Recipe (Protein and Fibre): Vegetable Egg Muffins
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  Makes 12 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red pepper (diced) 2 cups baby spinach (chopped) 1 cup mushrooms (chopped) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 6 eggs 1 tablespoon flax/linseed (ground)   Preheat oven to 180C.   Grease or line a 12 serving muffin tin. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add oil and saute diced pepper until tender … Read More

Foods to Reduce Night Time Hot Flashes
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  Do you get hot flashes? Are they mostly at night? Do they set the bed on fire (but not in that way)? Let’s get you some solutions!   Before we do that, just some quick info on why hot flashes occur so we can try to effect the root cause of these hormonal symptoms.   What causes hot flashes? … 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

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old
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Yes, while I always say that it’s better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary. Unfortunately there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don’t get enough of.  And they’re absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness.  Especially as we age. Here I sifted through the supplements that are available on the market and boiled … Read More

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead
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  You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.   Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood … Read More

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh
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  Do you have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”? I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously), and what you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine).   Waist Circumference and the link with “Belly Fat” Do you remember the fruity … Read More

Recipe (Selenium-rich): Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
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Serves 4 ½ cup Brazil nuts 2 cups water nut bag or several layers of cheesecloth (optional) ½ cup chia seeds ¼ cup unsweetened cacao powder ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon maple syrup   Blend Brazil nuts in water in a high-speed blender until you get smooth, creamy milk.  If desired, strain it with a … Read More

Why is My Metabolism Slow?
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You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down?   What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create … Read More

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