The Bad and the Ugly

Trans Fats All in all, these fats are bad. They are not good, even in small amounts, there is no benefit to their consumption, and I recommend you do your best to eliminate them altogether from your diet. Trans fats are created by a process called hydrogenation, which, to summarize, changes the chemical composition of […]

Monounsaturated Oils


If you missed our previous post, you may not know that this week we are spreading our love for fats, and teaching you how you can choose the good ones, and get rid of the bad ones, to help reduce the risk of disease. Check out the introductory post here! Monounsaturated fats are known for […]

Poly-un-what-urated Fats?


Polyunsaturated. It is a fancy word for the specific chemical structure of these fats, and while the name is not important, understanding how these fats can help you is! So let’s walk through the basics. You may be familiar with the terms omega-3 and omega-6 fats, well, they are polyunsaturated fats. Both the omega-3 and […]

Why we Need to Learn to Love…Fat!


Fats. This is a huge topic! They have a bad reputation, and let’s face it, most of us are afraid of them. I have learned to love and respect fats, and I would like to share some information that will hopefully encourage you to start adding good-quality fats back into your diet. What is a […]

Acupuncture to Relieve the Pain


The practice of acupuncture began in China, with a recorded history of 2000 years. It has been practiced over centuries to support a variety of ailments and conditions, and now new research shows that it can, in fact, improve our wellbeing, specifically for those who experience chronic pain. The system of acupuncture is based on […]

‘Steps’ for Building Healthy Bones


So you are eating all your fruits and veggies, getting sufficient calcium, magnesium, and other important nutrients for building strong bones—that’s great! You may also consider one other addition to your daily routine to help keep those bones healthy and strong—exercise! New research illustrates that women who incorporate regular exercise into their routines have greater […]

Blood Sugar 101


Nutritionists talk about blood sugar, hypoglycemia, and the impact they have on our health all the time. But what do all these terms mean? If you don’t understand them, then there’s no point in going into more detail before you do. I want to provide a little crash course on blood sugar, and break down […]