Do I have a Food Intolerance?

February 23, 2013

Food intolerances are quite common. Intolerances  are different from the well known anaphylactic shock that many people can experience after exposure to peanuts or penicillin. Food intolerances can be more complicated. They can be more insidious and harder to pin point. Symptoms can be wide-ranging, from anything from digestive issues, skin rashes, arthritis, migraines, to mood symptoms, and beyond. Food […]

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Top 5 Liver Friendly Foods

January 2, 2013

Have you been indulging a little too much this holiday season? High amounts of alcohol, greasy foods, and/or baked goods can be taxing on the liver. Give your liver a break and nourish it with these top 5 liver-friendly foods: 1. Artichoke Hearts. This green veggie protects liver cells from damage and also helps stimulate […]

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Our Guts Have a Brain Too!

September 17, 2012

Did you know that our guts have the second largest collection of neurons in our body? Our brains come in first, and are guts are second. Meaning, there are in fact more neurons in our guts than our spinal cord! Scientists coined the term the “second brain” for this collection of nerve endings which gives […]

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Fierce, Fantastic Flax!

May 29, 2012

Flax! This popular seed is not given enough credit for its nutritious and fiber-rich properties. Loaded with health benefits, we should all make sure we get a daily serving of this helpful food. Want to know more? Here are some of flaxseed’s benefits: Serves as Nature’s Broom. This seed is packed with fiber and helps clean out […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Drink Chamomile Tea

April 1, 2012

Chamomile tea is a pleasant tasting, caffeine-free, herbal tea with numerous health benefits. Need more convincing? Here are some of the top health benefits of one of my favourite teas: 1. Digestive aid. It helps soothe upset stomachs and muscle cramping associated with indigestion. 2. Anti-microbial. This tea is packed with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which […]

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