Functional Holistic Nutritionist Michelle Vyoshlid on her 5 Faves from Raw Elements
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Functional Holistic Nutritionist Michelle Vysohlid on her 5 Faves from Raw Elements

Michelle Vysohlid is a Functional Holistic Nutritionist, CNP, focusing on women’s health, and an IHN graduate. She utilizes a holistic approach to healing and incorporates new technologies such as DNA testing. When it comes to her own health and the health concerns of her family, Michelle has always been one who never rests once arriving at an answer – she’s also keen to understand the why. This approach sparked the creation of her practice. She applies this passion to all her clients’ wellness plans. She practices at Abaton Integrative Medicine in beautiful downtown Oakville. She also resides in Oakville with her two children, her husband, two cats (Beans and Luna) and Louis the Frenchie. In her spare time, she loves to cook, hit the weights, and spend time in nature- bike riding, hiking, and exploring local parks.  Her dream is to one day live by the ocean as there is no better healing energy.

Thank you to Michelle for sharing her insight and expertise with us in this blog post!

Products I have tried from Raw Elements and why I love them!

Sunwarrior Collagen Building Protein Peptides Chocolate Fudge

If you are looking for a plant-based collagen booster, this is it! First, the flavor and texture are spot on. No chalky smoothie here! I love to have this with any plant-based mylk, frozen avocado, and some greens. What I especially love about Sunwarrior Collagen Building Protein Peptides is that I can incorporate it into any client’s diet, as it fits almost all diet choices. I love how Sunwarrior has covered all the bases when it comes to collagen building without collagen; including using organic amla berry, which is one of the highest vitamin C sources available! You need loads of vitamin C for your body to be able to produce collagen. They also have the right combo of amino acids that are required to build collagen. Plus, Sunwarrior added two immense “beauty” boosters – hyaluronic acid and biotin – in this collagen-building formulation. From a nutritionist’s standpoint, this product truly hits all the right markers if you are looking to boost your collagen production, but not consume conventional animal-derived collagen. Why would we want to help collagen production? It’s the most abundant protein in the body and it helps to give us all the things we love: youthful skin, beautiful hair and nails and more!

Give this D E T O X Green Smoothie recipe a try! It’s full of all the goods to make you feel your best and a simple way to integrate Sunwarrior Collagen Building Protein Peptides into your diet.

Ingredients

Method

Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender.

 

Lakanto Sweetener

I LOVE Lakanto monk fruit sweetener! Why? As a holistic nutritionist, I see so many clients that have blood sugar issues – not necessarily diabetes, but unbalanced blood sugar. Unstable blood sugar leads to so many health problems we face, everything from our mood to hormonal imbalances and more. Now, I am not saying give up your treats. I’m saying choose wisely. This is where Lakanto is the perfect fit! You can use it to sweeten anything you would with sugar but not have to worry about it affecting your blood sugar the way traditional table sugar does. I know what you are thinking, “Why not use an artificial sweetener?” You could, but they are ridden with dangerous chemicals and not natural like monk fruit. Plus, artificial sweeteners wreak havoc on the gut! We all know that once we start having gut issues, other health issues will arise. So for those that cannot have sugar or want to avoid it, or anyone looking for a healthier alternative to the refined white stuff: reach for Lakanto!

 

Dandy Blend

Craving that coffee taste, but don’t want any of the adverse side effects? Dandy Blend has got you covered. This stuff tastes like coffee but offers so many health benefits! Best of all: it is caffeine-free – so, jitter-free! You don’t have to give up coffee, but moderation is vital, and Dandy Blend is the perfect replacement. I love preparing it as a latte by blending it with coconut milk so it is nice a frothy. Add a date or Lakanto, a little cocoa, and you have a treat! Dandy Blend is made from dandelion root, which is a liver tonic. This means that it helps the liver detoxify. Plus, it has anti-inflammatory actions. Any diet can incorporate it as well – it is gluten-free and vegan!

 

Sunwarrior Liquid light

Ok, first, let me explain what fulvic acid is. Fulvic acid forms when plants and animals decompose and is found in the humus layer of soil, the nutrient-dense top layer. I know that does not sound too appealing, but you have no idea how much you need this! Fulvic acid works in the body by carrying vitamins and other nutrients to where they are required – into the cells. So cool! Fulvic acid helps to boost the effectiveness of the immune system, aid digestion, detox, and protect your overall health. Now you could eat dirt (just kidding, don’t do that!), but it is much simpler to take Liquid Light! Anyone can benefit from adding this supplement to their daily regime.

 

Snack Conscious Snack Bombs

If you are like me and like to snack, listen up! Especially if you hold a place in your heart for a snack that also doubles as a treat. These snack bombs are for you! Seriously, put down the TimBits and grab for one of these instead! Not only will your blood sugar thank you – again, balanced blood sugar equals feeling amazing and more – but your sweet tooth will also be satisfied. These are not overly sweet, but they offer just enough to hit the spot. I love these little balls because they are full of healthy fats, fiber, protein, and most importantly, they taste AMAZING! Plus, no added sugar and so many flavors to choose from. You will never get bored with them! I like mine best with a tea latte. It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. These snack bombs are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and plant-based. They are all the “frees” so they’re suitable for almost anyone; however, they do contain nuts and seeds.

 

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