The Powerful Benefits of Soaking (and Sprouting!) Grains

Guess what, you guys? Grains don’t necessarily have to cause you digestive issues. By learning how to soak grains, you can not only improve the way you digest them, but you can also enhance their nutritional properties. Pretty awesome, right? With all this talk about gluten-free diets, people are … [Read more...]

Asparagus Each Day Keeps the Doc Away

Can eating asparagus really keep the doctor away? I was listening to my good friend David Wolfe  give one of his always-inspiring talks recently. During the talk, David mentioned the power of eating asparagus and in particular, the roots of common asparagus. The root of common asparagus is … [Read more...]

Top 5 Foods for Better Vision

I recently went for a visit to my eye doctor. It had been several years since my last eye check up . Since turning 40 in January, I felt it was time to make sure my eyesight was on the right track. I have been a contact lens wearer for 25 years. The thought of needing to continue wearing lenses … [Read more...]

Is Gluten Bad for You?

Gluten and gluten-free diets have gotten a lot of well-deserved attention in recent years, but many people still don’t know what gluten it is or how eliminating it can help them. Because it’s such a hot topic, there’s a lot of information out there, but there’s also some misinformation. I’m going … [Read more...]

Lose Weight By Eating Fat?

When was the last time you read a nutritional label while shopping for groceries? Yesterday? Some time last week? Packaged foods are tricky. Many of the question I hear from audience members at Power of Food events concern the amount of calories found in everyday items such as energy bars, canned … [Read more...]

3 Discoveries That Helped Me Lose Weight

I’ve got news for you. Being overweight, tired and unhappy is not a great way to live your life. This is firsthand information; I was once overweight, overtired and depressed. That is, until I discovered 3 things - 3 discoveries about myself that helped me shed that unwanted 40 pound surplus. Even … [Read more...]

Everything You Need To Know About Juicing

I've been juicing almost daily for 3 years now. I've got to say it: Wow! What a difference it's made. Not too long ago I was having trouble falling asleep at night, suffering from daily energy crashes and carrying an extra 40 pounds around my waist. For years I was confused about which healthy … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Spinach Chips

Last week during one of my private Power of Food Lunch & Learn events for a corporate client here in Vancouver, a participant in the audience asked me how to get more greens into her child's diet. This is a question I hear quite often; It's a big challenge for many parents. For many … [Read more...]

5 Natural Ways To Beat Seasonal Allergies

Did you notice your eyes itching when you took your dog for a walk yesterday? How about that trip to the park last week with your children when you sneezed all the way home? Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Seasonal allergies cause millions of North Americans to experience sneezing, runny … [Read more...]

10 Foods Worth Buying Organic

For the past few years I have been eating about 85% organic in my house. This was not always the case. 15 years ago when I was pre-diabetic and overweight, my main concern was getting to work on time and making enough money to pay my bills at the end of each month. Eating healthy was not on my radar … [Read more...]