Diets

Diets, Energy, Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast, Weight Loss

Eat This: Body Image

Picture this: you walk past the bedroom mirror and catch a glimpse of your fine self out of the corner of your eye. But rather than saying, “Hey there good looking,” the negative self-talk begins: Look at my bum in those jeans, what were you thinking? Or Ugh, I’ve got to do something about my belly. Or maybe it’s, I look so tired, my skin is blah, my hair is a mess, look at how […]

Consultations, Diets, Energy, Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast

Eat This: Intuitive Eating

Are we in a diet culture? Have you ever told someone “you’ve lost weight, you look great!” Or, as you justify eating your favourite treat, “I’m having a cheat day”? Well, believe it or not, that speaks to our diet culture more about weight loss than anything else. Experts say diet culture is a belief system that values, weight, shape, and size over well-being. Really it’s about the rigid eating patterns of dieting that sound […]

Consultations, Diets, Energy, Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast

Eat This: Totally Useful Nutrition

Last week we featured Totally Useless Food information with my downright hilarious guests Nick and Roy, and I loved what they shared. Their random facts and trivia about stuff even I wasn’t prepared for brought some much-needed levity to the podcast airwaves along with some pretty big laughs about all the crazy things they presented. But this week we’re going to do the opposite: totally useful and slightly random foods. Some facts you can actually […]

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Diets, Energy, Food, Podcast

Eat This: Totally Useless Nutrition

Today you’re in for a real fun ride in this episode! And to change things up and keep it all real and interesting, this week it’s time for a different type of self-care medicine: LAUGHTER! While the past two weeks of focusing on self-care, mindful, meditative, and even orgasmic eating, we also need to stay fresh like those recently picked summertime strawberries that I’ve bought at the farmers market the past two weeks!  Sidebar: If […]

Diets, Energy, Food, Hydration, Podcast, Weight Loss

Eat This: Self-Care and Mindful Eating

Mindful eating. What does that mean exactly? And how does that apply to food and eating? This week we’re continuing with the theme of self-care and food, taking a look at a concrete strategy you can actually put into practice by the end of this episode. I’m going to tell you all about the practice of mindful and even meditative eating—something that’s kind of new for me too and that I work on every day—and […]

Blog, Diets, Radio

Is there a Brewery in your Belly? You might have Auto-Brewery Syndrome

Auto-brewery syndrome, or gut fermentation syndrome, is a rare condition in which fungi in the gut rapidly convert carbohydrates into alcohol. Yes, your gut is acting as a brewery. But how? More on that shortly.  While people who have auto-brewery syndrome may have high blood alcohol levels after ingesting a small quantity of alcohol or even no alcohol at all so it can cause the same physical and psychological symptoms that occur when a person […]

Blog, Diets, Mood, Online, Radio

Food and Diet for Mental Health

Depression, anxiety, and panic attacks are the norm in many people’s lives. Health situations like an irregular thyroid, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalance, low dopamine or serotonin, and digestive imbalance can all affect mood and mental health. But often we don’t consider the diet and food as an influencing factor. Let’s look at a typical diet – you’re eating mostly good food, some take out and craving something sweet in the afternoon and evening. Doesn’t […]

Blog, Diets, Plant-Based Diet

The Pegan Diet Q&A

The basics of the Pegan diet The Pegan diet is a combination of the paleo or caveman diet and veganism. If that sounds like opposites diets colliding, it is. Those on the Paleo diet eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, and meat. They avoid dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, most vegetable oils, salt, alcohol and coffee. Vegans focus on plant-based foods and avoid all animal products and byproducts, including eggs, dairy and honey. The Pegan diet consists […]