Nutrition

Not sure what to make for lunch?

September 13, 2022

Have you ever noticed what happens if you don’t feed a baby on time?They become:crankywhinnyfussyunreasonablemiserableWhy would you be any different?So make time for your meals… and especially don’t work through your lunch!Make lunch one of your favourite times of day! It’s an opportunity to take a pause to enjoy a good meal and take a […]

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Beat the November Blues

November 16, 2020

Do you experience a down turn in your mood once the days get shorter? You may experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Individuals who have SAD experience moderate to severe depression during the same season or months each year. Most commonly, it occurs in the fall/winter and remits in the spring/summer. 2-3% of Canadians experience SAD, […]

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We Need This Supplement Now More Than Ever….

August 5, 2020

  The Answer: PROBIOTICS! With the necessary use of frequent hand sanitizing ūüĎŹ and harsh cleaners, we are disrupting our microbiome. Did you even know that we have more bacteria in and on our body than our own human cells?! ūü§Į This underlines how important it is to ensure we have a strong flora of […]

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Boost your Mood: 2 Key Nutrients

May 20, 2020

More and more people are turning towards vegetarian, vegan diets and low protein diets. This can lead to gross protein and fat deficiencies which greatly can impact mental health and well-being. Without these key nutrients: The body is unable to operate the brain and nervous system adequately. People will quickly begin to complain of symptoms […]

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Preventing Age-Related Blindness

June 11, 2019

Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of age-related blindness. It occurs most frequently in adults over the age of 50 and increases with age. It is more common in Caucasians, and those with a family history of the disease. Smoking doubles the risk of development¬Ļ. AMD results when there is damage […]

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5 Tips to Improve your Nutrition

October 30, 2013

Missed my recent seminar on Making Healthy Nutrition Choices? Here are some quick tips to help you get more benefit out of the foods you eat: Choose more whole foods. If it comes in a box, wrapper, or plastic, chances are¬†it¬†is a nutrient poor choice (take for example a bag of chips or cookies, canned […]

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Spring: A time of growth and transformation

April 4, 2013

Spring is upon us (even if the weather is undecided) and we are¬†amidst a time of¬†new beginnings, growth, and transformation. In Chinese Medicine, the Liver is an important organ to support at this time. This is especially true¬†if you have been feeling frustrated, irritable, or angry. Experiencing these emotions¬†can be signs of “Stagnated Liver Qi”, […]

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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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5 Foods To Warm You Up

January 31, 2013

With all this cold and dreary (and now wet) weather we’ve been having, why not use your nutrition choices to help keep you warm? Here’s a list of 5 foods that are sure to warm you from the inside out! 1. Beans and lentils. Incorporate them to into¬†your next soup for an added warming effect […]

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My Top 5 Favourite Books

January 13, 2013

Those who know me well know I am an avid reader and¬†recommend numerous books in my practice.¬†Here are my top 5 most recommended reads: Nutrition The Delicious Detox by Carol Morely, ND. I love this cookbook because it covers all the basics on healthy cooking in a concise manner. All of the recipes are delicious, […]

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