Wellness

Little Known Facts About Food Cravings (and why they matter)

Little Known Facts About Food Cravings (and why they matter)

We’ve all been there. Standing in front of the fridge, shoving the baby carrots aside, and reaching for the cheesecake instead. You’ve heard if you’re really hungry you’ll eat those carrots—or an apple—but the pull that cheesecake has on you . . .? It’s hard to resist that craving. So hard. If food cravings are affecting your life, you’re not alone. Before we dive into everything you need to know about food cravings, the big questions are: Can...

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How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?

Oh, the words "blood sugar." Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles. The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot. This fluctuation is the natural balance between things that increase it; and things that decrease it. When you eat food with sugars or...

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Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the 2nd leading cause of death in North America, only behind cancer.  When people talk about heart disease, there are terms that are used interchangeably, so let’s lay them out to be clear on the differences.  Heart disease is often a catch-all phrase for a variety of conditions that affect the structure and function of the heart and is often used to refer to coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs when...

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6 Tips to Keep Your Immune System Strong

6 Tips to Keep Your Immune System Strong

For almost 6 months now, we've all been doing our best managing the ever changing information regarding COVID-19. Many have been following our local Public Health agency's recommendations to physically distance, use disinfectant hand sanitizer, and to wear masks. However, there has been one glaring piece of critically important information that I feel has been missing. Our immune health. While so much of what's happening can feel out of our...

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Thriving through the holiday season

Thriving through the holiday season

The holidays can be a wonderful time, but it can also be a very stressful time with get together's, parties, food, alcohol, presents, and travelling. It can also be complicated and  tangled with grief, sadness, anger, and loss. For some, it is a task of merely getting through and surviving. For those who struggle through the holidays, I see You.​ I believe there is value in shifting the discussions about surviving the holidays to one of...

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Top Tips for Health & Wellness

Top Tips for Health & Wellness

Today we celebrate World Health Day. Here are my top tips for moving towards health & wellness. Sleep Inadequate sleep affects every system in our body and can increase our risk of adverse health outcomes. Sleep allows our brains to consolidate our memories and process information from our day. Our brain also uses approximately 20% of the calories that we burn every day; resulting in a lot metabolic by-products. Sleep is necessary for our...

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Healthy + Delicious 5-Ingredient Recipe Guide

If you’re looking for EASY recipes with AFFORDABLE ingredients, my Healthy & Delicious 5-Ingredient Recipe eBook is packed with tasty 5-ingredient recipes that even the pickiest eater will LOVE!