The Power of Garlic

It never ceases to amaze me how much life giving power comes from our organic plant-based foods. Garlic is no exception; as far back as ancient Egypt, garlic was revered for it's medicinal properties and to this day it is still regarded as one of the most valuable superfoods around. I am a huge … [Read more...]

What 3 Foods Improve Your Mood

If there's one thing that used to get me down this time of year, it's those short, gloomy days and long, rainy nights. I know how it is trying to find time to get out for a run or hit the gym for a little cardio workout. We have busy lives, right? Emails to look after, kids to race off to after … [Read more...]

How to Make a Kick-Butt Smoothie

You've probably heard before how important it is to chew your food. A good, thorough chew makes all the nutrients in your meals more easily available for digestion. If you've been following my work, you already know that easier digestion = more energy throughout the day! But let's be honest. Who … [Read more...]

5 So-Called Health Foods that Might Surprise You

In this day and age of organic, free-range, non-GMO labelling, shouldn’t it be easier than ever to prepare healthy meals for you and your family? In theory perhaps, but the reality is, it’s harder than ever to make the healthiest choices unless you know the questions to ask. During many of my … [Read more...]

Sulphites: What are they?

If you read ingredient labels when you're grocery shopping, way to go! It's a great way to build awareness of what's actually in the processed food you're eating. On the other hand, a lot of it looks like reading something out of a science fiction novel, doesn't it? That's why I started a series … [Read more...]

Do this One Step to Feel Fantastic!

It's getting close to the end of the year, and I know some of you are already thinking about your New Year's Resolutions. Maybe you're planning to slam all those healthy changes you've been putting off into place on the first day of 2014! It's a common impulse. "I'm going to go to the gym, eat … [Read more...]

3 Gluten-Free Wheat Substitutes

Cereal for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, burgers, pizza or spaghetti and meatballs for supper. What do all these dishes have in common? If you said wheat, you'd be absolutely right. If there's one food we eat more than any other - in quantity and frequency - it's wheat. It's no coincidence … [Read more...]

Top 5 Healthy Products at the Grocery Store

Almost daily I find myself exploring the grocery store. Some people love to go antique hunting and others head off every weekend to spend the day at garage sales. Me, I love hanging out in grocery stores. It doesn't really matter what type of grocery store - as long as it sells food, I am in … [Read more...]

Green Smoothies: Why?

One thing we never seem to get enough of in our modern Western diet is leafy greens. They might grace the side of a fancy meal once in a while as a sprig of parsley, but many people don't even realize the greenery is anything more than decoration. Ironically, the best selling leafy green … [Read more...]

Soy Lecithin: What IS That?

Over the past few weeks, I've been taking a closer look at some of the most common additives in processed food, such as aspartame and "natural flavour". This week I want to tackle one of the most widespread additives around: soy lecithin. Where is it found? Soy lecithin is an emulsifier - it … [Read more...]