The damaging effects of modern industrial farming practices have a large part to blame in climate change. Sadly, the role of our food system is also leading the way to global chronic disease thanks to farming practices like mono-crops for processed foods and animal feedlots that are calorie abundant but not nutrient dense. In this article, I break down the how and what of modern food production, chronic illness, and climate change.
This can be a common theme in my conversation with clients, while I enjoy my cereal! 😉 Once we come up with a protocol and they start to implement it, they have to deal with “backlash” from their friends and family, because it’s really hard to hide how you’re eating (not that you should have to). So, I help them work out how they are going to respond to the well-meaning folks who are sharing their opinion on their lifestyle.
Do you ever feel sick of eating boring, healthy veggies all the time? Do you wish that broccoli could taste like chocolate cake once and for all? That’s how I’ve heard my clients describe their feelings about eating their veggies. And trust me, I get it. I too wish that I could indulge and have zero consequences.
If you have some nagging symptoms, it’s possible that they’re related to the foods you eat! And we’re not just talking digestive symptoms. Even things like headaches, joint pain, or eczema can be related to food that you’re sensitive to. How would you find out if there is a food at the root of your issue? Through an elimination diet!
Do you know what grinds my gears? What really drives me up the wall? When people approach me with minor imperfections that they can’t seem to live with, looking for help to “fix” their flaws. People are often looking to achieve a level of “perfection” rather than wanting to improve their health.
Would you love to personalize your health and nutrition through DNA testing? Do you get scared off by the fear of the potential of disease diagnosis? I’m hoping this blog will officially put your fears of DNA testing to rest.
There is no need to wait until the fall to get the benefits of pumpkin! Purchase some delicious pumpkin puree and enjoy the health benefits all year long. This super simple snack recipe perfectly combines the sweet flavour of pumpkin puree with energy-boosting oats and healthy fat from ground flax. Throw in some chocolate chips or coat the outside with delicious, high-quality cacao.
You’ve just finished your workout and you know you need to eat something. But what? Workout nutrition may seem rather complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s the latest on how to fuel your body before, during and after your workout so you can improve your performance, maximize recovery – and feel better!
If you’re super health-conscious, you may have already heard about vitamin K. But, honestly, this amazing essential micronutrient doesn’t get nearly the fame it deserves. That’s why I wanted to share my newest article all about vitamin K. It’s a great little nutrient that has so many health benefits for our blood, our bones, and even our hormones.
Hormones are like chemical messengers, and govern nearly every cellular action in our body. So, what happens when hormones stop playing nice? Learn about the 10 most commonly experienced signs and symptoms that are red flags for hormone imbalance.
Of course, broccoli and kale are superfoods – and for many good reasons. Not only are they seriously packed with nutrients, and are amongst the most nutrient-dense foods around. But, they’re also packed with amazing health-promoting compounds. Today we’ll list out some of the impressive numbers of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and detoxifying abilities of these super vegetables.
No one is going to argue that unprocessed foods are good for you and ultra-processed foods are often not. But, there is a bit of a grey area between them. And this is only true if we have clear definitions of what processed means. In the post I am sharing today I dive into the four official categories of food processing, plus a delicious apple recipe.
My name is Morag McIntosh and I am the head coach of Positive Net Worth, which is a coaching practice dedicated to helping women take control of their personal financial journeys. I love talking to women about their money beliefs can support or hinder their financial goals.
Grapefruit is a super-healthy food… but it has a bit of a dark side. It can interfere with the metabolism of medications! This interaction happens with dozens of medications and, unfortunately, can lead to unwanted side effects. If you’re not taking any medications, then you don’t have to worry. But if you are, it may be prudent to hold off on the grapefruit until you double-check with your doctor or pharmacist if your medication is one of the affected ones.
There are oh-so-many food additives in the grocery store these days. Ingredient labels are full of artificial ingredients. Thickeners are one of those highly processed additives used in highly processed foods (you see where I’m going with this, right?). Would you believe me if I told you that thickeners are often used to get a rich and creamy consistency without having to add a lot of fat? Yup! That’s one of the main reasons for things like xanthan gum and carrageenan.
Oh, the dreaded common cold. There are lots of natural ways to keep your body and immune system strong throughout the year. Things like nutrition/foods, lifestyle, and habits. But, getting sick is still a possibility. I wanted to share with you my best tips to help you prevent getting sick, and how to recover quickly… naturally.
Nutrition trends are everywhere. Especially when it comes to weight loss. Some have merit, and some don’t. If you want to know my thoughts on one of the hottest trends now, intermittent fasting, then you’re in luck! This week I talk about the different ways to do intermittent fasting, what the research says, as well as things to consider before attempting intermittent fasting.
Low carb diets seem to be all the rage these days. And for a good reason! They have definitely helped a lot of people to lose weight. And they have other health benefits too.
But…They aren’t necessarily the magic bullet that many people claim. They may not work for everyone, and can even be difficult to maintain depending on your genes. Check out my latest post where I define what low carb actually means, as well as the theory behind it and what role your genes can play.
A healthy and happy gut can be the foundation for a healthy and happy you and MOOD. But have you seen the massive amount of information out there on what to ditch and what to eat? Confused? I collected the best information for you to make a comprehensive list of what to ditch, what to eat, and what to do for your healthiest, happiest gut.
I had to address another buzzword – antioxidants. It’s been so popular in the media and online, and I want to make sure that you get the right information. Antioxidants are super-healthy. And yes, we should be eating foods full of them to protect our physical and mental health. Let me touch on the science and health benefits of antioxidant foods and why they are so special. Then, you should try getting your dose of antioxidants from my latest recipe (trust me!).