Mar 262015

Dissolve your Cellulite

celluliteWe all LOVE that cottage cheese look that shows up on our thighs and butts….YEAH NO! I don’t want cellulite and I bet you don’t either, so how do you rid yourself of this toxic waste that is pushing against the fibres in your body?

Cellulite is a result of your:

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Feb 052015

Almond Turmeric Latte…..Amazingly delicious and nutritious

This SUPER spice will kick your fat burning filter into high gear.

Turmeric acts an all-natural anti-inflammatory agent and can assist your liver’s enzymes in flushing out carcinogens from your body which is key for optimal health and efficient fat loss. The liver acts as a natural detoxifier – it is your body’s fat burning filter.

It is the liver’s responsibility to eliminate all the toxins from your body. If your liver is functioning poorly, besides draining your energy, it makes it more difficult to release any unwanted body fat.

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Jun 192014

Why can chocolate help make us skinny?

Chocolate is the number ONE food craved by women – and that’s not a bad thing if you eat the right chocolate.


 This is for all of you that don’t want to drown yourselves in white flour & sugar or butter anymore.  I’ve heard it so many times, “I can’t just have one chocolate (bar) or chocolate chip cookie”.  I’ll admit that I have a “sugar problem” too and have been known to binge on cookies and chocolate, so if you have a sweet tooth like me or a tendency to eat more than “one” cookie, there is a way to still indulge your sweet tooth knowing that it is delicious and nutritious.  I have spent years sifting through recipes and replacing my cookbooks and dessert recipes and have compiled the recipes in this guide to share with you.  It has helped to keep me away from baking cookies or eating sickly chocolate bars.

Eat Chocolate…lose weight?? Continue reading »

Jun 162014

Raw Carrot Crackers

One of my clients brought me some of his homemade crackers and I was hooked!! They are delicious!! The next time he was making them, I tagged along so that I could make them for myself. These crackers are super easy to make and store well in a sealed glass container. Enjoy sprinkled over salads or with a dip such as hummus.


  • 4 cups of carrots cut in chunks
  • ½ cups onion chopped in chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/8th cup olive oil
  • 1/8th cup tamari
  • 1 tsp each – curry, turmeric, cumin
  • 3/4cups soaked walnuts
  • ½ cup soaked cashews
  • ½ cup soaked almonds
  • ½ cup soaked sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds

raw carrot crakers steps (1)

Figure 1 Process all the veggies until smooth – may have to do a couple of batches

Process all ingredients except ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds. Depending on the size of your food processor you may have to process two lots and then mix by hand.  I process the carrots, onion, garlic, and celery, oil and tamari first, place in a bowl and then process the other ingredients except pumpkin and ½ cup sunflower seeds.

ingredients for carrot crackers in food processor with nuts

Figure 2 Add the soaked nuts

sunfloer and pumpkin seeds on top in food processor last step

Figure 3 Add the seeds last and only mix for a short time to keep them chunky – adds a great texture

Mix everything together and then add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Place about half the mixture on one dehydrating tray with the liner and the other half on another lined tray (you may use three trays). Thickness should be about ½” in a square and then cut into squares.  This helps it to dry faster and also to have lovely square crackers.

carrot mixture ready to spread

Figure 4 Mixture ready to be spread on dehydrator trays

crackers in dehydrator ready for dehydrating

Figure 5 Crackers are on the top and at the same time I am dehydrating the soaked nuts and seeds that we add to our smoothies or the next round of crackers

carrot crackers on tray complete

Figure 6 Finished product!!! When applying the mixture to the dehydrator trays with the liners, spread the mixture out into a square about ½” thick and then cut into squares before drying

Dehydrate for 8-10 hours and then flip to screened tray and dehydrate for another 3-5 hours.  Make sure they are dried out completely. Crackers may be stored in an air tight container for up to a month. If you need to crisp up put back in dehydrator.

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What do you make in your dehydrator?  I’d love to hear how you enjoyed the crackers.

Enjoy the goodness of your food,


Why eat Raw Foods?

Food that is heated to temperatures greater than 108 ○F, lose their enzymes in the process.  Enzyme depleted food can be very hard to digest and unfortunately gives very little energy to the body. Continued consumption of cooked and processed foods leaves our bodies drained of energy and vitality.

Live enzymes are essential to digestion. Enzymes are needed to break down the food we eat into a usable form for the body. Eating live raw foods leaves us feeling energetic and vibrant!

Raw foods are better quality; therefore you eat less to satisfy your nutritional needs. The heat of cooking depletes vitamins, damages proteins and fats, and destroys enzymes which benefit digestion. As your percentage of raw foods increases you feel satisfied and have more energy on smaller meals because raw food has the best balance of water, nutrients, and fiber to meet your body’s needs.  This in turn will lower the amount of money you spend on food, vitamins, pots and pans, appliances, doctor bills, drugs, and health insurance.

