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3 Habits of a Heart Healthy Family

| February 23, 2015 | 9 Comments
3 Habits of a Heart Healthy Family

Today’s families are busy being busy so it is often difficult to eat healthy and make time for all family members to stay physically active – two keys for a healthy heart.  Parents are consumed with naps, diapers & feeding schedules or drop offs and pick ups and waiting in arena’s, at dance studios and swimming […]

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3 Nutrients That Help with Post-partum Depression

3 Nutrients That Help with Post-partum Depression

Having a baby brings with it a host of emotions ranging from excitement, happiness, worry, guilt, sadness and irritability.  Transitioning into motherhood is challenging and post-partum depression creates an added layer of challenge.  A lot of mothers wish to avoid the use of anti-depressants, especially if they are breastfeeding.  However, anti-depressant medication can help you feel […]

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A New Year, a New You! 3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health

A New Year, a New You! 3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health

It’s a new year and time for a new you! Here are 3 simple changes which will give you a boost to achieve optimal health: 1. Drink a glass of warm lemon water when you wake up. In addition to getting that extra cup of water, the lemon stimulates your liver to help your body […]

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Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

| January 9, 2015 | 16 Comments
Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

Winter is here!  Some of us celebrate and some of us cringe…  Whether you cheer or boo – the key to surviving an Ottawa winter is to embrace it in one way, shape or form.  Time will fly if you get the kids outside tobogganing, sledding, skating, skiing or even out to your local park. […]

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Boost Your Health with Kiss Me Organics’ Organic Green Tea Powder and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/31

| January 8, 2015 | 50 Comments
Boost Your Health with Kiss Me Organics’ Organic Green Tea Powder and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/31

The New Year is here, and I am on the look-out for finding new ways to do and eat healthier for myself and for my family. I do not want to change everything we eat, but I want to make subtle changes to improve on what we are eating. I also want to expand their […]

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Make A Positive #2015Revolution with Special K and Prize Pack Giveaway! CAN 01/31

| January 5, 2015 | 159 Comments
Make A Positive #2015Revolution with Special K and Prize Pack Giveaway! CAN 01/31

It is the start of a new year, and with this new start, people like making resolutions to help making changes in their lives. Me, I am not going to make a resolution. Like many Canadians, I never stick to the resolutions I have made, and then I feel bad for the rest of the […]

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The Other Way to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

| December 29, 2014 | 22 Comments
The Other Way to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Mashed cauliflower in your hair, broccoli all over the floor, avocado dried to the high chair and peas up the nose. Sound familiar? Trying to feed a toddler vegetables? Getting kids to eat their vegetables can be a very messy job when they are young and a frustrating power struggle when kids get older . […]

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3 Reasons to Supplement with Vitamin D this Winter

3 Reasons to Supplement with Vitamin D this Winter

Winter is approaching which means it is time to start thinking about supplementing with Vitamin D.  Of course, getting all your vitamins and minerals through food is ideal, however vitamin D is the exception and I recommend everyone should supplement with it for the following reasons: 1. Vitamin D is not available in food in […]

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Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go

| November 14, 2014 | 22 Comments
Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go

  Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go Snacks and kids just seem to go together. A trip to the grocery store- pack snacks, visit to the park, swimming lessons, drive to grandmas, wait at the Drs office, sitting in a stroller . . all require copious amounts of snacks to both keep kids […]

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6 Tips to Teach Kids About Nutrition

| October 14, 2014 | 14 Comments
6 Tips to Teach Kids About Nutrition

A child’s relationship with food starts young and while it may be the parents and caregivers who make the choice of what will be served for meals, it is usually the child who decides what will be eaten! How many times have you been on the kitchen floor picking up the latest casualty in what […]

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Some Exercise Facts To Help You Get Motivated and Stay Motivated

| October 1, 2014 | 9 Comments
Some Exercise Facts To Help You Get Motivated and Stay Motivated

There are many benefits to exercising regularly, such as looking good, feeling sharper, and an improved sex life. But you probably already knew all that. The trouble is getting motivated to start exercising in the first place, and even more challenging, staying motivated to work out regularly. The good news is that there are plenty […]

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Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School

| September 12, 2014 | 16 Comments
Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School

    Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School It’s back to school time and lots of parents are asking the question, “What nut-free snacks can I pack for my child?”.  Having a nut-free policy is essential to ensuring the safety of those children with nut allergies.  However, removing nuts can make it challenging to provide snacks […]

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You Are Making a Healthy Food Choice – or Are You?

| June 27, 2014 | 19 Comments
You Are Making a Healthy Food Choice – or Are You?

