Erin R. Windrim
Certified Holistic Nutritionist, recipe creator & wellness event host at wellandfree.ca | Also a wellness brand designer at erinracheldesigns.com
The Complete Guide to Easy and Cheap Nutrition Habits for College and University Students
What words, phrases or feelings come to mind when you hear the word “nutrition”? Perhaps some of the ideas that pop into your mind include dieting, worry, expensive health foods, challenge, and insufficient time. Rest assured, good nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive or restrictive!
I Said Yes to the Dress, But No to My Body
When my partner of 7 years at the time (a little over 8 now) proposed to me in October of 2020, I was thrilled. We’d been together a long time, and I had felt deeply early on that he is the person I want to keep waking up next to…indefinitely. He’s a very supportive, kind and loving partner. I feel very lucky to have found each other.
3 Surprising Ways That Adaptogens Benefit the Body and Mind
You may have heard the word “adaptogen” tossed around in the world of health and wellness as they have been increasing in popularity. Adaptogens are a group of natural herbs, specifically active ingredients found in certain herbs and mushrooms, that have the potential ability to enhance a person’s resilience to stress and lessen feelings of anxiety. They work most effectively when consumed proactively (before a stressful event or time period) and consistently. By aiding the body in better handling stress, adaptogens also have the power to improve sleep.
5 Key Reasons You Should Start a Weekly Meal Planning and Prep Routine
Recently I was listening to an episode of Erin Holt’s “Funk’Tional Nutrition Podcast” in which she discusses being introduced by a friend as a Nutritionist who “really walks the talk.” What her friend meant by this was that Erin truly practices and embodies what she preaches in her profession.
Eating for Insulin Resistance: 5 Nutrition Tips
Nutritionists and other health professionals are not immune to health struggles. I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster ride of a health journey the past few years, as I’ve dug deep to uncover the root causes of things that haven’t felt right or been working properly within my body. Among these issues have been irregular menstrual cycles, unexplained weight gain, extreme changes in energy levels and mood, and worsened anxiety.
Start Doing These 5 Easy Things Daily to Feel Better and Improve Your Health
Human beings are creatures of habit, and in general we are very resistant to change and added effort. Many of us also have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to self-improvement, especially in terms of our health.
Why the Juice Trend Isn't Worth the Squeeze
It’s fairly common knowledge that standard packaged juice products that can be found in grocery store aisles aren’t the best choice for our health. They’ve even been considered as bad as sugary sodas, if not worse. Cold-pressed juices from the refrigerated section of grocery stores, or dedicated juice bars, have been on the decline in recent years… But for the people in the back, it’s time to let this broken record play.
My Fiancé Has Been Sleeping On the Floor for Three Nights
Last long weekend we got away to Vancouver Island with some friends. It was the first time in a long time that we had hung out with more than two friends at a time or had a mini vacation. Both were much needed. The next few days that followed after the weekend ended, I found myself struggling to re-adapt to normal life. I felt like I was having a typical post-vacay hangover, but a little worse than usual. I figured it was because we were both pretty burnt out to begin with.
Add These Foods to Your Diet for Happy Hormones and Menstrual Cycle Support
I don’t know about you, but sex ed when I was in school did not even come close to accurately explaining the inner workings of the female reproductive system. There are so many things I have learned as an adult, through trial and error, my own research, and working with healthcare professionals, that would have made a world of difference had I learned them when I was a pre-teen. Or even a teen, for that matter.
Receiving a Fatty Liver Diagnosis As A Nutritionist
Yesterday my doctor confirmed that I have “moderate fatty liver” (the non-alcoholic type). This all started from seeking help for extreme menstrual irregularities that have been happening off and on since I had a hormonal IUD for 6 months back in 2019. My hormones are a little low, but otherwise my bloodwork and pelvic ultrasound showed nothing of concern. But the liver ultrasound was a different story.
3 Mindful Eating Tips for Improved Digestion
Many of us experience digestive complaints following a meal, such as excessive bloating and gas, heartburn, indigestion and stomach ache. All the pleasant, sexy side effects of our modern way of eating: hastily, mindlessly, and often on the go or distracted. Our busy lives are partially to blame—which may be difficult, yet not impossible, to work around—but our habits, built through our upbringings and social influences, are also to blame.
7 Dos and Don’ts for a Better Night’s Sleep
Sleep is so underrated. A good night’s sleep is a key factor for overall good health, ability to cope with stress, brain function, and more. When we sleep our body is hard at work repairing and revitalizing the body. With too few hours of sleep, or consistently disturbed sleep, we are taking this opportunity away from the body, and the consequences won't take long to manifest.