My mom and I recently took a girls’ trip to Cuba with my 16 month old – it was the first time I had travelled with my little one and I was nervous about the possibility of her getting sick given an estimated 15-45 percent of short-term travellers suffer from a health problem associated with their trip. As a result, I was determined to do everything in my power to ensure we all stayed healthy. Continue reading
Up until recently, Krishn and I lived in a condo and one of our biggest pet peeves was stepping into an empty elevator, only to find the synthetic scent of the previous occupant still lingering in the air. It sounds dramatic, but after years of having eliminated heavily scented products, the slightest odour of perfume or cologne just isn’t enjoyable. Continue reading
After being diagnosed with MS in 1995, Matt’s father (Ashton Embry Ph.D), set out on a quest to find the latest information on multiple sclerosis and to develop a diet that could help with the management of Matt’s MS symptoms. The diet focused on removing processed and inflammatory foods, refined sugars and foods such as dairy and gluten that contain proteins found to trigger autoimmune disease flare ups. Paired with a healthy lifestyle, Matt has long credited this diet to the continued management of his disease symptoms. Continue reading
It’s day one of healthy eating and things are off to a good start – you’ve prepped food for the week, started the day with a nutrient-packed smoothie and left the house feeling determined to stick to your newfound lifestyle. Continue reading
There’s something about the holidays that conjures up images of the most mouth-watering recipes and favourite treats. I often hear from clients that they do so well maintaining a healthy diet until the holidays roll around and then they can no longer resist the temptation.
With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to have a few go-to recipes that don’t completely derail your healthy eating, but are delicious at the same time. Invited to a last minute party? Have company pop in unexpectedly? This fudge is the answer to your entertaining dilemma! It’s super easy and takes five minutes to make, uses ingredients commonly found in the kitchen and is both gluten and dairy free. Continue reading
Do you remember how old you were when you first thought about your weight?
I’m sad to say it was grade three when I first did. Grade THREE – isn’t that crazy?! Is this typical for girls? I wasn’t an overweight kid and my mom and those close to me never really obsessed about weight, so why did the issue take hold of me so early on?
Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to optimize your health. In addition to the many benefits of regular activity, the synapses and mechanisms that occur during and after workouts have been shown to boost feel-good hormones, help relieve symptoms of depression and improve self confidence. Continue reading
How many times have you stopped short of making a big salad because the thought of digging out all the ingredients, washing, cutting and prepping them just seemed like too much work? Ever thrown out produce purchased with the best of intentions, only to find it hasn’t been touched by the end of the week? Continue reading
This weekend we celebrated Jiya’s 1st Birthday, which also meant her very first cake! While we definitely wanted her to experience the fun of enjoying a birthday cake, we haven’t given her anything containing refined sugar up until this point. Continue reading