6 Common Causes of Bloating

6 Common Causes of Bloating

6 Common Causes of Bloating Everyone knows the heavy, uncomfortable feeling of being bloated. In fact, it has become so common that many people consider is a regular everyday occurrence and just part of their normal digestion process. However, the truth is that bloating, gassiness, and abdominal discomfort, are not “normal” whatsoever, but rather they are…

Benefits of Eating Local Food

The Benefits of Eating Local Food

The Benefits of Eating Local Food The buy local movement has grown tremendously in recent years and with good reason, the benefits of eating local food are plenty; from nutrition to environmental and community reasons, now more than ever it is important to support your local farmer. If you follow me on Instagram, follow me…

Are cheat meals a good idea?

Are cheat meals a good idea?

Are cheat meals a good idea? You’ve committed to eating healthy, and you’ve been good all week, so it’s time for a well-deserved treat, right? Be it pizza, ice cream, cupcakes or a combination of all of the above, over-indulgent meals have become increasingly popular diet tactic for health-conscious individuals, but are cheat meals a…

Summer Produce Guide

Summer Produce Guide

Summer Produce Guide Summer is a great time to get in the kitchen. With such an abundance of fruits and vegetables at their peak of freshness, it’s easy to eat well and shop locally all at the same time. This Summer Produce Guide is filled with simple cooking and storing tips, and easy recipe ideas…

Superfoods

Why There Are No “Superfoods”

Why There Are No “Superfoods” Superfoods are all the rage right now and have been for the past several years; open any health and fitness magazine, or walk around your local grocery store, and you will find the term “superfood” everywhere. Promising to have miraculous powers based on their nutritional components, we are told we need…

8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out

8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out

8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out Whether you are sitting down to a Sunday brunch or a four-course dinner, navigating a restaurant menu can be challenging, especially if you are trying to eat healthily. Fortunately, dining out doesn’t need to sabotage your diet all you need are some simple strategies and tips for healthy eating…

How to Control Your Cravings

How to Control Your Cravings

How to Control Your Cravings We’ve all been there; all of a sudden you feel a strong urge to run to the corner store late at night because you absolutely need that one sweet treat, and just can’t go to bed without it. Although cravings can be incredibly intense, there are some simple strategies to consider…

Food and Exercise are not a Transaction

Food & Exercise are not a Transaction

Food & Exercise are not a Transaction When it comes to improving health, food and exercise go hand in hand, as they both vitally important tools in living well, feeling well and improving longevity. However, it is important to understand that food and exercise are not a transaction, and therefore they should not be treated…

A Guide to Gluten-Free

A Guide to Gluten-Free Grains

A Guide to Gluten-Free Grains The popularity of gluten-free products has grown tremendously over the past few years, and therefore the question of whether or not to go gluten-free is a popular one. An estimated 1 in every 100 – 200 people in North America have Celiac Disease, many of which are undiagnosed, and are unable to digest…