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@ashleysauvehealth  🌙 Nutritionist. Thinker. Explorer. 👋🏻 Whatever you are is welcome here. 🖤🔮🔬👽🍄✨ ✉️

12 days ago

I know moms whose babies are living inside of them still. I know moms raising little humans. I know moms raising big humans. I know moms raising fuzzy little creatures. I know moms whose children live with challenges most of us can’t imagine. I know moms who had to leave their children too soon. I know moms whose children left to soon. I know moms who have a broken relationship with their children. I know children who have a broken relationship with their moms. I know grandmothers who are raising grandchildren like their own. I know women who have the heart of a mother but who aren’t able to have children. ✨ All of you amaze me every second of every day. But today, you get a special shout out. 💕 #mothersday

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29 days ago

Three days ago I was chopping veggies and all of a sudden a memory fell on top of me, a conversation I had with my mom the summer before she was diagnosed with cancer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She texted me upset about some labs that had shown her blood sugars were too high. I called her and we chatted about how to manage that nutritionally. Pretty basic stuff. But three days ago it hit me that this was probably an early symptom of the cancer in her pancreas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In less than 5 seconds I went from feeling great to feeling REALLY sick. Waves of nausea and dizziness kept hitting me, I was cold sweating, shaking, unable to see clearly. I felt like I had food poisoning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My first response to emotional disturbance is putting on a podcast, going for a run, or re-directing that energy to a “manageable problem” in the present (like feeling guilty about the laundry that hasn’t been done or something dumb I said in a conversation). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Guilt and shame are HARD emotions. There are a lot of resources out there to train you to avoid guilt and shame (“nothing is your fault, anyone who makes you feel ashamed is bad”) but how do you deal when they come up anyway? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I KNOW that I’m not responsible for what happened to my mom. I really do. But I let myself spend some time feeling deeply upset about the fact that I didn’t do more for her that day. If I didn’t feel it for what it was, it would have come up in other ways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share this because I know most people’s first response will be to reassure me what happened to her isn’t my fault. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t blame myself. Promise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m sharing this because it highlights two important lessons: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Powerful emotions will create physical symptoms when we try to ignore or redirect them. That mind-body connection is REAL AF. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Outer circumstances will never create inner peace. If something comes from outside it shouldn’t be able to tear you down OR build you up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeling guilty/ashamed (even if I “shouldn’t be”) for a few minutes teaches me that I can feel hard feelings and be ok. This means everyday situations have less power to upset me. It’s been a game changer.

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1 month ago

REALLY exciting giveaway for you guys! If you live in the GTA and buy groceries - this one is for you! 🥗💰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today is a HUGE day because @bioraw is officially available in @loblawson stores around the GTA. 🎉🎉 This is a local, small business devoted to making organic, plant-based, allergen-free meals that are truly healthy available for everyone. 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You guys know that I have been a huge supporter since day 1 (this isn’t sponsored, I really do buy their product!) and to celebrate getting more healthy options into stores, @bioraw is giving one of you lucky babes a❗️$100 Loblaw’s gift card❗️to use on your next grocery shop! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s how to win: 1. Follow me + @bioraw 2. Like this pic and tag a friend who lives in the GTA. 3. That’s it, you can tag as many people as you like, every comment = 1 chance to win free food. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ll pick a winner on Friday! In the meantime check out @bioraw’s page for the list of stores carrying their salads. Keep voting with your $ so the big stores see that WE WANT REAL FOOD!! 🙌🏻✨🥗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #torontofood #torontonutritionist #torontofitness #loblaws #organicfood #holisticnutritionist #salad

