General Nutrition

How To Get Enough Calcium On A Vegan Dairy Free Diet

How To Get Enough Calcium On A Vegan Dairy Free Diet

Contrary to popular belief, calcium doesn’t only come from cows! Crazy huh? A lot of marketing money stemming from the Dairy Industry has led us to believe that dairy is the one and only superstar in the battle against osteoporosis, which isn’t the full truth. […]

Five Ways To A Healthy Gut – Prebiotics, Probiotics and Fermentation

Five Ways To A Healthy Gut – Prebiotics, Probiotics and Fermentation

Why do we need to make sure our gut is happy? Our gut is filled with about 100 trillion bacteria, in fact, we have more bacteria cells in our body than human cells! We are only starting to understand all the functions this community of […]

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Superfoods are big money. With their promises of everlasting youth and renewed vitality, consumers will happily spend the big bucks without further question. Some really are super, some are flops (ie. noni juice). We have always known that seeds hold a high nutritional value, but […]

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods – 9 Common Fermented Foods You Have At Home

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods – 9 Common Fermented Foods You Have At Home

Fermenting foods was first used as a means of food preservation before times of refrigeration and grocery stores. Most of us now associate eating fermented foods with improved gut health, and evidence shows that gut health can play an important role in metabolism, immunity, inflammation, […]

It’s Not Gluten In Your Bread That’s Making You Sick

It’s Not Gluten In Your Bread That’s Making You Sick

Gluten-free is all the buzz, and many people feel better when they cut out wheat. But what if it isn’t only gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye – that is causing the problem? Canada has been using the highly criticized herbicide […]

Cooking with Olive Oil and Other Usage Tips

Cooking with Olive Oil and Other Usage Tips

When asked which is better – butter or margarine? The answer always is – olive oil. One thing that can be certain in nutrition science is that the Mediterranean diet has shown undeniable health benefits. This style of eating encourages an increased intake of nuts, […]

8 Common Fermented Foods You Probably Have At Home

8 Common Fermented Foods You Probably Have At Home

Fermenting foods was first notorious as a means of food preservation. Now we know that a diet rich in fermented has the extra bonus of keeping our gut flora happy and healthy. But the health benefits are not limited to our digestive tracts; evidence shows […]

How To Cook Lentils + 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Lentils

How To Cook Lentils + 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Lentils

Last week I had the pleasure of dining at the notorious Lentils As Anything Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia. Since I got wind of this eatery’s concept some 10 years ago, I’d been looking forward to the day I finally got to try it out. It […]

What Western Medicine Can Learn From Traditional Aboriginal Healing

What Western Medicine Can Learn From Traditional Aboriginal Healing

For me there is no denying, there is something so very enchanting about traditional Aboriginal healing. Maybe it’s the images of peyote and smoke ceremonies. Or maybe it’s the idea of the mysterious medicine man, with his limitless knowledge in healing herbs and plants. Or […]

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

A two in one celebration! June 21st is National Aboriginal Day as well as the Summer Solstice the longest day of the year. We celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit people on this day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice in traditional […]

How To Get Enough Zinc for Vegans and Vegetarians

How To Get Enough Zinc for Vegans and Vegetarians

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians diets may be low in zinc? Zinc deficiency is especially present in populations such as vegetarians, kids, pregnant ladies and breastfeeding moms. And it’s not just our diets. It has also been speculated that our soils have […]

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

I was asked to write an article for the Dietitians Association of Australia’s Vegetarian Interest Group. The topic was food sustainability for health professionals. As consumers become increasingly concerned about the link between dietary consumption and environmental impact, it is important that their trusted health […]