Holiday Gift Ideas Your Skin will LOVE

For those who know me well, you are familiar with my natural skincare line. Every year during the holidays I make a fresh new batch of body butter and lip balms. Our soaps are already in the curing process, as they take up to six months to be ready for use.

Check out all our Bare Holistics products here, and contact me if you'd like to process an order. Warning, these skin loving body products sell out fast. Click here for more info and to order.

WORKSHOP: Relaxation through Food

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Do you ever gravitate towards comfort foods to boost your mood and relax your mind?

Have you ever wondered why you crave a tub of ice cream or a bag of chips when feeling stressed or anxious?

And yet, do you feel being stuck in a vicious cycle of only instant gratification, and continuous reliance on 'comfort foods' that you know in the long run are causing you to feel tired, sluggish, moody and overweight?

Did you know that your choice of foods may actually create more stress and anxiety in your life than the calm and comfort that you are seeking? 
Join us on a unique culinary journey to enchant your senses, ignite your taste buds, and to calm your mind & body - all through delicious nourishing ingredients and the hidden super powers they offer us.

RELAXATION THROUGH FOOD - How to feed your body to calm your mind & boost your mood

Your EXPERIENCE includes:

  • Calm Food Therapy to release stress and restore your mood through colour, texture, mindfulness and pleasure
  • Sampling of various dishes with intentionally chosen ingredients to enchant your senses, ignite your taste buds, and calm your body & mind
  • The top 3 secrets to bust your stress and boost your mood through food
  • Discussion on how to choose Pleasure Foods instead of Comfort Foods
  • Simple health tips and lots of inspiration to recreate daily calm in your own kitchen
Food tasting included!

*Seats are limited. Invite a friend and RSVP now!
”We first feed with our eyes, therefore food must be beautiful.” – Lusine R.H.N.

WEIGHT WELL - The Ultimate Weight Loss Program

We are now recruiting for our next round of the WEIGHT WELL program. For those who have been wanting to lose weight in a natural, empowering and healthy way, this is it. We're starting on July 12th, and we only have limited spots for a super Summer Promo price. Check out Weight Well at .

Weight Well is the ultimate weight loss program created by a Naturopathic Doctor and a Holistic Nutritionist. Learn how to lose up to 20 lbs a month in a healthy and empowering way! With Weight Well, your weight loss will be easy, delicious and fun! And you’ll get to eat chocolate everyday and lose weight! This is a delicious way to lose weight and feel beautiful!

Weight Loss made easy:
· No counting points
· No counting calories
· Eating all natural real foods
· Accessible to everyone
· No long term commitment
· Lose up to 20 lbs a month

This is an online program. In your weekly webinars, we provide you with the tools you need to lose weight naturally and effectively. Here are the topics we will cover together:

Week 1: The real reason why you haven’t lost weight yet
Week 2: Healthy foods that sabotage your success
Week 3: Detox your way to weight loss
Week 4: Shrink your belly fat in 3 steps flat

What’s included: 
 · Private one-on-one consultation and follow-up
· Weekly webinars including a Q&A session
· Access to 24/7 online Weight Well community support
· Access to our series of "speedy health tips"
· Access to bi-weekly inspirational posts
· Our signature Weight Well food list
· Access to our fast and easy recipes including the "Food Inspiration" list

Check out our introductory video on the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss.

· Summer Promo $240 (reg. $353) for 4 weeks
· Starts on July 12

FREE 8 Day New Year Challenge

Do you want to start the New Year fresh and healthy? Best way to do it is to begin forming Healthy Habits. Starting next week for 8 days I will be sharing some of my personal healthy habits that have helped me and my clients to keep up with their busy lifestyle and stay energized and healthy.

The goal of the 8 Day Challenge is to give you some simple (sometimes even obvious) tips to get you started, so that you can integrate them into your lifestyle and turn them into healthy habits for life.

