Tag Archives: Cravings

Hormone Haven…or Havoc?

Have you ever felt like if you hear one more person say ‘stop being so hormonal’ that you’ll actually grow puma claws to wipe those smug words from their face?  Hormones are powerful agents that affect all sorts of functions from our mood to digestion to reproduction. I suffered from depression for the better part of a decade and was told repeatedly that...

Cuckoo for Coconuts!

Watching our grandmother’s radiance and mischievous spunk vanish to be replaced with confusion, delusion and aggression was a heart-wrenching time. Before Alzhiemer’s disease robbed her of vitality, our Nonna lived a fabulous life full of travels, dancing and laughter.  Between her roaring days in Italy and her shopping adventures in Toronto, she was always ready to hit the dance floor, chat up anyone,...

Decode Your Cravings Series: Get to the ‘Meat’ of your Cravings! – Part 6

Protein has become one of the most debatable topics in the nutrition world.  We go from one end of the meat-eating spectrum to the other trying to keep up with the latest research and celebrity endorsements.  This spectrum of ‘protein philosophies’ includes at one end, the animal protein-friendly camps like Atkins and Paleo, which promote a nutritional menu that slashes refined carbs in...

Q&A – Sept 1, 2013

Q: There’s a lot being said about ‘good’ carbs and ‘bad’ carbs.  This all seems so confusing, how can I be sure that I am eating ‘good’ carbs?

‘Good’ carbs boast a plethora of disease-fighting and energy-boosting nutrients that will help you hit your nutritional goals.  Pass them up for ‘bad’ carbs, or omit carbs all-together, and you may be setting yourself...

Decode Your Cravings Series: Carboholics Anonymous! – Part 5

The fat-fearing aerobic junkies of the 1980s demonstrated a pretty hallow low point in women’s health.  This decade was a popular period for fat-free, high-carb foods like rice cakes, boiled potatoes and saltine crackers.  Once the reality (and weight) set in, North American eaters turned to a new dietary evil – the 1990s spawned the...