Tips for Staying Healthy Over the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Dinner parties, family get-togethers, office parties and school concerts can be so fun, but also stressful for many different reasons. With all the shopping, preparations and running around from one event to another, it can be hard to stay sane…let alone healthy. If […]

8 Benefits of Detoxing

Detox diets are all over the place and for good reason.  There are so many benefits of doing regular detoxes.  With the number of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis, it is so important to help our bodies by cleansing out the toxic overload.  Even if we are eating fairly clean diets, we […]

Top 10 Antioxidant Foods

Antioxidants are important substances in our bodies.  They inhibit oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen and free radicals.  Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that in turn can damage healthy cells.  What exactly are free radicals?  They are molecules that contain unpaired electrons, making them highly reactive.  Antioxidants can help neutralize […]

What We Can Learn From Terry Fox

Today my daughters will be participating in their school’s annual Terry Fox Run.  I’m so thankful that schools continue to teach kids about this truly remarkable Canadian hero.  He left a legacy that continues to be passed on to future generations.  He was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian and cancer research activist, who persevered over his […]

The Effect of Inflammation on the Body

Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal themselves.  But, what happens when our body isn’t working the way it should?  Inflammation in the body occurs when chemicals from white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign invaders.  This, in turn, increases the blood flow to […]

Best Foods for a Healthy Gut

A healthy gut health is essential to break down the food you are eating as well as to absorb the nutrients from your food and eliminate toxins.  If your gut is out of whack, these things won’t happen the way they should which can lead to a number of health issues, like inflammation, IBS or […]