Blood sugar balance

The level of our blood sugar is the direct result of the quality and quantity of foods that we are consuming. After we eat a meal our body coverts carbohydrates like breads, pastas, cereals to sugar using a hormone called insulin. How quickly this occurs is dependent...

Do I have to give up coffee?

Do I have to give up coffee or caffeine completely? The short answer is no. The long answer involves being more mindful with the timing, amount and how you are balancing caffeine with other nutrients. When Mom’s are tired we often mindlessly and reactively reach for a...

Best burnout recovery foods

As a mom who has recovered from my own burn out after trying to do it all, I have had to get fiercely in touch with my own values. As much as I thought that I was that mom who loves to cook from scratch and bake my own muffins…it turns out I am just not that person....

5 tips to keep your blood sugar balances

Mom’s need every advantage possible to keep energy up, moods balanced and immune system strong. One simple recommendation to maintain health and vitality is to keep blood sugar stable throughout the day. In my naturopathic practice, I have seen huge shifts in moms...

Whole Food Spring Detox

The change of season from winter to spring is the ideal time to detoxify. During the winter months your body has accumulated toxins due to immune challenges, poor diet choices and the mental/emotional as well as physical stresses of the long cold season. Following...

Hungry For Change

Almost a year ago I posted a blog titled "A Whole Body Approach to Dietary Changes" with the intention of sharing the message that diets do not work! During my years of practice as a Holistic Nutritionist and a Naturopathic Doctor this has become increasingly evident...

Healthy Alternatives: Coffee

I love the smell, taste and impact that coffee has on me and in moderation I, like the next person, loves a well prepared latte. Unfortunately like many of the pleasures in life too much coffee maybe a detriment to your long term health. Although the immediate...

Fiber is crucial to your health. Learn why!

Are you getting enough fiber? Most Canadians only get half the recommended daily amount. According to a survey by the Heart and Stroke foundation the average Canadian daily intake is about 14 grams instead of the recommended 25 to 38 grams. Fiber does more than keep...

Make ahead lunches

When it comes to making healthy lunches, planning is crucial. The good news is that once you get used to the routine it becomes easier. Planning for healthy work or school lunches might look like this: during the week make a list of possible lunches create a grocery...

Make ahead breakfast recipes

These recipes are quick to prepare and make enough servings for breakfast for a week for 1 person. Oatmeal Bake Oats provide a good dose of soluble fiber to help you stay regular and lower cholesterol levels. 2 cups oats 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup berries...