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Healthy & it’s BBQ ~ these 2 DO go together!

What is more synonymous with summer than BBQ?! Although delish, char-broiling and gas grilling causes documented health risks, primarily due to the formation of carcinogens known as heterocyclic amines, or HCA's for short.  So what can you do about this when clearly, summer and BBQ go together like beer and hockey?!  Check out the tips [...]

Friday Fun Food Fact: Lemons for Detox

The theme right now is detox and cleansing, so let's talk lemons!  Sour but oh-so-refreshing, lemons are a wonderfully nutritious fruit. Rich in vitamin C, lemons are a great way to support the immune system.  Lemons are also high in calcium, magnesium and bioflavonoids which renders them exceptionally healthy for the heart.  Rich in antioxidants, lemons have been shown [...]

By |2017-07-31T02:53:00+00:00June 9th, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts|0 Comments

Friday Fun Food Fact: Dark Leafy Greens

Do you want to add a nutritional powerhouse to your diet?  Then dark leafy green vegetables are for you! Dark leafy greens are calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium; and a great source of [...]

By |2018-11-22T21:29:29+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts|0 Comments

Friday Fun Food Fact: Green Smoothies Even Your Kids Will Love!

Smoothies, and in particular green smoothies, are a fun and fantastically easy way to get a bucket of nutrients into yourself and your kids.  I’ll admit, the first time I heard about having a ‘green shake’, I absolutely balked at the idea: How could blending a salad be even remotely delicious?  And you think my [...]

By |2017-07-31T03:34:19+00:00May 26th, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts|0 Comments

Friday Fun Food Fact: Foods for Liver Support

Spring is all about 'green' and all about 'clean', so we thought we'd do a little diddy on the liver, since it is both a 'green' organ (its' associated colour in traditional chinese medicine) as well as a major 'cleaning' organ of the body. Many people think only of their liver after a particularly 'social' [...]

By |2017-07-31T03:13:47+00:00May 19th, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts|0 Comments

Sleep: the weight loss secret nobody’s talking about!

You’ve likely heard it before and probably more than once, that a good night’s sleep is worth its weight in gold.  Well, surprisingly, it couldn’t be more true than when we’re looking at the relationship between sleep and weightloss. Many of us began the New Year, like every year(!), with iron-fast resolutions of diet change [...]

By |2017-05-19T15:20:14+00:00April 30th, 2017|Weight Loss|0 Comments

Hit the holidays but skip the hangover: Expert how-to tips!

The holiday season is synonymous with ample opportunities to indulge in all things delicious. For many folks, this equates to dragging themselves to the curb on a cold January 1st morning (it’s no wonder we have New Year’s resolutions!).  However, there is a different way and it does not mean you have to sacrifice your [...]

By |2017-05-20T00:42:40+00:00December 1st, 2016|Seasonal Articles|0 Comments

Fat Checker: an evidence based take on why we need to understand our fat cells better before we get rid of them

Obesity is a major health issue affecting huge numbers of Canadians, and it is a key factor in the development of numerous diseases, including Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cancer (1, 2).  And unfortunately for many overweight people, the primary treatment recommendations are largely missing the mark (2). Let’s face it, if it [...]

By |2017-05-20T00:43:25+00:00November 16th, 2016|Weight Loss|0 Comments

Hallowe’en: More ‘trick’ than ‘treat’ when it comes to your immune system

Halloween is only days away and it’s the perfect opportunity to cut loose: dress up wildly, get your groove on mid-week and let yourself indulge a bit! Although this great and ghouly event is synonymous with a sack full of sugary treats, you may want to limit your sweet indulgence - especially once you learn [...]

By |2017-05-20T00:44:31+00:00October 12th, 2016|Immune Support|0 Comments