Cover-photo credit: Josh Mazza, 2015 I recently came across an interesting article. The title boldly stated that “elephants don’t get cancer,” which at first caught my eye, admittedly because I figured it was a click-bait and I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to these sorts of articles. But then, after reading […]Read More Rad Research: The (nearly) Cancer-free Elephant
Hey there, nice to see you – it’s been a while! A lot has happened since my last post, but the most exciting event had to be my Uni graduation (round 2!). I officially received my Masters of Science in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, and it sure feels good to add some more letters […]Read More Collaboration: Eating right for mind and body
Today was a scorcher! This summer has started off sunny and hot, and I have to admit, I’ve been loving every minute of it! Keep it up, Mother Nature – you rule! These high temperatures have been ideal growing conditions for lots and lots of delicious (and nutritious!) veggies in the garden. Our humble little […]Read More Zesty Zucchini Gazpacho
Probiotics have been making headlines all over the world, with their recent proposed ties to anxiety and depression, as well the booming market of probiotic products (1). It’s no question that the human gut microbiota plays a serious role in over-all human health, and research has explored everything from the beneficial effects of probiotic supplementation […]Read More Rad Research: Probiotics, & Why They’re Worth The Hype
Maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut sugar, honey – the list goes on. These days, there seems to be a constant buzz around the newest and “healthiest” alternative sweeteners, since sugar is seen as the number one enemy. Is anyone else overwhelmed? The media portrays sugar to be our biggest downfall, and there seems to be […]Read More Ain’t it sweet – Which alternative sweetener is my best bet? (Part 1)
It’s almost on the daily that we hear someone comment on his or her weight. In our thin-obsessed society, it’s hard not to be sucked into the mentality of “the thinner, the better”. We’ve grown accustom to the idea that fat is fat, and that fat is bad. Super-models prancing the runway conceptualize the unrealistic […]Read More Rad Research: Friend or Foe? Here’s why you should love your (brown) fat
Hey there, I have a cheesy joke for you: Why did the carrot win an award? … Because he was outstanding in his field! (Get it?! Hah!?) Now that I’ve hopefully made you smile a little, here’s something else to be happy about – eating carrot cake for breakfast, whenever you feel like it, and […]Read More Super Sunday Snacks: Carrot- Cake Oatmeal
It’s been the month of coffee for me. Maybe it’s because of the festive Tim Hortons cups that look like little knit sweaters, or maybe it’s because of the projects and reviews I’ve been working on while thoughts of Christmas dance through my head. Or maybe it’s grad school, and I’ve finally made the transition […]Read More Could This Drink Be Your Liver’s New Best Friend?
Three cheers for fall! Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip, hooray! ‘Tis the season once again for all things pumpkin – the jolly orange fruits are available at farmers markets, fall-favourite “pick-your-own” farms have opened their gates, and Starbucks specialty drink sales are skyrocketing. I’m pretty darn tootin’ excited about this new season. Although I’m a huge fan […]Read More Orange you glad it’s pumpkin season?!
Gee whiz, the weather is beautiful! After this ridiculously long winter, I am beyond thankful that spring has finally sprung, and the temperature is slowly warming up. Today was an exceptionally nice day in Niagara, and with it being Sunday, I couldn’t help but sit outside with a good book, catch some rays, tank up […]Read More Summer Salad