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Why I am committed to eating Organic Food brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree Jun 27, 2022

The demand for organic food, specifically produce and animal products, has skyrocketed in recent years, with the growing concern over our exposure to pesticides driving the buying and consumption of organic foods. Research and several experts have validated the idea that if you want to reduce...

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Eat to improve your health AND the Earth’s health at the same time! brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree Jun 18, 2022

What we eat, chronic disease, and the health of the environment all have one thing in common: food!  And, what’s good for one is good for all.

Over the past several decades there have been increasing levels of obesity, cancers, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease in the general...

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Does Drinking Coffee and Tea Lower the Risk of Dementia? brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Jun 12, 2022

If you love your morning coffee or tea, but sometimes feel guilty because you’ve heard some reports that it may not be so healthy, here’s a reason to continue to enjoy it!

First, a brief recap of stroke and dementia. Stroke accounts for 10% of all deaths worldwide and is one of the...

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Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements brain health healthy eating healthy recipes real food sugarfree Jun 05, 2022

Which is better? And why do you want them?

Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. 

The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas, and...

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Multivitamins: Are They Really Necessary? brain health healthy eating healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree May 29, 2022

Are you one of the many people who feels that multivitamins are an “insurance policy” for your health?  After all, we know that it’s hard to get all our required nutrients in our food.

Or have you been told that they’re not worth anything, and just make...

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Top 6 Supplements for Overall Health brain health healthy eating healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree May 22, 2022

Do your eyes get blurry whenever you look at the array of supplements now available?

Are you unsure about which ones should you take?  Which brands?  Or if you even need them at all?

Last week I talked about what you should know before buying supplements - if you missed it,...

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How to Choose Supplements Wisely brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree May 15, 2022

Before you buy your next supplement you need to read this!

As you know, I am all about eating Real Food, and one reason for that is that you can get a lot of your required nutrients that way–protein, healthy fats, fibre, and vitamins and minerals from a variety of animal products, legumes...

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60+ Sneaky Names For Sugar - And Why You Crave Every One Of Them! brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience stress-free sugarfree May 08, 2022

You might call your beloved “sweet thing” or maybe you’ve got a song on replay in your head about the sweet stuff, but let’s put the cute nicknames and catchy old tunes aside…

Because the granulated truth is that sugar is added to many processed foods, and...

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7 Ways to Make Cooking More Fun! brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience stress-free sugarfree May 01, 2022

Do you enjoy cooking? Or do you do it because you know it’s good for your health?

Maybe you avoid it because it’s such a chore?  Especially chopping all those vegetables!

If you're in a rut and want some inspirational tips on making cooking more fun, I've got you covered. I've...

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Meal Prep Magic ~ The Shortcuts You Need to Know! brain health healthy eating healthy recipes real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Apr 24, 2022

A big part of your healthy eating practice is planning and preparing your meals ahead of time -- so you’re not tempted by anything else!  So, why not bring back the tradition of good ‘ol home cookin’ and start eating healthier, more nutrient-dense meals… at...

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How to Avoid the Smelly Side Effects of Eating Legumes! brain health healthy eating healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree Apr 18, 2022

Remember that nursery rhyme from many years ago?

“Beans, beans, The magical fruit,

The more you eat, The more you toot!

The more you toot, the better you feel

So let’s eat beans, With every meal!”

A couple of weeks ago, I was discussing food choices with a friend (it’s a...

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The Brain and Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Apr 10, 2022

The Brain and Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

If you want to sharpen your mind, improve metabolism, and experience other health benefits (like fat loss!) even without giving up your favourite foods, intermittent fasting (IF) might be for you!

And while it may simply seem like IF is just...

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