Kombucha Workshop

I LOVE KOMBUCHA!

What is kombucha?  It is an ancient fermented tea, known for it’s many health benefits.

Digestion is the key to good health.  If you don’t have a good digestive system, nutrients may not be properly absorbed, which can lead to all sorts of health problems.  Every time you sit down to a meal you are providing your body with nutrients essential for life.  Your body has an amazing ability to get what it needs even from unhealthy foods.  But, if you are eating the right foods and if your digestive tract is working effectively, you will not only survive, but thrive!  Kombucha can help!

kombucha family June 2016

How does kombucha help digestion?  It provides a source of probiotics.  Probiotics are those good, friendly bacteria that keep your gut happy.  They help you digest your food by breaking it down and making the nutrients more bioavailable.  This means your body will be better at absorbing the nutrients that are in your food.

Sounds good, right?  Sure, you can get probiotics in supplement form and that’s often something I recommend to my clients.  Especially when there are digestive issues involved.  But probiotics can be pricey.  Kombucha is fun to make and drink!  It costs pennies a glass and once you start making kombucha, you will have a lifetime supply!  Each time you brew kombucha you will grow a new SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast).  This is where the friendly bacteria come from.  Soon you will have extra Scoby’s you can give to your friends!  If you feel like taking a break, you can do that too.  Just keep your Scoby’s in a kombucha hotel and they will be fine to stay there until you are ready to start making it again.

I can show you how!

CLICK HERE>>>> JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE! <<<<CLICK HERE

Some of the many health benefits of kombucha include:

  • Improves digestion (as mentioned, this is my number one reason I love kombucha!)
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Naturally detoxifies the liver
  • Aids with weight loss

Join me for my next fun and interactive kombucha workshop and I will not only explain how to make your own kombucha, but I’ll provide you with everything you need to get started.  You will walk away with your very own Scoby and first batch of kombucha tea.

KOMBUCHA WORKSHOP

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM

Promenade Retirement Residence

110 Rossignol Crescent, Orleans, ON

Space is limited so don’t wait too long to claim your spot!

I took Karen’s Kombucha workshop and thought it was great! She had so much information and answered all our questions. She showed us exactly what to do, so it was so easy to make my own once I got home. And it was fun, too!  –  Nadine.

 




 

Eat Right, Look Great, Feel Awesome 2017! 12 week online program.

t’s back!

This is my longest running, most popular program and I’m opening it again RIGHT NOW!

If we haven’t already met and you haven’t had a chance to fully explore my website you may not know that I like to work with women who are pregnant or trying to achieve pregnancy.  But, about once a year or so, I open registration for this program which focuses on weight loss, getting into shape and maintaining a holistic diet.  Basically, eating right, looking great and feeling awesome.  🙂  I want to stress that last part.  Feeling awesome!  This is really the ultimate goal.  Because in the big picture, what you look like on the outside shouldn’t be the focus of any health and wellness plan (although it often is).  What we should get excited about is the way we feel!  It’s about having more energy and feeling happy!  It’s about living pain free!  It’s about taking care of ourselves and our bodies.  It’s about nurturing our minds and our souls.  Trust me, this is the important stuff.  And this is what my program is all about.  (Sometimes though, members lose weight too….)

 

SORRY, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Send an email to karen@natureprenatal.com to be placed on the waiting list for the next session. 

I have made a few changes to the program this year.  The biggest change is that I have 3 options available.  The first one is free!

In order to maintain quality support and individual attention, I have set a limit of 20 members in the program this year.  This includes 10 free spots (Option #1), 6 spots in Option #2 and only 4 spots in Option #3.

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We start Sunday, October 1, 2017!

Here is what you will receive:

 

OPTION #1 – FREE

  • Weekly nutrition and lifestyle challenges that will assist with achieving a healthy weight, while improving your overall health.
  • Weekly recipes that are easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and feature nutritious, whole foods.
  • Weekly tips to live a healthier, happier life.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (12 weeks) and daily motivation in a private Facebook group.

OPTION #2 – $55

Everything included in Option #1 PLUS:

  • A dietary plan, including a list of foods to eat and those to avoid.
  • Recommendations for daily caloric intake, including a breakdown of protein, carbs and fat.  *Based on a personalized formula for weight loss.
  • Sample 3 day meal plan complete with recipes.
  • One month supply of a top quality, professional-grade multi-vitamin or probiotic.

