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SKINCARE

Finding the right skincare products can be both challenging and expensive. That’s why I like to ask for recommendations and read reviews to help streamline the process. Here are a few of the skincare products I’m currently using and highly recommend: One […]

WHAT IS CLEAN EATING?

This is such a vague and overused expression that has left us more confused than anything else. The foods we eat can be very emotional for us as it’s often associated with special family traditions, but not all are created equal. Here […]

EMOTIONAL EATING

Using food as a coping mechanism can lead us to an unhealthy cycle that never addresses the real problem. Plus, eating when we’re stressed, upset, lonely, tired or bored can leave us feeling powerless against food. We often learn these behaviours as […]

HEME VS NON-HEME IRON

Here is another one of those highly debated topics among vegans and carnivores. Simply put, iron from our diet comes in two forms, heme (from animal flesh like meat, poultry and seafood) and non-heme (from plant foods like whole grains, nuts, seeds, […]

OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis, meaning porous bone, is a disease caused by the loss of bone mass, the body not producing enough or both. This causes our bones to become weaker and prone to fracture. It’s commonly referred to as the “silent disease” because most […]

THE POWER OF TOUCH

I was recently asked to name the one lesson that 2020 has taught me. Narrowing it down to just one was tough, as it feels like this year has brought so many. Touch is the first sense we experience at birth, and […]

STAY HYDRATED

Our bodies are 60% water and need a certain amount of fluid in order to carry out essential bodily functions. As we age, our fluid reserves decrease, as well as our ability to conserve fluids and detect thirst. Many factors can affect […]

LIFE AFTER 40

We’ve all heard of “the change” and have probably dreaded the day it would arrive—I know I did. Growing up, I heard my mom and aunts discuss their various symptoms and experiences with things like weight gain, mood swings and the like. […]

COLLAGEN

Now here’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart.  Collagen is a protein made by the body and is in our skin, hair, nails, bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. It is the most abundant protein in our bodies—about a third […]

BOOSTING IMMUNITY

Our immune system is our very own built-in front line worker ready to defend 24/7. It’s sophisticated and efficient, but it sometimes falls short. There are a few steps you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. 1. […]