How to join the challenge?
This is a FREE challenge. To join us, simply like our Social Media pages where all the action will take place:
See you online!
PS: Friends are also welcome to join, so feel free to invite them over.

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for a unique Christmas gift for that special someone? Our skincare products are handcrafted, made in small batches and one-of-a-kind. We use the highest quality of natural ingredients, because we know that chemicals and preservatives create more harm than good. All the recipes are formulated by Lusine, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and are available for order here .

Here is how it works:
  1. Check out the products under the Skincare tab.
  2. Choose your gift set, or create your own unique set.
  3. Email Lusine your order.
  4. Pick up your order.
 Got questions? Contact Lusine at .

How to make Cottage Cheese in 30 minutes

Cottage cheese is full of antioxidants such as selenium, vitamin E and D which help fight free radicals and give you healthier looking skin, trimmed waistline and a healthy heart. And the good news is that you can make it at home with two simple ingredients. Here is how.


  • 2 L milk (3.25%)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (1.5 lemons)


  1. Bring milk to boil.
  2. Remove milk from heat, pour in the lemon juice and stir gently.
  3. Let the milk sit for 10 minutes and allow white curds to form.
  4. Strain the curds through a cheese cloth and let it drain for up to 30 minutes depending on how dry or soft you prefer your cottage cheese.
  5. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for a few days.

 I enjoy cottage cheese in crepes as a dessert, or in a pie with a bit of sea salt and thyme.

14-Day Body Reboot Program
The lazy Summer days have been nice and relaxing. Now it’s the perfect time to give your body a little reboot. Just like pressing the reboot button on your laptop, sometimes it’s important to do the same with our mind, body and soul in order to overcome any feelings of sluggishness, fatigue and exhaustion.

Join us in this guided 14-Day BODY REBOOT Program and embark on a journey of getting refreshed, restored and rejuvenated! This program begins when you're ready. Register NOW!

During the 14 days you will:

* Supercharge your energy
* Trim your waistline
* Get glowing from inside out

What's included:

  • Daily action plans to get you restored, refreshed and rejuvenated
  • Online support with your Toronto Holistic Nutritionist - Lusine Stepanian
  • Facebook private group to keep you accountable
  • Stick till the end to see transformational results and receive a surprise gift
COST: Limited registration is available at $14. Regular price is $47.

5 TIPS to Cool Down during the Heat Wave

If you live in Toronto, you are probably either loving the current 32 degree heat, or hating it. I have gathered 5 tips to help you cool down during the heat wave.
  1. Take a warm bath or shower! A cold shower may sound tempting, but your body generates heat afterwards to compensate for the heat loss.
  2. Eat light! Eat small light meals throughout the day. Be sure to include lots of fresh veggies and fruits. The larger the meal, the more metabolic heat your body creates to break down the food.
  3. Stay hydrated! Dehydration can cause headaches, dizziness, weakness and overall sluggishness. According to Carolyn Dean, MD, ND and author of The Magnesium Miracle, "When you sweat, you don't just lose water but you deplete your body of minerals”. Drink up to 8 glasses of water. Coconut water is an amazing thirst quencher. It is also full of minerals such as magnesium and potassium that your body depletes of while sweating. Stay away from sugary soda and alcohol, as they will dehydrate you even more.
  4. Eat cooling foods! Juicy foods are your best bet such as various melons, especially watermelons. Containing 92% water watermelon will not only quench your thirst on a hot day, but also fill you up with nutrients and give you a healthy sugar boost. Also try adding fresh mint leaves to your salads and your drinks.
  5. Spray yourself! - Keep a water spray bottle in the fridge. When you’re feeling hot, mist your face and neck a few times with the cold water for instant relief. To get even more benefits, replace the water with rose water. You can buy this at any grocery store.
BONUS Tip: This one doesn’t excite me one bit, because I’m loving the heat. But for some of you this could work like magic :) “Sit back, close your eyes and picture snow. Research has shown that the body reacts to these daydreams, reducing its overall temperature.”

Stay cool everyone!