effects of losing weight and inches
  • The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle
  • How to juice and blend while traveling or on the
    go!
  • Recipes for adults and children
  • How to save money and time while eating healthy
    food that tastes great!
  • And so much more!                Order your copy today – this is a very small investment that will reap big, healthy rewards! Be sure to let your friends and family know- Health is for EVERYONE! Contact info@moveyourbody.ca

Tanya Morrison is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com

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Aug 182014
 

Back to School and Packing Lunches or maybe it’s their turn…..

Last year I resigned from making school lunches…well almost….I was the Wednesday lunch maker!  I announced a week before school after giving it much thought that I was retiring.  I mean really, I was making my lunch at the age of 9 and my kids were 9 and 10 last year, so why not follow in my footsteps!

Why did I stop? Continue reading »

Jul 242014
 

healthy hydration in the nation Water, Water, Water!

People need to consume half their body weight in water in ounces. For example, if you are 100lbs, you would consume 50oz of water (that’s 6-7 glasses, 8oz glasses/day). As a rule, after the required amounts of water has been consumed than you can choose from the other choices. Also, space it out throughout the day!

Proper hydration:

Aids digestion

Balances the immune system

Prevents and heals inflammation

Supports cardiovascular health

Promotes healthy skin

Allows our kidneys and bowels to flush out toxic materials that collect within us (should have 2-3 bowel movements per day)

Add a splash of flavour to your water!!

Freshly squeezed lemons, oranges or limes

Slices of cucumber

Slices of strawberries and mint

Just mint from your garden

A few more ways water keeps you lean…click here

Other choices:

Herbal teas made at home- sweetened with maple syrup, coconut syrup, yacon syrup, honey, stevia

Coconut water is “the original and natural sports drink pack with electrolytes!”

Homemade fruit and vegetable juices

If you’re going to drink it…know what you’re drinking!

Fructose is the NUMBER ONE source of calories in North America Watch out BELLY FAT). This is NOT GOOD! It is found in virtually all processed foods and drinks.  For example; pop, soda, carbonated drinks, slushies, Gatorade, and any store bought juice sweetened with sugar, glucose/fructose, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners…just to name a few

These choices will:

Suppress immune system function

Promote inflammation

Spike blood sugars/increase your insulin levels

Increase chronic disease

They serve ABSOLUTELY NO purpose in hydrating your children (or yourself), replacing electrolytes, or giving them a burst of energy.

 Artificial Ingredients

Artificial colours are made out of petroleum, acetone or coal tars.  They are VERY HARD on the brain and the immune system because your body does not recognize them and therefore cannot process them.  Children are the MOST vulnerable as their bodies are still developing. Unfortunately, most conventional snacks and drinks are loaded with additives and should be avoided.

Artificial Colouring and additives can cause:

Hyperactivity

Impaired learning

Irritability

Low motivation and frustration

Additives to AVOID:

BHT, BHA, artificial sweeteners, sulfites, potassium bromated, artificial colours, sodium nitrate, MSG, Propylene glycol and parabens.

A note about BPA!  So I’ve mentioned that you should consume copious amounts of water but when doing so, please avoid drinking from plastic. The plastic bottles contain BPA (bisphenol A) which is a chemical that acts as a hormone disruptor. Pick up BPA free water bottles, glass or stainless steel as your preferred cup choices.

Excerpt taken from Healthy Snacks for Kids e-book and soon to be updated to Healthy Snacks and Meals for Kids.

There is no denying that parents are busy and want convenience when it comes to meals and snacks. In Healthy Meals and Snacks for Kids, you will:

  • Learn quick, easy and healthy methods to provide your kids with the nutrition that they need for athletics and school.
  • The importance of having meals and snacks that properly fuel your kids (and yourself) so that they don’t have highs and lows but rather sustained energy and mental alertness.

Tanya Morrison is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. In each section, emailed to you weekly, the Busy Mama Detox has the Kid’s Corner section which gives you simple and effective tips to implement into your kid’s diet.  Tanya is a mummy of 2 active boys and offers useful tips to keep her kids healthy in this processed food world – not always an easy task – but doable!

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Jun 292014
 

Made and devoured in a flash  – easy peasy Fruit Yogurt Parfait

1. Add a couple spoonfuls of plain organic yogurt, 1/4 cup organic oats, 1 tsp chia (ground) and 1tsp ground flax (both or just one – you pick – you can also use hemp)

2. Mix it all together

3. Add another couple spoonfuls of yogurt and a spoonful of local honey (or local maple syrup or a couple of drops of stevia)

4. Add cut up berries (local, in season and organic if possible)

5. Top with homemade granola (or more oats if you like) and sprinkle with cinnamon. Refrigerate overnight (or at least a couple of hours)

6. Have them ready for when your kids get home from sports or for a great breakfast! (James says he is smiling and Ian definitely is!!) Glen is not pictured but he loves them too!!

