Bad Breath: Surprising Facts

  BAD BREATH: Or ‘halitosis’ is a problem that plagues many more people then we think.  First thing to note is that generally the problem is not coming from the mouth.  It’s usually coming from the gut.  Digestion is key to optimal health, so when we can fix digestion, we can usually overcome most any […]

How Thirsty Are Your Almonds?

How thirsty are your almonds? Almonds often get vilified for having a big water footprint. Some people are hesitant to chose almond milk, because they don’t want to contribute to the drought in California. It is a great idea to think about the ecological footprint of your diet, but don’t get too worried about almonds. […]

SUPPLEMENTS… To Take or Not To Take?

  SUPPLEMENTS…To take or not to take? According to CBC News, “as many as three out of four Canadians use natural health products. From herbal remedies to minerals, vitamins and other supplements, it’s a billion dollar industry..” In fact, annual sales in Canada in 2015 reached 1.4 Billion Dollars.  So the question is, do we […]

Never Be Sick Again!

Say “NO” To The Flu & The Common Cold! I guess this should have really gone out during “flu season”, but better late than never.  According to my good friend, Dr. Mitchell, when we get the common cold, flu or even allergies for that matter, it is a sign that our immune system “lacks the […]

8 Laws For Optimal Health & Wellness

8 Laws For Optimal Health & Wellness There are basic principles which facilitate health and wellness.  Much of what we are told (nutrition-wise) today, is skewed because of corporate interests and simply because our palates are culturally tuned.  Regardless of one’s culture, most could admit that there are foods and practices which they have inherited […]

A Cheesy Alternative

Many of us desire to adopt a healthier lifestyle and most even know that they really should be making better food choices.  However, the problem is that, despite having this knowledge most opt for convenience over health.  And in such a fast-paced North American environment, this excuse seems almost justified.  However, the choices we make, […]

Spicy Tahini Sauce, Kale and Soba Noodles

  INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup tahini 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®) 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 tablespoons water, or more as needed 1 (1.76 ounce) packet arame seaweed 1 (8 ounce) package dried soba noodles 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, […]

Power-Packed Quinoa Breakfast

Cranberry & Quinoa Breakfast Salad: Dicing up the fresh cranberries adds a bit of a tart kick but is balanced out with the sweetness of the apples and makes a wonderful healthy breakfast.  Serve this after having 2 cups of fruit on an empty stomach. 1 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup diced apples 1/4 cup […]

Feeling Nutty?

  ALMONDS  Why a mighty nut? First let me preface this by stating that ‘variety’ is the key to a healthy life style.  So you don’t want to stick to just eating one type of any kind of food.  That being said, if there were one nut you were going to eat more then the others, raw almonds, […]

H20 Therapy…

  WATER: While most of us understand the importance of drinking water, not all of us are getting the much needed H2O in each day.  Water helps to rid our body of toxins, thins our blood (reducing blood pressure), improves our vision, reduces wrinkles and signs of aging, helps move our bowels, relieves headaches, prevents cramping, aids in […]