Healthy Detox 101: Why Cleanses Are Crap

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A couple years ago I wrote an article for the Huffington Post on cleanses and how to give your body a healthy detox. The more clients I work with, the more research I read and the more I grow to … Read More

Caffeine and Health: How Coffee Is Making Women Fat

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I bet you don’t even know why you drink coffee. Be honest. After polling clients and friends, I found that most people started drinking coffee seemingly because it’s “an adult thing to do”, almost a rite of-passage into adulthood. There … Read More

Organic food or Gimmick food?

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This article was originally published on The Huffington Post.   Ah, organic food. Mysteriously pretentious. Some people swear by organic food to avoid the “hidden dangers” of conventional products, whereas others completely ignore anything organic, equating the term organic with … Read More

Food Labels: Meaningful or Marketing?

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Food labels became mandatory in Canada for all prepackaged foods on December 12, 2007 (large companies were required to comply earlier in 2005). Nutrition Facts Labels were first implemented by the US in 1994. The goal of these labels is inform the … Read More

How to Eat Right With a Hectic Schedule

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I travel a lot, both professionally and personally, and although it is definitely more challenging to eat healthy on the road, it is far from impossible. At the end of the day it comes down to what is more important … Read More

Is A High-Protein Diet Dangerous?

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I’ve been getting a bit of flak lately about the dietary protein intake that I’ve been recommending. Somebody recently said to me that they read that we can only absorb 30g of protein per meal, so eating more is a waste. … Read More

How To Read Nutrition Facts Labels

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Nutrition Facts Labels are very helpful. They spell out all the information needed for consumers to make responsible choices about their food. If you are serious about your health and nutrition, you should be looking at the Nutrition Facts of … Read More

Hydration: How Much Water Should You Drink?

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I have received a few comments about the amount of water that I drink (3-4 L per day), and wanted to quickly touch on the subject of water. We all know that it’s important, but how much water should you … Read More

Do You Need A Protein Supplement?

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I was recently asked by a vegetarian friend of mine if I thought she should be taking a protein supplement. She mentioned that she didn’t think she was getting enough protein in her diet; that alone was a giveaway that … Read More

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