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Blog, Food, Radio, Recipes

Summer Barbecuing At Its Best

The sun is out, the air is warm, and that means it’s time to be outside as much as possible! The warm weather brings everyone out, so meeting new neighbours, having new and old friends over, partying in the backyard or in the park are all high on the summertime have-to list. I use my barbecue as an outdoor oven. Just about anything that I can make in the oven, I can make on the […]

Blog, Food, Plant-Based Diet, Radio

Calling All Burgers! The BEST Burger Challenge

Before we start throwing just any ol’ burger on the barbie, Jerry Agar from NewsTalk 1010 and I want to find THE BEST burger to grace the grill this summer. And, we need your help. Our goal, through taste and trial, is to find the BEST pre-made patties (both meat and plant-based) so that we (and you!) can take part in this challenge. Since I’ve been on air with Jerry Agar – first on SunNews […]

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, Food, Plant-Based Diet, Radio, TV

The Game Changers’ James Wilks on Plant-Based Diets

Inspired by my recent viewing of The Game Changers, I sent producer, elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter and combative expert, James Wilks my burning questions about the movie and about plant-based diets. Check out our interview and leave a comment for a chance to win two tickets to watch The Game Changers on May 5 at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival! Lianne Phillipson: James – I understand that you were badly injured in […]

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 […]

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Blog, Media, Radio, TV

When Is the Best Time to Drink Coffee?

If it was possible, I know some people who would prefer their morning caffeine by IV! Is it best to get that cup o’ joe as your alarm goes off or is there a better, healthier way? An article in the National Post says you’re better off drinking your bionic fuel at specific times of the day. In working with your internal sleep/wake clock (called the circadian rhythm), you’re better off drinking coffee between 9:30 […]

Blog, Travel

How To Eat Healthy While Travelling

Travel is fun, exciting and for some, can also be a normal part of their work week. There are two aspects to eating healthy while travelling: first, getting from A to B, and then how to eat well while you’re away. If it’s a vacation, it’s pretty normal to throw all signs of eating well out the window and just enjoy. And that’s totally alright as long as this ‘vacation’ style of eating doesn’t become […]

Blog, Calories, Radio, Technology, TV, Weight Loss

Best Calorie Counting Apps

Calories are the units used to measure the energy value of food. Some say when it comes to dieting, it’s energy in versus energy out. There’s a bit more to it, but that’s pretty much why we weigh what we do, and why calorie counting can be a helpful tool. Figuring out how many calories you need just to live comes in your basal metabolic rate (BMR). BMR measures functions like breathing, circulation and cell […]