OPTION #3 – $199

Everything included in Option #2 PLUS:

  • A complete nutrition and lifestyle assessment, based on two detailed questionnaires and current food log.
  • One week individualized meal plan complete with recipes.

 

Here are just a few kind words from former members of the program:

I lost a total of 11 pounds since completing Karen’s online weight loss challenge and still losing! I followed all the weekly rules and was able to incorporate them very easily into our routines. Yes – I cheated and treated too lol! In the end I have not only lost weight but cut my grocery costs down by $150 for this month! Meal planning was a big part of the cost cutting for sure. It’s amazing how one month can change your mindset and make you realize that what we put in our bodies affect how we feel overall. I truly think that changes to my diet have helped me with my pain management too. Thank you!

Penny, Ottawa, ON

I lost 11 pounds and am honestly amazed! I was already in good shape. I just needed that last 10 pounds and with Karen’s help I achieved that and will surpass my goal. This morning I am 1 pound away from my ideal goal weight. Thank you so much Karen for providing me with the push and support that I needed.

Aundrea, Winnipeg, MB

I started Karen’s weight loss challenge in January hoping for the best but a little weary that I would not know how to introduce new, organic foods into my diet. Karen assured me that she would help me in every way possible. She provided me with not only recipes and advice, but with a new way of looking at food. Now I know what to look for on labels and how to cook quinoa (which I had never had before I met Karen). I took her Nutrition Assessment and found that I needed to go on a Candida diet to flush my system of toxins. I must say, I have never felt more energetic and healthy. In four months I have lost a total of 18 pounds and I am training to run a 5k in the fall. Life is good! Thank you Karen for getting me started on my new healthy body!

Erin, Halifax, NS

 

Join today and start your road to a healthier life NOW!

 

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Farm Fresh Vegetables And Fruits

Kombucha Workshop

I LOVE KOMBUCHA!

What is kombucha?  It is an ancient fermented tea, known for it’s many health benefits.

Digestion is the key to good health.  If you don’t have a good digestive system, nutrients may not be properly absorbed, which can lead to all sorts of health problems.  Every time you sit down to a meal you are providing your body with nutrients essential for life.  Your body has an amazing ability to get what it needs even from unhealthy foods.  But, if you are eating the right foods and if your digestive tract is working effectively, you will not only survive, but thrive!  Kombucha can help!

kombucha family June 2016

How does kombucha help digestion?  It provides a source of probiotics.  Probiotics are those good, friendly bacteria that keep your gut happy.  They help you digest your food by breaking it down and making the nutrients more bioavailable.  This means your body will be better at absorbing the nutrients that are in your food.

Sounds good, right?  Sure, you can get probiotics in supplement form and that’s often something I recommend to my clients.  Especially when there are digestive issues involved.  But probiotics can be pricey.  Kombucha is fun to make and drink!  It costs pennies a glass and once you start making kombucha, you will have a lifetime supply!  Each time you brew kombucha you will grow a new SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast).  This is where the friendly bacteria come from.  Soon you will have extra Scoby’s you can give to your friends!  If you feel like taking a break, you can do that too.  Just keep your Scoby’s in a kombucha hotel and they will be fine to stay there until you are ready to start making it again.

I can show you how!

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!

Some of the many health benefits of kombucha include:

  • Improves digestion (as mentioned, this is my number one reason I love kombucha!)
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Naturally detoxifies the liver
  • Aids with weight loss

Join me for my next fun and interactive kombucha workshop and I will not only explain how to make your own kombucha, but I’ll provide you with everything you need to get started.  You will walk away with your very own Scoby and first batch of kombucha tea.

KOMBUCHA WORKSHOP

Monday, July 17

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Promenade Retirement Residence

110 Rossignol Crescent, Orleans, ON

I took Karen’s Kombucha workshop and thought it was great! She had so much information and answered all our questions. She showed us exactly what to do, so it was so easy to make my own once I got home. And it was fun, too!  –  Nadine.

 




 

If you have any questions, send an email to karen@natureprenatal.com.

I hope to see you there!

Karen.

 

The Sleep + Nutrition Seminar for Expecting and New Moms

Are you expecting a little one soon?!  Or has your precious bundle already arrived?

Want some help with expert advice from both a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant?

Nutrition and sleep are both very important during those first few months as mom and baby recover from child birth.  It’s a magical time filled with bonding and falling in love.

