Spring time?!

Other than the X country skiers in my life, most of us are pretty much D.O.N.E. with winter.  Spring gardens are beginning to stir and many are wondering when the seasonal pollen will begin to trigger their immune system's overreaction.  

When I was pregnant and couldn't take anything to relieve the onslaught of boogers and itchy eyes, I discovered these these 2 things made a world of difference for me.  

1) Reduce your dairy intake!  

Many great alternatives exist to make this transition to less dairy as easy as possible-I love to make my own coconut milk daily, ghee, cashew cheese and coconut yogurt.

Not sure where to begin? Check out my Dairy-Free Foods workshop at the Westboro Brainery! 

http://www.westborobrainery.ca/#/dairy-free-foods/

2) Nettle tea

I may have discovered nettles while pregnant but they are rich in vitamins A & C, iron, potassium , manganese and calcium-so are actually great to take year round.  Keep in mind they need to steep for at least 4 hrs to release all of their nurtitional qualities.  As with most things that you ingest, always a good idea to do your own research, consult your naturopath, nurtitionist or herbologist to see if they are right for you.  

mmmmmmmm......coconut yogurt!

mmmmmmmm......coconut yogurt!