The amount of energy/calories you regularly consume versus the amount you regularly expend is definitely something I think we should all keep a non-obsessive eye on, especially if you find your weight creeping up (or down) over time. But if you focus only on the calorie content of the foods you eat, you are short-changing your health! Not all calories are created equally. So here are a few other things I recommend my clients focus on when making their daily food choices.Read More
It’s that time of year…. The combination of the festive season aftermath and new years resolutions will drive many of us to try one “detox” or another. Whether it’s shakes, juice fasts, online programs or an combination of all three, every second health coach and “wellness guru” on the internet seems to be spruiking one program or another. Before you pay you hard-earned money to be really, REALLY hungry (and tired and headachy!) for a week or so, check out my list of 7 things to do instead!Read More
Anthocyanins are a specific type of phytonutrient, providing the vibrant red-orange and purple-blue-violet pigments in fruit, veggies and other plant foods like grains and legumes. And studies are increasing revealing their powerful health benefits! Read more here!
A recent peer-reviewed study described purslane as a ‘‘power food’’ of the future because of its high nutritive and anti-oxidant properties. Find out why it's one of my favourite leafy greens!Read More
My nutrition and health coaching clients know that I'm constantly looking for small, simple changes that will pay high dividends in terms of energy, vitality, health and longevity. And this one is a no-brainer: YOU NEED TO WATCH YOUR SALT INTAKE! This one simple (but not necessarily easy!) health tip could literally - LITERALLY! - save your life. Or save you from the trauma of experiencing a catastrophic health crisis in the best years of your life. And no, I'm not being unnecessarily melodramatic. Here's why:Read More