Nutrition, Weight management, Wellness

Soy: a disease-preventing superfood or a dangerous health threat disguised as a diet-friendly protein? What you need to know.

There is much confusion in the world of nutrition. Some swear by certain food benefits while others stay away from the very same food. One such food that has been the source of much controversy is soy & soy based products. What is soy? As stated on Wikipedia: "Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in… Continue reading Soy: a disease-preventing superfood or a dangerous health threat disguised as a diet-friendly protein? What you need to know.

Nutrition, Weight management, Wellness

Rant: Why nutritional cleanses DON’T work.

Juice cleanses, cabbage cleanses, water cleanses, colon detox, liver flush...guess what? I call B.S. on all of these. (Sorry for the language if you're reading this Mom...). Here's a word to the wise - and trust me on this one: nutritional cleanses DO NOT WORK. Our liver and other organs do an excellent job of… Continue reading Rant: Why nutritional cleanses DON’T work.

Nutrition, Wellness

Why you need to know what an adaptogen is and how they may be able to help you!

  I’d like to open this post with a disclaimer: please, please, please don’t run out and get herbal supplements solely based on this article. See your doctor & pharmacist to determine if one is right for you and if it may interfere with any natural or pharmaceutical medications you may be taking. Please do… Continue reading Why you need to know what an adaptogen is and how they may be able to help you!

Fitness, Habit Change, Nutrition, Weight management, Wellness

What no one told you about fat.

Every time I talk to someone about extra fat, diet inevitably comes up. Myself included. When I reach for that extra cinnamon bun, visions of my Mom belly (which I love and accept fully now - or at least I'm not beating myself up over anymore 😉) come into my mind - expanding like a… Continue reading What no one told you about fat.

Nutrition, Weight management

Share this easy, yummy, healthy almond coconut granola recipe you and your kids will love!

I'm always on the lookout for healthy, yummy foods my whole family will enjoy so I don't have to be a short order cook (Moms & Dads, I know you get this!). So here's a favorite that's simply delish from eatrightontario.com. Prep: 10 min. Cooking Time: 1 hour Makes: 7 cups (1.75 L) 1 serving… Continue reading Share this easy, yummy, healthy almond coconut granola recipe you and your kids will love!