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
Happy Winter! The season is in full swing, and we’re bundling up here in the Great White North. Save for a few uncharacteristically warm days, February has been nippy and there’s been snow. Dressing warm is key for these winter months. In late January, as I was exploring the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine festival and freezing my buns off, […]Read More Chocolate Avocado Truffles
The key to longevity is eating right and being active. Ask anyone – your doctor, your nutritionist, or your third-cousin ( twice removed), and they will re-iterate the fact that healthy lifestyle choices and physical activity will help you age gracefully and live a healthy life. It seems simple enough: nourish your body with the […]Read More Rad Research: Mimicking Caloric Restriction
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
Happy Matcha Monday, friends! Today was a beautiful day and to celebrate, I made a Matcha smoothie. Not just any old Matcha smoothie, though – this wasn’t your typical, run-of-the-mill smoothie. No sir (or madam)! Forget those sugar-loaded Matcha frappucinos from the coffee shops, this one is tastier, way healthier, and (OK, maybe I’m a […]Read More Happy Matcha Monday!
Happy Summer! The warm weather is finally here and in full swing – and what better way to celebrate the season than by getting outside and being active?! While I don’t mind the occasional outdoor winter run, I usually chicken-out and just stay inside, opting instead for the treadmill at the gym. Winter in Canada […]Read More Summer Sports Nutrition: Check Out These Smoothies!
It’s been a busy few weeks, but they’ve been quite exciting, and some very cool things have been happening! I recently was given the opportunity to develop some sports nutrition smoothies for the Canadian Health Food Association, and it’s been a total blast learning about the food styling, photography, and all the behind-the-scenes efforts that […]Read More The Secret Power of Khorasan
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
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?
I love chocolate. That’s a well known fact among my friends. There’s no doubt that if I had no self-control whatsoever, I would be eating chocolate at every meal, every single day . Luckily for cocoa lovers like myself, there are loads of healthy alternatives to a chocolate bar which will still help satisfy that craving. One of my favourite chocolate-inspired recipes […]Read More Cocoa Crazy
As a child, I used to hate tomatoes. Coming from a fruit and veggie lover, that seems absurd, doesn’t it? I wasn’t exactly a picky-eater, but I sure as heck did not want anything to do with tomatoes. They were too squishy, too seedy, too red – basically, anything and everything was wrong with them, […]Read More Terrific Tomatoes