Happy springtime, everyone! The sun is up early, the birds are chirping, the wind is blowing, all is blossoming around us, and the farmers markets are about to be bursting with fresh produce!
Sugar is a nutrient that we commonly overeat in the Standard North American Diet. Everything seems to have added sugar – salad dressings, breads, marinates and sauces, and even sushi rice! And most processed foods – canned, jarred and boxed foods – have added sugar. Continue reading
Its April. Here in Vancouver we are definitely ready for spring and sunshine. At this time of the year, many people are hitting the gyms, getting on healthy eating plans and have weight loss on their mind. After all, summer is just around the corner! Continue reading
Are you feeling tired and know that your digestion is not perfect? Have laboratory tests consistently shown low iron and/or B12 levels despite a healthy diet and even supplementation? Perhaps the root cause lays in the stomach.
Hypochlorhydria, or low stomach acid production is much more common than over-production of acid. It makes a lot of sense once you understand the biology of the body. Continue reading
Now that Spring is approaching and the sun is rising earlier in the morning again, it is a great time to practice getting up early. Continue reading
February’s got us thinking about all things romance! Not the flowers, teddy bears, and chocolates, but the things that will support the body for great sexy-times ahead – well beyond February. Continue reading
The cold, dry air of the winter can wreak havoc on our skin. Chapped lips are a good indicator that our skin may need some extra attention. But nourishing our skin at this time of the year can be a challenge Continue reading
Oh the dreaded holiday dinner table… The juicy meats, the steaming rice, the heaped potatoes, the sugar cookies right next to the darling gingerbread men. Not to mention the mulled wine. Continue reading
Holiday season is here! This is the time of year to enjoy the festivities and spend time with loved ones. However, it can also be the time many of us feel the stress of the holiday season. Continue reading
Many people I work with paint me a similar picture about their health:
They eat a very clean diet based on whole foods, and avoid anything processed. But they feel absolutely terrible.