But it’s also a time that can be faced with challenges.  Difficulty breastfeeding, postpartum depression and sleepless nights are far too common for many new parents.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  There are things you can do to prepare yourself and your baby for a peaceful, happy time together.

We can help.

I am excited to have teamed up with Heather Sharpe, of WeeSleep!  Together, we will cover a complete list of topics on the importance of sleep and nutrition for baby and mom.

 

Baby Boy

Some important topics we will discuss are:

Sleep –

  • The importance of sleep to both baby and mom.
  • How much sleep babies need at various ages.
  • Creating a safe and peaceful sleep environment.
  • Advice on how to get your babies to sleep on the right track from day one.

Nutrition – 

  • Nutrients essential for a healthy pregnancy and where to find them.
  • Natural ways to relieve some common pregnancy symptoms.
  • Boost and maintain a sufficient milk supply to satisfy the hungriest baby.
  • Postpartum depression prevention and management.

 

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE!

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre

2260 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON

 

For more information, and to register please email Karen@natureprenatal.com or Heather@weesleep.ca.

 




Kombucha Workshop and Meditation

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Moonlight Medium

928 rue Laporte St. Rockland, ON

613-446-9624

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA!

Kombucha, an ancient, fermented tea, has many health benefits that include:

  • improve digestion
  • boost the immune system
  • naturally detoxifies the liver
  • aids with weight loss

For this workshop, I am teaming up with Melyna Godard of Moonlight Medium in Rockland, who has offered to start us off with a short meditation session.  Because we all become better kombucha makers after meditating!

Guests will be provided with all supplies needed to make your very first batch of kombucha, which you will take home with you at the end of the workshop.  Guided by me, we will go step-by-step for  the entire kombucha making process.

I took Karen’s Kombucha workshop and thought it was great! She had so much information and answered all our questions. She showed us exactly what to do, so it was so easy to make my own once I got home. And it was fun, too!  –  Nadine.

Snacks (healthy, of course!) and kombucha samples will also be provided.

Cost is $40.

Send an email if you have any questions about this workshop.

Space is limited!

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The F Wrap Christmas Special

ALL CLOTH PADS, NURSING PADS AND WETBAGS

BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF.

Sale ends December 31, 2016.

Use code “XMAS” to place your order HERE.

Once your order is received you will be contacted with your total cost and expected wait time.  Payments may be made via Paypal or e-transfer.

Happy Holidays!

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PRICE LIST (regular/non-organic cloth pads):

  • Light/Thong – $10.00
  • Light/Petite – $10.25
  • Light/Short – $10.50
  • Light/Short/Wingless – $10.50 (New!)
  • Regular/Thong – $10.50
  • Regular/Petite – $11.00
  • Regular/Short – $11.50
  • Regular/Short/Wingless – $11.50 (New!)
  • Regular/Long – $12.00
  • Regular/Long/Wingless – $12.00 (New!)
  • Heavy/Petite – $12.50
  • Heavy/Short – $13.00
  • Heavy/Short/Wingless – $13.00 (New!)
  • Heavy/Long – $13.50
  • Heavy/Long/Wingless – $13.50 (New!)
  • Super/Long – $15.00
  • Super/Super – $17.00
  • Super/Oversize – $19.00

 

ORGANIC CLOTH PADS:

  • Light/Thong – $11.00
  • Light/Petite – $11.50
  • Light/Short – $12.00
  • Light/Short/Wingless – $12.00 (New!)
  • Regular/Thong – $11.50
  • Regular/Petite – $12.00
  • Regular/Short – $13.00
  • Regular/Short/Wingless – $13.00 (New!)
  • Regular/Long – $13.50
  • Regular/Long/Wingless – $13.50 (New!)
  • Heavy/Petite – $14.00
  • Heavy/Short – $14.50
  • Heavy/Short/Wingless – $14.50 (New!)
  • Heavy/Long – $15.00
  • Heavy/Long/Wingless – $15.00 (New!)
  • Super/Long – $17.00
  • Super/Super – $20.00
  • Super/Oversize – $22.00

 

ORGANIC NURSING PADS (available in 4.5″ and 5″)

$7.50 per pair

 

WETBAGS:

Small wetbag (6″ x 6″)  $10.00

Small wetbag (6″ x 6″) with front pocket  $14.00

Large wetbag (10″ x 11″)  $18.00

Large wetbag (10″ x 11″) with front pocket  $22.00

 

 

The F Wrap Black Friday Sale!

