Should You Avoid Food Colours & Dyes?

Despite the growing trend of healthier and safer food products being introduced into the marketplace, you might be surprised to learn that the consumption of artificial food colours, has been increasing over the years, especially among packaged products marketed to children. Food colours and dyes have been around since the mid-1800’s and were originally created…

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What is a ‘Health Halo’?

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you already know you should be including lots of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. But when you step into a grocery store, things get a bit more complicated. The majority of store shelves are crammed with a tempting assortment of pre-packaged and convenience foods. So, how do…

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HIIT: what is it – and is it really the best fat burning workout?

If you follow the fitness industry, you’ve probably heard of the benefits of HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training). The short, yet powerful workouts are touted as the best way to improve your overall conditioning, burn fat, and even balance hormones! (but that’s another article!) So, what is HIIT anyway? HIIT workouts involve working at…

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HFLC (High-Fat Low-Carb) vs. the Ketogenic Diet – What’s The Difference?

It may seem like everywhere you turn the ketogenic diet, or keto for short, is being hailed as a miracle diet for weight loss and increased energy levels. Keto is the “it” diet of the moment, but before you decide to jump on the bandwagon yourself, let’s take a look at what this diet is…

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Magnesium 101: What You Really Need to Know

Magnesium is one of those nutrients we don’t hear about too much, despite the fact that it’s one of the most abundant minerals in our bodies. Moreover, it’s the fourth most abundant mineral that we have! So what role does magnesium play? Do we really need to be consuming magnesium or taking supplements? Let’s find…

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Should You Ditch Teflon for Cast Iron Pans?

If you’ve been on a mission to remove chemicals from your everyday environment, you’ve probably already targeted the obvious sources personal care products, household products, and pesticide- and chemical-laden foods. But, have you considered the impact your cookware can have on the food you prepare in it – and your health? Depending on the type…

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Why Does Every Nutrition Pro Tell Me To “Heal My Leaky Gut” — How Can It Be Leaking?!

There’s A LOT of talk in the health world about gut health these days. You’ve probably even heard that the key to reversing a whole host of health issues, ranging from skin issues to serious autoimmune conditions, starts with healing your so-called leaky gut. Afterall, Hippocrates is famously credited with stating that “all disease begins…

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How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels

When you’re completely exhausted, the last thing you want to do is lace up your shoes for a workout. But if you’re tired of being tired all the time, you may want to rethink the idea of regularly exercising. Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have for increasing our energy levels and…

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Life “Hacks” of the Longest Lived People

Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again. Lifestyle factors, i.e. the things you do everyday over the long-term – can add up to increase the number of quality years in your lifespan.…

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Goitrogens – thyroid blockers or harmless?

Hormone health is all the rage these days. It’s almost become trendy in some ways! You may have heard about eating to balance your hunger hormones, reproductive hormones, and blood sugar hormones. But what about your thyroid hormones? You might not think much about how food relates to your thyroid unless, of course, you’ve been…

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