Apr 262017

Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

Do you feel like you’re getting fatter but you’re still eating the same way?


I want you to know that you are NOT alone!


There are so many variables when it comes to weight gain and (of course) these go way above and beyond the concept of “calories in, calories out”.


I discuss the four top reasons in my newest post.  And none of them are related to food or exercise. Continue reading »

Apr 162017

Hey Men, Lost Your Sex Drive? This Could Be Why

If your sex drive seems to be a bit low there could be lots of reasons why.


And with lots of reasons come lots of healthy diet and lifestyle tips from me too!


Do you know which nutrients are critical for testosterone production?  Which exercises can boost it and which can bust it?  What about the effects of stress and sleep?


Have you ever heard of “maca”?


Continue Reading where I dish a bunch of ways you can try to recoup that sex drive you seem to have lost.  Not to mention a sinfully delicious drink you can share with your significant other.  You can thank me later. Continue reading »

Mar 192017

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

It can be too easy to think (or worry) about your weight.


But you know what?  There is something else that may be more important when it comes to real health.  That is your waist circumference.


Ahh, just a minute!  It’s not just about the “pinchable” fat under the skin (you know, that “muffin top”), it’s about the internal fat around your abdominal organs that can be the real issue.


That internal fat (AKA “visceral fat”) is known to release a bunch of hormones and inflammatory compounds that can mess with your blood sugar, blood fats (i.e triglycerides), and blood pressure.


In today’s post I’ll describe how to measure your waist circumference and then give you a bunch of actionable tips to help you reduce it.  And (of course) there’s a super-nutritious recipe at the end. Continue reading »

Jan 112015

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain

Typically when we get stressed the wheels start spinning and life can feel like it’s whirling at top speed.  We tend to feel like a Jack Russell ripping around a room, rushing at the problem.  What if we took a deep breath and approached the situation carefully like a St. Bernard? Or perhaps you do already…

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

Continue reading »

Jan 052015

New Year Detox Part Two – Drinking, Stress, Shut Eye and Supplements

It’s a new year and for many that means a renewed focus and interest in self-improvement, including detoxing from the recent holidays.  While wanting to be in good health year round is your priority…we all need a reminder and a tune up from time to time and the New Year is a great reminder to detox our cells and improve our health…because as you know – without good health, we are nothing.

new year_Healthy

So, all year long, we move our bodies at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon and 3 times per year, the Busy Mama Detox, which is an online detox program available world-wide is offered.  This 12 week program breaks down your day into small parts and offers you strategies to detox that little area…until your whole day is cleaned up.  Small changes…BIG rewards. Check out www.busymamadetox.com for more info!!

Check out New Year Detox Part One- Eating and Moving

Here are a few more strategies for your short and long term health…


water_glassHydration — Plain and simple, we need water!!! Start your day with a big glass of water and follow it up with a detox lemonade (water and lemon)

Many minor maladies such as headaches, fatigue, muscle cramps and even depression can be related to your hydration levels.  WOW – water is powerful!!


Keep your body hydrated with green  and herbal teas, water, coconut water but leave the nasties out of your body like alcohol, caffeine, sodas, store bought juices…you don’t need your cells floating around in artificial colours, flavours, preservatives…keep your choices CLEAN.

Stress – Breath, chill, take a moment, be in the moment, relax, step back & laugh. Stress can cause a buildup of toxins in your body which can be very dangerous. Even minor daily activities like commuting, finances and relationships cause us stress.  Seek out ways to reduce stress in your life and take counter measures to reduce them.

Sleep – Yup, you’ve got to get it.  Your body heals, your brain detoxes and you awake renewed and replenished.  The Busy Mama Detox offers many suggestions that can help you improve this important area of your life.

Supplements – I was never a big fan of supplements but I do believe they have a place in our modern day diet now.  Consuming a healthy diet may feel like a full time job and the food industry does not help us with all their inventions, so our cells need HELP.


It can be challenging to come by all the necessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals our bodies require, and supplements are a great way to do just that — supplement our intake.

Here are some supplements that are discussed in the Busy Mama Detox.  You are to use what you feel is necessary for this time of your life.


These will ensure that you are killing off parasites, yeast & pathogens.

ü  Body brush (I use dry brushes from Living Libations which I highly recommend and the Lymph+Tonic lymphatic drops)

ü  Probiotics – great for the bowel & intestinal flora

ü  Oil of oregano – antimicrobial

ü  Fenugreek Seed Capsules – mucus dissolver and fat dissolver

ü  Colloidal Silver – anti-fungal/bacterial

ü  Candex – anti-fungal enzyme blend

ü  Scram by HealthForce Nutritionals  – anti-parasitic

ü  Pau d’Arco tea – anti-fungal

ü  Grapefruit Seed Extract – antimicrobial & anti-pathogenic

ü  Aloe – great for the bowel

ü  Tryphala – Ayurvedic product that strengthens and supports bowel

ü  Chlorophyll –synthesized sunlight

ü  Cell Food – liquid oxygen

ü  CoQ10 & Resveratrol – increase the oxygenation in the cells

ü  Chinese Herbs by Dragon Herbs (chose appropriate supplements according to personal needs)

 Check out

New Year Detox Part One- Eating and Moving

For more inspiration.


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. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.  You can get your PDF copy here.

Busy Mama Detox starts January 5th….sign up today.  See www.busymamadetox.com for more details


Jan 162014

how to develop patienceWe can always use reminders in our day to keep us grounded!  I often will take photos of quotes or photos to inspire me and keep me on track. I printed this out and  taped it on the wall in my kitchen! AHHHHH……

Remember to have patience with yourself in this journey of life. We often want too much too quickly in this INSTANT world and it’s causing a lot of stress related health problems. We can’t see STRESS and most of us have built up a resistance to it and don’t even know what it would be like without it. So, instead of flying off the handle or eating your stress, slow down just a little to start and take a deep breath…………..ahhhh!

What do you do when you get stressed and need a moment?

Here’s to having more patience in your day,