Book Review – Clean, Green, and Lean by Dr. Walter Crinnion, ND


This book has been on my shelf for a couple years now but it’s a go-to for many reasons, some of which are:

  • It’s written well by a fellow naturopathic doctor
  • Written by THE leading expert in environmental medicine in North America
  • I want to have a healthy home for my new daughter
  • Helps me make personal decisions when deciding what new furnishings to buy or renovations to make
  • Helps me guide patients who are chemically sensitive
  • Gives me information for new parents who want to keep their kids healthy

This book is geared towards people wanting to lose weight and not being able to because of the toxins that have accumulated in their bodies. However, this book is fabulous for any family who wants to reduce their exposure to chemicals that surround all of us.

Many diseases and health issues are occurring because of the chemicals that people have created and have begun to rely on heavily. This may or may not be you, but the less exposures you have the better your body can work and thus the less likely there will be any health issues for you and your family down the line.

I highly recommend this book. Go get it, order it online from Amazon and it will arrive shortly!

– Whitney

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Since diet has become a bad word, many people have changed over to ‘lifestyle change’.  But how do you know which you are doing?

Here’s my opinion.

If you’re doing it to lose weight, it’s a diet.  If you’re doing it to improve your health, it’s a lifestyle change.

If you really want to know why you’re doing it, look at how you are measuring your success.

Are you getting on the scale?  Or are you evaluating your energy, sleep and cholesterol levels?

Christina’s Vegetable Bean Salad

My friend Christina Morris and I had a great lunch the other day to catch up and we love talking about nutrition and food. Here is one of her favourite recipes she wanted to share with us. Her website is

  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 can black olives
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 broccoli head – washed – chopped into small bite size pieces
  • 1 cauliflower head – washed – chopped into small bite sized pieces
  • 1 can of favourite beans (chick peas)
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic
  • Balsamic vinegar

All all ingredients into a salad bowl and then add the fesh cloves of garlic and balsamic vinegar and stir. Let set in refrigerator.

Optional – this salad is great over quinoa and add crrumbled goat feta (plain or cranberry).