Recipe (Filling): Slow-Cooker Roast Beef and Potatoes
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  Serves 6 2 onions, sliced (do this and go to step 1 before preparing the rest of the ingredients) 1.8kg beef – suitable for roasting 450g potatoes, peeled & chopped 450g carrots, peeled & sliced 2 celery sticks, sliced 2 dashes dried thyme or sage or parsley 2 cloves garlic crushed 2 dashes salt & pepper   Instructions Place … Read More

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain
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If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it!   Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.”   There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder what you eat … Read More

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners
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  You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soft drink, confectionery, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the supermarket.   Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin, and increases your risk for a whole … Read More

Is My Poop Normal?
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  Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?)   You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhoea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something.   And what about fibre and water? If you’re not getting enough, … Read More

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted
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  Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere.   I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that doesn’t work. There … Read More

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love
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  The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.”   Right?   Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a … Read More

The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause
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During menopause women tend to gain weight.  While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause…   Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass.  Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight gain.  Unfortunately, this weight … Read More

Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?
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You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There’s definitely more to the story than just what you’re eating, right? A lot … Read More

Recipe (Veggie): Mason Jar Salad
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Serves 2 3 tablespoons almond butter 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 teaspoons sesame oil ½ granny smith apple (diced) 4 radishes (sliced) 2 celery stalks (diced) 4 tablespoons of your favourite nuts or seeds (walnuts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, etc.) 4-6 cups of your favourite greens (spinach, kale, mixed greens, etc.) Add … Read More

5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45
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Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods.  These not-so-digested foods feel like they’re just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being full and “gassy”. It can happen at any age but if it seems to be more frequent as you’re getting older it can very well be because of your stomach’s … Read More

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