Healthy Living, Uncategorized

I Won the CoreChair Dragon’s Den Contest!

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I rarely enter contests and it’s almost never that I win a prize—for anything! In fact, I still get excited when I get that “congratulations, you won!” phone call—you know the one—they blare the cruise ship horn in your ear along with the recorded message saying, “congratulations, you just won a cruise to the Bahamas!” So, you can imagine how surprised I was to find out I won the CoreChair Dragon’s Den Contest! Continue reading “I Won the CoreChair Dragon’s Den Contest!”

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Cookie Recipes, Desserts, Healthy Eating, Oats, Protein, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free

Gluten-Free Nut Butter Cookie Recipe (No-Bake)

I was excited to hear Holy Crap Cereal and Dragon’s Den’s Manjit Minhas selected the cookie recipe I created for them for this video. Click above to watch! Continue reading “Gluten-Free Nut Butter Cookie Recipe (No-Bake)”

Benefits of Plant Based Foods, Cleansing, Colon Health, Healthy Eating, Nutrition 101, Nutritious Foods, Organic Foods

Should you consider doing a juice cleanse?

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The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the stomach and intestine is extremely complex, and is now thought by scientists to be our body’s second brain. The surface lining of the GI tract includes numerous bacteria, immune and nerve cells that largely function to protect us against toxins and foreign invaders. In fact, many researchers argue that the gastrointestinal tract makes up between 80 and 90 percent of our body’s entire immune system. Continue reading “Should you consider doing a juice cleanse?”

Nutrition 101, Vitamins & Minerals

Do I have a MTHFR Genetic Mutation?

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Our ability to activate folic acid is more important than we realize!

Nutritional Genomics: the field blows me away!

This year, on new year’s day, I decided to write about a topic I’ve become very interested in. If this post helps one person, then my first new year’s resolution has been achieved! Why should more people know about the topic I am going to discuss? I have read that up to half the population may have a variation of this specific genetic mutation. Continue reading “Do I have a MTHFR Genetic Mutation?”

Children, Cookie Recipes, Desserts, Grain-Free, Recipes

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies

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My Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookie recipe was just featured on GustoTV.com. A favourite of mine, I want to share the recipe with you.
Continue reading “Gluten-Free Cinnamon Cookies”

Food Allergies, Food Intolerances

What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?

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I am often asked, “What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?”

The answer can sound confusing, especially when it comes to celiac disease (CD) which doesn’t truly fit into just one category because CD is an autoimmune disease whereby the body’s immune system reacts to gluten. In CD there is both an intolerance to gluten and an autoimmune response. Continue reading “What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?”

Grain-Free, Healthy Eating, Nutritious Foods, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes

Gluten-Free Salmon Fish Cakes

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Don’t know what to make for dinner? Try this 3-step, omega-3 rich heart-healthy meal your whole family will love! These fried fish cakes are gluten-free and have a Paleo option. They are delicious, topped with fresh tartar sauce and pair well with sweet potato fries and sliced avocado. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Salmon Fish Cakes”

Traveling Allergy Friendly

Gluten Free in Québec City: my search for gluten-free food

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Photo Credit: Nathan Cantkier

Je me souviens. My family and I decided to go on adventure and take the train from Toronto to Québec City the first week of September. I love French culture — the language, the fashion, the artwork, the architecture. For the kids, benjo toy store was the highlight…

Although I’ve been to Montreal, Gatineau and other parts of Quebec many times (I discuss one of my gluten-free trips here), I had not been to Québec City and I’ve always wanted to visit. The trip sharpened our French skills and brought our Canadian history lessons to life. Continue reading “Gluten Free in Québec City: my search for gluten-free food”

Healthy Eating, Nutrition 101, Nutritious Foods

12 Easy, Healthy Food Swaps

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Small changes over time can make a big impact on our health. Today’s diet is so dependent on packaged, processed and modified foods, we’ve forgotten what real food is! Continue reading “12 Easy, Healthy Food Swaps”