2018 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

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Every year around this time I start to rack my brain for thoughtful gifts for my loved ones, friends and colleagues. The problem I struggle with is that in this digital age where everything is just a click away, most people just tend to buy what they want for themselves when they need it. The days of coveting something really … Read More

Know What’s in Your Food: A Nutritionist’s Guide to Reading Food Labels (Part 2)

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A few weeks ago I gave you the first 5 things to look out for in foods. Today we finish off that list.   Artificial Flavours Artificial Flavours, not really a word you want to see listed on the ingredients list. Natural flavours are made from “food” sources and then processed into oblivion. But artificial flavours are made from non … Read More

This Year, Start to Exercise BEFORE the New Year

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I hate to say it, but we are less than two months out before the start of 2019! It might be cliché to have a resolution around getting back to exercise, or increasing the frequency of your weekly exercise routine, but I think it’s a great one, to be honest! Why not spend time working on yourself? Why not work … Read More

Know What’s in Your Food: A Nutritionist’s Guide to Reading Food Labels (Part 1)

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Reading Labels – The Top 10 Worst Ingredients (Part 1) One of the things I always recommend to my clients is to read labels but what does that mean? It’s one thing to read the labels of the food you’re buying, it’s another thing entirely to decipher what those labels are telling you. I figured I would help everyone out … Read More

My Top 5 Tricks for Staying Balanced This Holiday Season

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Last weekend marked the beginning for holiday season in our family. Two Thanksgiving dinners later, my belly and heart were full with good food, good wine and precious time spent with family. That being said the holidays can be a tricky time for maintaining health. Over the years I have wavered between being militantly restrictive and overly indulgent. Now with … Read More

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! – How to Keep your Kids Safe in the Heat and Sun.

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Dirty feet, salty hair and the smell of sunscreen on a sleeping child, these are the tell tale signs of summer. We relish the days of disrupted schedules and long hours spent outside in the sun. It is easy as a parent, on these beautiful long days, to forget that our kids don’t manage heat as well as adults. Tired … Read More