Meal Prep: Tips To Get Started

Meal Prep: Tips To Get Started

Meal prepping, batch cooking, bulk prepping. Call it what you may, the goal is the same. To ensure you are equipped to eat wholesome, nutrient dense meals and snacks while limiting highly processed junk. In this blog post I want to address two topics I get asked about all the time – CONSISTENCY in maintaining healthy eating habits and CONQUERING…

Collagen Supplementation And Review

Collagen Supplementation And Review

This post includes affiliate links. I make a small commission if you buy through the links mentioned below at no cost to you.  These are products I use and love myself unless otherwise stated. Thank you for your support!    I can’t tell you how many questions I’ve been getting ever since I shared that I have started a collagen…

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I’ve been trying to make a ranch dressing that would replace my husband’s favorite store bought brand for a while now.  It has been a challenge but he finally approved of this one!   Homemade Ranch Dressing   Save Print Creamy ranch dressing without the additives and sugars! Author: Zeeshan Cuisine: American Ingredients 1 cup organic whole milk or plant…

How to Prevent Breast Cancer

How to Prevent Breast Cancer

October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and I wanted to go beyond the pink ribbons and charity walks. Prevention is what I promote and so key when it comes to vibrant health and longevity. Every disease has a root cause. Research shows that inflammation is at the root of most chronic illnesses. Cancer is a chronic illness just like…

30 Day Jumpstart

30 Day Jumpstart

I am so excited to finally share The Eat.Drink.Pure 30 Day Jumpstart  with you all!

The premise is simple. Eat whole foods e.g. fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Take out the bad (processed junk)  bring in the good (healing anti inflammatory foods, herbs and spices) and get moving at least 30 minutes a day. This can mean any physical activity. You can do yoga, running, walking, weight training etc. but do it you must, for 30 minutes every day. That’s it. 30 days of keeping to this lifestyle is bound to heal you of so many common issues.

A Purposeful Life~ Lessons  Learnt

A Purposeful Life~ Lessons Learnt

There’s nothing more powerful than the death of a loved one to get you to wake up and question the meaning of life. A life with purpose is after all, the sure way to set and crush ones goals.

It was the death of my mother almost nine years ago that had me question what my purpose in life is. A tragedy often throws one towards spirituality and I was no different. I enrolled myself into Quran studies, being Muslim I knew that my faith talks a lot about life and the transient nature of it. It talks of action rather than going through life heedlessly and hoping for the best later. Because there is a later, it’s called the After Life.

Career Day 2018

Career Day 2018

Last week I spoke to the youth at my middle schooler’s career day. It was not easy preparing a presentation that would engage a room full of teenagers. Health and wellness is the last thing on their minds and anyone who comes in and tells them to take it seriously is not going to be a friend. Despite the fact that these were great kids from good families, I did have a couple of snarky comments fly about and it wasn’t until I shared my story that I got their full attention and some good questions!

The very next day, the elementary school my younger one goes to was hosting their very own career day which I figured would be a cake walk after the one with the eight graders! I may have been a tad over confident because as tech savvy as I thought I was, my presentation for the little ones didn’t work! I winged it of course, and survived to tell the story but here are a few lessons I learnt from speaking to the young:

Physical Activity- How Important Is It?

Physical Activity- How Important Is It?

So let’s talk about exercise shall we? How much of it do you get in a week? Is it something you prioritize or is it a once in a while activity?

I personally had always looked at exercise as a means to lose weight and get in shape. We are such visual beings right?  It had always been for vanity’s sake rather than to better my health. One workout here, another there. It was never something I committed to. Until….I entered my FOURTIES!