Where do we find the ingredients in your "grocery lists"?
Most ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. When I'm on the road, I'm able to find everything I need: seaweed, plant-based milk, carob, quinoa pasta, quinoa, Miso (to make broth and quinoa), raw nuts, etc. You can ask your local grocery store to buy healthy ingredients.
Here is a gluten-free flour mix:
• Rice flour (2C)
• Quinoa flour (2C)
• Ground almonds (in a food processor or blender) (1C)
Where can I buy ginger juice?
I make my own ginger juice with my juicer, but you can also buy it in natural grocery stores (I think the brand is called Ginger Man).
What is Jacynthe's favorite juicer?
I have been using the Omega juicer (models 8004, 8006 or 8007) for the past 9 years. I don't know any other models. I like mine because I can clean it easily. You can order online (www.omegajuicers.com, Amazon, juice4life) or find them at Canadian Tire.
Is it possible to be allergic to coconut?
It is possible to develop an allergic reaction to coconut oil since the coconut fruit does not come from Canada. It is not part of our childhood (when the immune system is developing). Therefore, it is possible that your immune system does not recognize coconut as a "healthy" food. Also, coconut oil (not the flour or the flesh) can irritate and congest the pores.
To replace coconut oil when cooking, I suggest:
• Unrefined red palm oil (rich in medium chain fatty acids like coconut oil)
• Cocoa butter
• Sunflower oil (high in oleic acid)
• Non-roasted sesame oil
• Olive oil (cold pressed)
• Avocado oil
I'm allergic to gluten, wheat and oats. I also have a sensitive colon. Do you have menu suggestions?
All my recipes are gluten-free (I make my own mix)
• Replace almonds with sesame or cashew butter. I rarely use coconut. Instead, I use a mix of sesame and chia seeds.
• My salads are made without lettuce: Instead, I use a lot of vegetables and add my vinaigrette (the improved version). Try to make it with tahini or cashew butter if you can. You can also find some good ideas on Jacqueline Lagacé's website.
I need healthy recipes for children.
• Click Here to check out our recipes for children
Can dehydrators affect the nutritional value of foods?
No, nutrients are not affected.
Jacynthe's advice: I don't think that using a dehydrator is necessary because you can dehydrate your food in the oven (lowest temperature, keep door open). Yes, using your oven is not as eco-friendly. You'll know if you really need a dehydrator after you have tried one. I wish someone had told me before I purchased mine. It makes a terrible sound and it takes hours for the food to be completely dehydrated.
Which device does Jacynthe use to make nut butter?
When it comes to making nut butter, I think that the best device is a food processor. Nut butter and seeds process very well, even without water.
Jacynthe's advice: Water needs to be added to blenders like the Vitamix in order to have a smooth butter.
What does Jacynthe use to remove her makeup and cleanse her face?
The cleansing oil is a makeup remover and cleanser. It does not irritate the skin. It also reduces the sebum.
• I pour a dropper full of oil in the palm of my hand and cleanse my skin. I gently rub my eyelids with my fingertips, then I rinse with a washcloth or in the shower.
• I wipe my eyelids and eyelashes with a cotton ball to remove the excess oil.
Jacynthe's advice: There is nothing like a fatty substance to remove impurities and dirt. Think about a mechanic whose hands are black at the end of the day: He plunges his hands into oil to clean them.
My skin is still dry, even after applying the serum. What should I do?
A serum is usually designed to "teach" the skin how to stay hydrated. Someone with dry skin (at first) could eventually, after a few weeks of using the serum, have hydrated skin or skip a few applications (even in winter). Meanwhile, you can add a drop of vegetable glycerin to your serum before application.
You could also benefit from using our Shea butter masque once a week (Shea butter softens the skin).
Jacynthe's advice: Our serum should be applied on damp skin. Pour a dropper full of serum in the palm of your hand and add a drop of vegetable glycerin (to keep the skin moist longer).
My child has eczema, can I use the serum on him/her?
According to "Center of Researches", cases of skin problems in children have quadrupled in the last decade. Dyes and gluten may be responsible. I suggest that you avoid certain foods first to see if you notice any improvements. I personally got rid of eczema on my hands with our Shea butter (vanilla or chocolate). Our Shea butter is made with sea buckthorn oil (used to help wounds heal in Chile).
Jacynthe's advice: I cannot make medical recommendations. However, I can say is that if my child had skin problems, I would rather try our serum combined with our Shea butter. Obviously, I would opt for a natural solution before applying chemical products on his skin.
I'm pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Can I use the serum?
Some essential oils are not recommended when pregnant or breastfeeding. Rose and sandalwood oils are safe.
I suffer from psoriasis and rosacea. Can I use your serum?
Our serum was not designed to "treat" symptoms of psoriasis and rosacea. However, we received several testimonies like this one: "I started using your serum and to my surprise, my sosacea is now under control, my skin is much more beautiful, smoother and plumped."
You can use a drop of the Dermo-Apaisante Formula on the affected area (under the serum), 3 times a week.
Jacynthe's tip: You may experience a warm feeling while applying the serum. It promotes blood circulation (that is "congested" in cases of rosacea). But don't worry, it won't last!
How do I apply the serum and creme?
Make sure your skin is wet before applying the serum: Vaporize the floral water on your skin.
While the skin is still wet, apply the serum: Pour 4-5 drops in the palm of your hand, apply serum on your skin.
No eye-creme needed. The serum is the only morning/evening eye care needed.
Where does Jacynthe buy her clothes and acessories?
• I like the clothing line Noa Noa. When I have time before filming, I stop by Mousseline on Laurier. They carry Noa Noa and Twin Set (another one of my favorite brands).
• The ivory dress that you can see on the website is from Rinascimento (look-out for their warehouse sales on Chabanel).
Jacynthe's advice: When I receive compliments about my outfits, I know I made the right decision when it comes to buying just a few classic and high-quality pieces (rather than having a closet full of low-quality pieces).
I would like to change some of my bad habits. Where should I start?
Start with what speaks to you! What are you passionate about? I have no discipline! I live my life one day at the time. I follow my instincts and don't worry about skipping 1 or 2 glasses of green juice (although it is a wonderful habit when you want to change your life around). Click Here to check out a delicious green juice recipe.
Boutique - La Prairie
What are your business hours? Where is the boutique located?
The boutique is open on Saturdays between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
Directions (5 min. from dix30):
• Exit 62 (Highway 30)
• Make a right towards St-Jean
• Make a left on Chemin Fontarabie
1955 CHEMIN DE FONTARABIE LA PRAIRIE, QC, J5R 0K3
WARNING: Follow these directions and NOT your GPS!