Assess Your Risk for Alzheimer’s: Word Alzheimer’s Day & Quiz

Assess Your Risk for Alzheimer’s by Taking my Quiz

Are you constantly misplacing important items like your keys or wallet?

Do you go to the grocery store to realize that you have no idea what you went there for?

Do you find yourself rereading the same page of a book several times before you’re able to process the words?

Every 66 seconds one American over the age of 65 is newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. This is a frightening statistic. And with rates of dementia continually rising, Americans are currently in a brain health crisis. 

Maybe you are at risk and worried about the state of your brain or the brain of someone you love.

Well, the good news is that Alzheimer’s is not an inevitable part of aging, and what you do today, can actually help you protect, restore, and regain the health of your brain!

Almost all the risk factors for dementia are preventable or reversible. In honour of World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, there’s no better time to act than right now! 

Read on to educate yourself about the risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s. And be sure to grab a pencil so you can take my quiz to test your personal risk factors for the disease. Then learn what you can start doing today to regain the health of your brain. You are never too old or too young to start improving your brain!


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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk & How To Make It.

If you have a dairy allergy or are interested in a great milk alternative, look no further. Almond milk has more nutrients than cow’s milk and is easier for most people to digest.

In fact, regular consumers of almond milk may even make it at home. If you have been toying with this idea but need some inspiration and a good recipe, keep reading!

This week, I discuss some interesting facts about almonds and the health benefits they provide. As an added bonus, I’m including my super simple recipe for delicious, and nutritious, homemade almond milk!


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The Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee: Part 1

The Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it.

Why all the confusion?

If you want to learn about the health benefits of your morning cup of java or if you should avoid it altogether, today’s post is for you. 

Coffee affects different people differently. It does have some important health benefits, but both quality and quantity count. Plus, there are people who should avoid it.

Are you one of them? What should you consider before your next cuppa joe?


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Top 10 Brain Exercises to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Top 10 Brain Exercises to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Is staving off dementia and keeping your brain in shape important to you? 

Just like you need to work your muscles to stay in shape, so too do you need to work your brain to stay sharp. Read on to learn about the best brain exercises you can do to keep your brain in optimal working order.



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9 Healthy Eating Tips for Back to School

9 Healthy Eating Tips for Back to School

Some of you may be disappointed that those lazy summer days are over as another school year is about to start. Others may be excited to get back into familiar routines and the kids busy again. But regardless of how you feel about the return of a new school year, it is always a great time to kick-start new habits and create better eating routines for the whole family.

To help you get the school year started on the right foot, this week’s blog post includes 9 healthy eating tips to kick the year off right while improving the focus and productivity of everyone in the household.

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9 Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk

Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk & How To Make It.

If you have a dairy allergy or are interested in a great milk alternative, look no further. Almond milk has more nutrients than cow’s milk and is easier for most people to digest.

In fact, regular consumers of almond milk may even make it at home. If you have been toying with this idea but need some inspiration and a good recipe, keep reading!

This week, I discuss some interesting facts about almonds and the health benefits they provide. As an added bonus, I’m including my super simple recipe for delicious, and nutritious, homemade almond milk!


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TBI and Neuronutrition: How What You Eat Can Help Improve Brain Injuries

TBI and Neuronutrition: How What You Eat Can Help Improve Brain Injuries 

Have you, or someone you love, been the victim of a traumatic brain injury and you feel like its taking too long to recover? If so, then you'll want to read this article and learn how neuronutrition can help speed up the brain's healing process.

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Does your Pet eat better than you?

Does your Pet eat better than you? 

Many pet foods today use all natural, quality, organic ingredients with meat derived from animals not treated with hormones or antibiotics. In fact, ingredient lists on packages of pet food read like a health food store advertisement.

Natural. Whole foods. Organic. 

With such wholesome foods readily available for our pets, I came to realize that many humans fail to eat as well as their pets. Why is this? Do we not think we deserve to live long, happy, healthy lives, too?

Read this week’s blog post to discover more about why our pets eat better than we do and some life lessons we should all adopt from the family dog.

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Dairy Allergy: Which foods contain dairy and what you can eat instead

Are You Allergic to Dairy? 

Do you know which foods contain dairy products and what you can eat instead? 

Are you or your child allergic to dairy? If so, what do you do when you’ve been aregular consumer of milk and dairy products then find out that it’s actually making you sick?

To the uninitiated, this may seem like an easy fix… don’t drink milk. 

However, it’s much more complicated than that. Many common foods contain dairy or dairy products. In fact, you may be surprised by what they include!

Read on to discover common foods and ingredients that often contain dairy, as well as natural, healthy dairy-free alternatives.

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The Ketogenic Diet: Do’s and Don’t to get it Right plus a Recipe!

The Ketogenic Diet: Do’s and Don’t to get it Right plus a Recipe!

Are you thinking of starting the ketogenic diet?

Have you been on the keto diet but find your progress has stalled?

Would you like to get more out of the ketogenic diet than you thought possible?

If so, read this week’s blog post to discover my do’s and don’ts of the ketogenic diet to help you do it right. As an added bonus, I’ve included a quick, easy and delicious keto snack recipe to help you stay right on track!



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Eating Healthy while Travelling this Summer

Healthy Eating while Travelling this Summer
It’s that time of year again for most of us.

The sun is shining. School is out for the summer and it’s holiday season. It’s time to take a break, kick back, and enjoy time with family and friends wherever they may be.

For most of us, travelling is exciting. It means getting away, relaxing, and taking the time to recharge. However, for others, even the thought of travelling can be terrifying. Eating the wrong foods away from home and having to deal with the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects it brings may discourage these people from venturing away from home in the first place.

Read this week’s blog post to discover my top 9 travel tips to help you maintain healthy eating habits while having fun on vacation this summer, and learn how to avoid the feelings of heaviness, bloat, and fatigue that typically comes with travel.


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The 10 Best Brain Vitamins to Boost Focus and Memory

The 10 Best Brain Vitamins to Boost Focus and Memory

If you're curious to know what vitamins are good for your brain and can improve your mood, memory, and focus, read this week’s blog post. You’ll discover the 10 most essential brain vitamins you should be taking and why.

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Allergies vs Food Sensitivities: Are They the Same or Different?

Allergies vs Food Sensitivities: Are They the Same or Different?

I’m not sure why, but I have been seeing more clients in my practice who are suffering from multiple food sensitivities and allergies. 

The other day, one of my clients asked, “What’s the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity?” As this seems to be a growing concern, if one client has this question, many others mustn’t know the difference either. 

So this week, I delve in to the truth behind food allergies vs. food sensitivities. I’ll also fill you in on the symptoms to look for if you think that you, like so many others, may suffer from food sensitivities.


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Here are some quick and easy recipes to kick-start your long-weekend and help you get ready for a great summer!

Summer Fresh Recipes

I've had lots of folks reach out to me on Instagram and Facebook after last week's blog post on BBQ chicken with veg. So I decided to post a couple more ideas to help you celebrate Canada Day and the Fourth of July.

No matter what side of the border you find yourself on, be sure to unwind with family, friends and some healthy BBQ!

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11 Natural Ways to Beat Depression

Natural Ways to Beat Depression

Have you been suffering from depression lately? You may feel like you're all alone, but an estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from this disorder.

Depression can make everything difficult - from the smallest everyday tasks to trying to make it through the workday. So, what can you do to pick yourself up and beat your depression?

Keep reading to discover 11 natural ways to beat depression.


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