A Beginner’s Guide To The Paleo Diet 

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Diets, Food, Intolerance/Allergy, News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  A Beginner's Guide to the Paleo Diet  You may have heard of the "paleo" diet. Apparently it was the world's most popular diet in 2013! But what is it? Is it a fad? Is it right for you? Scientist and "Paleo Mom" Sarah Ballentyne, Ph.D. defines it as: “The [...]

Is Coconut Oil really a healthy choice?

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Food, News, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

  Everyone seems to be talking about coconut oil these days. It's almost as if it is a miracle cure for everything! I recently had a question in my Facebook Group about whether I thought it was a healthy choice or just a fad, so I thought I'd write a [...]

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Food, Health, News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain If there was ever a call for "digestive health," this is it! Yes, it's true. Your gut is considered your "second brain." There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric [...]

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

July 19th, 2018|Categories: Food, News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Raw vs. Cooked - Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals? Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn't that critical for most people. Where this [...]

All About Digestive Enzymes

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Food, Health, Intolerance/Allergy, Lifestyle, News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Not everyone should be taking digestive enzyme supplements; not all of them are created equal and some supplements can be harmful if used inappropriately. So, let’s dive into a few of the common digestive enzymes, what they do, and who should NOT take them. What are digestive enzymes? Technically, “enzymes” are [...]

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Eating Out, Food, Health, Intolerance/Allergy, Lifestyle, News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Food intolerances or "sensitivities" can affect you in so many ways and they’re a lot more common than most people think. I'm not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening. If you have any allergies, you need to steer [...]

My Top 5 Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Food, Health, Lifestyle, News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying." Right? Let me give you my favourite weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense [...]

How to Naturally Lower Your Stress Levels

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Fitness, Food, Health, Lifestyle, News, Nutrition, Stress|Tags: , |

How to Naturally Lower Your Stress levels STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or [...]

Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Food, Health, Intolerance/Allergy, News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |

Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey) Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and even skin symptoms like rashes and [...]