Tag: Health

6 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy While Travelling

6 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy While Travelling

When it comes to travelling the world, a lot of us focus solely on having a fantastic time and kind of forget about our health and wellbeing. With so much different food and drink on offer, plus an excuse to just lay on the beach […]

Herbland Multi-Vitamins Gummy Contest & Giveaway

Herbland Multi-Vitamins Gummy Contest & Giveaway

Time for that summer bod. To ensure you are in tip top shape I’ve partnered with Herbaland to give you a wellness prize pack (valued over $80) 🐻🍬 There’s a variety of goodies from Multi-vits, skin and hair supplements, protein gummies and more 💯 Don’t […]



The Mighty Kale is one of my all time favourite smoothies from Jugo Juice. This season, one of the fastest-rising cocktail trends over the past few years has been blending herbal and botanical ingredients with more traditional flavours, but this trend isn’t just for the 19 and older.


Say goodbye to artificial flavours and added sugars, the fresh and bright flavours of botanicals and herbs are the perfect addition to beverages, especially smoothies. With their highly varied flavours, aromas and health benefits they provide a warmth freshness that’s perfect for fall.



This fall, Jugo brought the popular cocktail trend to its smoothie line-up with the Blueberry Basil smoothie. The superfood smoothie is only 205 calories and is packed with the anti-oxidant power of berries, is brightened up by the herbal flavour of fresh basil. It is available until November 14th.


Interview with Jamie Vadori, Jugo Juice‘s Director of Marketing  
N: What values and beliefs define your brand?
J: Healthy doesn’t have to taste terrible. It’s all about making real vs artificial. We want to provide healthy choices on the go.


N: What makes your business unique in the market? Vs Booster Juice etc
J: Frozen fruits with fresh kale, spinach instead of sugar laced sorbets. Frozen fruits doesn’t diminish nutritional value.


N: Who is your target audience? Do you have established buyer personas for each of your target customer groups?
J: Our target groups of customers are 18-80. Jugo Juice is fit for everyone looking for a healthy and active lifestyle. For example we also sponsor Juice Juice 10k marathons, yoga-thons, etc. to motivate people.


N: Given the blueberry smoothie is only available for a limited time – are they other herbal blends that are launching after nov 14?
J: Yes, the next seasonal drink is the Mega Matcha which will be available on November 15. The Mega Matcha includes pineapples, almond milk and vanilla whey protein (Vega substitute available).


N: Are you planning on rolling out more seasonal products?
J: Each year there are five seasonal beverages.


N:Where do you see health food trends going in 2018?
J: more customization to individual tastes.




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Karen Phytoplankton | New Health Food Product

Karen Phytoplankton | New Health Food Product

I was sent some products from Karen Phytoplankton before I was pregnant. This new marine phytoplankton boast a series of great health benefits. For those curious about what Karen is, the company behind this new ocean picked “superfood” is New Brunswick-based Blugenics Innovations Ltd., which launched […]

Virtuous Pie Vancouver | Vegan Pizza and Ice Cream Chinatown

Virtuous Pie Vancouver | Vegan Pizza and Ice Cream Chinatown

Virtuous Pie is a vegan pizzeria Vancouver’s Chinatown at 583 Main Street next to Juniper on Keefer Street. It offers 100% plant based pizzas made with nut cheeses (cashews, almonds and soy). It also includes a selection of nice creams (vegan ice cream) and salads. Gluten free dough […]

Warby Parker 2016 Fall Collection

Warby Parker 2016 Fall Collection


Warby Parker recently opened its first Canadian store opens at 684 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. Even though there is no store in site yet for Vancouver, I am excited for their Home Try-On Program. That means I can try on 5 favorite new fall styles at home for free. Free shipping both ways!

Warby Parker 2016 Fall Collection freshened up their classic silhouettes with seasonal palette with autumnal spectrum, from blush tones to bold reds and classic tortoises. I can’t wait to show you them in person when they arrive at my doorstep. All optical eyewear starts at $150!


But until then, here are few of my favorites.


