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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 …

Three Tips To Help Balance Hormones

Apr 4, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Do you often wonder why you feel exhausted, no matter how much you sleep?  Are you often losing your temper, have increasingly more issues around menstruation, weight gain, feeling depressed or anxious?  If so, there’s a good chance you are struggling with a hormone imbalance.   So many women suffer from hormone imbalances these days.  I’ve yet to meet or work with a mom of a special needs child who has balanced hormones. Many suffer in silence.   Hormone imbalance symptoms can include: – PMS – Painful periods with very heavy flow – Missing periods entirely – Infertility – PerimenopauseRead more …

Why Is Food Medicine?

Mar 4, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Have you heard the saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”?  It was Hippocrates that coined that phrase many years ago. He is considered to this day, to be one of the most influential figures in the history of medicine & healing.   He was certainly ahead of his time when around 400 BC he advised people to prevent disease and increase healing by eating nutrient dense foods. Hippocrates and the Ancient Greeks weren’t the only ones to understand the healing properties of food, both Ayurvedic Medicine (from India) and Traditional Chinese Medicine— have taught forRead more …

Bye Bye Sleeping Through The Night

Feb 9, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!   The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing   Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it. Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind. People who get less sleep tend to be at higherRead more …

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

Jan 22, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it’s certainly not the “holy grail” of health. Let’s focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat andRead more …

The Many Benefits of Collagen Peptides

Aug 29, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

I know you’re not hearing this from me for the first time, “All Health Starts In The Gut”, Hippocrates made this statement over 2000 years ago and it still holds true today. As a holistic nutritionist working in the field of mental health and now developing nutrition programs for mothers of special needs children; my goal is to help individuals improve their health in a manner that is convenient and easy to implement. If there is one thing that I really like to recommend it’s collagen peptides (or hydrolyzed collagen). BUT – There are two roadblocks that often get inRead more …

How To Fix Your Leaky Gut

May 28, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

As you read in my last blog “Do You Have a Leaky Gut?” – aka increased intestinal permeability, you now know that this is without a doubt a pretty common condition and it is linked to MANY health conditions.  Luckily there is a series of strategies you can implement to help correct it.   Keep in mind:  the food is not the problem – the health of the gut is…     How to fix a leaky gut… The 4 R’s. Step #1 – Remove First off you have to identify and remove whatever is irritating the gut lining. You can start with an eliminationRead more …

Do You Have A Leaky Gut?

May 1, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Have you ever heard the saying, “All health begins in the gut.”? Have you ever wondered if your gut is leaky?  You read that right, a leaky gut a.k.a. – increased intestinal permeability. Many people do suffer from this without even knowing it… I certainly did!   Read on to discover why a leaky gut is so common, how it happens and what kind of symptoms and conditions are related.  I’ve even included my personal “Leaky Gut Story” 😳   My Leaky Gut Story: After being unwell for almost 10 years seeing several specialists, having invasive testing done and beingRead more …

Caring For The Caregiver

Apr 17, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Like many others, I have been on both sides of the caregiver conundrum. I have cared for chronically and severely ill individuals and I have been very ill and in need of care myself. I do not write this piece from a position of the all-knowing, but from experience where many things were done right where other things could have been done a little better.:) Taking care of yourself when you are not well is very difficult. In fact it can sometimes be absolutely impossible to take the measures necessary to re-build your body, re-balance your nervous system and correctRead more …

Debunking The Fibre Myth

Apr 1, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

As a nutritionist part of my job is to debunk nutrition myths, but this can sometimes be pretty complicated – after all that’s why the information was misinterpreted in the first place.   It’s rarely a matter of “One food is healthy while another is not”. Or, “Everyone should eat this and avoid that”. A classic example of this is Fibre, while food manufacturers, some government agencies and doctors recommend that everyone consume lots of fibre everyday, from what I’ve witnessed in my practice and according to more recent science, it’s just not that simple…   First off, “What is fibre?”Read more …