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1 month ago

Saturday = float day. 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who has tried floating aka. sensory deprivation therapy? If you’re not familiar it’s a light/sound-proof pod with about 2 feet of water & 800+ lbs of salt, so you float. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Floating has a ton of benefits, I started going because it’s a great way to absorb a shitload of magnesium through your skin, and my body needs crazy amounts of magnesium. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But that’s not why I do it anymore... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I started meditating regularly I found floating a way to get deeper faster, without needing to filter out light/sound from my environment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then (and this might be too weird for some of you) I started getting messages in the tank. It’s hard to explain how it works EXACTLY because it’s different every time and also because I don’t really understand what’s happening. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My theory is that we are all being contacted ALL THE TIME by energies we can’t see. But it’s hard to notice those with all the stimulation of daily life. In the tank, though, there is no stimulation so you can really notice when another energy enters your field. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ll get ear ringing/popping, a heat I can feel on my skin (usually face) and then I’ll get some accompanying words or pictures in my mind. It’s hard to explain how I know these things don’t come from me, but once you’ve felt it, you just know. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ever since I started floating regularly, I can recognize these messages in my daily life too. I’m learning to tell when something comes from me vs. when it comes to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes I can ask questions and get answers, sometimes it’s more of a one-way communication and I’m just getting a message. Sometimes the messages make sense and sometimes they don’t at the time but do later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obviously I’ve tried to connect to my mom, but I have never been able to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It sounds crazy... but it doesn’t feel crazy at all. Once it happens, it becomes as much a part of your reality as any other part. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PLEASE tell me all your inter-dimensional communication stories if you have them! Have you ever suddenly and inexplicably known something? Or is this too weird? Off to @float_toronto for 2.5 hrs in the tank today🔮✨

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1 month ago

“Imagine that you have a thorn in your arm that directly touches a nerve. When the thorn is touched, it’s very painful. Because it hurts so much, the thorn is a serious problem. It’s difficult to sleep because you roll over on it. It’s hard to get close to people because they might touch it. It makes your daily life very difficult. You can’t even go for a walk in the woods because you might brush the thorn against the branches. This thorn is a constant source of disturbance.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is from Michael Singer’s book: The Untethered Soul and it changed my life more than anything I’ve EVER read. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But what IS the thorn actually? It’s your own internal bullshit - your insecurities, your triggers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your thorn might be the comments you hear people make about their bodies and how that makes you feel about your own. Your thorn might be related to some big trauma in your childhood, fear of rejection, loneliness. Your thorn can be a lot of things and you can have a lot of thorns. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you a control freak? Me too! Guess what - that means you have a LOT of thorns and you’re spending insane amounts of energy trying to control everything and everyone around you to protect the thorns. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But are they worth protecting? You have two choices: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ You can decide that it’s so disturbing when things touch the thorn that you make sure nothing ever touches it. Keep protecting the thorn. 2️⃣ You can decide that since it’s so disturbing when things touch the thorn that you need to take it out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a decision to stop letting the weakest parts of you run your life and it will change everything. All those things that used to cause inner disturbances don’t anymore and you don’t need to control everything and everyone around you to feel okay. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The hardest part is actually letting those thorns go. After a while, a lot of us have our identities so tied up in our struggles that letting them go and choosing to be ok is terrifying. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read the book guys! Audible that shit if you’re too busy. It’s worth it and it’s NOT EVEN WOO! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you guys have any more life changing reads for me, please share! #theuntetheredsoul

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1 month ago

🍅🍳🥓 Insanely grateful for you guys and your support in response to my stories yesterday! And for those of you still wanting food inspo... don’t worry it’s still my love language. 😜 [If that’s all you’re here for stop reading now haha.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And for those of you guys cheering on the “weird” stuff... I’m trying to figure out how to share more of that here... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m still buzzing from last night’s “woo school” class where we were guided to connect with past lives. Mine was WEIRD but my favourite part was guiding my partner to connect with one of her past lives. She connected with a past life where she was a 15 year old Indian boy whose family was serving a family of wealthy white settlers. It was so interesting to hear her describe the scene and I felt like we were so connected, I was there seeing it too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The research that has been done on regression therapy is really interesting. Whether you take the “memories” literally or view them as a metaphor, they are always relevant to something you need to know in your current life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anyone can do it, even without a guide! Get into a meditative state, keep your mind calm and try not to imagine or fantasize anything. Ask your higher self (your consciousness, not your brain) to share anything that might help you in the here and now. See what comes up. Maybe nothing will, and that’s okay too! You’ll only get info you’re ready for and that can help you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Experiences like this are really dependent on having a strong meditation practice. I used to think meditation was just a waste of time (I mean who has time to do nothing and think nothing) but it is SO much bigger than that. It’s a type of strength and when you learn to flex that muscle and quite your monkey brain, the stuff that can flow in is just UNREAL. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you read this whole thing and don’t think I’ve totally lost it, you’re my people. I know this is way too much for a breakfast post... I told you it was gonna be awkward. 😂❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #meditate #pastliferegression #conciousness #breakfastideas #whoami

