Tag Archives: Nutrition

Putting the “OH…” back in Organic

On behalf of health foodies all over the globe we want to be clear that the debate surrounding going organic is not necessarily one that revolves about ‘healthier’ foods.  In fact, there currently exists a growing industry that is stocking supermarket aisles with processed yet ‘organic’ foods that may not sit well with your health goals and waistline.  And so, unfortunately, regardless of...

Explosive Power of G-BOMBS

Given our own personal not-so-fun journeys with cancer and weight struggles, we’re always on the look-out for nutritional gems that target both disease prevention and weight loss. Well ladies, equip your kitchen with G-BOMBS – your ultimate kick-ass defence against cancer AND weight gain. An acronym coined by NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher, Joel Fuhrman, MD, ‘G-BOMBS’ refers to a group...

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...

Being sneaky with Greens!

Q: I know how healthy dark leafy greens are, but how will I ever get my picky children to eat them?

A: Ensuring proper muscle function, brain development and bone growth as well as decreasing obesity risks, and improving school performance are just a few of the  benefits that children will reap from getting their greens. The easiest and most nutrition-crammed way...

Decode your Cravings Series: Redefine your Sweetness – Part 1

Sometime it’s a sudden shock to the system or perhaps it’s a faithful, yet annoying constant nudge during your mid-afternoon energy slump.  Ah…sugar… Yes it’s sweet and it fuels childhood confectionary dreams.  Although at this point in our ‘riper’ years, sugar often feels like a demon in disguise out to sabotage our health goals and derail any weight loss progress.  But perhaps these...