1 Key Tip for Reducing Stress!

I recall many years ago when I was working in Toronto, Canada doing operations for a small company, I lived with a lot of stress. My days were long and packed with endless paperwork, emails and things that just needed to get done. Does this sound familiar to you? Always needing to get things done … [Read more...]

5 Foods That Inhibit Inflammation

If you follow nutrition news, you probably hear a lot of discussion of inflammation. According to some writers, it gets the blame for everything from gas to cancer. Inflammation is our body's natural immune response to injury or infection. When you get that itchy feeling under your band-aid, … [Read more...]

Summer Sports & Snacks

I'm very fortunate to live in a place where I am able to be outdoors all year long. Of course for many people that isn't always an option. With summer just around the corner, outdoor activities are available to everyone! I am an avid rock climber and mountain biker. In fact, I've already had 20 … [Read more...]

Figs, Your Healthy Sugar Substitute

I know a thing or two about sugar. I grew up eating loads of sweet cereals and snacks. As a regular reader, you probably know where that went. Not pretty.  Once I made the decision to get off the processed sugar train, I began seeking out healthier foods that would take care of my sugar … [Read more...]

Going Off Gluten

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to gluten and being gluten free. Although I do not have celiac disease, I found myself switching to gluten free foods because I noticed how much better I felt when I was gluten free. I want to share one of my family's favourite gluten free recipes and … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Controlling Cravings You Need to Know

Potato chips, cookies, chocolate, ice cream, donuts, pasta, pizza - and bacon! Did the mere mention of one of those foods trigger a powerful craving for it? Was your go-to snack food on that list? If it was, stay put for just a little longer before you race for the cupboards, because there are a … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day – Plant-Based Foods for Post Pregnancy

Seeing that my wife and I  are expecting our second child any minute now, I want to pay tribute to her and send my gratitude to all the wonderful mothers out there.  As a father I can honestly say that being a parent is the greatest gift in the world and having a loving wife, who is such an amazing … [Read more...]

Get Outside & Play!

It’s easy to feel over-whelmed  with all the things that need to be done in a day. Unfortunately this usually means healthy eating and exercise take a back burner to everything else. The reality is that proper nutrition and a good dose of exercise are crucial for abundant health. Rock climbing … [Read more...]

Breakfast Reboot – No More Diets!

Have you ever over-indulged on the weekend and thought, "I'll start my diet on Monday"? If you said yes, then you are aware that this scenario typically ends with feelings of frustration and disappointment. We know that “diets” are not sustainable and usually just leave us feeling tired and hangry. … [Read more...]

What’s In Your Coconut Water?

As you probably know by now - I like to spend a lot of time exercising outdoors, particularly climbing things. Like any of us who enjoy a good sweat, a cold drink is in order after a great workout. Water is always the right answer but I wanted touch on another favourite of mine - coconut … [Read more...]