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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

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

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

Nourish yourself with a delicious bowl of creamy cauliflower soup

March can be a bit of a dreary month. It’s cold and flu season, winter is hanging on, and we can’t wait for spring. One way I love to perk things up and nourish myself during this time, is with a big pot of warm, soothing, tasty soup. My friend Susan brought this soup to […] Get the full post here

Top 10 wellness books to gift this year

Books are among my favourite things in the whole world. They are also one of my top gifts to give and receive. There’s nothing better than cracking the spine of a new book over the holidays and settling in for a good read. If you’re thinking of giving the gift of health this season, you […] Get the full post here

Boost your health with bone broth

A few days ago I felt like I was coming down with a bug. Headachey, scratchy throat, low energy. You know the feeling. When I get the signal I’m fighting something, my first reaction is to jump into action and prevent it from getting any worse. And where’s my first stop? Not the pharmacy or […] Get the full post here

High blood sugars? Here’s what to eat

If you’re anything like many of my clients your blood glucose is high, you’re bordering on pre-diabetes, and have been told by your doctor to get your blood sugars down or you’ll be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and likely have to go on medication. While this warning from your doctor may have you feeling […] Get the full post here

How I fell back in love with clams

On a recent road trip to Maine, we stopped at our favourite inn. That night at the bar a couple at the other end ordered steamer clams. They came in a cute bucket with butter for dipping. The couple told us every year they travel up to Maine to spend the summer and that one […] Get the full post here