November 27, 2015

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Should You Be Worried About These 3 Personal Care Products?

We're changing things up this week with a brand new video blog post.  This way you get all of the important information delivered right to you in video format.  No muss, no fuss! Hope you enjoy and as always learn something new. What do aspirin, tampons, and nail polish have in common?  They are all commonly used personal care products that have some pretty significant health risks associated with them.  Sadly, this type of information is rarely covered by mainstream media.  In this week's blog, I give you the low down on why you should choose your personal health care products with … [Read More...]

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Don’t Forget About These Important Fuels When You Workout

"Use it or lose it!" You might have hear that sentence before as it can apply to our brain and our body. It is crucial to move and exercise for optimal health. Exercising doesn’t mean spending 90 minutes doing cardio and weight training at the gym every day (I actually really don't suggest that!). Read my past blog on HIIT training to find the best and most efficient way to exercise for health and fitness results. It’s smart to exercise! Personally, I love how I feel after getting my workout in for the day. I … [Read More...]

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9 Ways to Decrease the Halloween Sugar Load!

It is almost here, Halloween! I think many of us can remember the costumes we wore, the pillow cases we used to" maximize" the amount of Halloween candy that could we would collect, the freezing cold nights that required a snowsuit to be worn and the end of night purge where our moms went through our bounty of candy to remove anything that was open or didn’t look right. And let's not forget the stomach ache … [Read More...]

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Have You Tried these Great Healthy Food Spots in Ottawa Yet?

I have to confess; I am a very "plain and simple" kind of cook. It is always a treat to go out and eat tasty and nutritious food – especially since my repertoire could use a little help in the spice and variety department! Also, not everyone cooks at home all the time. Sure the advantage of cooking at home is that you have the ability to control the quality of food you use. Is it local, organic, in season, fresh, … [Read More...]

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The Ugly Truth About Meal Replacement Drinks

Here it goes...I have to rant about something that gets my blood pressure up in seconds! Just the other day I had a discussion with a friend about "Boost type drinks", how they use clever marketing campaigns and how some health "experts" were actually promoting it as beneficial for people on the go and for the elderly. The French Canadian woman in me really comes out when I see such craziness being promoted as a health resource. It is completely understandable to have a desire for pre-packaged meal replacements; especially with the fast paced lives we live today. Their ‘all in one’ … [Read More...]

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Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Not So Ugly Facts

Are you confused about coffee? It’s more popular than ever but there are conflicting reports all over the Internet. Some health professionals urge us to avoid coffee because of its health risks, while others recommend coffee for its health benefits. No wonder we’re so confused! Which is it: guilty pleasure or health booster? In this week’s blog, we take an in depth look at coffee - the good, the bad, and the not so ugly facts. You probably didn’t start drinking coffee for its health benefits.   But health benefits are certainly a great reason to continue!   Here are the top ten reasons to … [Read More...]

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