Eating a diet of raw foods can reverse or stop the advance of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Remember, cooking creates free radicals, which are the major cause of cancer. When you lower the number of free radicals your cells are bombarded with, you lower your risk of cancer.

A raw food diet can protect you from acute diseases such as colds, flu, measles, etc. Raw foods maintain a healthy body and a healthy body will not become diseased.


May 152014

Kiwi Krazy Smoothie


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.

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May 082014

banana-milkshakeIf you think bananas are just for monkeys…think again, check out 25 Powerful reasons to eat Bananas by Foodmatters and 10 more surprising benefits of Bananas by Health Ambition

Here are a few reasons to get you going…helps constipation, aids digestion, natural antacid, helps with bug bites and warts, natural mood lifter, helps with depression, protects against leg cramps and 16 more powerful reasons to consume bananas!

And while your pulling up those sites, whip up this Spicy Bana-maca Smoothie to sip on while reading the articles!

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 pear peeled and cored
  • 1 apple peeled and cored
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1/2″ piece ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups water or coconut water

Put it all in your blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth!! Enjoy Continue reading »

Apr 012014

You’ve got to be pooping

better digestion photo

You can do sit-ups and crunches till the cows come home, but if you aren’t moving the waste out of your body, where is it hanging out?? According to Dr. Chang, losing weight is a simple matter of increasing the efficiency of the digestive system.

 Increasing efficiency of Digestive System for Weight Loss

Quality Probiotic

Do you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating, gas or constipation, bad breath, acne?  Starting with a high quality probiotic may be just what is needed for you!

Buyer beware- there are lots of probiotics on the market, so go after quality. I use a powered probiotic formula ($33.00) & switch it up with Syntol AMD (advanced microflora delivery) from Upayanaturals. I also consume Xobiotic chocolates from Xocai as chocolate is an amazing carrier for probiotics. (look for reputable sources from your local health food store).

A few probiotic food suggestions include; raw goat milk or kefir on an empty stomach, cultured and fermented vegetables such as kimchi and pickles. Be wary of yogurts as the food colouring, aspartame and sugar content negate the probiotic effect.

Kimberly Synder’s, Probiotic & Enzyme Salad is a wonderful addition to your diet, or if you are short on time, add 2 tablespoons to a 1/4cup of raw sauerkraut to your lunch or dinner.  I purchase mine at the local health food store or Upayanaturals.

Studies have indicated that weight gain and obesity are a consequence of inadequate probiotic levels.1

The ideal healthy ratio of “good” to “bad” bacteria is 85% to 15%, or 9 to 1. Unfortunately, due to lifestyle and environmental factors, the vast majority of the population is severely lacking when it comes to good probiotic bacteria, throwing their gut flora ratio completely out of whack.

These lifestyle and environmental factors include, but are not limited to, exposure to:

  • Sugar
  • Artificial sweeteners of any kind—found in “diet” beverages and food items, chewing gum, yogurt, and even toothpaste
  • Processed foods
  • Chlorinated water
  • Pollution
  • Antacids
  • Laxatives
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer, liquor, wine)
  • Agricultural chemicals and pesticides
  • Antibiotics (from medications and/or antibiotics found in meat and dairy products that we ingest)

 2-minute Belly Rub

digestion rubbing

This exercise works like a gentle colonic irrigation that helps speed up a sluggish digestive system (which usually carries at least 5lbs of fecal matter within it). The exercise effectively metabolizes the fatty tissues around the stomach and intestines, and flushes them out of your body.

Belly Rub Method:

1)      Lie flat on your bed or floor

2)      Expose your abdominal area (tummy)

3)      Rub your hands vigorously to create heat (about 15 seconds)

4)      Place one hand on your belly button and begin to rub in an outward circular motion

5)      Use fairly firm but comfortable pressure at a slow pace (1 circle/second)

6)      Concentrate on the heat building up in, around and throughout your stomach

7)      Do about 40-50 circles (about 2 minutes)


  • Important to keep abdominals warm and to warm up hands
  • Do in the morning before getting out of bed and just before you go to bed
  • Don’t do immediately after a heavy meal, pregnant or if you have moderate to severe abdominal conditions

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the stomach is the center of energy. Besides melting away adipose tissue (fat), it can also:

  • Stimulate the abdominal organs
  • Help to speed up slow digestion & remedies constipation
  • Increase blood circulation in the abdominal area
  • Help to heal indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and the adverse effects of overeating.

Start your day with….

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A glass of warm lemon or lime water first thing in the morning! This Yogic or Ayurvedic ritual was primarily used for stimulating digestion and eliminating ama, the Ayurvedic term for toxic slime that builds up in the gastro-intestinal or GI tract. Check out the 10 reasons why this is an important addition to your daily routine.

