Upon Waking:  Half a lemon squeezed into room temperature 8 oz pure water
1/4 tsp probiotic (optional)
Within 40 minutes of Waking: Spelt or kamut, or rye toast with almond butter
40 mins After Breakfast: Glass of 1/2 pure water, 1/2 unsweetened cranberry juice
Mid Morning Snack: Pear
30 mins Before Lunch: Glass of 1/2 pure water, 1/2 unsweetened cranberry juice
1 Tbsp of flax oil
Lunch: Organic greens with black beans, avocado, red pepper and tomatoes. Dressed with lemon and olive oil.
If thirsty with lunch choose room temperature water only
Mid-Afternoon Snack:  1 hard boiled free-run egg
30 mins Before Dinner: Glass of pure water
Dinner:  4 oz scallops sauteed in preservative free broth with scallions, minced garlic, fresh parsley with quinoa salad ( quinoa, yellow peppers, onions, artichoke, and water chestnuts.  Use grapeseed oil and apple cider vinegar for dressing)
If thirsty with dinner choose room temperature water only


Snack if Desired: Plain yogurt
 
**1 cup of green tea is an acceptable replacement for coffee**
 Upon Waking:  Half a lemon squeezed into room temperature 8 oz pure water
1/4 tsp probiotic (optional)
Within 40 minutes of Waking: Steel cuts oats with raw honey and pecans.
40 mins After Breakfast: Glass of 1/2 pure water, 1/2 unsweetened cranberry juice
Mid Morning Snack: Peach
30 mins Before Lunch: Glass of vegetable juice (freshly juiced best)
Lunch:Vegetarian sushi rolls (avocado, cucumber, carrots, radish) try to find brown rice rolls or organic greens with avocado, assorted veggies and  with pure lemon and olive oil
If thirsty with lunch choose room temperature water only
Mid-Afternoon Snack: Handful of almonds or pure almond butter with whole grain crackers.
30 mins Before Dinner: Glass of pure water
Dinner:  Anti-biotic free turkey or chicken with spaghetti squash, spinach, and carrots. Season with herbs and spices (no packaged sauces)
If thirsty with dinner choose room temperature water only
Sweet Snack: Dates
Late Night Snack if Desired: air blown popcorn with flax oil and sea salt
**1 cup of green tea is an acceptable replacement for coffee**
Upon Waking:  Half a lemon squeezed into room temperature 8 oz pure water
1/4 tsp probiotic (optional)
Within 40 minutes of Waking: 2 poached or scrambled free-run eggs with sliced tomatoes, 1 piece of whole grain bread (optional)
40 mins After Breakfast: Glass of 1/2 pure water, 1/2 unsweetened cranberry juice
Mid Morning Snack:  1/2 of blueberries, or handful of pumpkin seeds
30 mins Before Lunch: Glass of vegetable juice (freshly juiced best)
Lunch: Wild salmon sandwich or tuna sandwich with avocado and organic greens (whole grain bread)
If thirsty with lunch choose room temperature water only
Mid-Afternoon Snack:Veggie sticks or Vega or Lara Bar
30 mins Before Dinner: Glass of pure water
Dinner: Lentil  vegetable soup (homemade if possible) or brown rice and mung beans with green vegetable of your choice.
If thirsty with dinner choose room temperature water only
Sweet Snack: Pineapple or 3 squares of 70% dark chocolate
Late Night Snack if Desired: Banana or plain yogurt
**1 cup of green tea is an acceptable replacement for coffee**
Upon Waking:  Half a lemon squeezed into room temperature 8 oz pure water
1/4 tsp probiotic (optional)
Within 40 minutes of Waking: Quinoa flakes or millet with rice milk, almonds and cinnamon
40 mins After Breakfast: Glass of 1/2 pure water, 1/2 unsweetened cranberry juice
Mid Morning Snack: 2 kiwis
30 mins Before Lunch: Glass of 1/2 pure water, 1/2 unsweetened cranberry juice
Lunch:  Grilled vegetable and goat cheese on spelt bread or brown rice wrap.
If thirsty with lunch choose room temperature water only
Mid-Afternoon Snack: Veggie sticks with hummus dip
30 mins Before Dinner: Glass of pure water
Dinner: Anti-biotic free beef stir fry with your favorite vegetables choose from (fresh garlic, bell peppers, onions, celery, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, water chesnuts, baby bok choy) season with fresh herbs (cilantro, thyme, basil) sea salt and pepper.
If thirsty with dinner choose room temperature water only
Sweet Snack: Enjoylife allergen free Chocolate chip cookies or Sweets from the Earth Vegan Carrot Cake
Late Night Snack if Desired: Air blown popcorn with flax oil and sea salt, or plain yogurt
**1 cup of green tea is an acceptable replacement for coffee**
Upon Waking:  Half a lemon squeezed into room temperature 8 oz pure water
1/4 tsp probiotic (optional)
Within 40 minutes of Waking: 1/2 cup steel cut oats or millet with almond milk, walnuts, cinnamon and touch of maple syrup
40 mins After Breakfast: Glass of 1/2 pure water, 1/2 unsweetened cranberry juice
Mid Morning Snack: Pear
30 mins Before Lunch: Glass of 1/2 pure water, 1/2 unsweetened cranberry juice
Lunch: Organic greens, 4oz anti-biotic free grilled chicken with lemon or apple cider vinegar and cold pressed olive oil
If thirsty with lunch choose room temperature water only
Mid-Afternoon Snack: Handful of pumpkins seeds or carrot and celery sticks
30 mins Before Dinner: Glass of pure water
Dinner:  Brown rice pasta with tomato basil sauce with zucchini, spinach, onions, garlic with or without soft goat cheese
If thirsty with dinner choose room temperature water only
Late Night Snack if Desired: Small bowl of plain yogurt or air blown popcorn (use olive oil or flax oil instead of butter)
**1 cup of green tea is an acceptable replacement for coffee**
Beverages 
Pure Water
Unsweetened Pure Cranberry Juice
Green Tea
Vegetable Juice
Almond or Rice Milk
Fruit
Lemons
Avocado
Organic Apples
Organic Pears
Organic Blueberries and/or Raspberries
Pineapple and/or Papaya
Vegetables
Organic Salad Greens
Tomatoes
Celery
Cucumber
Squash (Butternut, Butter Cup, or Spaghetti)
Broccoli
Kale