Barnett in Quail Egg Grey


Chelsea in Violet Magnolia


Percey in Scarlet Tortoise


I also really like their new Field Series Sunglasses line up. Those circular lenses and extra oversized silhouette! Celebrating all that is fun about fall, these new frames come in colors such as Burnt Lemon Tortoise, Eastern Bluebird Fade, Whistler Grey, and Grapefruit Soda.


Grady in Whiskey Tortoise

Rounded lenses are outlined in two distinct layers: first titanium, then acetate with eye-catching cutout details along the browline.


Warby Parker glasses are made with

  • Akulon-coated screws for durability
  • Lenses made from polycarbonate, the most impact-resistant material for eyeglasses
  • Anti-scratch and anti-reflective coating included
  • Made from custom cellulose acetate
  • Cut from a single sheet of acetate to maintain color parity
  • Offer 100% UV protection
  • Frames are hand-polished for three days with a German wax compound before making their way to your eyes.


Shop the new Fall 2016 eyewear and sunglasses here.


Shop Warby Parker Online


FTC disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Be Love Victoria | Vegan Sustainable Organic Cuisine

Be Love Victoria | Vegan Sustainable Organic Cuisine

Be Love in a wonderful all vegan, organic and locally sourced plant based ingredients located in downtown Victoria at 1019 Blanshard Street. The restaurant is bright and airy. There are a patio seats outside perfect for a nice sunny day! Travelling is hard on the body, having […]

Warby Parker Toronto Opens | Canada’s First Eyeglass Optical Store

Warby Parker Toronto Opens | Canada’s First Eyeglass Optical Store

Warby Parker is coming to Toronto, Canada. The first Warby Parker Canadian store opens at 684 Queen Street West on Saturday, August 6th. No doubt I love online shopping! Pretty boxes mailed directly to my home and I barely even need to lift a finger! […]

Fitbit Charge HR Review | Fitness Tracker Wireless Activity Wristband

Fitbit Charge HR Review | Fitness Tracker Wireless Activity Wristband

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Fitbit Charge HR wearable fitness tracker is perfect for the average consumer. I was on the hunt for the best fitness tracker / watch that is stylish. I wanted one that tracks different exercises, sleep at night, active heart-rate resting, heart rate working out, syncs to my Iphone and has a good app. Most of all, I wasn’t looking to spend a lot of money. I didn’t want to spend $300 on something I might grow bored of quickly.


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I bought my Fitbit Charge HR in size large even tho my wrist is small. The silicon band is light and adjustable with belt buckles. It was nice to give my wrist some breathing room.

To begin with, I expected a lot out of the Fitbit. I expected good app features. And I doubted whether the watch’s basic black design was stylish enough for the office. Initially, I wanted it to have a bright colorful touchscreen like this the Polar A360. Because it just looks cool.

However, a few months has passed and I haven’t been able to find a wearable fitness technology that is able to beat what the Fitbit Charge HR does (in the same price point). While the little LED display clock is basic it is easy to turn your wrist and tell time. A light tap on the screen will display your heart-rate, steps or other data. The watch is comfortable to wear working out and also when you are pounding keys on the computer.

What makes the Fitbit Charge HR fun is the plethora list of items that you can challenge yourself or stay motivated with your #fitfam friends. Do everything you can to reach your daily steps for Goal Day or engage in the Workweek Hustle and try to get the most steps between Monday and Friday.

Personally, I like to set my exercise goals to at least 3 workouts in a week. If I am able to get an extra run in that will be a bonus.

Fitbit Charger HR Review Fitness Tracker Hello Nance Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Recipes Travel Beauty Lifestyle

Fitbit Charger HR Review Fitness Tracker Hello Nance Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Recipes Travel Beauty Lifestyle

The Fitbit App itself is intuitive and easy to use. The graphics are pleasing and the new software and firmware updates significantly improved syncing and tracking. It added automatic sleep and activity session tracking making it smoother and a more automated fitness tracker. Use Exercise Mode and SmartTrack™ automatic exercise recognition to record all of your workouts. Activate Exercise Mode on your tracker for the most precise tracking during workouts and real-time stats on your wrist.

Customize your heart-rate zones to optimize your training. The band helps me push for those peak heart rate zones when needed and stay within the fat burn zones I especially want to target during those Lagree megaformer workouts.


