Five Steps to a Healthier, Happier Gut

Karen is a prairie girl now residing on the East Coast of Canada. She’s an active outdoorswoman, community builder and supporter of local food goodness… and a fabulous raw-food chef! Join In Balance consultant Karen Toews to find out how five simple steps can create a healthier, happier and more BALANCEd gut! For some people (other than holistic nutritionists!), talking about “the gut” can be...
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Using Essential Oils for BALANCEd Health

Karen is a prairie girl now residing on the East Coast of Canada. She’s an active outdoorswoman, community builder and supporter of local food goodness… and a fabulous raw-food chef! Find out more about Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Karen, below. Join In Balance consultant Karen Toews to find out how you can use essential oils to get back to a more BALANCEd you! As a holistic...
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The “Short and Sweet” on Smoothies

Smoothies are great! They can be big on benefits for a minimal investment of time and effort. Here are three healthy options to add to your collection. Superfoodie Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup blueberries, frozen 1 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa powder 1 Tbsp. ground or whole chia seeds 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds 2 cups unsweetened (2% fat) coconut milk or almond milk 2 Tbsp. unsweetened peanut butter or almond...
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Back to BALANCEd Health

It’s September! For you and your family, it may mean back to school, back to work, or back to somewhere or something else. Regardless what you’re getting back to, September is a really good time to review your food and lifestyle choices (that have perhaps slipped southward through the summer months), and get back to a health-focused you! Join In Balance consultant Karen Toews to get...
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Healthy Holiday Activities: Non-Couch Potato Style!

  I hadn’t realized how deeply ingrained was the idea of keeping In Balance’s second “A” letter, Activity, a part of our family holiday festivities, until I recently came across a clipping of an article I wrote for Canadian Living magazine over 2 decades ago. Called Great Party, the article focused on three secrets of how to keep guests entertained, engaged, enjoying the holiday season AND...
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Healthy Gut Flora for a Happy Holiday

And then there were veggies…. As we all woke up on Christmas day, chocolate covered the living room. Not only that, there were always Christmas cookies leftover from the night before, for breakfast! Good memories and a fun time. But are we forgetting about our friends? The little ones that live with us day and night and the ones that love to be fed? The ones that are vital to a healthy gut? Are...
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