Keto Parmesan Chicken Wings

Keto Parmesan Chicken Wings

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Protein-Powered Banana Bread

Fresh Summer Salad

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Fresh Summer Salad

Fresh Summer Salad

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Silent Epidemic

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Silent Epidemic

Brain injury is a silent epidemic.

On the surface, things may look fine. But beneath the surface, there is a vast network of symptoms that no one sees. These symptoms are very difficult to deal with and almost impossible for others to understand.

This is why I liken the effects of a brain injury to an iceberg - below the surface of the TBI iceberg lies the hidden burden of the disease.

In my continued quest to educate about brain injuries and in light of the fact that June is Traumatic Injury Awareness Month, I urge you to read on to discover how brain injuries are a silent epidemic and learn about the true impact brain injuries can have.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Facts, Causes, and Symptoms

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Facts, Causes, and Symptoms

June is a beautiful month!

As the weather improves and greenery surrounds us, we make our way outside to enjoy ourselves! 

Just as it should be!

Summer is the time for outdoor sports like soccer, football, and rugby. It’s time to dust off the bike and inflate the tires. It’s time to insure that motorcycle and fix the leaky cabin roof. Yet each of these activities comes with a cautionary note.

June is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month - a time to enjoy the outdoors for sure, but not be too carefree or careless. When it comes to the health of our brain - we can never be too cautious!

Read on to discover some facts about brain injuries, including causes and symptoms. Then tune in next week, when I’ll discuss how brain injuries are becoming a growing silent epidemic and provide some practical advice on how to help someone who has sustained one.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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9 of the Best Ways to Protect Your Brain

9 of the Best Ways to Protect Your Brain

How to Protect Your Most Valuable Organ

Your brain is a complex machine that happens to be responsible for every single thing you do, think, feel and say.

As the executive control centre of your body, it supervises every thought, feeling, memory, mood, and action that you undertake.

Yet most people don’t think twice about this vital organ. Read on to discover 9 practical steps you can start taking today to help protect your most valuable organ.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Brain Boost: 9 Reasons to Eat More Omega 3s

Brain Boost: 9 Reasons to Eat More Omega 3s

Fats come in all shapes and sizes. But some are healthy and some are not. 

How do you know which fats to choose, which you should avoid and which you should make a habit of eating more of?

Read on to discover the amazing health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids and why they should become a staple in your everyday life.


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Celiac Disease: Living Gluten-Free after Diagnosis

Celiac Disease: Living Gluten-Free after Diagnosis

Ok, so you or a loved one has been diagnosed with celiac disease. Now what?

It’s no secret that living with a diagnosis of celiac disease changes your life as certain foods no longer become a choice.

But how can you live with a disease that eliminates an ingredient found in the vast majority of foods?

Read on to discover how to get started on a gluten-free diet and live healthfully after a celiac diagnosis.

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Celiac Disease: Signs and Symptoms that May Surprise You!

Celiac Disease: Signs and Symptoms that May Surprise You!

Could you belong to the 80% of Canadians with undiagnosed Celiac Disease?

Do you suffer from some form of debilitating “mystery” symptom?

Could it be celiac?

When most people think of celiac disease, they immediately think of the common digestive symptoms that manifest if gluten is consumed, including diarrhea, gas and bloating. But there are many other less common, or “atypical” signs and symptoms of the disease - some of which may surprise you. Could you be suffering from one of them?

In honour of May being Celiac Awareness Month, let’s dive right into the disease, test your knowledge of celiac, and examine symptoms during Part 1 of my series on celiac disease.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Head Injury 101: Common Types of TBI and How to Spot Worrying Symptoms

Head Injury 101: Common Types of TBI and How to Spot Worrying Symptoms 

As the saying goes: knowledge is power. In this week’s blog post, I discuss some of the most common head injuries and the worrying symptoms to keep an eye on… 

It's not always obvious when someone is dealing with a TBI, as it is an invisible illness.

Symptoms can vary drastically, depending on the specific type of TBI someone has sustained as well as other factors like their diet and lifestyle.

If you're not sure if you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic brain injury, keep reading.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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What is Matcha? (Part 1)

What is Matcha?

No this isn't the latest fad beverage that's promulgated at coffee chains in your neighbourhood. Instead, matcha green tea has been enjoyed for over 800 years initially as a meditational drink by Buddhist Monks who would drink matcha to remain alert and focused, yet calm and relaxed.

Read on to find out about this ancient drink.

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Brain Hypoxia: Everything You Need to Know

Brain Hypoxia: Everything You Need to Know

Swimmers, divers, athletes, and mountain climbers should pay special attention to this post…

Brain hypoxia is a dangerous condition that occurs when the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about brain hypoxia, including symptoms, who’s at risk, and treatment options.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for a healthy way to spruce up your Easter? If so, I urge you to try this recipe for my healthier carrot cake muffins… with cream cheese icing of course.

Once I perfected this recipe, it quickly became a favourite in our household (and that of our friends!).

The recipe is simple, yet the cupcakes are moist and super decadent! No one can resist them!

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The Autistic Brain & Autism Awareness: 2019

The Autistic Brain & Autism Awareness: 2019

Are you the parent of a child with ASD? 

If so, you know the challenges, hardships, and heartbreak that comes with such a diagnosis. 

Your child’s future is uncertain. Your future is uncertain. And the present poses many challenges. Having your child wander away from safety is a major concern of many - with almost half of autistic children known to bolt or wander away.

April is Autism Awareness Month - a time to raise awareness about the disorder for those who know little about it in an effort to increase acceptance, and time to band together as one community to provide support for those who live with it and its devastation daily.

This week’s post is all about autism - how autism affects the brain, what science has to say about it, and what nutritional changes you can make to hopefully see a difference.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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9 Key Foods that Reduce Inflammation

9 Key Foods that Reduce Inflammation

INFLAMMATION! INFLAMMATION! INFLAMMATION!

This topic seems to be absolutely everywhere these days. Who in the health and wellness field is NOT talking about the infamous inflammation? 

Some say it’s the root cause of all disease.

Everyone wants to tell you how to kick it to the curb.

Let me give you a rundown on my 9 favourite anti-inflammatory foods. And for bonus points, I'll even tell you which anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compounds they contain. Read this weeks blog post.

And as always, I welcome your feedback. Drop me a line and please share and like us on Facebook and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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