Hydration

Family Nutrition, Hydration, Podcast

Eat This: H₂0

Water is essential to life because of our big bag of hairy self – we are made of 60% water. Sure, you drink your however many glasses a day, and then you pee some out, lose some through your skin, breath, stool and all that can’t be out of balance with what’s going in, or you become dehydrated. Water and hydrated tissues help your body keep a normal body temperature, lubricate and cushion joints, protect […]

Blog, Energy, Hydration, Podcast

Eat This: What’s not to love about tea?

Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world – next to water, that is. Answer this: if you could only drink one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? I’d likely say water, but I might get bored of it, so I’ll agree with some of the great functional medicine docs out there and say tea. Tea can vary the taste of what’s in your cup but with some […]

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

Eat This: Drainage vs Detox

The meaning of the word detoxify, according to Merrium Webster, is to “remove a harmful substance (such as a poison or toxin) or the effect of such and to render (a harmful substance) harmless.” In my circles, a detox is usually seen more as removing foods and drinks from your daily diet for a period of time with the view that it will cleanse your body. What’s interesting is that when someone puts themselves on […]

Calories, Energy, Food, Hydration, Podcast, Trends

Eat This: Coffee – The good, the bad and the best of

Is that morning cup of joe, rocket fuel or java your morning or afternoon lifeblood? Coffee is a complex and yet simple one to take a deep dive into. With coffee shops on every corner, a menu a mile long with all the extras like whip, frap, foam, one or two pumps of flavour and toppings, buying a coffee can not only break the bank, but almost put your pancreas into a sugar coma if […]

Diets, Energy, Hydration, Mood, Podcast

Eat This: How alcohol affects your body health

Have you ever said it’s five o’clock somewhere as you pour yourself a glass of wine? Well, sometimes people do this because they just feel like they need it to exhale. You need a drink in that moment. And somehow it feels like it’s going to save the day. Or maybe just your sanity in that moment. I think there are times when we all get to that place. Sometimes, for other people, it’s multiple […]

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, 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 […]