Spring is here in our beautiful city. Along with the sunshine and new blooms, this is also the time many of us start to suffer from our allergy symptoms. Allergies can be exhausting! The itchy eyes, runny nose, cough, brain fog and fatigue can make our daily activities seem more difficult. Continue reading
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
Happy New Year!!! 2018 is here. Many of us are recovering from the holiday indulgences and ready to get back on track! This is also the time of year many of us could benefit from a little extra energy to help us get back on track with exercise, Continue reading
A lack of energy is one of the most common complaints among my nutrition clients.
People are struggling to meet the demands of the day, and turning to a variety of
energy drinks and others stimulants to improve their energy. Continue reading
We all know that summer is the perfect time to naturally raise Vitamin D levels by getting outside. All it takes is 10 – 15 minutes of skin exposure (specifically UVB exposure) per day to get a healthy dose of Vitamin D. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again… kids are preparing to return to school, and our summer energy is winding down as is the sun. We’re ready to put away our party spirit and get back onto a routine, which often involves reprioritizing our health goals! Continue reading
Sticking to a health plan isn’t always easy. To be perfectly honest, it doesn’t take much for me to skip a workout when I’m glued to my computer screen completing work assignments, or pick less healthy lunch items to shove down my mouth when I haven’t made the time to prep healthier ones. (Planning is key.) Continue reading
The secret to healthy glowing skin is staying well hydrated and protecting and feeding your skin from the inside out. If you are reading this article and you are in your early 20s, you may have smooth plump skin that seems resilient to the effects of the sun. You may heal quickly and never seem to have dry skin. Continue reading
The bout of heat and sunshine we’ve been enjoying is a much-welcomed sign that summer is on its way!
But with food truck festivals and craft beer markets popping up every weekend, and ice cream parlours and fish & chips stands extending their hours, there are many opportunities to indulge a little too often, and we may end up unintentionally compromising our health goals.
Many people – particularly women in their 30s and into menopausal years – have an underactive thyroid without realising it. An underactive thyroid (or hypothyroidism) can be associated with lifestyle (such as high stress and poor diet) and genetic markers that may predispose people to it. Continue reading