Thursday, 10 March 2016 19:45

Do we Need to Supplement?

The 3 key questions that I consistently get about nutritional supplements are:

Do I need them?

What do I need?

Where should I get them?

So let me answer each of these individually.


Thursday, 10 March 2016 19:36

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

One thing I try to do on this blog is alert folks to the sneaky, underhanded and frequently toxic chemicals that Big Food companies add to their products. One of these dirty little secrets is the fact that propylene glycol, a form of antifreeze, is added to commercial ice cream. You see, when you make ice cream at home, you immediately notice that it is as hard as a rock very unlike store ice creams (even the organic ones) that seem to scoop out of the container so conveniently. Antifreeze, then, is simply ice cream manufacturers’ answer to hard as a rock ice cream and the ice crystals that inevitably form as it is shipped long distances and moved between many different freezers before it finally makes it to your supermarket.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 13:28

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

A chocolate treat that makes all your dessert guilt slip away!

Full of antioxidants, cocoa fights inflammation, helping ward disease.  Cocoa also helps improve your memory and improve brain health by increasing blood flow, while supporting cardiovascular health.. Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy good fats and contains more potassium than bananas. You can’t taste the avocado, it just adds a really nice creaminess. Dessert without the guilt.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 20:22

Red Cabbage with Feta and Mint

You won't miss meat with this creative, healthy dish on the table. Sautéed cabbage has an unexpectedly fresh taste thanks to the addition of mint leaves. This recipe was created by Deborah Madison. Check out some of her great recipes at and her blog at

Thursday, 18 February 2016 11:58

Gluten free Biscuits

These biscuits are super easy to make and a high protein fare to boot.  They’re quite versatile and you may just want to add these tasty biscuits to your weekend menu.  Recipe adapted from Elana's Pantry at

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 20:22

The Truth about Body Detox Criticisms

Body detox myths abound on the internet. While many of the anti-detox arguments are well-intentioned, many of them miss the bigger picture. I’ve deconstructing the top 5 Body Detox Myths to prove how a balanced detox program can be a useful tool for your body and health.

Myth #1: Body Detox is a fad.

The practice of body detox and cleansing for improved health has been around for thousands of years. From the 5,000-year-old Indian Ayurvedic medicinal system to South American purification rituals, cleansing has been an integral part of healthy living across many cultures.

Cleansing and body detox has really come of age in the last 15 years with our increased awareness around the multitude of chemicals in our environment. In fact, “over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the nation’s environment each year including 72 million pounds of recognized carcinogens,” according to Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children’s Environmental Health Center.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 19:11

Almond Date Bars

Valentine's Day is right behind Halloween on the unhealthy holiday list. This year, whether you're celebrating with friends, family, or that special someone, treat your loved ones to something equally delicious that won't lead to a leaden stomach. This healthy recipe has you covered and they're far more original than cliché box of chocolate and red wine.

You can make these simple energy bars with only two ingredients (nuts and dates) but feel free to doctor them with chocolate chips, shredded coconut and other goodies as you like.

This simple dish boasts extra health benefits thanks to tahini!

Tahini gives butternut squash a delicate nutty flavor, and a variety of nutrition benefits.Tahini is a thick paste made from toasted sesame seeds that are ground and mixed with a high quality olive oil, such as extra virgin olive oil. The resulting spread can taste nutty or bitter, depending upon the processing used. You can make your own tahini or purchase it in well stocked grocery stores or Middle Eastern specialty stores. This ground sesame paste is agreat source of calcium and packs more protein than most nuts!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 11:44

Cocoa Bliss Smoothie

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This smoothie from Mark Hyman, MD new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin is power packed with creamy, healthy fat. Cacao not only adds great flavor, but is a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:26

Peanut Butter Fudge (only two ingredients!)

This recipe is from Laura Marquis at Naturally Healthy Desserts.

I simply love how delicious and easy this recipe is and nobody who taste it will guess that it's healthy. With only two ingredients, this is my go to recipe when a craving hits me or when you are entertaining and need a quick and quilt free dessert.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 12:34

Warming Spiced Pear Smoothie

Sip on this smoothie for a sweet, healthy power-up! This smoothie also includes one of my favorite milk alternatives, Brazil nut milk. Brazil nuts contain healthy fats and selenium, a trace mineral essential to immune and thyroid function. Healthy and delicious!

Monday, 14 December 2015 13:50

A New Flu Vaccine Approved - Oy Veh!

Health Canada and the FDA has approved a new flu vaccine—Fluad.  Should we say, “hooray,” or “oy veh”.  I will let you decide.

Fluad is the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant called squalene.  Adjuvants in vaccines, such as aluminum, are used to cause a greater immune system response as compared to vaccines used without an adjuvant.  This increased immune system response is hypothesized to result in an enhanced efficacy of the vaccine–in other words; it should make the vaccine more effective.  Therefore, you would think that a flu vaccine with an adjuvant such as squalene would result in a more robust antibody response when it is compared to the regular flu vaccine that is adjuvant-free.