So, what’s all the fuss about this GI Tract and how does it influence weight loss?

In reality, your G.I. tract is MUCH more than a digestion center; in fact, it is quite literally your second brain as well as being “home” to 80% of your immune system.2

So, with all these great tips, improve your digestion, lose some fat and enjoy the health benefits!


Don’t forget to include these nifty tricks into your daily living including dry brushing.



The Underground Health Reporter Report #5 – Rib Your Stomach Away in 2 Minutes a Day

Brett Hall RD – The Top 10 Gut Fighting Cleansing Foods

1. DiBaise JK, Zhang H, Crowell MD, Krajmalnik-Brown R, Decker GA, Rittmann BE.

Gut microbiota and its possible relationship with obesity. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008


2. Steinhoff U (June 2005). “Who controls the crowd? New findings and old questions

about the intestinal microflora”. Immunol. Lett. 99 (1): 12–6.


Mar 282014

Sugar Kissed Pecan Mylk

sugar kissed pecan milk 005Once upon a time I was known to make pecan pies and butter tarts and consume way too many of them! I had to stop myself from making them because I didn’t have any self control!

One quick trick I learned was to have a (maybe three) pitted date with a pecan inside and believe it or not, without all the pecan filling and pastry this did the trick!

I’ve always loved the creamy caramel taste and have found another recipe that is delicious, nutritious and satisfies the caramel craving. Continue reading »

Mar 192014

What is Maca? 

Maca is a superfood, and has been called “magic, the food of the gods, a natural Viagra and a miracle drug.” It is part of the broccoli, radish, and watercress family but does not taste anything liked those veggies!

 Maca is:

A plant and the root is used to make this superfood

Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and iron Continue reading »

Mar 122014

20160214_103555 Are you Grounded?

What does it mean to be grounded?  When was the last time you walked around barefoot outside? Find out in this informative video  that shows how by simply using the earth’s energy you can reduce the inflammation in your body, decrease your chances of heart disease and so much more.

Grounding, sometimes called “Earthing”, is said to help with:

  • Reducing inflammation and chronic pain
  • Improving sleep
  • Increasing energy
  • Relieving muscle tension & headaches
  • Lowering stress
  • Improving blood pressure & blood flow
  • Improving mental clarity

Well, emerging science reveals that direct contact with the ground can have some pretty significant health benefits.

This might sound like something straight out of fringe science, but think about it… your body is actually an electrical being.  That’s why AED’s work when someone’s heart stops beating.

Our daily exposure to pollutants and modern technology such as Wi-Fi, electromagnetic waves and mobile phones can add high amounts of positive electrons (called free radicals) to build up in our bodies.

It’s believed that direct contact with the ground helps bring us back to a “neutral state” because the earth has a negative grounding charge.

Negative ions from the earth’s surface rush into our bodies to discharge the unpaired positive ions we’ve picked up.

I actually met and chatted at length with Clint Ober (very passionate about health) a few years ago at The Longevity Conference in California that is shown in this movie to my surprise.  I have also read his incredible book, Earthing – The most important health discover ever?  While we were at the conference we were all grounded which keeps you more awake and alert.  Since then, I have added grounding mats to our computers, sheets to our beds and also a grounding pad.

My grounding sheets are in rotation with my other sheets so not on my bed all the time and this is when I will use the grounding bed pad.  Funny enough, I had gotten out of the habit of putting it on and while watching this video in bed, I was inspired to get up and put it on!  See, we all need reminders!  With the summer behind us and the days of frolicking about in our bare feet and connecting with the earth’s frequency, it is important to stay grounded throughout the winter. That is unless you live in a sunny climate or have the opportunity for a hot sunny vacation.

grounding pad on bed

See my grounding bed pad on top of my sheets. The cord is plugged into the grounding part of the electrical outlet.

You can purchase grounding mats, patches, bed pads, shoes and outlet checkers, plus the Earthing book from Upayanaturals website – click the Housing and Grounding Products tab located on the left side of the screen.  Or you can hug a tree with yours arms (exposed skin), spend some time each day connected to the earth until the snow flies or cozy up in bed with your grounding mats or sheets!

Happy Grounding,  Tanya

PS. It stops your spouse from snoring!


20160215_165349Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness field for over two decades & has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of Busy Mama Programs such as the Busy Mama Reboot, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, Busy Mama Detox & more. As a Juice Plus+ mum of 2 healthy kids, she is passionate about teaching others the POWER of whole food nutrition in the role of disease prevention. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.



 Earthing – The most important health discovery ever? By Clint Ober, Stephen Sinatra, Martin Zucker

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grounding computer padMy grounding mat where I put my bare feet while at the computer