Food For Life

It’s All Good, Gwyneth

I recently bought Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, “It’s All Good” for my mom, and I couldn’t resist flipping through it before I gave it to her. Continue reading

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Common Weight Loss Setbacks

Weight loss and maintenance are common struggles for many people. When it comes to weight loss strategy, I don’t recommend calorie counting and daily weigh-ins. Instead, I like to focus on individuals and the types of foods in their diets. Continue reading

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Healthy Living is all about Balance

Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance and long-term sustainable change. I don’t like diets because they’re extreme and yield short-term results. Continue reading

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Estrogen Dominance

Hormones play such an important role in our health and how we feel. A hormonal imbalance can trigger everything from acne to anxiety. Often times people will complain that they “feel off” or “just don’t feel like themselves.” Usually those feelings can be attributed to a hormonal imbalance, and for women aged 35 – 50; estrogen dominance may be to blame. Continue reading

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Crunchy, Gluten-Free Buckwheat Granola

Gluten-free seeds, buckwheat groats can be boiled and eaten for breakfast like oatmeal or roasted and made into a crunchy granola. They can be a substitute for rice at dinner, and are also available as noodles. (They can be called soba noodles, but make sure they are wheat-free.) You can also buy buckwheat flour to make gluten-free muffins, cookies or pancakes. Continue reading

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Best Dairy-Free Options

With all of these new dairy-free options to choose from it can be difficult to know which ones are healthy choices. Here’s a list of my favorite dairy-free choices. Continue reading

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Beat Seasonal Allergies Naturally!

Canadians anticipate the beautiful spring/summer weather for months. Most people take every chance they get to be outside and enjoy the weather — except for the poor allergy sufferers. Continue reading

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Spring Clean your Diet

I’m teaching a workshop next week on how to “Detox from Winter, and Clean up Your Diet for Spring” so I thought I would share a few tidbits from my workshop with my loyal blog readers. Continue reading

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Spring Resolutions

Spring kind of reminds me of the New Year’s period; it’s a time for fresh starts. The weather warms up, plants start to grow, and people are inspired to get outside and start living life again. I’ve seen many people … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Veggie Lasagna

I’ve learned to become a better cook. When you cook with whole, fresh foods more often you start to learn what flavours go together, and the options become endless. Besides, meals made from scratch taste way better than their frozen, packaged counterparts. Continue reading

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