Hungry For More? Which Type Of ‘Hunger’ Are You Experiencing – Physical Or Emotional?

Contrary to today’s diet culture, it’s OK to be hungry!  It doesn’t mean that you don’t have the willpower to stay away from unhealthy foods. It’s just the body’s natural signal that it needs food for energy and fuel. This is physical hunger - the signal that is sent via the vagus nerve from your … Continue reading Hungry For More? Which Type Of ‘Hunger’ Are You Experiencing – Physical Or Emotional?

Resveratrol – Do You Really Need To drink Red Wine Everyday To Benefit From It?

So, you’ve heard that drinking a glass of red wine a day can be good for your health - or bad, depending on which day it happens to be in your news feed!  Health experts have attributed this to the polyphenol RESVERATROL. Incidentally, when the media references this substance, they’re talking about trans-resveratrol. In case … Continue reading Resveratrol – Do You Really Need To drink Red Wine Everyday To Benefit From It?

Are “Organic” Packaged Foods Better For You?

Well, we’re pretty sure you already know the answer to that, but just to hit it home for you -- real, whole foods straight from nature should always be your first choice. But, we also get that life’s busy and it may be necessary to top up with some pre-packaged foods here and there.   … Continue reading Are “Organic” Packaged Foods Better For You?

Eating out without sacrificing your goals

I’ve seen it before and I’ve been guilty of it myself… Thinking it’s splurge time when we go out to eat.   I’ve heard it all… “I should enjoy it since I’m spending extra money!” “I don’t want to be judged for being the salad eater.” “I just don’t know what to order!”   I’m … Continue reading Eating out without sacrificing your goals

NUTRITION

It's not the latest diet you need...It's finding the right balance for your body.   Stop counting calories! Focus on the quality of food on your plate. Calories don’t matter if the food quality sucks.   Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. Fill your plate with a variety of vegetables and a palm sized portion … Continue reading NUTRITION

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

Yes, while I always say that it's better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary. Unfortunately there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don't get enough of.  And they're absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness.  Especially as we age. Here I sifted through the supplements that are available … Continue reading 3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!   And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  Right?   Well, maybe…   Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat.  … Continue reading Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired

Could Your Health Issues Actually Be Nutrient Deficiencies?

Many nutrition professionals generally advise that a healthful, balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health.   Fruit and vegetables naturally contain a number of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and other biologically active components - or phytochemicals.   In fact, it has been documented that consumption … Continue reading Could Your Health Issues Actually Be Nutrient Deficiencies?

Is The 80/20 Rule For Nutrition & Exercise A Myth?

You may have heard that abs are made in the kitchen...   Or you may have eaten an extra piece of dessert because you exercised that day, so you feel like you “earned” it dammit!   In order to see results at the gym, lose weight or even maintain overall health, we’re told that it’s … Continue reading Is The 80/20 Rule For Nutrition & Exercise A Myth?

Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diets – What’s the Difference?

The popularity of cooking reality shows in recent years has brought about more discussions than ever before about the topic of food. Food as nourishment, fuel and sustenance. Food simply for eating and taste enjoyment. Even food as art!   But, included in these discussions are various thoughts and ideas about what food people should … Continue reading Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diets – What’s the Difference?