Did you know that dry sinuses dramatically increase the likelihood of attracting the bacteria responsible for sinusitis. Additionally, having dry sinuses may result in thicker mucous that is less effective in trapping and removing airborne allergens. When these allergens stay in the sinuses they may contribute to inflammation and sinus pain. While a doctor’s visit may be necessary there is also much that can be done with diet, supplementation and lifestyle. If you have a sinu
A versatile vegetable stock that works with any recipe. Makes about 10 cups of stock.
2 large onions roughly chopped
2 celery stalks roughly chopped
2 large carrots roughly chopped
And whatever other odds and ends from vegetables you have collected during the week. I add pepper ends, broccoli and cauliflower stems, mushroom stocks, tomato ends, potato peels, parsnip peels … you name it, toss it in!
2 bay leaves
Fresh herbs (I love a handful of fresh parsley and
One of the most common excuses that working mothers give me for not eating well is that they have no time.
They run from daycare to work to daycare to home. They manage to scrape together a decent meal in a reasonable amount of time. After dinner there is clean up, putting the kids to bed and a few minutes of television or reading before sleep takes over. It is remarkable that working mothers find time to eat at all let alone eat well! If anyone understands the business of i
As a yoga instructor I spend lots of time talking about awareness or mindfulness. During a yoga practice it is essential to draw your attention inside, tune into strong and subtle sensations in your body, notice the language of breath and adjust your practice based upon the specific needs of yourself. One of the most powerful aspects of yoga is that the lessons learned on the yoga mat often weave themselves into our lives. Mindful eating is one of these examples. What does ea
A single dietary change that will make a HUGE impact on your health and well-being is to eat real food.
It sounds simple enough. But what is “real” food? Holistic Nutrition classifies real food as whole, live and natural. Whole foods are foods that have been processed and refined as little as possible. Whole foods are extremely close to the form that you would find them in nature. These are foods that your great-grandparents would recognize, grow, and eat. An example of a wh
Don’t be too quick to compost your left over brown rice from dinner last night!
Instead, re-purpose this whole grain by transforming it into delicious dairy free milk. Making it yourself ensures that this light and flavorful drink is additive and preservative free!
Brown rice milk is low in saturated fat and a good source of Magnesium. For the recipe go to Beautiful Brown Rice Milk Rice, especially brown rice, has been vilified due to recent studies showing that it contains
What spice makes you think of warm drinks and baking more than the sweet taste and incredible fragrance of cinnamon?! Cinnamon tops my charts when it comes to spicing up fall and winter recipes! But there is more to this delicious spice than its terrific taste. Cinnamon has some secrets. Cinnamon spice is actually derived from the inner bark of the Cinnamon tree. Over 80% of the world’s cinnamon comes from the country of Sri Lanka. There are roughly a dozen different varietie
Move over carrots!
Surprisingly avocados are loaded with carotenoid antioxidants that help lower our risk of heart disease and provide important anti-inflammatory properties.
Here is a fast and easy way to get some of that green goodness in you! Easy Guacamole Ingredients 1 ripe avocado
freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste
one pinch chili powder one pinch cumin powder salt and pepper optional ingredients:
chopped fresh cilantro
chopped fresh garlic
chopped fresh tomato
I have a confession to make. I love a good cup of coffee! And not the responsible “no cream, no sugar and just a hint of almond milk” type of coffee. I’ll take it sweet and creamy, thanks. While there are some excellent benefits of the occasional cup of (hopefully organic) brewed coffee, most people consume far too much. Tim Horton’s is even putting out commercials that suggest our love of (Tim’s) coffee is part of our Canadian identity! As a nutritionist, I am aware of the n
Want a healthy alternative to your morning cup of coffee? There are many ways to enjoy Matcha Tea. This is a simple and delicious way (and my favourite!) to prepare it.
To read about the many benefits of drinking this antioxidant rich tea check out Mad About Matcha! Matcha Tea Ingredients 1/2 tsp matcha
3 tbsp boiled water
1 cup milk or dairy alternative Directions Boil a small amount of water and let sit for 5 minutes In you favourite coffee mug stir 1/2 tsp of matcha into
Millet is a nutrient rich, gluten free and easy-to-cook grain. Its mild flavour and light texture makes millet an excellent addition to any cook’s repertoire.
For more on Millet check out All About Millet. For a great breakfast idea go to Spiced Millet Pudding This is the method I use most when a recipe calls for cooked millet. Stovetop Millet rinse 1 cup of millet
put rinsed millet in a pot
add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil
turn heat down to the lowest setting and