Rooting for Root Vegetables

Easily digestible, food-for-thought from Eat Well Halifax, Nicole Marchand! As the fall and winter approach, we naturally begin to crave foods higher in carbohydrates (sugar). Although this was historically done to help build insulation (extra fat stores) under the skin for protection throughout the winter months, root vegetables are still an excellent addition to our…

New Ayurvada Packages from Stephanie Kincade

As some of you may know, I am working towards re-launching my wellness practice under the name Abundant Paths Wellness. I will still offer sessions/classes/guidance in Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation, but will also be adding new exciting things over time.  The first big changes are to offer better wellness programs for both new and returning…

Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Cool This Summer Part Two: Dinacharya

Part Two of in-house Ayurvedia Specialist, Stephanie Kincade’s Tips for Staying Cool This Summer.  Part One can be found here. There are many things Ayurveda can recommend to help cool us down and bring our Pitta (and other Doshas) back into balance.  In part one I specifically looked at tips to do with food.  In this…

Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Cool This Summer Part One: Food

Ah Summer; Pitta season, or the season that has the most in common with Pitta Dosha at least. Pitta is composed of the elements of fire (primarily) and water (to a lesser degree). It has hot, oily, sharp, light, sour, fluid, and pungent attributes – many of the same qualities we think of to describe…

Transitioning into Fall – The Ayruvedic Approach

Most of us don’t want to face it, but it’s getting colder, we are quickly moving out of Pitta Season and into Vata season. In the Ayurvedic calendar, fall is one of the biggest transition times for our bodies. As our Doshas become aggravated by the external shifts, we become more prone to illness. One…

Why We Do What We Do: Nicole Marchand, Registered Dietician

It occurred to me that my chosen profession can be misunderstood at times. When asked what I do, I often get responses such as, ‘would I have to eat more salads if I had a consultation with you?’ or ‘I don’t want to change how I eat’. Registered dietitians are highly educated professionals with bachelors of science and…

Hydration & Activity

Today’s blog post comes from our Dietitian, Nicole Marchand.  Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! —– As a group exercise instructor and a bicyclist, I can be physically active up to 2-3 hours/day and staying hydrated is incredibly important. Furthermore, with the increasing number of people exercising outdoors as higher summer temperatures approach, it seemed fitting to write…