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In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we often choose convenience over nutrition. By making this compromise, many of us are challenged to get enough fruits and vegetables into our diets. That's why (I'm excited to announce) I've created a FREE 48-Hour Summer Smoothie Challenge. The Smoothie Challenge is a great way to […] Get the full post here

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

The warmer weather is coming, and for those of us living in more northern locations, that means we’ll be able to get some natural vitamin D. YES! Among the vitamins, vitamin D is pretty special. And because we get it primarily from the sun, many of us have a hard time getting enough and are […] Get the full post here

Five snacks your waistline and tastebuds will love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But what usually comes along with this combination are additional words like "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying." Right? Well it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious. My rule of thumb for […] Get the full post here

Coconut Banana Protein Bars – Recipe

After the gym or yoga I like to refuel with a little protein snack before I can get to a full whole-foods meal. It's important to replenish, especially carbs and protein, after a workout since we deplete the glycogen in our muscles and breakdown, and can even damage, some of the proteins in the muscles. After we exercise our body […] Get the full post here

Five tips to minimize risk of Alzheimer’s

Every year, 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. Currently there are 564,000 Canadians living with dementia and there are more than one million Canadians affected directly or indirectly by the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is one type of dementia and the most common. In recognition of Alzheimer awareness month, I dedicate today’s column to understanding the […] Get the full post here

Five steps to a healthy smoothie

I had the opportunity to be a guest on Global TV recently demonstrating how to make a healthy smoothie. The hosts loved my blend of organic blueberries, organic spinach, cacao powder, avocado and water (see recipe below). I believe smoothies can be healthy, convenient additions to a whole foods diet. Here are a few reasons why, […] Get the full post here

Healthy holiday savings coming soon!

We've just come through an incredibly busy selling period with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I'm sure your inbox, just like mine, was flooded with sales, offers, discounts and deals. I decided to wait a few days and let the hype settle down before I shared with you some significant savings on my top coaching […] Get the full post here

From medical mess to finding freedom: Patti’s story

"I am 67 and was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3 in Jan. 2014. I was shocked. I was also diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and degenerative arthritis with bone spurs in neck and possible heart problems. I was a mess. Then my heart doctor found that all the valves in my […] Get the full post here

What nutritional approach works for you?

When I reflect back on my work with clients and my own personal health and wellness journey the one key concept that was reinforced time and time again, is that there is no one-sized-fits-all diet for everyone. In health coaching circles we call this bio-individuality. It recognizes that each of us is highly individualized with […] Get the full post here

Late Winter Harvest Salad

Not sure about you, but I’m personally getting a little tired of the winter root veggies stocking the farmer’s market tables these days. I’ve pretty much had my fill of cabbage, leeks, kale and turnip. They’ve been our staple go-to veggies for many months now, and with the spring harvest still a few weeks away, […] Get the full post here