Sweet Potato

Swiss Chard
Onions
Garlic
Spinach
Carrots
Daikon or Dandelion Root
Zucchini
Peppers
Protein
Wild Salmon
Wild Fish of your choice
Free Run Eggs
Vegetable or Chicken Broth free of preservatives and additives
Anti-biotic free, grass fed-chicken or turkey
Almonds
Walnuts
Pumpkin seeds
Lentils
Aduki Beans or Mung Beans
Black Beans
Grains
Millet
Quinoa
Wild Rice
Brown Rice Pasta
Oats
Whole Grain Bread (Spelt, Rye, Kamut)
Dairy 
Plain Organic Cow’s or Goat’s Yogurt
Goat Cheese
Fresh Herbs & Spices
Basil
Parsley
Cilantro
Cinnamon
Cayenne
Supplement/Misc.
Flax Oil or Good Quality Fish Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar (with Mother)
Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar
Good Quality Probiotic
Dark Chocolate (over 75%)
**Avoid foods with known sensitivities/allergies**
Check back Oct. 11th for instructions on the first day of the cleanse. 

Summer was fun! Maybe a little too much fun? You might have consumed too many smokey BBQ burgers with extra bacon and cheese, one too many slices of wedding cake, and a few more glasses of sangria than anticipated. As a result, your body might be more acidic than it should be. You may be low on energy, craving sweets and carbs for quick fixes leaving you feeling completely drained by the end of the day.

