A first entry about the married life - since everybody's asking. Then again, do I really know how married life is? It's been only 6 months! (...of blessings!!!).
A lot of people I meet comment on how lucky I am to have a professional chef in the home. I wholeheartedly agree, and then reflect on how obviously I lack in expertise as compared to the skills he brings to the literal table! Still, I have found my place in the Meghawache kitchen. Nidal experiments with whatever is
It is a wonder that the human body can masterfully extinguish so many different harmful compounds from its natural metabolic processes, let alone what it encounters from the environment! On the other hand, we can sometimes submit ourselves to unnecessary loads of harmful chemicals and environmental stressors. To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, it's a good thing we have "brains in our heads and feet in our shoes", and we can avoid harmful things however we choose! One of these hot topic
The average person can spend up to half of their wakeful day at work, so your eating behaviours in your workplace can have a significant impact on your health.
Skip the drive-thru breakfasts. Bake a big batch of whole-grain breakfast muffins or mix up some oats with milk and fresh or dried fruit for the road. You will save money and steer clear of unnecessary calories, added sugars, and saturated fats.
Avoid eating at your desk. Put aside your work for your lunch and coffee
This video is almost an hour long. But the speaker is witty, knowledgeable and totally worth it! Interesting research - let me know what you think in the comments section! #philosophy #nutrition #wellness #disease #prevention #dietitian #trainer #edmonton #nutritionfacts #2017 #2018
Strict adherence and extreme discipline with exercise and nutrition are something I think our culture mistakenly commends. The act of going on or being on a diet is still a widespread method of attempting weight control. Luckily, new trends point toward "a healthy lifestyle", allowing for some slips and trips along the way.
One of the first things I try to get clients to acknowledge is that in nutrition there are no “absolutes” when it comes to a healthy lifestyle (althoug
Dr. Greger does it again! This guy reviews all the new scientific nutrition articles. Here is what he's found for 2015. Witty AND informative! #vegan #vegetarian #nutritionist #nutritionfacts #nutritionresearch #nutrition #wellness #prevention
Upon request for healthy Christmas holiday eating tips, I've compiled a list of simple things we can keep in mind to stay on track around the holidays. Do you remember in earlier posts where I suggested to avoid the mindset of "starting over"? Sometimes it is tough to say no to our holiday favourites. Rather than overindulging, you can follow these simple tips for enjoying the holidays as you always have, without the leftover feelings of guilt. 1. Follow the "Healthy Plate M
Food nourishes us, fuels us, and sustains our every physical need. We create memories with it, and sometimes it brings memories back to us. From the time we were babies, food meant relationship because of who we received it from. Our mothers, fathers, grandparents, and caregivers loved us and so they fed us food, physical care, attention, discipline for undesirable behaviour, and rewards for good behaviour. Take a minute to think about how your mind has been conditioned by th
I cringe every time I hear that a certain food, no matter how devoid of nutrients, is “evil”, “bad” or “bad for you”. Sugar is not poison. Arsenic IS poison. A high carbohydrate diet is not going to kill you. In fact, done properly, a high carb healthy diet has many health benefits (think, fibre from whole grains, tubers, and legumes!). Your body prefers carbohydrates as its primary source of energy, and does not thrive as it is meant to without regular consumption of them. B
“Plants, plants… succulent plants! I’d never eat meat if they gave me a chance! A horrible meat eater would smell a lot sweeter and look a lot neater if heeeee… would eat plants.”
My younger sister came home belting this song about dinosaurs one day from kindergarten. Naturally, I learned the song because she always stole the camcorder spotlight, and I wanted my five minutes of fame. But I think it’s funny that my brain hung onto this verse and forgot (blanked out?) the v