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For more great recipes, check out Healthy Snacks for Kids…hey even mention that you’d like a copy and it’s yours complimentary!!  We’ve got a healthy generation to raise in this toxic world we live in!

Have the best day ever……Tanya

PS – not into dairy – use coconut or almond yogurt.

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

Jun 232014
 

Cancer Prevention Tips

“I wear my sunglasses at night” lyrics by Billy Idol

sunglasses

While reading Cancer is Not a Disease by Andreas Moritz, I learned that perhaps this is the best time to wear sunglasses, if at all!

The wonderful ultraviolet light from the sun is one of the most powerful natural medicines the world has ever seen and one way we are blocking it is by wearing sunglasses (and sunscreen and staying indoors, and wearing clothes – you get the point).

By the year 1933, researchers found there were over 165 different diseases (almost every type of cancer, diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis) for which sunlight proved to be a beneficial treatment but the sun’s healing rays were ineffective if a patient was wearing sunglasses. WHY? Sunglasses block out important rays of the light spectrum which the body requires for essential biological functions.

UV rays in sunlight actually stimulate the thyroid gland to increase hormone production, which in turn increases the body’s metabolic rate which assists in weight loss and improved muscle development. So get yourself some sun sans the sunglasses and sunscreen but don’t be a silly and fry yourself…use some common sense.

Read more pgs 90-98 in Cancer is Not a Disease

 

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Can using this toothbrush and rinsing with this really decrease your risk of cancer?

Data collected between 1986 and 2002 found that men with gum disease had a 63% higher chance of getting pancreatic cancer, even if they’d never smoked. It is believed that gum disease is a sign of increased inflammation and is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory issues and lung infections.

Two simple tips:

1)      Rinse and swish with salt water several times per day is usually enough to prevent and reverse gun disease and simple enough to do! (Use sea salt or Himalayan salt)

2)      Use a Soladey toothbrush (I have been using one for years and bought is at Living Libations along with their natural teeth and skin products – love them!!!)

Why a Soladey toothbrush?

  • Clinically proven to eliminate more plaque than a regular toothbrush, even without the use of toothpaste and floss
  • Soladey features a titanium oxide metal rod which creates a natural ionic chemical reaction that separates the plaque from your teeth enamel and also removes stains (oh, yeah, whiter teeth baby, without the harsh teeth whitening chemicals!!)

Read more pgs 88-90 in Cancer is Not a Disease

EXERCISE….I know, but I had to bring it up because it really is THAT important!

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Exercise is a BENEFIT to preventing cancer and also one of the best ways to combat treatment-related fatigue is you are currently undergoing chemotherapy.

  • Cancer cells are oxygen deprived cells that don’t want oxygen…BAM…along comes exercise which floods your body with oxygen and cancer cells die with oxygen…make sense?
  • Exercise also improves your immune response

Beneficial Exercise Tips

  • If you have cancer don’t do strenuous exercise.  Light walking, stretching, pilates and yoga are wonderful additions to your week. Try this beautiful relaxing routine – Wild at Heart or some stretching
  • If you exercised before cancer keep it simple while undergoing treatments and if you didn’t exercise before cancer keep it simple while undergoing treatments!

Don’t know where to start?…contact Tanya at info@moveyourbody.ca  and we can put together a treatment plan for any current disease or prevention of any disease.

Read more pgs 186-187 in Cancer is Not a Disease

 

I can’t rest…I’ve got to get this done!!

baby with rose

Your immune system needs SLEEP!!! Eight to nine hours in complete darkness. A weak immune system CANNOT keep your body clean inside which results in congestion and threatens cellular life.

Your body is a beautifully well oiled machine that wants to be in perfect health.  It has circadian rhythms that keep your body working optimally but that we often ignore or just don’t know about.

If you continually go to bed after 10pm you will enforce a hormonal shift in your body that can lead to chaotic conditions in your body. The secretion of melatonin (one of the pineal gland’s most powerful hormones) starts between 9:30pm-10:30pm (depending on age), inducing sleepiness. If you ignore your internal clock, you throw this and many other hormonal cycles out of balance.   The pineal gland controls:

  • Reproduction
  • Sleep and motor activity
  • Blood pressure
  • The immune system
  • The pituitary and thyroid glands
  • Cellular growth
  • Body temperature and many other vital functions

I know I’ve had my share of late nights and will do my very best to honor my body and put it to sleep earlier and to rise earlier. If you rise around 6am-7am (and went to bed around 10pm), then you are following a natural sleep/wake cycle. If you are getting out of bed after 8am-9am then you are messing with your elimination cycle (constipation anyone??). Waste material that accumulated in your rectum and bladder wants to be eliminated between 6-8am. If you are sleeping in because you went to bed too late, this waste is held instead of eliminated and perhaps even partly reabsorbed. Check out the Busy Mama Detox Program which will give you tips to Detox you bedtime routine and so much more!

