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...]

Asparagus: In the Raw

Although I tend to exercise outdoors all year round, I have to say that this time of year is one of my favourites. The better weather makes being outdoors an even more rewarding experience. I also love this time of year because so many wonderful fruits and vegetables are coming into season. I wanted … [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...]

5 Tips for Healthy Restaurant Eating

Hi everyone! Below is a video of my appearance at one of the amazing YVR Foodie events. Not only do I share my 5 tips for healthy restaurant eating but I also share the story of how food was used as a reward when I was a child and how that impacted my eating habits for a good portion of my life. I … [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...]

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...]