Mar 052017

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Are you just about done with everyone’s “obsession” with cholesterol?  Do you already know that cholesterol is not all bad, in fact there is “good” cholesterol?


Well, here it is.  Let me bust some common cholesterol myths right now starting with the myth that “cholesterol is cholesterol” because it’s not.  Depending on which of its buddies cholesterol is floating through your blood with makes a massive difference.  Not to mention the fact that cholesterol is essential to good health.  (Yes, you read that right!).


After I bust those myths I’ll give you the goods on what healthy lifestyle choices you can make to increase that “good” cholesterol (because medicines don’t seem to be able to do that but I will tell you what can!).


And I’ll leave you with a delicious recipe that you can use to get more veggies into your day! Continue reading »

Mar 202016

Busy Mama Muffin Dilemma

So I went at Tim Hortons the other day, it was that or sit at an arena. I had been running around all day in the dreary days of a grey and cold winter day and I was having that afternoon crash.

I’m not a regular at Tim Hortons which is evidenced by the fact that it took me about 5 minutes to order my cup of tea. Anyway this afternoon crash prompted a stare down between me and the muffin display. The “afternoon crash” voice inside my head was all over me having a sugary muffin that would take me on a sugar ride and pump me up, up, up. The voice of “afternoon crash reason” knew this was not the right choice because it reminded me of the eminent sugar crash & the unfulfilling pleasure I would receive from a factory made muffin. Continue reading »

Mar 132016

tomatoesCan I nibble on blueberries and cherry tomatoes throughout my day?

Even though these are healthy choices, my simple answer is NO. But why, if it’s healthy food?

Eating when you are not hungry is not helping you if you need to lose weight, fat and inches. It’s important to tune into your hunger signals and you can’t do that if you are constantly munching. Read here to learn about true vs. toxic hunger.

If your body is always digesting food, it does not have time to do the deeper work of healing (which is important for your health).   Blueberries and tomatoes are a source of carbohydrates (which is sugar), so all day you are feeding your body with sugar. Continue reading »

Mar 062016

Often times my client say, “if I exercise more I can eat more right.”

Depends …what’cha eating???

If you’re thinking breads, pastas, muffins, fries, chips, cookies etc. (you get the idea–the processed stuff – which they usually are) the answer is, “Depends on what your goals are.”

If you want to feel like the Pillsbury Dough Boy or you don’t mind extra padding on your body or low energy, then by all means, gobble them up.

If you want the fat to melt away, the pounds to drop and your energy to soar, then the best thing is to focus on upping your greens, vegetables with some nuts, seeds and fruit.

It’s not the simple case of just eating less or eating more but rather what you’re eating that determines the quantity. Continue reading »

Aug 112014

It’s an Ugly Word!! One we never want to hear.


Mum and me

Since 2009 I decided to focus a lot of my time researching cancer/disease prevention…and then in March of 2011 I got a call from my mum and she told me that she had mouth cancer.  She decided to start chemo and radiation immediately and it was very difficult to be so far away from her since she lives in Spain.  There are times that she could not talk, she couldn’t eat and was rushed to the hospital several times. Obviously, I booked a ticket to Spain and when I saw her, she looked lifeless and very weak.  She had been given drinks from the hospital to consume for her calories (marconutrients – carbs, fat and protein) but they were not giving her the micronutrients she need for cell rejuvenation that she so desperately needed.

Within two to three days of my mother being on the nutritional plan that I recommended, I cannot begin to tell you how her eyes started to shine, her energy started to increase and her pain subsided.  Her friends were amazed at her recovery. Continue reading »