1 in 5 Canadians and 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain. This includes conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain or neck pain. But, what if you could reduce the symptoms of chronic pain with a daily workout or maybe trying a new recipe? Find out what the experts have to say about the effect of exercise & nutrition for chronic pain. Their simple tips may surprise you!read more
Are people around you getting colds? Do you know what you can do to naturally lower your risk and keep your immune system in tip-top shape?read more
The food you eat plays a huge role in your energy levels! In addition to getting regular exercise, be sure to fuel your body with whole foods throughout the day to keep your energy levels up and maintained. Grab our super easy, but super yummy Energizing Power Ball recipe — giddy-up!read more
If you’re trying to eat healthier, you already know you should be including lots of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains.
But when you step into a grocery store, that’s when things get a bit more complicated.
The majority of store shelves are crammed with a tempting assortment of pre-packaged and convenience foods loaded with nutrition marketing buzzwords.
Maybe you’re thinking it’s not that hard to decipher which foods are healthiest. After all, if a product is labeled as “organic” or “low-fat” or “gluten-free”—it must be good for you, right? Well, not exactly!
You may also think you’re doing a noble thing by adding healthful-sounding foods to your cart—but in reality, you may end up taking in way more calories, sugar, and unhealthy ingredients than you intend!
This is because most product nutrition claims don’t cut it when it comes to the actual healthfulness of a food.
But yet, many shoppers are still crushing on this alluring food label lingo—i.e. “natural, organic, paleo, whole grain, low in [calories/fat/sodium]”—and believe these terms alone mean a food is healthier than it actually is.
This effect of perceived healthfulness of a food (or food-like) product based on a single claim is called a ‘health halo’.
Let’s talk about two of the most common labeling terms that contribute to this health halo effect, and what you can do to make truly healthy food choices for you and your family.read more
If you love meditating and do it regularly, you’re still going to want to read this post.
While the health benefits of relaxation techniques like meditation are amazing, there are other ways to relax as well. You may want to try something new or share some of these ideas with a friend or family member who might want to de-stress but just can’t seem to meditate.
Either way, I have you covered with nine non-meditation ways to break free from stress.
And, this week’s recipe relaxes you and smells ah-mazing!read more
“Move more” has been a common mantra for health for decades. But, what does that even mean? What kind of exercise counts? How much do I need?
Maybe the biggest question here is: “What are the true health benefits, anyway?”
In this week’s post, I want to share with you the real, proven health benefits of exercise. Because there are some; there actually are lots!
Plus, if you do heavy workouts and need a replenishing drink, I’ve included a delicious recipe for you too.read more
Do you have symptoms that just don’t seem to go away?
I’m not only talking about just digestive symptoms but any random aches, pains, discomforts, etc.?
One of the trickiest things to figure out is whether a random symptom could be due to a food intolerance. That’s because symptoms can be delayed, or ongoing, and not even resemble a gastrointestinal symptom at all.
In this post, I go over a few of the common symptoms, and two (very) common foods that you may be reacting to, but don’t even know it.read more
How many excuses do you hear yourself saying every day? ‘I couldn’t get this done today because… OR I didn’t have time to do that because…’
Sometimes all it takes to be more ‘productive’ is to simply stop sabotaging yourself and get out of your own way. But not confronting procrastination and all the “I’m too busy” excuses are shining examples of standing in your own way.
So, you’ve got to prioritize achieving results ahead of staying in your comfort zone – and stop making excuses! You’ve probably also heard the phrase, “work smarter, not harder”?
Well, in this post we’re going to give you a ton of ideas for how to do just that… without making excuses 😉
Plus, we’ve got a sweet recipe for your daily bliss + brain boost — a must for taking more action that get the results you’re after.
(Oh, and these little bites will also give you your daily chocolate fix!)read more
Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty...read more
You totally want to ditch your scale, don't you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I mean, it doesn't define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let's look at your waist circumference (well...you look...read more