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Eat This: Inflammation

Inflammation is a bit of a nebulous term that seems to get thrown around in relation to a bunch of health concerns, and really isn’t only what happens when you walk into the open bottom drawer in the kitchen or think you can get between the chair and desk but end up whacking your leg. We know it well – the sore, hot, red and swollen bump that comes from that or any injury. Well […]

Diets, Food, Podcast, Trends

Eat This: Paleo, Pegan or Lectin Free

Headline-inducing, outta-a-book type diets are attractive because they tell you what to eat and what not to eat with big promises of helping you feel better, look better, end your pain, help you lose weight, dodge the disease bullet and live a long and healthy life. The list of top 10 diets can change from year to year, with a new one hitting media headlines depending on which celeb has followed it with life changing […]

Family Nutrition, Podcast

Eat This: Where it all begins… Your mouth

Where does it all begin? You might think it’s your plate, or maybe even your fork, but I’m going to say it all starts with the mouth. What on earth am I talking about? I’m talking about digestion. If you’ve heard me speak before, you know I have a love of and tend to focus on gut health because of its importance and impact on overall health. And while you might be picturing a messy […]

Blog, Podcast

Eat This: Anti-Aging

When you hear anti-aging, what image pops into your mind? A smooth, youthful, face with no wrinkles? A person and body without disease? A sound and clear mind without dementia? No aches and pains either as you get out of bed or during the day? Or how about anti-aging meaning that you live a vibrant, healthy and energy filled life for as long as you live? The perspective of what anti-aging means is unique to […]

Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast, Trends

Eat This: A2 Milk

As I walk through my local natural supermarket, I often take a more leisurely stroll through the aisles to check out what’s new and different. I too get sucked in by marketing, labels saying this and that and then if it grabs me, I read the label more carefully and either choose to bring it home with me, or put it back on the shelf and chalk it up to nice try guys. One time […]

Blog, Food, Podcast

Eat This: Acne

Comedones, pustules, inflamed follicular papules, whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, pizza-face (so bad), what the Brits eloquently call spots, and my kids call them zits. No matter what you call the most common of all skin disorders, acne can be painful, uncomfortable, some sufferers might say unsightly. The harm to self-image, self-esteem and self-confidence is real and can scar for life not only what we see on the outside, but also on the emotional stress and even […]

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, Food, Mood, Podcast

Eat This: All About Menopause

Menopause, and a more common term that you’ll hear these days – perimenopause – sum up what’s dauntingly known as “the change” in a woman’s life. It typically happens anywhere from her forties onwards – for some even earlier, and for some it comes later. I think it’s a bit like breastfeeding in that this is supposed to be a natural part of life, but “natural” doesn’t speak to how uncomfortable, difficult and painful it […]