Benefits of Cinnamon

Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon could be considered one of the world’s most famous and loved spices. It is included in many meals and desserts and in fragrances and beauty products. What you may not know is that cinnamon has been found by research to have many health benefits....

Benefits of Drinking Smoothies

Benefits of Smoothies

In the fast-paced world we live in today, it seems almost impossible to source and eat real, whole foods. However, being healthy may not take as much time as you think. For those that forget to eat a fruit for a snack or to have...

Spirulina Avocado Cucumber Bites

Spirulina Avocado Cucumber Bites

Spirulina has been around for hundreds of years and is an excellent source of a complete protein AND helps to boost the immune system and detoxify the body. Here is a simple and tasty recipe that includes this superfood! Makes 6 to 8 bites Recipe...

What is Spirulina?

What is Spirulina

Typically, when I want to recommend a safe and effective way to detox the body, I suggest my clients try spirulina. This is a blue-green algae that has been used for hundreds of years to treat several disease states or to simply support the immune...

How to make bone broth

How to make bone broth

Bone broth is a superfood that has been long used by our ancestors to fight illness and to stay healthy in general. Packed with good nutrition, bone broth is useful to help boost the immune system, alleviates arthritis, repairs the intestinal tract, and gets rid...

The control of water consumption

water balance

Why drink a lot of water? Up to 70% of our body is made up of water and is needed in most biochemical reactions that take place in the body to function. What does this mean? Without any water, you can feel tired, you won’t...

Food diary

Food Diary

Why should you use a food diary? Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or simply adapt better eating habits, keeping a food diary can be a very useful tool to use to achieve your goals. It helps you to be accountable to how...

Reading food labels

Food labels

Reading food labels can often feel like deciphering top secret codes. However, if you know what to look for, the food label can reveal just how healthy (or unhealthy) a food really is. Here are some things to consider: Each label must contain the following...

Could a leaky gut be hindering your weight loss?

leaky gut

If you haven’t already heard of the term, ‘leaky gut’, it’s a condition that is getting a lot of attention within conventional and alternative medical professions.  No, it’s not something disgusting that forces you to be in the bathroom for a large portion of the...

A few things you may not know about protein

Steak

How much protein do we need? Protein requirements are still debated among experts. The World Health Organization set the protein requirement for the average healthy adult to .8grams/kilogram. However, other research shows that in stressed individuals, a protein intake of 1.5 grams/kilograms vastly improved metabolic...

What is balanced eating?

balanced eating

Over the years, there has been much debate as to what constitutes a balanced diet. In 1992, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) provided the food guide pyramid in order to address what foods should be included in a healthy diet. This food guide...

Why we need water

water

“I have a headache.” “I eat right, why can’t I lose weight?” “My muscles and joints ache.” “I feel tired all the time.” Believe it or not, all of these complaints are associated with dehydration. In many developed countries, over 80% of people are chronically...

Male Sexual Health – How Nutrition Can Help

Male sexual health

The age-old adage, “You are what you eat” also applies to how healthy you are in the bedroom. There is considerable research which links good nutrition to optimal male sexual health. Here are a few things to consider when you want to improve or optimize...

Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals

vitamins minerals micronutrients

You may hear nutritionists refer to food as nutrient-dense or as nutritionally empty. What this refers to is a food’s ability to provide us with the vitamins and minerals that are responsible for a myriad of biochemical processes which fuel our metabolism. Without them, even...