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…

Why Your Gut is a Key to Your Health

Why Your Gut is a Key to Your Health

Why Your Gut is a Key to Your Health Most people have heard the expression “you are what you eat”, but as we continue to learn more and more about the body evidence has become clear that in fact “you are what you absorb”. The gastrointestinal system is not only important for breaking down and digesting…

Guide to Food Label Health Claims

Guide to Food Label Health Claims

Guide to Food Label Health Claims Like it or not, food has become victim to fads and trends with food manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon whenever they see fit. With claims such as “low in calories”, “all natural” and “source of probiotics” plastered on food products at all ends of the spectrum, ranging from water…

5 Food Additives to Avoid

5 Food Additives to Avoid

5 Food Additives to Avoid Ever pick up a product in the grocery store to read the ingredients and encounter words you’ve never even heard of before? You’re likely not alone. With over 850 approved food additives in Canada, it is difficult for even the savviest of consumers to stay on top of things. Health…