The mineral zinc is an important part of human nutrition and chances are you know someone who is currently supplementing with it. Zinc is required for vision, cell growth, reproductive health such as synthesis of testosterone, insulin balance, immune and skin health to name a few. Severe zinc deficiencies can cause delayed growth in children, a loss or decrease of smell or taste, swollen tongue, eczema and even hair loss. Continue reading
Summer brings a flurry of BBQs, picnics, ice cream outings and late nights. Here’s your best
strategy for enjoying yourself while not going overboard.
“I’ve got to start eating healthy. Starting Monday: no sugar, no gluten, no dairy and I’m bringing salads for lunch every day.” How many times has this, or some variation of it, been said after indulging too much or too often? With a burst of motivation, you start the week off with your new diet rules in place. As time goes on…motivation starts to wane, social events come up, you’re tired of not being able to eat anything and eventually you find yourself back in your old ways. Continue reading
What comes to mind when you think of aphrodisiac foods? Most likely oysters since are the most well-known food to make you feel frisky. Not everyone can (or even wants to!) snack on oysters every day though. Continue reading
At this time of the year, we often find the motivation we need to get on the “right track” with our health. Perhaps it’s engrained in us from years of starting a new school year every September. Continue reading
One of the most frustrating aspects of weight loss is when results are not achieved despite doing everything “right”. I regularly hear about weight loss struggles even with personal training 4-5 times per week doing high intensity workouts and eating a sugar-free, low carb diet. Continue reading
My husband refers to me as the “salad lady” because whenever we put on a dinner party I always put together elaborate salads that guests seem to really enjoy. Continue reading
In past newsletters I frequently write about ways to improve digestive health and reduce a bloated belly. With summer just around the corner, this is a great time to discuss constipation and its impact on your health including a bloated belly.
Many adults and children suffer from constipation. Approximately 1 in 4 Canadians experience constipation. Continue reading
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