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April 2016

Nutrition

What Oil to Use When

Oil, when it’s overheated deteriorates chemically. The rate of the breakdown (and formation of toxic compounds) is dependent on the type of oil and temperature. Overheating the wrong oil creates oxidative stress in the body which pre-ages you and…

Nutrition Recipes

Recipe: California Avocado & Grilled Shrimp

This recipe is from my free e-book, Eat Well, Feel Amazing. You can download your free copy here. Ingredients 3/4 cup of olive oil 3 tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp. finely chopped garlic 48 x 16-count shrimp, peeled…

Nutrition

Stick with Butter

In Canada, margarine was banned from 1886 until 1948. In the late 1800’s William Proctor and his brother-in-law James Gamble were in the soap and candle business. They owned a patent on the process of turning a liquid into…

Nutrition

Q&A: Should We Be Giving Our Kids Goldfish Crackers?

I received the following question on social media: are goldfish crackers GOOD for kids? Here’s my response: Goldfish crackers (and most crackers) are saturated in vegetable oil, heated to high temperatures creating trans fats. Trans fats damage the immune system.…

Lifestyle Motivation

You’re More Than Average!

You were not meant to be average. It’s not too late to change, you still have another chance. You have something many people don’t have. You have the power to choose. To take your life in the direction you…

Nutrition

The Canadian Food Guide Needs Updating

Eric, one of my readers, has a 10-year old son and not long ago, he received the Canadian food guide at school. Surprised by the recommendation of 6-8 servings of grains/fruit and 3-4 servings of milk a day, he…

Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Breakfast Cereal

The ugly truth about cereal: I’m not just talking about the colourful kind. Millions of children and adults around the world wake up to a bowl of cereal every day. The commercials tell us they’re healthy but are they?…