Help! I need motivation!!

I know it can be difficult to find the time and the motivation to get moving. With work, family and life in general getting in the way it can be difficult to take time for yourself to get active and healthy. There is many ways to start getting physically active. [...]

By | 2017-07-24T18:53:28+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle|

How healthy are “Health Foods” anyway?

Just because it's found in the health food section, doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy. Between the mainstream media, the Food Pyramid, the thousands of health blogs out there, and the premise that you can just walk into a health food store and anything you pull off the shelves will be [...]

By | 2017-07-06T02:16:49+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle|

Blueberry herbal tea could treat type 2 diabetes

A blueberry tea could have potential to treat type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the Menzies Institute. The herbal tea, the main ingredient of which is blueberry, could reduce dependence on injected insulin. Pre-clinical trials suggested that the tea improves the intake of glucose in the muscles, thereby lowering [...]

By | 2015-04-15T12:59:02+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichokes)

It is that time of year again when we spend many back breaking hours cleaning up our garden in anticipation for the summer season ahead of us. Last season I visited a local outdoor farmers market and bought some sunchoke. The farmer suggested that I throw them in the ground, [...]

By | 2015-04-12T14:34:57+00:00 April 12th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

8 Reasons Avocado Is a Perfect Weight-Loss Food

Avocado was all like, "Look at me, I'm the good fat!" and Butter was like, "Show-off!" Trendy, popular and a bit of an overachiever in the health department, avocado is like the homecoming queen of the fats parade. It's actually a single-seeded berry native to Mexico, but at 322 calories [...]

By | 2015-04-04T14:01:57+00:00 April 4th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Dragon Fruit: The Exotic Powerhouse

This funny looking fruit looks like something out of Little Shop of Horrors but don’t let that scare you off. Also known as pitaya, these bizarre-looking fruits contain around 60 calories each and are rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. [...]

By | 2017-07-12T13:56:10+00:00 March 8th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Carbs, Protein, Fiber and Other Fun Facts

What are carbs you ask? Carbohydrates are a source of energy. When eaten, the body converts most carbohydrates into glucose (sugar), which is used to fuel cells such as those of the brain and muscles. Carbohydrates are one of three macronutrients (nutrients that form a large part of our diet) [...]

By | 2015-01-27T15:32:12+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Low Carb Baking Substitutions

When diagnosed with diabetes, one of the hardest part of coping and managing is trying to find out what you can eat and finding suitable substitutes for what you love to eat. Who doesn’t love sweets and treats? Unfortunately delicious things like breads, cookies and cakes, just to name a [...]

By | 2014-08-19T14:14:03+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Healthy Lifestyle|