5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

While February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month, it is always a great idea to consume foods that are heart healthy. There are many widely available foods that benefit the heart and circulatory system, but these five are common foods that you might not have considered. Here’s the lowdown, including the reasons each of them …read more

Love And Its Amazing Connection to Great Health

Love And Its Amazing Connection to Great Health

During the month of February the emphasis is on the season of ‘love’! It’s all about cupid, that special someone, the romantic evening, the chocolates and roses. In reality, love knows no season, love takes many forms, and is an amazing component of great health. While the romantic kind of love is wonderful and very …read more

Raw Chocolate: Surprising Health Benefits

Raw Chocolate: Surprising Health Benefits

  Cacao beans, raw chocolate in its original form right from the tree, is known as a super healthy food or a Superfood. Cacao beans (also known as cacao nuts) have an impressive nutritional profile that stays intact when it is consumed as a raw food. Recent studies are showing a number of surprising benefits …read more

Surprising Facts and Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Surprising Facts and Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids have some health benefits that are quite surprising! Omega 3s are ‘essential’ fatty acids, meaning that they are essential for health but are not produced by the body – they must be obtained from food. They are also polyunsaturated fats because they are made up of many double bonds. There are …read more

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio - Why Is It So Important?

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio – Why Is It So Important?

Lately, many people seem to have become aware of the need to consume healthy omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Nutritionally speaking, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are very important, and it is a complex subject. There is a lot of information on the internet about it – much of it confusing, …read more

How Oxidative Stress Can Affect Your Health

How Oxidative Stress Can Affect Your Health

Lately I have noticed a lot of publicity about antioxidants, free radicals and oxidative stress. But what exactly is oxidative stress? How is oxidative stress related to antioxidants and free radicals? How do these three things affect our overall health? And what effect do they have on our health as we age? These are very …read more

Alcohol - The Insidious Effects It Can Have

Alcohol – The Insidious Effects It Can Have

Having a social drink now and then or the occasional glass of wine can be healthy, and a great way to connect with friends and unwind. But when moderate alcohol consumption heads towards the extreme end of the scale, there are long lasting negative effects on the body and in a person’s life. These effects …read more

Osteoporosis - Is Your Dietary Lifestyle Affecting Your Bone Health?

Osteoporosis – Is Your Dietary Lifestyle Affecting Your Bone Health?

Osteoporosis, and bone health, is a very big medical concern in North America. What exactly is osteoporosis? Is this disease linked to our diet and lifestyle? As a population we consume a huge amount of dairy products. So what effect are the dairy products having on our bone mass? Good questions! What exactly is osteoporosis? …read more

Gluten vs Gluten-Free: What's The Gluten-Free Diet Craze All About?

Gluten vs Gluten-Free: What’s The Gluten-Free Diet Craze All About?

What is gluten? Why the craze to go gluten free? Is it just marketing, or is there true justification in the claim that gluten-free is ‘healthy’? Is there a difference between ‘gluten-free’ and ‘wheat free’? These are all valid questions that many people are asking. It is a huge topic, with many aspects to it. …read more

Eating Controlled By Emotions - 5 Tips to Break Free!

Eating Controlled By Emotions – 5 Tips to Break Free!

There are many reasons for eating that are not completely based on the nutrition our body requires. Sometimes food is a means for wonderful social connection – it can definitely bring people together for social enjoyment, like family gatherings or school reunions. Food can also part of a special reward or perhaps for celebration of …read more