The leaves are now changing, the air is turning brisk and before you know it you have that sniffle back in your nose.  You feel it every year and usually it turns into a viscous head cold, flu or sinus infection.
Break the cycle this year. 
The fall season brings with it many challenges to fight off many respiratory illnesses, viruses and pathogens.  Be prepared this year.

It’s time to cleanse your body and build up your immune strength.

Join Live Light Nutrition 
for a 7 day fall detox

This cleanse is for everyone as it is gentle and easy to follow. 
It is based on reducing processed refined foods and introducing more cleansing whole foods. 


I will post a list of some of the ingredients before we begin the cleanse so you can prepare.  
Everyday I will post food, beverages, and supplements for the following day. 
Leave your comments or questions on this blog, facebook or twitter.

It’s no surprise that most people are constantly fighting with their jeans to fit.  We eat more, exercise less, rely on packaged foods rather than whole foods and have higher stress levels than ever before. Most importantly, we have ignored the messages our body’s are trying to tell us. We have lost the ability to distinguish the signals of failing health and then get surprised when an illness pops up. We then expect that someone else should fix us, and get frustrated when it takes too long or can’t find the answers to your health dilemna.
At what point do we take responsibility for our own health.
Statistic Canada reports that “during the 2007-to-2009 period, just under 38% of adults were at a healthy weight. About 1% were underweight, 37% were overweight and 24% were obese.” The overweight and obese percentages have increased since these reports.  According to a health survey conducted by the University of Ottawa, the latest analysis shows that 48% of adults were overweight (with a BMI of 25 to 29.9) and 26% were obese (with a BMI of 30 and over).
With these high numbers comes a slew of weight loss programs, products, gadgets, pills, potions and surgeries. Although there are many products and methods to help one lose the weight, in general a one-sized fits all approach to weight loss just doesn’t cut it.
 It’s very simple. We all gain it in different ways, how can we expect to lose it in the same way.
There are many weight loss programs that help one to dramatically lose the weight. It comes off faster than anyone could imagine. Unfortunately, weight is not the only thing that comes off. Being on such a low calorie diet can cause hair loss, nail loss, and general loss of health. Simply put, the body goes into starvation mode called Ketosis. This occurs when our glycogen stores run out and our body begins to produce ketones for energy. During this time, we feel less hungry and eventually our metabolic rate slows down. High ketone levels can be toxic, making the blood more acidic. With this elevated level, damage can occur to the kidneys and liver.
These quick fix diets are a recipe for disaster.
The key to weightloss is working with a health practitioner who can work with your individual metabolic needs, create a program that suits your lifestyle and one that takes into consideration your emotional, and physical state.
Live Light Nutrition offers programs that are personally customized.We work with you to set goals and coach you throughout the entire program.  You health is too important to leave it in the hands of someone handing you a one-sized fits all approach.

With the fall approaching and the 35th annual film festival upon us, some basic measures are in order to look your best as the days become shorter and cooler. Here are our recommendations:

1. Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep is the most frequent cause of dark circles under the eyes, headaches and poor skin tone.

2. Drink 8-10 glasses of pure water throughout the day. Proper hydration will give your skin a gorgeous natural glow.

3. If you are going to parties and late film screenings, try and stay away from junk food and soft drinks. That will bloat your stomach (not flattering if trying to look like a star), possibly give you indigestion and perhaps some acne the next day.

4. Go easy on other beverages: Excessive alcohol drinking and smoking are also counterproductive to achieving good looks. You can still have fun by doing things in moderation, i.e. no binging.

5. Assist your liver and colon with detoxification. Reach for liver-loving artichoke, dandelion greens, lemon and milk thistle.

6. For fall and winter it is essential to have optimal levels of Vitamin D especially living in northern climates such as Canada. For a radiant appearance, try a combination of Vitamin D, C and E as well as some fish oil supplements.

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