You grab a whole grain fruit muffin for breakfast on your way to the office, a salad at the drive thru for lunch while on the road on the weekend and pass out granola bars to the kids for an afternoon snack.  Sounds like you are making some great healthy choices. But wait. . . When we […]

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#Review: Family Cookbook and The Disney Muppets Character Encyclopedia, by DK Canada and #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

| June 19, 2014 | 38 Comments
#Review: Family Cookbook and The Disney Muppets Character Encyclopedia, by DK Canada and #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

I don’t know any Mom who isn’t always on the search for healthy, well balanced, kid friendly recipes.  Having a 1 year old and a 3.5 year old makes the search complicated, as I am trying to find foods the 1 year old can feed herself that aren’t too fussy or messy, but yet are […]

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Still Fighting Spring Allergies? Try Quercetin!

Still Fighting Spring Allergies? Try Quercetin!

Are you still fighting spring allergies and looking to try something new?  Why not try some quercetin! Quercetin is a plant chemical found in black tea, apples, grapefruit and onions.  It has anti-oxidant properties and reduces inflammation. Your body contains mast cells which hold histamine.  The mast cells break down and release histamine in response to […]

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So Dairy, Great For Fat Loss– Yeah Right!

| June 4, 2014 | 21 Comments
So Dairy, Great For Fat Loss– Yeah Right!

Dairy, tastes great, goes down really nice, smooth and creamy, and it’s good for you right?  What’s not to love.  There are very little bad things you can say about the dairy products that you grew up eating in mass quantities.  I mean its got protein and calcium, everything a growing boy or girl needs, […]

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The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part II)

| May 15, 2014 | 15 Comments
The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part II)

So the last time we were talking about the differences between health and fitness from a standpoint of nutrition with a little bit of exercise, but now let’s really get into the weeds about your nutrition habits and why the diet you were eating so healthy before may not cover all of your FITNESS GOALS […]

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Eating For Runners

| May 9, 2014 | 13 Comments
Eating For Runners

I am a runner.  It has taken me a long time to really say that and mean it.  I used to duck around the label and dream of when I would actually confidently use it to refer to myself.  Well, it has taken 8+ years of steady running, countless 10k races and 6 half marathons…but […]

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Meatless Monday: What’s for Dinner?

| May 5, 2014 | 16 Comments
Meatless Monday: What’s for Dinner?

My clients are often asking for suggestions when it comes to meatless dinner options the whole family will love.  It just seems like we get stumped when it comes to finding recipes that don’t fit the meat/potato/veggie profile. There was a time years ago when I competed in fitness competitions and I ate a lot […]

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The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part I)

| April 24, 2014 | 12 Comments
The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part I)

So we’re sitting down having dinner at the BConnected Conference and we’re talking about the usual amounts of fitness and nutrition wisdom that I try to impart on everyone who will listen and the topic of “eating healthy” comes up.  Let’s get one thing straight; everyone eats healthy.  Everyone.  True? Oh, boy…here we go! Now […]

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A Parenting Sampler: Fitness, Healthy Food and Baby Sleep – Proceeds to CHEO – Monday, April 14th, 2014

| April 7, 2014 | 5 Comments
A Parenting Sampler: Fitness, Healthy Food and Baby Sleep – Proceeds to CHEO – Monday, April 14th, 2014

It was 2 am and my baby’s breathing was labored.  He was visibly struggling for air, his neck muscles activated trying to pull in air against resistance.   My empathy for him was crippling, and there was a terrible feeling of uncertainty in my chest about how to help him.  Finally, we pulled the trigger…. that’s […]

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It’s All Good: Karma Wellness Water (A Review)

| March 6, 2014 | 36 Comments
It’s All Good: Karma Wellness Water (A Review)

It’s All Good: Karma Wellness Water (A Review) I’ll be honest, I don’t normally drink energy drinks or vitamin waters, so I was unsure of Karma Wellness Water for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I had heard that vitamin water was actually pointless because a vitamin’s potency deteriorates in water making vitamin water nothing other than […]

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Love Your Body

| February 14, 2014 | 10 Comments
Love Your Body

  My clients know that my approach is gentle.  I’m not pushy, I don’t yell and I won’t jump on your back.  Don’t get me wrong, my clients work hard… but it comes from a place of LOVE and compassion. I’m always encouraging my clients to love their bodies no matter what stage they are […]

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5 Reasons Why Diets Fail

| February 4, 2014 | 15 Comments
5 Reasons Why Diets Fail

So you’re trying to lose some weight so you start looking around the interwebs for some popular diets.  There are so many to choose from nowadays.  You can go onto Amazon and download the latest diet books for about $20 bucks, read them front to cover and then go start killing yourself in about two […]

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