I wished Fitbit would sync and pair with My Fitness Pal and have a better nutrition tracking repertoire. For those, who already use My Fitness Pal, it is a nuisance to re-enter the data. In the end, I just gave up using this feature in my Fitbit app.

I also wish that it had an universal mini-USB adaptor instead of it’s own proprietary USB plug. The cable itself is also too short to plug behind my Mac. And I better remember to charge it at home (since I only have the one Fitbit cable).


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Fitbit Charge HR Pros

  • Long battery life over four days
  • LED display for clock and quick tap for other data
  • Automatically tracks sleep and exercise activities
  • Comfortable to wear and adjustable
  • Silent alarm: It vibrates and less abrasive then a blaring siren alarm.
  • A great motivator to get moving and stay healthy.


Fitbit Charge HR Cons

  • Proprietary USB charger. Don’t lose it. Mini USB would be so much better!
  • Limited nutrition food tracking repertoire (and does not sync with My Fitness Pal)
  • Sometimes I get too obsessed over my steps! Gotta get those steps in!
  • It’s not exactly discrete: It is not very small and others will know you are wearing a fitness tracker. This doesn’t really bother me but it doesn’t scream formal wear either.


Overall, I am quite pleased with the Fitbit Charge HR and foresee myself getting a lot of mileage out of this wireless tracking fitness watch.


Have you ever worn a fitness tracker? Which one do you like best? Share with me in the comments below.



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Ford Escape Kale Gate

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5th Annual Joy of Feeding Event | UBC FARMS with Chef Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s

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Vij’s Chef Meeru Dhalwala Seeks to Preserve Global Culinary Traditions
at 5th Annual Joy of Feeding Event

Top chefs, home cooks and community come together for annual UBC Farm fundraiser

On June 25, 2016 fifteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Egypt to Switzerland to Turkey and beyond – will offer a taste of their favourite recipes at UBC Farm’s Joy ofFeeding event. They will be showcasing culinary traditions from around the world. Joy of Feeding was created by Chef Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants to celebrate whole foods, culture and cooking.

“Joy of Feeding is an international food celebration highlighting the importance of preserving cooking traditions from all cultures,” says Dhalwala. “Cooking is the gateway to caring about where our food comes from, taking care of our health, and taking care of our families.”

Family is a major theme at this year’s event, as many of the cooks are mothers and fathers who have enlisted their adult children to help them prepare family recipes representing their heritage – or vice versa. “From an 11 year-old boy who is preparing his grandfather’s special Sri Lankan goat curry to a father and daughter who are making Obijwe-style bannock bread, each of our cooks has a great story behind their recipe,” adds Dhalwala. “We even have one cook representing Egypt whose mother will be flying in from Cairo to help him make his dish and ensure it’s perfect!”

Cultural backgrounds represented at Joy of Feeding include: Canada (Vancouver), Chile, Dene First Nations, Egypt, Ethiopia, India (Bengal), Ojibwe First Nations, Philippines, Poland, Sicily, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine. All dishes will be prepared using mostly organic and ethically sourced ingredients, and include both meat and vegetarian options along with several desserts. The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Terra Breads and UBC Food Services have all kindly donated their time and kitchens to help make this fundraiser for UBC Farm a success.

Joy of Feeding is an opportunity to enjoy delicious food and have fun atUBC Farm while discovering where our food comes from. The family-friendly outdoor event features multicultural beats, guided farm tours and children’s activities. Tickets are $55 and include a recipe book with each cook’s story and recipe. Event proceeds support learning, research, and community programs at UBC Farm.

“Joy of Feeding is an important fundraiser for UBC Farm and we’re so grateful for all the effort that goes into it,” says Clare Cullen, Operations Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. “This unique event is a community builder, bringing diverse groups of people together around good food that nurtures us, our families, our communities and our planet. If you love food, Joy of Feeding is part of your community!”

The 5th Annual Joy of Feeding
URL: http://www.joyoffeeding.com
Cuisine: Global, International Sustainable Farm

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC
Tickets: $55 (children 12 and under are free). Available for purchase online.

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