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What Is The Missing Link?

Sep 16, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

In our last Blog, “What Is Food?”, (click HERE to read) we discussed the importance of good quality food, and the importance of consuming all three macronutrients (Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats) to stay healthy and energized. In this issue we will take it to the next level and discover why food is so powerful when it comes to your health.  For many of us it could be the “missing link”…After all, food is:​​ Information A building block for the body Ammunition against disease Fuel   How can food heal and energize… The body is constantly trying to heal itself, to maintainRead more …

What Is Food?

Aug 29, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

This may seem like an overly simplistic question. We get hungry >> we eat, right?  Well… it’s not really that simple.   The bottom line is that the food we eat becomes our cells, our blood, our organs, and our bones, every single part of us. As well, the food we eat can help to lower inflammation, improve cognitive function and mood. So, why would we fuel our body with junk? I know the answer – because poor quality food is everywhere, it takes the least effort to prepare, it is designed to be addictive, and we’re bombarded with advertising!Read more …

Boost Your Health With Blueberries!!

Aug 13, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

OMG!  I Love Blueberries!!  And, it’s Blueberry Season up here in Southern Ontario…   According to the Wild Blueberry Association, there are twice the nutrients in wild blueberries compared to the cultivated (farmed) ones.  In fact, studies state that wild blueberries have some of the highest antioxidant values of commonly consumed fresh fruits.   Now if you have a chance to pick some – go for it! – otherwise you might want to break the bank and treat yourself to a small container 125 grams for about $6!!   This is why…   Some of the Many Health Benefits ofRead more …

Do You Have Adrenal Exhaustion?

Jun 29, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Adrenal exhaustion is very common for mothers of special needs children, or for anyone who lives with chronic stress. I had a serious adrenal burnout about 10 years ago. This was before I became a nutritionist and I had no idea the damage I was doing to my body while trying to stay one step ahead of my 5 children, 2 with special needs. In times of stress, our bodies go on high alert and suddenly the simple things that create balance in our lives – like getting enough sleep – seem impossible. We “hit a wall” and crash intoRead more …

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Jun 27, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.   Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule, what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s more important than just how much of it there is overall. In fact, depending on what it’s combined with can have opposite effects on your arteries and heart. Yes, opposite!   So cholesterol is just one component of aRead more …

Is Stress Making You Old?

Jun 27, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

If there’s one thing I most often hear from Moms with special needs children it is, “I am always so tired…”  What if there was a ‘clinical’ reason for being so wiped out all.of.the.time?  What if you actually were a little older than your chronological age?   Common signs of aging include grey hair, wrinkles as well as an increase in age-related diseases, but what happens when the aging process accelerates faster than the years are passing? How could this happen? And, what if we could slow it down?   Recently, a team of researchers has found that severe emotionalRead more …

Basic Supplement Recommendations To Help You Thrive

May 11, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Stress can result in nutrient deficiencies, especially when combined with inadequate intake of nutrients from foods, digestive issues and poor gut health.   There are 1000’s of different brands and types of nutritional supplements on the market today.  It can be very confusing!  Many people try and save money by purchasing cheaper brands of supplements – In my opinion – you are wasting your money.  You only get what you pay for and that goes for supplements too.   DOSING:  Everyone is different, (biochemically unique) what helps one person may not be as effective for someone else.  I recommend thatRead more …

Spring Clean To Boost Energy

May 2, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

When we think of Spring many turn to the thought of cleaning their homes. As the sun shines suddenly we notice how cluttered our homes have become. Time to clean out a drawer, or wash a few windows? Well, there is something else that could use some cleaning and that is your body -from the inside out:)   Sounds Like A Project? – Read On For Some Simple Tips   Did you know that any of the following symptoms could be related to toxicity in the body:   Fatigue/Exhaustion Brain fog Headaches Chronic joint or muscle pain Digestion issues includingRead more …

Limiting Poison Perceptions

Apr 25, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

We know that when it comes to the challenges of raising children with special needs, managing stress can be a huge stumbling block. One of the most difficult aspects of stress is our perception of the world around us. The more negative our view, the more difficult it is for us to turn off the stress hormones that are affecting our health. According to Go Big Coach, Kristen Howe, these thoughts are called poisoned perceptions. We know that stress isn’t going anywhere, so we need to establish a way of moving through it.   “Times of stress are also timesRead more …

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

Apr 9, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing. The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they should be able to eat better, right? Whether you like the Nutrition Facts table or not, let’s make sure you get the most out of it, since it’s here to stay! Here’s my four-step crash course on reading the Nutrition Facts table. Step 1: Serving Size The absolute most important part of the NutritionRead more …