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2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Hello everyone!

It’s your favourite Nutritionist again back at you with another incredibly easy recipe. With these summer days coming to a close, I want to make sure you’re spending as much time as possible outside and not slaving away in the kitchen.

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s what gives you energy to accomplish all the things on your to do list. So of course you want to fuel your body with the best food you can, like poached eggs and avocado, or oatmeal with berries. But do you find yourself dreaming of those days when you didn’t care and you got to eat muffins and donuts and pancakes, Oh My!
Well you can stop your daydreaming and come back to reality because have I got a treat for you! Today you are going to learn how to make the easiest, quickest, yummiest, and of course healthiest pancakes you’ve ever had.
All you need are two ingredients. That’s right. Just two. No, this isn’t a trick. And yes they are delicious.
1 ripe banana
2 eggs (preferably organic)
Mash the ripe banana in a bowl.
Whip the eggs in a separate bowl.
Combine the eggs in with the banana and stir until mixed well.
Heat some coconut oil over medium heat in a medium sized frying pan.
Ladle a bit of the pancake batter into the pan.
Flip when browned.
And voila! Did you believe me when I said it was easy?
Top with a little maple syrup, lightly cooked apples and cinnamon or mixed berries and enjoy!
This recipe makes about 6 4″ pancakes. You can double or half the recipe depending on how many pancakes you need.
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Introducing Body Co.

Have you noticed our new look? If you have visited our Instagram or facebook pages recently you may have noticed some flashes of our new logo, new name and some pretty new images.

Aside from the vanity of a facelift, you may also be wondering why we are messing with a good thing? Why am I going out of my way to confuse our clients with all of these changes? The short answer is because we are committed to you and are making short term changes to meet the long term needs of our clients.

In the next week, RPM Physiotherapy will become Body Co. When I started the business as a sole practitioner it made sense to co-brand with RPM Total Fitness, our dear friends and home for the last 4 years. However, since that time we have grown. We have listened to our clients and incorporated services that collectively address your whole health and your whole family. While we continue to work, thrive and collaborate with RPM Total Fitness, our old name no longer represents all the amazing ways we can support your health. We wanted a name and vision that was more inclusive of all of the practitioners and services you have come to trust. As such, Body Co. was born.


So why Body Co?

The scope of our practitioners may be broad but we are all ultimately students of the human body.   

Our vision is to empower strength, celebrate diversity and nurture potential in the human body.

Just like the systems of the body, we don’t operate as independent entities. We work collectively, supporting whole systems, whole minds and whole bodies.

We believe in specialized and individualized care that is specific to the needs, strengths and challenges of every body.

We are excited for things to come. We are honoured every day by what you have helped us build and welcome this new phase of our business with open arms. Mostly, we are thankful for your continued loyalty, support and community and can’t wait for you to join us on this journey.


We will be releasing our new website in the next week and I hope that you will love the new look as much as we do.

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7 Signs You Need a Nutritionist

Living in the digital age is amazing but having access to so much information can be overwhelming. Who do you listen to when you’ve got questions regarding nutrition and your health? Here are 7 signs it’s time you saw a Nutritionist (like me!).

You Don’t Poop Everyday

Being regular doesn’t mean you poop every Monday at 4. Regular bowel movements should be happening at least once everyday. Not having a bowel movement everyday leads to constipation which means all those toxins your body is trying to get rid of are being reabsorbed. Constipation can cause acne, high cholesterol, and bowel conditions such as diverticulitis, yikes! As a Nutritionist I can help you get your bowels running smoothly which will have an amazing impact on the rest of your health.

You Get Hangry

If you’ve ever had to apologize for your actions prior to eating then keep reading. Hangry may seem like a new word but it’s actually been around for a few decades. Thanks to the internet, and our declining eating habits Hanger has made a comeback. Hanger is what happens when your need for food makes you irrationally angry. It’s what causes your friends to panic when they can’t find food for you. Do you wonder why this happens? No matter how hard you try to control your emotions, when you haven’t eaten for awhile it seems impossible. Hanger is a result of your blood sugar getting too low. A simple fix is eating something with sugar. And no, I don’t mean that chocolate bar. I’m talking about carrots and hummus or an apple with nut butter. Allowing your blood sugar to drop and spike is what causes diabetes. Come see a Nutritionist, like me, and go from hangry to healthy.

You Lose Energy in the Afternoons

Do you and your couch have a standing appointment every day at 4pm, or at least you wish you did? We often attribute our loss of energy to age but that’s just not the case. Energy levels are closely related to what you’re eating and when you’re eating it. Without getting into too much detail your body uses carbohydrates (not just the starchy ones we’ve been trained to believe are bad, carbohydrates include fruits and vegetables too) as its main fuel source. Fun fact: Did you know your brain which accounts for only 3% of your body mass, takes 25% of your body’s energy? When you don’t eat regularly or you don’t eat enough carbohydrates your body can’t make enough energy to keep you going throughout the day. This is another sign that you’re heading down the road towards diabetes. Thankfully, with some nutritional counselling you can stop, turn around and drive back up the road towards health.

You Have Trouble Sleeping

There are some people who are asleep before their head even hits the pillow…and then there’s you. You can’t seem to stay awake while sitting on the couch watching the news and yet the minute your head hits the pillow it’s bye bye sheep and hello steam train of thoughts. Why does your brain pick 11pm as the perfect time to have you try and organize your life for the next 3 months? There are many reasons why you can’t sleep, which is probably why all the things you’ve read about online, or that family and friends have recommended that you try haven’t helped. Sleep is a vital part of life especially when it comes to our body’s regeneration, which is why we haven’t evolved out of needing it. So stop letting your brain drive you around all night. Come see a Nutritionist and get some shut eye.

Your Stress Level Is Off the Charts

We all have stress. But did you know that stress is now being looked at as the number one cause of disease? Stress can negatively impact every area of your life and can actually make you look and feel much older than your actual age. The thing about stress is that is isn’t going anywhere so you better learn how to manage it. With proper diet and supplementation, recommended by a Nutritionist, you can stop stressing and start enjoying life.

You Are Too Busy to Eat Healthy

In today’s day and age eating healthy has never been easier but sometimes we don’t have enough time to make our meals. Whether you’re looking for someone to come to your home and prepare meals for you family, or looking to have food delivered to your office, a Nutritionist can ensure you’re eating healthy meals every day.

You Are Taking Supplements Recommended by the Internet

You’ve got a symptom, your body is trying to tell you something. You go online to find out what it means. You diagnose yourself with some obscure disease. Yikes. Thankfully there’s a supplement to help with that. So you buy it and you take it and maybe your symptom goes away. And maybe now you’ve got a whole cupboard full of supplements someone has recommended for you. Do you really need to be spending all this money on supplements every month? Which ones are you supposed to take with food? What exactly are they doing? If you find you’re taking supplements and you’re not entirely sure why it’s time you see a Nutritionist. As a Nutritionist I will work within your budget to ensure you are only taking the supplements you need.

Crystal McIntyre

Certified Holistic Nutritionist / Certified Iridologist

Crystal believes that proper nutrition is an important factor in overall health. She uses a holistic approach to promote a balanced lifestyle based on the individual. Holistic health encompasses not only the body’s physical needs but also mental, emotional and spiritual needs as well.  Crystal loves to travel and spends her spare time working on her art health blog, Artfully Healthy! She is available at RPM Physiotherapy every Tuesday afternoon and can be reached directly at crystal@rpmstudio.ca.

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