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Eat This: Preventing and managing diabetes

Possibly not as scary as the C word, but hearing a diagnosis of the big D or diabetes or even pre-diabetes from your doctor can send patients into a tailspin. Diabetes can be quite misunderstood, especially because there are two types – type 1 which typically happens in younger years, and type 2, which was once called late-onset diabetes, but they had to ditch that because kids now have type 2 diabetes. One of our […]

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Eat This: Medicinal Mushrooms- Part 2

What’s not a plant, a fruit, or a vegetable that has medicinal properties that in some instances give prescription meds a run for their money, and are found in the forest? Fungi or what most of us call mushrooms. They’re their own kingdom and share 35% of their DNA with us, humans. Medicinal mushrooms can improve the mind and body, and no I’m not talking about the psychedelic types. I’m talking about mushrooms and their […]

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Eat This: Benefits of functional mushrooms

Typically when you think of fungus or the plural fungi, mushrooms may not be a connection that is top of mind. There are times when fungus can cause real problems for health, but on the flip side, they also have incredible health benefits for the skin, your brain, your bones, your immune system, your gut health and microbiome, and therefore your mental health. Yep, those are fungi with benefits. Would you believe me if I […]

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Eat This: How to cope during stressful times

Since the last time that we talked, I’ve had a few weeks off and made some space for myself. Mmmm time off to do nothing… sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Did you just imagine long walks on the beach, flipping through magazines, reading books, being served tea from a cup and saucer, and a shaken martini at dusk, dahling? Yea, I wish. Not only can our perception and expectation of what life ‘should’ look so far […]

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Eat This: Better your Brain

All nicely tucked into your skull, weighing in at a mere three pounds, your brain is essential to every breath, heartbeat, thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, the temperature you feel; internally and externally, every hunger pang and every single process that regulates your body, yep, it’s controlled by your brain. Think of the brain as the most complex computer that controls all bodily functions. Along with the brain, there’s a network of messages […]

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Eat This: Eat for your mitochondria

Nourishing your mitochondria isn’t likely your first thought as you open your eyes in the morning. And yet, the energy, the thought, the movement that follows waking up, all take energy produced within each and every cell in your body. You know that I love to do a deep dive on this show and podcast, and truly, I’m not sure if we could go deeper than the structures in the cell that make energy by […]

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Eat This: Why eat local?

A bunch of years ago, a movement towards eating local emerged. The book The 100 Mile Diet: A year of local eating by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon was published to prove that it’s possible to live off food that hasn’t travelled further than 100 miles. With a quote on the cover written by David Suzuki “Eating local isn’t just a fad – it may be one of the most important ways we save ourselves […]

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Eat This: Taking stock

After speaking with a lovely loyal listener and prospective client the other day, something she said got me thinking. As we talked she said that she knows a lot of what to do for her health, and then also isn’t quite sure what’s next. As in she wasn’t sure how to uplevel her health from where she is to have more energy, sleep better, and consistently feel good while knowing that she is positively influencing […]