Stealth Vegetables

Children of all ages (and some adults, too) can be picky eaters. Ensuring they eat a healthy variety of vegetables can be difficult. If this is your challenge, you’ll find some strategies here for turning vegetables into nutritional ninjas who will sneak into the diets of your picky eaters.

The Basics of Good Nutrition

Eat a variety of fresh, whole foods most of the time.Foods provide the greatest nutrient value when they are fresh. Canned and processed foods provide fewer nutrients, along with other undesirable ingredients. Frozen foods provide a nutrient level that is midway between fresh and processed. The healthiest foods will always be fresh items that you…

Advanced Nutritional Information

The Main Focus The brain is very sensitive to changes in blood sugar (glucose). Research has shown low glucose can alter the perception of pain [1]. Low glucose can also contribute to fatigue [2]. Given that pain and fatigue are the main symptoms of many “invisible illnesses, it make sense that moderating glucose fluctuations could…

Recipe Index

Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Centuries later, Michael Pollan said “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These quotes demonstrate that the foundation for excellent health has not changed much through time – it is still very rooted in our diets. These delicious recipes will entice you to…

Strategies for Managing Dietary Protein

What are some strategies to sneak more protein into one’s diet? It’s not difficult to get enough protein. Adults require a 0.8 – 1 gram per kilogram of body weight. Once you work out what your target intake is, familiarize yourself with the protein content of your favourites. If you can’t tolerate a lot of…

Demystifying Popular Diets

The internet is a great source of information but unfortunately not all of the information is of good quality, and this is especially true regarding diets, nutrition and health.  As a result, many people are confused about diets: low carb, low fat, high protein, Keto, Paleo and so on.  Here are some typical questions: What…

9 Tips For Easier Dieting

How can you make dieting easier? Some people find changing the way they eat incredibly difficult. They view it as a committment to a lifetime of deprivation. If you have to stop eating foods that cause symptoms of disease, such as gluten, the “deprivation” will result in better health. If you are making changes to…

Dealing With Stress-Eating

How do I stop stress eating? The silver lining in this cloudy situation is the fact that you recognize you are stress-eating.  This gives you more power over your behaviour than you might think. While your question targets eating as the source of your concern, the underlying problem is stress.  If you deal with the…

Is Junk Food Healthy in Moderation?

​Is junk food in moderation healthy for you? I assume you use the term “junk food” to refer to foods that are high in fat, sugar and/or salt, which are also not nutrient dense. Doritos corn chips could be an example. A 1 ounce serving of Doritos is about 11 chips. How many people do…

Artificial Sweeteners: Sweet Poisons?

You’ve heard the expression “pick your poison”.  When it comes to sweet stuff, you need to do just that.  Sugar, consumed to excess, can be toxic and lead to conditions such as diabetes.  But what about artificial sweeteners? Commonly consumed sources of artificial sweeteners include the packets and pills used in place of sugar to…