Read more pgs 179-183 in Cancer is Not a Disease

 

Cancer does not pop into you like a mushroom popping out of the ground.  Cancer is the result of many crises of toxicity including:

  • Stimulants
  • Emotional trauma
  • Repressed emotions
  • An irregular lifestyle
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Overeating
  • Stress reactions
  • A lack of deep sleep
  • Lack of sunshine
  • Accumulation of heavy metals and exposure to chemicals

By learning how to properly care for our bodies we can reduce cells from manifesting into oxygen deprived cells leading to disease. Take charge of your health…without it nothing matters…ask a dead person! Start by incorporating these 4 easy tips!!!

To detox your cells, join the Busy Mama Detox 12 week online program that runs in April, September and January…click here for more details or go to www.busymamadetox.com

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

For more information on how to feed your cells check out Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending.

Need to get more balance in your life….check out Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans.  Check out the preview pages here

Want to give your kids a healthy start to life…check out Healthy Snacks for Kids.

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What cancer prevention tips do you have to share?? Love to hear from you on my moveyourbody facebook page or right here!!

Love, laughter and light,

Tanya

May 262014
 

Spaghetti & Quinoa Meatballs

Add this twist to your homemade meatballs and no one will know (except  you)

Meatballs

½ lb lean ground beef, or ground chicken or turkey (preferably grass fed)
½ cup cooked quinoa or quinoa flakes (can add without cooking first)
3 cloves minced garlic Continue reading »

May 152014
 

Kiwi Krazy Smoothie

kiwi

Are you krazy for KIWIS?  They provide an excellent source of Vitamin C, very good source of dietary fibre, antioxidant (= anti-aging) vitamins E and A, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, copper and phosphorous.

All this kraziness gets me going in the morning!!! Try it and see if gets you moving too!  Trade in your traditional breakfast and give this a go.

  • 1 red grapefruit peeled and seeded
  • ½ lemon peeled and seeded
  • 1 kiwi (peel if not organic)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1-2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups spinach (can be frozen)
  • 1-2 cups water
  • Add pitted date or a few drops of stevia if you need more sweetness

Kiwi Kisses

Blend in your vitamix or blender until smooth.

Smoothie Money Saving Tip – Freezing Spinach  and freeze your bananas too!

Vitamix – the only blender you will ever need – free shipping 06-005828- thank you for using my affiliate link

Upayanaturals  thank you for using my affiliate link to purchase your Healthy Products!

matcha green tea powderWhat is Matcha Green Tea Powder?

Are you ready to live even more vibrantly?? Would you like more smoothie and juicing recipes, money saving tips, how to be healthy on the road and how to get more greens into your diet for weight loss and glowing skin?  All this and so much more in Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending. Order your very own copy today!

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“Tanya’s books are a steal for all the fabulous information she has put together for you!” – Terri S. Holistic Nutritionist

Packed full of incredible information containing

  • The difference between juicing and blending and
    what is right for you.
  • The side effects of losing weight and inches
  • The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle
  • How to juice and blend while traveling or on the
    go!
  • Recipes for adults and children
  • How to save money and time while eating healthy
    food that tastes great!
  • And so much more!

Order your copy today – this is a very small investment that will reap big, healthy rewards! Be sure to let your friends and family
know- Health is for EVERYONE! Contact info@moveyourbody.ca

 

 

 

May 122014
 

These 5 Common Chewing Gum Ingredients Are Linked to Cancer and More 

My kids think I’m crazy, but I really think that chewing sugarless (or any) gum will be a taboo like smoking. It’s handed around so freely and bothers me when people offer it to my kids because of the reasons you will read below.

I used to be addicted to chewing gum…Hubba Bubba, Wrigley’s, then sugarless gum like Extra.  I couldn’t figure out why I was always bloated and had headaches…then I started reading…and when you know better you do better.

I quit…and I’ve been off gum for about 15 years…thank you! No easy feat because it used to stop me from eating, calmed my nerves, and freshened my breath. But let me tell you, my stomach thanks me, my brain thanks me….in fact I feel a whole lot better and don’t miss it at all! Continue reading »

Apr 172014
 

Propaganda Gardening – How we can eat our landscapes

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Pam Warhurst is inspiring, funny, witty and worth 13 minutes of your time. The power of small change is beyond what we can imagine..…it just takes one person to act.Pam sat down at her kitchen table with her friends and just came up with this crazy idea. No agenda, no budget, no politics and you won’t believe what has transpired. Over the years, they have transformed their town, created jobs, inspired people to eat and grow vegetables, created “Vegetable Tourists”, people who come and walk through their town eating from gardens along the way. They have inspired other towns to incorporate these great ideas. Continue reading »