This past summer I decided to start re-introducing fish & meats into my diet after being vegetarian for 22 years. My reasons were multifaceted – a broader view regarding agricultural practices, my own health & fitness performance, and something deep inside that had been calling to me for the last year or so.
Hormones are often given a bad reputation and blamed for causing pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS), mood swings, hot flashes or night sweats. While hormones are definitely a major contributor, to these unpleasant symptoms, in westernized societies it is often thought that they are ‘normal’ and that women just have to suffer through.
Confused about what dietary fats are healthy, and which ones are not-so-healthy? I've broken things down here. Our best bet is to keep our fat sources from whole, natural unprocessed food sources like pastured meats & dairy products, eggs, plant sources like avocado, coconut, & olive and smaller amounts of nuts and seeds.
Below are the recipes for the snacks I had for sampling at the the 2018 Savour Fair at Landman Gardens and Bakery. The event raised money for the Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (HFFA) to help run their farm to school programs to many public schools in the region. I've also provided the links for the original recipes below.
A signal from your body; your body is trying to get your attention that something in your body is out of balance
1) Don't forget to go grocery shopping ahead of time! Seems like a no-brainer, but making sure your fridge and pantry are full of nutritious food BEFORE your busy weekend begins, will help you stay on track!
Mind-Body-Spirit: What does it really mean?
By Rachel Murray, R.H.N., BScN, RN
We hear of the Mind-Body Connection, or the relationship between Mind, Body and Spirit often enough, but what does it really mean, and why is it important? As an R.H.N., I understand that the key to becoming happy and healthy lies in the health of the Mind, Body & Spirit. Why can’t we just focus on the area of concern you ask?
Simply put, the mind, body and spirit are all connected. If one is out of sorts, they’re all out of sorts.
Mother's day is a week away! Have you made plans to treat your Mom to something special? Whether you're planning a pedicure, a massage, or making her a special dessert, here are some great ideas to not only show Mom you care about her, but also about her health!
What is the Ketogenic diet?
Also known as the The Keto Diet, High Fat, Low Carb diet, or low carb diet, this diet is, as the name suggest, a diet that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates.
This combination of fuel favours the formation of ketones by the liver. These ketones can cross the blood brain barrier and can be used as a source of fuel source by the brain.