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...]

Easy to Grow Garden – Family Time

It's not always easy balancing out work life and family life. I think we all have had those moments where we realize we aren't spending enough time with the ones we love. Whether it's family or friends, it is really important to make that quality time happen. I always try and come up with creative … [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...]

Seasonal Spotlight: Radishes

It's always fun to visit my local farmer's market, not only because of the harmonious atmosphere but also because I look forward to picking up some seasonal veggies and fruit. There is nothing better than bringing home a fruit or vegetable that I haven't used for a while; it always inspires me to … [Read more...]

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

Last winter I had the privilege of speaking at a Be Well and Alive event. I spoke about living with more energy, fewer sugar cravings and better sleep without changing your diet, that's right WITHOUT changing your diet. Have a watch and let me know if you think this is an obtainable way to start … [Read more...]

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

The quest to lose weight seems never ending for many people. The problem is that many people focus on dieting as a means to lose weight. They deprive themselves, sometimes almost starve themselves in hope of a quick result. They may get quick result but as soon as they return to their normal eating … [Read more...]

Empower Your Day: Bike to Work

For many biking to work might sound like a bit of a hassle but that being said, if you've never tried it how would you really know? Many cities across Canada (dates vary) participate in Bike to Work Week. This event gives people, who might not normally bike to work, a chance to be a part of the … [Read more...]

The Power of Food, Global Toronto- In the Media

At 26, I was overweight, pre-diabetic and taking multiple prescription drugs; it was then that I decided there had to be a better way to live...and I was right! I am always grateful when I have the opportunity to share my story and hopefully inspire others. A happier and healthier life can start … [Read more...]