A Guide to Buying Healthy Cheese

A Guide to Buying Healthy Cheese

A Guide to Buying Healthy Cheese With hundreds of different types of cheese available in the grocery store, it can certainly be hard to distinguish the best from the rest. From hard to soft, and shredded to brick, there are so many different varieties and flavours of cheese available, and although many versions appear to be…

How to Heal Leaky Gut

How to Heal Leaky Gut

How to Heal Leaky Gut Healthy digestion is the foundation of overall health and well-being. Our digestive tract is the main barrier between us and our outside world, so if our gut is healthy, we are too. In fact, it is now said that many chronic symptoms including gas, bloating, allergies, acne, eczema and joint pain are…

Why You Need to Ditch Vegetable Oils

Why You Need to Ditch Vegetable Oils

Why You Need to Ditch Vegetable Oils Fat is one of the most misunderstood foods out there, and vegetable oils specifically top the list. Vegetable oils have long been touted as “heart healthy” oils that are said to help “lower cholesterol” and support overall health, unfortunately, this is one of the biggest myths in the…

How to Avoid the Afternoon Crash

How to Avoid the Afternoon Crash

How to Avoid the Afternoon Crash We’ve all been there; it’s 3:00pm and things are steadily going downhill. You’ve been productive all morning, but now your eyelids are getting heavy, you’re having trouble concentrating, and all you want to do is surf the internet at your desk. Although the solution for many is to grab…

10 Signs You Have Leaky Gut

10 Signs You Have Leaky Gut

10 Signs You Have Leaky Gut The gut is the gateway to our health; if your gut is healthy chances are you are too. In fact, our gut is where 75% of your immune system lives and where over 80% of your serotonin, the primary neurotransmitter responsible for your mood, is produced. It is said that…

What are refined carbs anyway?

What are refined carbs anyway?

What are refined carbs anyway? When people hear the term carbs they often think of items like potatoes, rice, pasta or pastries, but the reality is that ‘carbs’ include a whole lot more than all of that delicious starchy stuff. In fact, the carbohydrate category includes everything from fruit and vegetables, to beans and lentils,…

5 Bistro Box Lunch Ideas

5 Bistro Box Lunch Ideas

5 Bistro Box Lunch Ideas Packing lunches doesn’t need to be complicated, especially when you can make bistro boxes! By keeping things simple, the right combination of protein, healthy fats, veggies and/or fruit can help to create a well-balanced meal that you can whip together in next to no time at all. Plus, the right…

How to Create a Balanced Meal

How to Create a Balanced Meal

How to Create a Balanced Meal A very common piece of nutrition advice is to ‘eat a balanced diet’. Although that might seem simple in theory, implementing this concept can be difficult especially when you are still in the early stages of your journey. I think it goes without saying that ‘balance’ implies you should eat…

5 Benefits of Fermented Foods

5 Benefits of Fermented Foods

5 Benefits of Fermented Foods In case you haven’t heard, fermented foods are all of the rage right now. Restaurant menus and grocery stores alike are selling and stocking sauerkraut and kimchi, and every food commercial on TV seems to mention probiotics. Although they have become ‘trendy’, fermented foods are deeply rooted in tradition and…