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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 …

How To Beat Blue Monday

Jan 15, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Yikes!  Tomorrow is Blue Monday…   Personally, I like the winter (and I live in Canada) 😛  The hearty warming foods, cool, brisk and bright days, staying cosy and warm inside – I even like the early evenings and I love snow. Plus, it really helps me to appreciate the long warm summer days.  I suppose it’s because I like winter that this whole Blue Monday thing doesn’t resonate with me.   For those of you have haven’t heard of Blue Monday, it’s supposedly the worst day of the year as far as mood is concerned.   What is BlueRead more …

Mood, Memory and Vitamin D

Jan 3, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

  It’s not just us Northerners who are at risk of developing a Vitamin D deficiency    Vitamin D deficiency has significant consequences and has long been established in both children and adults.   Every tissue in the body has Vitamin D receptors, which means it that the entire body needs it to function. People with the lowest levels of Vitamin D were 11 times more prone to be depressed than those who had normal levels.   Vitamin D is the only vitamin that is also a hormone.   Vitamin D as a hormone: Helps with the absorption of calcium ActivatesRead more …

Turmeric Tea Latte

Nov 8, 2016 | Posted by in Blogs, Uncategorized | 0

You may or may not know this about me, but I practice what I preach.  In fact, I have never recommended anything that I would not do or consume myself.   I really don’t have a choice, managing my health is something that I just have to do.  Now that doesn’t mean that I eat perfectly all the time, in fact it’s quite the opposite.  I really enjoy chocolate, red wine and pizza!!   So, how do I strike a balance? – I Cleanse!   I embark on this ritual 3 times a year,  Winter, Spring, and Fall for 4 weeks each time. Read more …

Super Easy and Nutritious Breakfast

Oct 25, 2016 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

This morning I thought I’d take a few pics of my daughter’s breakfast. She started her day at 4:30 am, because she’s a competitive swimmer and that’s what they do. 😯 Ella enjoys a big hearty breakfast almost every day. It’s important that she gets all the nutrients she needs as her output in the pool each week is massive! It’s often said that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but what the heck are people actually eating for breakfast – Bagels and cream cheese, muffins, processed cereals…. ? Did you know that it’s really important toRead more …

The Missing Link… And How To Fix Gerd

Oct 17, 2016 | Posted by in Blogs, Uncategorized | 0

I recently attended the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in Toronto, Canada. It was a two-day event where 11 different health professionals ranging from a Neurologist, General Practitioners, Researchers and Naturopathic Doctors presented their findings and experiences with healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person (mind, body and spirit). The audience was primarily medical doctors, some naturopaths and a few nutritionists and the primary topics were related to more ‘natural’ healing modalities such as meditation, yoga, nutrition and supplementation.   I spoke with some of the doctors and found that they shared one frustration: How do they educate and guideRead more …

17 Quick and Easy Nutrition Tips to Help Raise a Happy Child

Sep 15, 2016 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

From the moment our children are born, their health becomes one of our very highest priorities. From bumps and scratches, to sniffles and sneezes, it’s our job as parents to deliver the most appropriate care we see fit. But what happens when our child appears to be unable to keep up at school, or has difficulty making friends?   Or, the teacher complains how your little one can’t seem to sit still and focus as well as his peers or your household is consistently being tipped upside down from tantrums and unruly behavior?   Studies (see below) show that nutrient deficienciesRead more …

A New Food?

Aug 15, 2016 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Well… it isn’t actually a new food it was just new to me. 😳     The Bakeapple Berry We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel through Newfoundland this Summer, (trying to get our ‘zen on’) – what a magnificent part of our Country. The foodie in me was thrilled to discover something I’d never heard of before, the Bakeapple Berry.  I even had several opportunities to pick and eat them while hiking as well as eat home made Bakeapple jam on Quirpon Island and drink Bakeapple juice during our stay at the very special Fogo Island Inn.  AlthoughRead more …