I give some tips to the Ottawa Sun on how to beat winter fatigue:
I’ve had a lot of requests for this recipe lately -> Click here for the link
Other Options Include:
-Adding mint extract for Mint Chocolate Brownies
-Adding walnuts or other nuts
-Using stevia instead of sugar for a sugar free recipe
You can still enjoy your favourite holiday foods and not gain weight!
|November 19, 2011|
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In this workshop you will learn:
• How to eat gluten free the healthy way
• Which foods to enjoy and which to avoid
• Hidden sources of gluten
• How to eat gluten free on a budget
• Lots of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas
• Learn about gluten free grains and how to use them
• Local gluten free stores and restaurants
• Common nutritional complications will be addressed
• All participants receive an information booklet with food lists and recipes
• Question and answer period
• Cost is $30
• Sign up early, space is limited!
Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Times: 11am and 2pm
Location: Natural Food Pantry Wellness Clinic
2277 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON
|September 17, 2011|
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Back to School Nutrition Workshop
Saturday, September 17th, 1-3pm
Natural Food Pantry, Billings Bridge
2277 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
In this workshop you will learn:
o what foods increase your child’s memory, concentration and cognition
o what foods hinder your child’s ability to learn
o the true causes for ADD/ ADHD and how to avoid them
o what supplements your child really needs
o the power nutrients for your child’s brain
o great ideas for allergen-free easy lunches and snacks
• All participants will receive an information booklet including recipes to take home.
• Cost: $30
• Space is limited so sign up early by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 613-737-9330
“Is organic produce worth the money?” This is one of the most common questions I receive. To see my answer check out my article in the Ottawa Sun .
It’s that time of year in Canada when seasonal crops start to pop up and are available at your local farmer’s market. Or if you’re feeling ambitious you can forage for wild plants, like the asparagus in the picture above which was picked at my parent’s farm.
Asparagus is not only delicious, it also contains numerous health building properties, including:
• Source of folic acid which is essential for proper cellular division and DNA synthesis
• Promotes bone health because it is a source of vitamin K, calcium and magnesium
• Source of the prebiotic inulin which helps promote digestive health
• Contains the antioxidants vitamins A and C as well as zinc, selenium, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin which help fight free radicals
• Acts as a natural diuretic, due to its high potassium and low sodium as well as the amino acid asparagines, which can help with problems involving swelling such as arthritis, rheumatism and PMS-related water retention.
There are numerous ways to enjoy asparagus, my favourite is roasting it.
1. Wash asparagus and cut off bottom fourth
2. Place in a baking dish
3. Add chopped garlic and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
4. Place in oven at 400F for about 10 minutes, turning once, until slightly browned
A diet high in sugar can lead to numerous health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and hyperactivity. When you want to add a little sweetness to your life there are better options out there and some to stay away from.
Here’s an article I wrote for the Ottawa Sun on the Butter vs. Margarine debate.
Butter has been eaten by humans for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the last few decades that it got a bad reputation because of its high cholesterol and saturated fat content. Margarine was originally marketed because it was cheaper to make than butter. Food manufacturers made us believe that margarine was the butter replacement of choice claiming that it was better for your health.
Unfortunately, margarine was initially made by hydrogenating oils. Hydrogenated oils are made by forcing hydrogen gas into the oil at high pressure which makes the oil solid and extends its shelf life. This was a bonus for food manufacturers because it was cheap to make and lasted longer. The truth soon came out that these hydrogenated oils created dangerous trans fats which are worse than the saturated fats that they were replacing. Thankfully, most margarines are not made with hydrogenated oils anymore but are they a healthier option?
Read the rest…..
I will be a health blogger for the Ottawa Sun’s Blog Healthy, Happy & Wise starting next Friday, March 4th. Every Friday there will be a new post by one of the health experts. Check it out at http://blogs.canoe.ca/healthierhappierwiser/health/allow-me-to-introduce-you/
I give some tips to the Ottawa Sun on how to beat winter fatigue: http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/01/09/beat-winter-fatigue-with-these-easy-steps
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Having a dynamic, passionate speaker at your event or in your workplace is a great step towards improving your staff’s nutrition, energy level, overall health and productivity. In my speaking sessions, I give realistic steps to help you get started on the right track. Changing an office’s food culture can be daunting; I can help simplify the information and make it easy to digest!
When it comes to your health, there’s plenty to talk about. Some featured topics of my corporate engagements include: