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Exercise or Nutrition?

Sitting. Our ancestors used to walk a lot and use their bodies to work. Now most people SIT in their car to get to work and SIT at their desk, SIT to go home and SIT for dinner to…

Nutrition

Is Food Manipulation Causing Food Addictions?

There’s a lot of manipulation that goes on in making us addicted to food. Heinz, for example, had a challenge. A study came out in the early nineties on how we acquire taste. The study showed that any food…

Lifestyle Nutrition

Get Out of this Vicious Diet Cycle

There are two ways to avoid this popular cycle: Instead of decreasing calories, just focus on eating the right foods. If you eat the right foods, you won’t get major cravings that will push you to over eat. Avoid,…

Nutrition

Milk: It Doesn’t Do The Body Good

It’s time that you question what you’ve been told. Milk is garbage. Contrary to their ads, it doesn’t do the body any good. There are many problems with milk but let me highlight a handful. The problem isn’t the…

Nutrition

The Low Fat Mistake

This low fat mistake has caused a lot of damage. “Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease is a result of the federal nutrition guidelines and the increase in consumption of sugar, grain, and vegetable fat — especially trans fat.” –…

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.…

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?…

Nutrition Recipes

Recipe: Omega-3 Parfait

This recipe is from my free e-book, Eat Well, Feel Amazing. You can download your free copy here. Ingredients 8 oz. plain, full-fat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup uncooked, ready-to-eat oatmeal 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed 1/4 cup of strawberries 1/2…