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Friday, November 25, 2016 Black Friday Sale!

ALL ‘SURPRISE’ PRINT CLOTH PADS AND WETBAGS.

Regular and Organic:

Buy 1 get 10% off

Buy 2 get 15% off

Buy 3 get 20% off

Buy 4 get 25% off

Buy 5 (or more) get 30% off

PLUS!

All ‘imperfect’ pads are 50% off!  (limited supply)

Use code “BLACKFRIDAYPADS” to place your order HERE.

SEE PRICE LIST BELOW FOR REGULAR PRICES.  THE APPROPRIATE DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED ONCE YOUR ORDER HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

PRICE LIST (regular/non-organic flannelette):

  • Light/Thong – $10.00
  • Light/Petite – $10.25
  • Light/Short – $10.50
  • Light/Short/Wingless – $10.50 (New!)
  • Regular/Thong – $10.50
  • Regular/Petite – $11.00
  • Regular/Short – $11.50
  • Regular/Short/Wingless – $11.50 (New!)
  • Regular/Long – $12.00
  • Regular/Long/Wingless – $12.00 (New!)
  • Heavy/Petite – $12.50
  • Heavy/Short – $13.00
  • Heavy/Short/Wingless – $13.00 (New!)
  • Heavy/Long – $13.50
  • Heavy/Long/Wingless – $13.50 (New!)
  • Super/Long – $15.00
  • Super/Super – $17.00
  • Super/Oversize – $19.00

 

ORGANIC PADS PRICE LIST (5 different fabric options to choose from):

*Available in Bamboo Organic Cotton Jersey, Bamboo Organic Cotton Velour, Bamboo Charcoal Fleece, Bamboo Organic Cotton Fleece, Hemp Organic Cotton Fleece, Organic Cotton Flannel and Athletic Wicking Jersey.  Some fabrics are limited supply.  Unless requested, the fabric used will be a ‘surprise’.

  • Light/Thong – $11.00
  • Light/Petite – $11.50
  • Light/Short – $12.00
  • Light/Short/Wingless – $12.00 (New!)
  • Regular/Thong – $11.50
  • Regular/Petite – $12.00
  • Regular/Short – $13.00
  • Regular/Short/Wingless – $13.00 (New!)
  • Regular/Long – $13.50
  • Regular/Long/Wingless – $13.50 (New!)
  • Heavy/Petite – $14.00
  • Heavy/Short – $14.50
  • Heavy/Short/Wingless – $14.50 (New!)
  • Heavy/Long – $15.00
  • Heavy/Long/Wingless – $15.00 (New!)
  • Super/Long – $17.00
  • Super/Super – $20.00
  • Super/Oversize – $22.00

 

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Cloth Pad Contest!

I’m having a contest!

You can win an F Wrap 3 pack.

CLICK HERE to learn all about cloth pads and why I love them!

Here is how to win!win-a-cloth-pad-starter-pack-1

1.  Sign up for my email list HERE.

2.  Like my Facebook page HERE and look for the contest photo.

3.  Like, share and/or comment!

It’s that easy.

Good luck!

 

All members of my email list are automatically entered into the contest.  Any likes, shares or comments on my Facebook page will increase your chances of winning.

Unfortunately at this time I am unable to send any product to the US or other countries outside of Canada.

Canadian residents only.

Eat Right, Look Great, Feel Awesome 2016! 12 week online program.

It’s back!

This is my longest running, most popular program and I’m launching it again right now!

If you are reading this, you probably know me, or at the very least you know that I like to work with women who are pregnant or trying.  But, about once a year or so, I open registration for this program which focuses on weight loss, getting back into shape or learning how to eat a holistic diet.  Basically, eating right, looking great and feeling awesome.  🙂  I want to stress that last part.  Feeling awesome.  This is really the ultimate goal.  Because in the big picture, what you look like on the outside shouldn’t be the focus of any health and wellness plan (although it often is).  What we should get excited about is the way we feel!  It’s about having more energy and feeling happy!  It’s about living pain free!  It’s about taking care of ourselves and our bodies.  It’s about nurturing our minds and our souls.  Trust me, this is the important stuff.  And this is what my program is all about.  (Sometimes though, members lose weight too….)

