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Eat This: Bread

What’s your best daily (wheat) bread? Now, I don’t generally eat bread, and most of the time not bread that contains wheat. It makes me bloated, gassy and tired. I figured that out a long time ago and my diet has evolved to excluding most bread. When I do have bread, I choose well. Bread is such a well-loved and consumed food. Very often, I find that I’m asking clients to take a bit of […]

Blog, Family Nutrition, Radio, Technology

EAT THIS For Your Eyes

In this digital age, our eyes are exposed to digital devices like computer screens, phones, tablets and TVs all day long and those screens are mostly blue light. Blue light is damaging to the eyes because there’s no built-in filter in our eyes, allowing blue light to go straight to the light-sensitive retina and causing damage that can lead to degenerative conditions and vision loss. Minimize blue light exposure by: Take a screen break every […]

Blog, Consultations, Family Nutrition, Food, Weight Loss

Troubleshooting Your Health and Wellness

You may have heard me talk about a health concern, a type of diet or a supplement or protein powder on TV, radio or in an article or blog post and you want to know more. Or maybe you read an article and are now wondering what you can do to improve your health or the symptoms that are impacting your quality of life. I see many people who read about a new supplement and […]

Blog, Family Nutrition, Food, Radio, TV

EAT THIS: Organic or Conventional?

I’ve always been an organic shopper, recommending that my clients do the same. Following along with Environmental Working Group’s Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen makes it easier to know what to buy organic or conventional in a cost-effective and healthy way. Or so I thought. Often, listeners of my regular Friday radio segment with Jerry Agar on NewsTalk1010 write in with their thoughts. This recent one got me wanting to dig deeper: “Enough about your […]

Blog, Family Nutrition, TV

EAT THIS to Fight Things Like the Flu

When you get that scratchy throat and your nose is running like a tap, your body aches and you’ve got the chills, what is your body telling you? It’s shouting at you, saying you could be sick and that your immune system is working. It’s not the bug that’s making you feel awful, but the immune system’s re-sponse to it. Sometimes you’ll get a fever, other times you won’t. Either way, it’s a good sign. […]

Blog, Family Nutrition, Hydration, Recipes

How Much Water Should I Be Drinking?

I drink water. A lot of water. And not much else. So as I read a CBC.ca headline “8 glasses of water a day ‘an urban myth’ ” I had to read on. A recent study in Australia said that “Humans need to maintain fluid balance and need to drink water when required, but should also consider fluid in unprocessed fruits and vegetables and juices. There is further evidence that water and a well-balanced diet […]

Blog, Family Nutrition, Gluten

Should Your Family Go Gluten Free?

Some of my friends think I’m extreme when it comes to my diet. I can handle that. I can’t recommend any type of diet to my clients until I’ve tried it out for myself and see the results.   Wheat free, gluten free, sugar and dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, raw, high carbs, low or no carbs—I’ve tried them all and know how easy or hard it is to follow. Once I had children, I realized […]

Blog, Family Nutrition, Recipes, Weight Loss

Spring Clean Your Diet

A breeze of warm spring air, for some, stirs an urge to purge and spring-clean. Clearing out cupboards, tossing what’s not useful anymore and re-organizing the home. In the kitchen, spring-cleaning can include a clear out of expired food packages in the cupboard and lingering at the back of the fridge but also re-arrange what’s on the menu to lighter, more colourful, simpler fare.     The end of the winter season of comforting meals, and […]