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Protein – How Much is Enough?

Protein – How Much is Enough?

Protein is not just for great skin, hair, and nails; it’s critical for health. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to repair damaged tissues, digest food, fight infections, build muscle and bone, create hormones, or even think and have a good mood. Eating enough protein during the day allows you to maintain stable blood sugar so you can be focused…

Salt: Delicious, but is it Healthy?

Salt: Delicious, but is it Healthy?

Yes, there are lots of different kinds of salt: pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc. They come from salt mines in the ground, or from evaporating the water out of salt water. What they all have in common is that infamous mineral that I’m going to talk about below: sodium. In food, salt is used for both flavour, and as a…

Water – How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

Water – How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

Water is essential for life. You can only survive a few days without it. Being hydrated is so essential for health, I could argue that water is the most essential nutrient, period. After all, water is needed for every cell and function in your body. Water is a huge part of your blood; it cushions your joints and aids digestion.…

Need a Mood Boost? Eat this

Need a Mood Boost? Eat this

It’s no question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right? Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods. While, we don’t know the exact mechanisms for how food and nutrition help, we know a few ways food impacts our moods. First, what we…

Healthy Fats vs Dangerous Fats

Healthy Fats vs Dangerous Fats

All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are health-boosting; and, others are definitely health-busting. Healthy fats vs dangerous fats can make the difference between experiencing things like weight gain, aging skin, forgetfulness, brain fog, breakouts, or not. Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart…

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Bloating

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Bloating

Do you ever feel a bit overextended in the belly after a meal? Maybe even gassy? Have you ever carried a “food baby?” Thought so. Bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It’s a sign that your body is having difficulty digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through…

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One – they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I don’t necessarily agree with them either. We all know sugar is NOT a health food. It isn’t full of nutrition, and…

Am I Actually Hungry?

Am I Actually Hungry?

If you often feel hungry, you are not alone! I spent years of my life in what felt like constant hunger, scrambling from one snack to the next. There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your…

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money?

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money?

Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient. In fact, they are the most commonly used supplements in the world! There…

Ketogenic Diet – Everything You Need to Know

Ketogenic Diet – Everything You Need to Know

The ketogenic diet is one of the most talked about diets right now. No doubt you’ve heard of the wave of people eating a very low carb, very high-fat diet. Many people have asked my professional opinion, so I’m covering the basics in this post.  In general, I favour any nutrition approach that is sustainable long-term. Unless of course you’re…