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2 months ago

Sorry I haven’t been posting but my nutrition has been SO basic I’m not sure if it’s interesting? Pretty much every meal lately = 70% veggies 30% protein. I sprinkle in some beans but otherwise mostly paleo. Been feeling WAY better since switching this up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think this is why it’s good, even for nutritionists, to work with practitioners. I probably never would’ve put myself on a low carb diet or cut back on exercise without a professional opinion. But it was definitely the right call for my body RIGHT NOW. I’m very change-averse so I need to be pushed. 🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you hate change like me or love it and look forward to shaking things up? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One pan meal: @trulocal chicken, zucchini, broccoli and red pepper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #holisticnutrition #lowcarbdiet #insulinresistance #paleodiet #whole30 #grainfree #pcos #mostlyplants #lowcarbpaleo #adrenalfatigue at Toronto, Ontario

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2 months ago

salty snack bowl ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ avocado ✅ mountain salt @giddyyoyo ✅ plantain chips @inkachips ✅ pistachios @handfuel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ did you know pistachios are considered an “honorary legume” because they contain higher amounts of lysine, an essential amino acid, than other nuts? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ now you know 🤗

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2 months ago

High Protein Freezer Fudge ✨😏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You asked for the recipe! This one can be customized a lot, here’s what I did: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • 1 1/4 cups Rainforest Butter (iys a blend of cashew/coconut/Brazil nuts OR you can use 1 cup any nut butter and 1/4 cup coconut oil) • 2 scoops collagen protein (about 1/2 cup, I used the vanilla collagen from Designs for Health) • 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional if your protein is unsweetened) • optional toppings: hemp seeds, chocolate chips, whatever you dig! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you make it with the DFH protein and Rainforest Butter it tastes exactly like a Bulletproof bar. You can make it vegan by using a vegan protein but the texture might be weird, I haven’t tried it yet! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉🏻 Mix everything together and pour into a small container or ice cube tray. Freeze overnight, then enjoy! Store in the freezer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who is going to make it?!

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2 months ago

Cheers to the DM I received last night: “Disappointed. I thought you went vegan.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To set the record straight: my diet doesn’t have a label. It never will. My body gets whatever it wants. Sometimes that’s beans and grains, sometimes it’s eggs and avocado, sometimes it’s canned sardines and crackers. Sometimes it’s really weird stuff and sometimes it’s nothing at all. I trust my body more than any hard and fast nutrition “rules.” Yeah that means my diet may not be consistent, but science tells us variety is KEY 🔑 anyway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If that disappoints you, there are 9 million other accounts you can explore than are full of food rules! 🙏🏻 For those of you who let me be whatever I am on any given day, send love, read every post, watch every story, and don’t judge me... I love you!! ❤️❤️

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3 months ago

[CLOSED] I have a SUPER COOL #supplementsaturday giveaway for you guys! 💫 I’m teaming up with @healthyplanet to give away one bottle of my favourite omega-3 supplement @nutrasea_nutravege PLUS a $100 gift card to @healthyplanet. 🐠🌱💵 Here’s how to score… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☝🏻Follow @ashleysauvehealth + @healthyplanet ✌🏻Like + comment on this post ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s it! I’ll be picking a winner on March 19th. You gotta be Canadian to win this one babes.🇨🇦🇨🇦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check my stories today for more facts about algae oil (I’ll save them to my highlights) and also check out @healthyplanet stories today because I’m taking over to share even more healthy fats for skin health.✨✨

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3 months ago

Black tahini is not getting the love it deserves in the world! 🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black tahini is made with black sesame seeds, while regular tahini is made with white sesame seeds. This stuff is tasty, versatile and totally packed with nutrition: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥 Higher in antioxidants than regular white tahini. Especially antioxidants linked to cancer prevention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🥛 2 tablespoons has about as much calcium as a glass of milk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💉 Loaded with blood-building iron. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💫 Healthy fats for healthy skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Where are my tahini lovers at? Will you try black tahini?

