Tag: Nutrition

How To Choose A Protein Shake

| January 23, 2020 | 1 Comment
How To Choose A Protein Shake

How To Choose A Protein Shake Trying to find the perfect protein shake can be challenging. There are different brands, flavours, protein sources, and reasons for drinking them in the first place. Are you trying to lose weight? Build muscle mass? Gain weight? Or looking for a good meal replacement? Exploring the four basic types […]

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Food is Life: Eating for Longevity

| July 29, 2019 | 21 Comments
Food is Life: Eating for Longevity

Food is Life: Eating for Longevity Life can be busy and out of control. Our bustling lives allow little to no time to have a sit down for a proper meal. Junk temptations are at every sight and motivation to eat right always seems to be fleeting; however, the importance of healthy eating cannot be […]

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7 Signs Your Kid Has a Nutritional Deficiency

| April 22, 2019 | 14 Comments
7 Signs Your Kid Has a Nutritional Deficiency

7 Signs Your Kid Has a Nutritional Deficiency Growing children needs the best of foods to fulfill their nutritional requirements, and even if your kid isn’t a picky eater, you need to take steps to make sure he gets all the nutrients and minerals that he needs. So how exactly do you know you’re going […]

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Nutrition On The Go With Nutribar Meal Replacement Bars

| April 20, 2018 | 133 Comments
Nutrition On The Go With Nutribar Meal Replacement Bars

Nutrition On The Go With Nutribar Meal Replacement Bars The first time I ate a Nutribar was when I was a sales representative travelling across Eastern and Central Ontario. I was on the road driving for long hours or visiting clients. My eating schedule was all out of whack and I found myself eating on the […]

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Dieting and Nutrition Tips to Ensure a Healthy Life for You and Your Kids

| April 12, 2018 | 13 Comments
Dieting and Nutrition Tips to Ensure a Healthy Life for You and Your Kids

Dieting and Nutrition Tips to Ensure a Healthy Life for You and Your Kids As mothers, we want what is best for our families as well as for ourselves. This includes making the right eating choices and helping our kids develop eating habits and proper nutrition which will benefit them as they enter adolescence, leave […]

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Everyday Meals ~ Quick and Hearty Turkey Barley Soup

| January 26, 2018 | 418 Comments
Everyday Meals ~ Quick and Hearty Turkey Barley Soup

The beginning of a new year signals a fresh new start for many Canadians. Some people like to set goals to start eating better. Picking a protein that is versatile is key to making meal planning an easy task to perform for busy families. With all of the choices available, which one should you turn […]

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How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life  

| March 16, 2017 | 24 Comments
How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life   

Let’s face it, our mommy lives can get pretty darn hectic, which can make us quite stressed out. Some amounts of stress can be healthy, but when we are stressed out for long periods of time, our body will start showing signs that we need to slow down, take a deep breath (or two) and […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything

| October 18, 2016 | 18 Comments
How to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything

  How to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything   As a parent, we want the best for our children and that includes making sure they are eating a well balanced, whole food diet. Our children deserve to be as healthy and nourished as possible (as do we)! But what do you do when your […]

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3 Green Summer Thickies Recipes

| August 2, 2016 | 24 Comments
3 Green Summer Thickies Recipes

Sometimes it can be hard squeezing in enough fruit and veggies into our kids’ diet; particularly the green stuff! This makes green thickies a great way to sneak a load of nutrients into their diet (and ours). Green Thickies are a healthy drink alternative for busy parents.  They are a complete healthy meal drink including your daily […]

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How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

| June 14, 2016 | 14 Comments
How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children Do you want to have happy children? For your child to live a life filled with joy, meaning, health and purpose? Who doesn’t want that for their kids?! What about for yourself? Here is the twist about parenting – in order for our children to live a life […]

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Xenoestrogens, What Are They And Why Should I Avoid Them?

Xenoestrogens, What Are They And Why Should I Avoid Them?

    Xeno-what?! Xenoestrogens are chemicals that imitate estrogen and act like estrogen in your body, negatively impacting your hormone balance.  Health conditions associated with excessive xenoestrogens in the body include PMS symptoms, fibroids, endometriosis, breast cancer, early puberty, ovarian cysts, migraines and weight gain. Probably the most famous xenoestrogen is BPA, the bisphenol-A found […]

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5 Keys To Our Ever Changing Diet

| January 11, 2016 | 9 Comments
5 Keys To Our Ever Changing Diet

  Motherhood has its rewards and challenges and often guides us into unchartered territories. As a mother myself, I have been led into the world of alternative medicine and holistic practices. Having 2 young boys with food allergies, hypoglycemia and gut inflammation, food plays a star role in my household, which is the main reason […]

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Yummy Gummies to Boost the Immune System ~ Recipe

| November 9, 2015 | 11 Comments
Yummy Gummies to Boost the Immune System ~ Recipe

    The flu season is in full effect!  Since this condition is highly contagious, prevention is key.  Including Elderberries daily is an effective way to help boost the immune system in order to keep the flu bug out of your family household.  If symptoms arise, have the whole family double the dose of Elderberry […]

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This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

| April 6, 2015 | 12 Comments
This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like Here is a picture of one pound of muscle versus one pound of fat. Amazing, isn’t it? My big question to you is: which would you rather have?     Many of us already know the benefits of strength training. Wonderful […]

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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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3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health

3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health

3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health There are an abundance of little changes you can make to optimize your health and prevent disease. These 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 […]

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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 Nut-free Snacks for School

| September 12, 2014 | 17 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 | 21 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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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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Are Schools Right in Banning Certain Foods?

| October 3, 2013 | 11 Comments
Are Schools Right in Banning Certain Foods?

With two young children in school, packing lunches has become part of my daily routine. Luckily, my daughters like a variety of foods so this daily task isn’t too much of a chore. For the most part, my challenge has been to figure out what type of lunches I can fit into that cylindrical shaped Thermos […]

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4 Tricks to Getting Kids to Make School Lunches!

| October 1, 2013 | 4 Comments
4 Tricks to Getting Kids to Make School Lunches!

Who doesn’t love September! The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, it’s a great time to get back on track after a summer of lazy days and the kids are back in school!!!  Yay! Oh wait . . .the kids are back in school, that means school lunches.  Every. single. day.  Making school lunches […]

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When Breast Isn’t Best

| April 26, 2013 | 7 Comments
When Breast Isn’t Best

I am frequently greeting with stares from other new mothers when I pull out a bottle to feed my newborn. Some of the stares are questioning, a few confused, some envious, but too many of them are judgmental  It is not uncommon for someone to say “Oh, you’re not breastfeeding?” Their tone implies that I if […]

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