Here are a few testimonials:

I lost a total of 11 pounds since completing Karen’s online weight loss challenge and still losing! I followed all the weekly rules and was able to incorporate them very easily into our routines. Yes – I cheated and treated too lol! In the end I have not only lost weight but cut my grocery costs down by $150 for this month! Meal planning was a big part of the cost cutting for sure. It’s amazing how one month can change your mindset and make you realize that what we put in our bodies affect how we feel overall. I truly think that changes to my diet have helped me with my pain management too. Thank you!

Penny, Ottawa, ON

I lost 11 pounds and am honestly amazed! I was already in good shape. I just needed that last 10 pounds and with Karen’s help I achieved that and will surpass my goal. This morning I am 1 pound away from my ideal goal weight. Thank you so much Karen for providing me with the push and support that I needed.

Aundrea, Winnipeg, MB

I started Karen’s weight loss challenge in January hoping for the best but a little weary that I would not know how to introduce new, organic foods into my diet. Karen assured me that she would help me in every way possible. She provided me with not only recipes and advice, but with a new way of looking at food. Now I know what to look for on labels and how to cook quinoa (which I had never had before I met Karen). I took her Nutrition Assessment and found that I needed to go on a Candida diet to flush my system of toxins. I must say, I have never felt more energetic and healthy. In four months I have lost a total of 18 pounds and I am training to run a 5k in the fall. Life is good! Thank you Karen for getting me started on my new healthy body!

Erin, Halifax, NS

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

We start Saturday, October 1, 2016!

Here is what you will receive:

  • A complete nutrition and lifestyle assessment, based on two detailed questionnaires and current food log.
  • A dietary plan, including a list of foods to eat and those to avoid.
  • Weekly nutrition and lifestyle challenges that will assist with achieving a healthy weight, while improving your overall health.
  • Weekly recipes that are easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and feature nutritious, whole foods.
  • Weekly tips to live a healthier, happier life.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (12 weeks) and daily motivation in a private Facebook group.

Catch the early bird price of only $175 before September 28, 2016!

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90 Day Online Preconception Program

“How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!”

Baby Boy

UPDATE:  THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN IN FALL OF 2016.  Register now or sign up for my email list HERE to be notified when it starts.

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START DATE:  July 10, 2016  July 17, 2016.

7 years ago I was trying to get pregnant.  I will never forget that summer.  I drank non-alcoholic beer at barbeque’s and charted my temperature every day.  Each month brought new hope that I would have that baby growing inside of me.  I could not wait to meet her!

Now, here I am and I am blessed with the most precious, beautiful and healthy daughter I could ever have imagined!  She brings me joy every single day.

I have no doubt that the foods I ate before and during pregnancy played a big part in her overall health today.   I know which foods will benefit a growing fetus, by providing it with all the necessary nutrients for growth and development.  And which foods can cause harm.  I have spent the last 3 years helping women achieve their own healthy pregnancies and happy babies.  Some came to me with fertility challenges such as irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, PCOS, thyroid imbalances and more.  Some women simply wanted to learn more about holistic nutrition and how they can provide the best possible environment for their unborn baby.  I have researched and learned all about prenatal holistic nutrition so that I could pass this information on to you now.

I can not recommend Karen’s prenatal services enough! She is knowledegable as well as kind and easy to talk to.

Karen helped me to learn how much food choices impact my overall health and relate to certain pregnancy symptoms. Our discussions inspired me to get back on track with healthy eating habits. I felt healthy and energized throughout my pregnancy and was happy knowing that I was making informed healthy choices for myself and my growing baby.

Every question I asked was responded to promptly with evidence based resources. I always felt confident in Karen’s recommendations and appreciated that they were realistic suggestions that I could work into my busy life.

I am grateful for Karen’s support throughout my pregnancy and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services during any future pregnancies.

Melissa, Ontario

If you are currently trying to get pregnant, I hope you will join this group, and let me help you make the best nutrition choices for you and your baby.

 Includes:

  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health, fertility and pregnancy.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).

Space is limited! Early bird price of only $180 in effect until July 1, 2016. Regular price $199.

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I used Karen’s services when I was trying to conceive, and she was able to give me many helpful tips to boost my fertility. Not too long after implementing some of the changes that she suggested, I was pregnant. In addition, Karen suggested dietary changes during pregnancy, and sent me some very helpful suggestions when I was struggling with low milk supply postpartum. I would definitely recommend Karen to any woman who wanted to make some holistic dietary changes while trying to conceive, while pregnant, and when breastfeeding.

Bethany (doula), Brandon, MB

To read more about Bethany, CLICK HERE