Rhubarb, without sugar? Delicious :)

I love rhubarb

I am growing it in my garden and it is such a thankful plant. You just have to plant it and it will come back year after year. The only thing I do is make sure that in the fall, after it has died back, I put a thick layer of nutritious [...]

Pop, Ice Tea or Fruit Juice; What is Healthier?

What is Healthier? Here is a question I get many times from clients and people who are just wondering; What is healthier,

pop ice tea juice

Most of the time the question is more tricky as they would like to know about pop with sugar or the diet kind. So here is my answer.

If [...]

New Year's Resolutions?

“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no I’ll start tomorrow. Tomorrow is disease.”

How many of us wait until tomorrow, next month or the beginning of the year to start their new program, their new membership to a fitness studio, their new eating habits.

New beginnings are like the first page [...]

Do I Really Need To Work Out?

It is 6 in the morning and I am laying in bed thinking about whether I should get up and exercise. I have only about 15 minutes to do something about this and my bed is still so nice and warm. I turn around and fall asleep for a little while longer.

I am on [...]

Kale a Super Food?

Kale is known as a super food, but is it? Well, let’s look at the daily nutrient values of Kale based on a 2000 calorie diet and for 100 grams of kale (which is about 1 1/2 cups of kale) calories 49 Total Fat 0.9 g Potassium 491 mg = 14% Total Carbohydrate 9 [...]

Tired of Winter? Try Some Nettles

Stinging Nettle Soup

2 large handfuls of nettles, washed 1 large onion, sliced 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into smaller pieces leftover vegetable broth coconut milk or half and half cream (optional)

Put all the ingredients in a pan and bring to a slow boil. Cook until the onions and the potatoes are soft. Use [...]

Do We Really Need Exercise?

I just came home from a wonderful fitness Retreat hosted by Coast Fitness, one of our local fitness centres. I was asked to do a workshop on lacto-fermenting and the health benefits of fermented foods.

Since I love many things fermented and I teach classes in fermenting I was definitely game and said yes right [...]

Egg Yolks Versus Egg Whites

How many of us have been taught to eat only the white and toss the yolks

“They are high in fat and cholesterol!”

And that is true. This is the part of the egg that holds the promise of a new creature and that needs certain elements to be able to make that promise come [...]

7 Breakfast Ideas On The Go

Your Mamma had it right when she told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Most of us tend to skip this meal without understanding the hormonal consequences and the havoc that missing breakfast can wreak on your body and craving centres.

Breakfast is intended to break-the-fast since you have been [...]

3 Tips To Turn “Dieting” Into A Lifestyle

What new diet are you to going to TRY this week?

Is it going to be a low carb, high protein diet?How about a juice fast or a juice cleanse?

Fad diets, quick fixes and overnight success stories are sexy. There’s no denying that it’s much more appealing to do a 3-day juice cleanse and [...]