Kombucha Workshop


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!

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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!


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.


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.



Meet me in Cobourg

I will be at the Mom & Tots Wellness Expo in Cobourg, Ontario February 22, 2015.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, CLICK HERE.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Optimal Health Centre

3 – 2884 Rue Chamberland Street, Rockland, ON


Come and meet the healthcare practitioners dedicated to the health of pregnancy, birth and babies  in the Rockland and Orleans area.    Learn about prenatal nutrition, chiropractic care, massage therapy, HypnoBirthing, doula and prenatal classes that are  available. We also offer a FREE oral homeopathic flu immunisation that day. Please call to book your FREE 10 minutes appointment.

I hope to see you there!

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Clarence-Rockland EXPO

I will be at the Clarence-Rockland Expo this weekend, October 19th and 20th!

It is located at the Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena in Rockland, ON.

If you are in the area, please come by and check it out!  Support local business and see what we have to offer.

I will be with Moonlight Medium, alongside two wonderful holistic professionals, Mary and Darquise.  We will be providing mini sessions including holistic nutrition, bars and medium readings.  All sessions are $40 for 20 minutes.  If you would like a mini consultation with me, come between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM Saturday, or 1:00 to 3:00 PM Sunday.  Or you can contact me to book an appointment in advance.Pink and yellow flower website photo

You can find more information for the Expo at this link:  www.expoclarencerockland.com.

I hope to see you there!


Meditation and Nutrition Workshop

I am so excited to have teamed up with Mary Bachat, an amazing medium and inspiring human being, here in my small community of Rockland, Ontario.  For anyone in the area, she has a wonderful little shop that is definitely worth checking out.  You can visit her website here.  I am pleased to announce that she will be joining me for an interactive workshop on meditation and nutrition in October.  If this interests you, do not hesitate to register.  Spaces are limited!



October 22, 2013

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Moonlight Medium

928 rue Laporte Street, Rockland Ontario

613-446-9624 (Mary) or 613-854-9848 (Karen)


 Join Mary Bachat, medium, and myself, for an interactive workshop as we guide you towards a life of inner peace and happiness.  Learn which foods will nourish your body as well as your mind and your soul.  We will discuss holistic nutrition, what it means to eat clean foods and reduce toxins that cause harm to our physical and emotional well-being.  We will begin the evening with a short meditation session followed by a one hour presentation and discussion period.


Some issues that we will discuss are:


  • Menopause, pregnancy, PMS and other hormonal changes.
  • Weight gain and weight loss.
  • Depression, anxiety and other mental disorders.
  • Fatigue, headaches and much more!


Cost is $30 (includes a free gift).

Register today.  Seats are limited.

To secure your place, contact Karen at 613-854-9848 or Mary at 613-446-9624.

Mommy Connections Ottawa

I am excited to announce that I have joined the Mommy Connections team in Ottawa!

“Mommy Connections introduces you to programs and services available within your community. Classes provide a unique learning opportunity as well as a fun way to bond with your child and other moms in a social environment.

Each week’s 90 minute class offers a topic that is important to a new mom as well as something for moms to do with babies. This allows for a unique bonding opportunity with your little one while still fulfilling your need to obtain information and be social with other moms experiencing the same challenges, fears and excitement.”

I will be hosting my presentation ‘YOU AND YOUR BABY:  A HOLISTIC GUIDE TO A HEALTHY AND HAPPY BABY’ for their ‘Mom & Baby’ and ‘Mom To Be’ programs.  These programs offer presentations and workshops from a wide range of baby experts including a chiropractor, naturopath, sleep consultant, lactation consultant, photographer, doula and more!

MommyConnectionLogo_CentralOttawa_Avatar-smFor all the details, and to register, please visit Mommy Connections.

But hurry!  Spaces are limited!


Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre



This Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, I will be at the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre.  This is in connection with their Early Years Centre where I will be giving a presentation on prenatal and infant nutrition.  This is a free event for those who live in the area.  It is a great opportunity to meet me and find out what holistic nutrition is all about.  I would recommend this to anyone who has recently given birth, who is pregnant now and to those women who are planning a pregnancy.  For more information or to register, please contact the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre at 613-830-4357.  You may also find their community calendar at this link.

YOU AND YOUR BABY: A HOLISTIC GUIDE TO A HEALTHY PREGNANCY AND HAPPY BABYDuring this presentation, I will focus on the three stages of pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.

Preconception: Eat for fertility and to create the best possible environment for your baby.

Pregnancy: What you can do to nourish your growing fetus and increase your chances for a healthy, natural birthing experience. Which nutrients are essential for fetal development. Some common side effects of pregnancy and natural ways to reduce or relieve them.

Your Baby: The importance of breastfeeding and how to increase the quantity and quality of breast milk. Introducing solid foods to your baby.

Momstown Baby Basic Presentation March 25

Are you a new mom with a baby less than one year old?  Would you like to meet me and other new moms to discuss holistic nutrition?  Would you like to learn easy, simple ways to incorporate organic and natural foods to your family’s diet?  I will be giving my “10 Simple Steps to Living Healthy with Holistic Nutrition” presentation at In Balance Pilates, Ottawa.  To register or for more information, visit http://ottawa.momstown.ca/.  I would love to see you there!

Welcome to My Blog

babyHello and welcome to my blog! I can’t tell you how excited I am to launch Nature Prenatal! I hope to get to know many women and share their journeys with them as they experience pregnancy and becoming a mother. I have been busy preparing for my grand opening! I have three presentations scheduled for this month. The first will be Wednesday, March 7 at the Ottawa Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). In recognition of International Women’s Day, I will be at the MFRC to talk about SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) otherwise known as the “winter blues” and how nutrition can help. This presentation is for military members and their families. For more information, you may contact the MFRC at 613-998-4888. On March 21 I will be giving a presentation with Momstown Ottawa Belly Chats and on March 25 with Momstown Ottawa Baby Basics. Details for these presentations will be available soon. You may also visit Momstown Ottawa at www.ottawa.momstown.ca. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please contact me to discuss your options. If you would like to be advised of upcoming presentations and events, you may sign up for my e-mail list to the right in the sidebar of this page. You can also follow me on Twitter, or friend me on Facebook. I am very excited about the online forum that you can join for FREE for one month! Why not try it out and see for yourself what exactly holistic nutrition is all about and how it can help you with your plans to have a baby! If there is anything you’d like to see on my blog, let me know by sending me an e-mail. I would love to hear from you!

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