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Simple, Healthy Snacks to Keep You on Track

Adopting a healthier lifestyle can be tough –  it means breaking old habits, embracing new foods and often times getting better acquainted with the kitchen.

When it comes to healthy eating, it seems that failing to plan really is planning to fail. Having some go-to recipes is incredibly important. Eating the exact same foods every day is likely to leave you feeling bored and deprived.  We need variety! 
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Gluten Free Fruit Pizza

I’ve always had a weak spot for pancakes, waffles and pastries. As a result, enjoying breakfast seemed to be particularly tough after going  gluten free. As I began to learn more about how high-sugar breakfasts contribute to overeating, mood swings, blood sugar imbalances and hormone fluctuations though, I quickly began to see the benefit in embracing healthier options.

While these days I usually opt for breakfast dishes that include lots of greens and healthy fats, I must admit I love to indulge in a good breakfast ‘treat’ from time to time.  Continue reading

Interview with Matt Embry of MS Hope


UPDATE – Matt’s new documentary ‘Living Proof’ will premier at TIFF this September. See full details at bottom of post.

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