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3 months ago

Just as Picasso had different stylistic periods, I am currently living through what will surely be remembered as my toast period. 👩🏻‍🎨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This one: almond butter, banana, cinnamon, hemp hearts, black sesame, more almond butter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Def my masterpiece. 🖼

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3 months ago

Almond butter and raspberry chia jam got me feeling nostalgic as heck this morning. 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍓Chia Jam Recipe 🍓 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍓1 cup frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries or blueberries) 🥄6 tablespoons chia seeds 🍁1 tablespoon maple syrup 🍋juice of 1/2 a lemon ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First, heat the berries in a small pot until they’re totally “melted” and liquidy. Then, stir in the chia seeds, maple syrup and lemon juice. Let cool and store in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freeze for longer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This post is sponsored by them, and if you watch my stories you know I’ve always used @littlenorthernbakehouse gluten-free bread because they’re the most legit HEALTHY gf option. They even test their products for glyphosate residue so you aren’t destroying your gut lining with a gluten-free product. 👏🏻 Their new Sprouted 7 Grain is my fav, and the first sprouted gf bread I have seen on the market! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. They have a contest going on right now where you can win free brunch for a year ($1,000 gift card) you can enter at the link in their bio —> @littlenorthernbakehouse

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3 months ago

Reasons to drizzle $7 worth of almond butter on your breakfast: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ Packed with antioxidants, like vitamin E, that reduce risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s. They protect every cell in your body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ High in magnesium, which does a LOT of stuff in your body, like helping to regulate blood sugar and blood pressure. Research has even shown some people with type 2 diabetes can decrease insulin resistance with magnesium alone! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ Packed with fibre and protein to keep you feeling full all the way until lunch. Especially when you drizzle it on fibre-packed chia seeds and berries! 30g of fibre in my breakfast today. 💪🏻💩 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ Who needs frosting when you’ve got an almond butter drizzle? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What % of your pay check goes to nut butter?? 😂

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3 months ago

Never tried this combo before but my oatmeal bowl is OUT IF THIS WORLD this morning and I just had to share... 😍✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Steel cut oats topped with: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • chopped dates @ndmedjooldates • soaked walnuts • lots of cinnamon • blackstrap molasses (I use @wholesomesweet) • tahini ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Totally delicious, totally loaded with nutrition. 💪🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your fav oatmeal toppings??

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3 months ago

✨Ashwagandha Latte✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Okay, so I’m not 100% sold on the adaptogen craze yet... but I did find a small randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study on ashwagandha that found, after 60 days of supplementing, the group that received ashwagandha had lower serum cortisol levels and better scores on standard stress-assessment questionnaires than the control group. 👍🏻👍🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💆🏻‍♀️Stress can come in many forms: mental stress like trauma, negative people, negative situations, etc. You can also be physically stressed by missing nutrients, underrating/overeating, under/over exercising, etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the end of the day your body reacts to all stress (mental of physical) the same way --> 📈increased cortisol, ❌poor blood sugar control, increased cholesterol, and a domino effect of symptoms that accompany those changes. It’s the number one killer, guys. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since I’m prone to sprawling down into the black hole of stress, I’m adding adding ashwagandha to my arsenal of stress reduction (in addition to more sleep, less intense exercise, less coffee, less sugar, etc.) It’s probably not a miracle, but in the context of a solid stress-reduction toolkit I think it has potential, and appears not to have any adverse side effects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My latte recipe: 1/2 cup oat milk 1/2 cup walnut milk 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp @puricawellness Stress Relief & Immune Support powder (it’s a blend of mushrooms and ashwagandha) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I add everything to my milk frother, or whisk together in a small pan over medium heat until steamy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you tried any adaptogens? I’d love to know what your experience was and whether or not they worked for you!

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