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Blog, Food, Media, Radio

Eat This: Foods to make you happy

Our gut talks to our brain and it can have huge effects on our mood and the emotions we experience. And don’t forget that food has chemicals just like drugs do. We can easily get addicted to foods that give us a quick high. And then follows the crash. Don’t pin all your happiness on what’s on your plate. That said, there are foods that are great to eat because they can trigger the release […]

Blog, Media, Plant-Based Diet, Radio, TV

Drum Roll… BEST Burger Results

Here are the results of The BEST Burger Challenge held on June 10, 2018, at the beautiful Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Toronto Island. We had a fantastic line up of family and friends with Jerry Agar, host of NewsTalk1010 Radio, and I. I came up with this idea because Jerry and I have a history of discussing (and disagreeing) about burgers! Well, we disagree about food in general. I would love for him to […]

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, Food, Media, Plant-Based Diet, Radio, TV

The BEST Burger Taste Test

The forecast looks amazing for Sunday, June 10 – the big day of our BEST Burger Taste Test. Jerry and I, along with and friends and family will be tasting 16 burgers – 8 plant-based and 8 meat-based. If you’d like to follow along and try some out, here’s the list of what we will be tasting: Veggie Burgers Yves Veggie Cuisine – The Good Veggie Burger Linda says: By way of introduction, I have […]

Blog, Diets, Media, Radio, Weight Loss

Diets of 2017 – What’s Effective and Sustainable

There are so many diets out there and there has been a round out of the diets of 2017 in the news lately, so I thought I’d break them down into what’s effective and sustainable. Whole30 This diet is a 30-day program with NO deviations. Once you’re on it, you can’t cheat even with a lick, otherwise, you break the healing cycle of resetting your body of any food, skin or seasonal allergies. Cutting out […]

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 […]