Tag Archives: Nutrition

Getting to know your Gut

What is that gut feeling all about? You’ve felt it before – a deep sensation within you that steers you and compels you, often times into a direction that your brain can’t really make sense of. The gut is a funny concept, because it describes both intuitive attributes and, at the same time, the biological components of your digestive system.

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The last New Year’s resolution I ever make!

The intention to stay fit and healthy through the holiday season was there. Honestly! It was signed, sealed and iron clad! But this new year feels like the holidays were put on fast forward. The last few weeks didn’t exactly pan out as planned. There were a few more celebrations than expected, more drinks to be shared and there was always a box...

Craving the holidays – Part I

Festive foods among family and friends? Delicious desserts and drinks? Brace yourselves ladies, we have officially entered the holiday season!  This month will be full of friendly gatherings, work events and some colossal meals that run from lunch until dinner.  We don’t need to be certified fortune tellers to let you know how the holiday season ends for many of us. We’re both...

The little things in life: redefining kids’ nutrition

We feel defeated even before we begin planning a meal.  Our child is on hunger strike when veggies hit the table.  And fish? It's the fastest way to bring on a tantrum. We’ve all been there friends. My eldest daughter spent four solid years as a carby cheese-aholic, refusing to eat anything unless it was starchy, bready and topped with cheese.  Any protein...

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,...