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?

Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that releases hormones. Thyroid hormones help your body regulate a few things - not a big deal - just the metabolism of ALL cells. And this is critical for maintaining a healthy body weight and having the energy to live your life.   (Yes, your thyroid … Continue reading Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help

How Dieting Harms Your Body

The reason you see terms like health at every size and anti-diet is because of how harmful dieting is for your body and your mind. People are under the misconception that the smaller your body, the healthier it is, and the larger your body, the unhealthier it is. But this couldn't be further from the … Continue reading How Dieting Harms Your Body

Red Wine – Is it really good for you, or just health hype?

If you’ve heard that red wine is one of the healthiest of all alcoholic beverages, it’s for good reason.     Thanks to the antioxidants found in the skins of grapes from which it’s made, red wine has been widely publicized as being “healthful”. The kind of antioxidants found in red wine, like RESVERATROL, have powerful … Continue reading Red Wine – Is it really good for you, or just health hype?

How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels

How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels   When you’re completely exhausted, the last thing you want to do is lace up your shoes for a workout. But if you’re tired of being tired all the time, you may want to rethink the idea of regularly exercising.    Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we … Continue reading How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels

Fitness Fuel: What to Eat Before, During & After Your Workout

You’ve just finished your workout and you know you need to eat something. But what?  Workout nutrition may seem rather complicated but it doesn’t have to be.      Here’s the latest on how to fuel your body before, during and after your workout so you can improve your performance, maximize recovery - and feel better!   … Continue reading Fitness Fuel: What to Eat Before, During & After Your Workout

Can I Still Lose Weight If I Don’t Want To Give Up Wine/Alcohol?

It’s no lie that alcohol and weight loss goals generally don’t mix, and if we’re being honest, there really are many reasons to reduce or even give up alcohol from our diets and social habits. On the other hand, having a glass of wine, or whatever your drink of choice may be, is also a … Continue reading Can I Still Lose Weight If I Don’t Want To Give Up Wine/Alcohol?

Help! I Overeat – and I Don’t Know Why?!

Do you ever start eating when you’re feeling upset or stressed, even though you aren’t even hungry? Do you ever start eating just because it helps you feel better emotionally - kind of like a warm blanket?   If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might be an emotional eater - often … Continue reading Help! I Overeat – and I Don’t Know Why?!