Health and Happiness

Happy people live better, longer.  Happiness doesn’t just happen – it can be created on purpose.  Learn more from this article series:  

Health Essentials

Health doesn’t just happen – you create it with the choices you make every day.  Learn more from this article series:

Managing Stress

Stress is unavoidable.  How it impacts your health is a reflection of how well you proactively manage it.  Learn more from this article series:  

Tummy Troubles

Healthy digestion is central to comfort and wellness.  Learn more from this article series:

7 Keys to Living Successfully With Chronic Conditions

Roughly half of the people around you are living with chronic illnesses.  Perhaps you are one of them.             Like everything else in life, you can choose to suffer with your condition, or you can learn to live with it gracefully.  I say “choose” because your attitude about your condition…

The Recipes Index

Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Centuries later, Michael Pollan said “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These quotes demonstrate that the foundation for excellent health has not changed much through time – it is still very much rooted in our diets. These delicious recipes will entice you…

Strength In Self-Forgiveness

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive. – Yolanda Hadid

Love, Strength, Courage

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Happy Foods

What are some foods that have a natural “happiness” boost? The emotional experience of happiness is mediated by the balance of brain chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and GABA. Foods that promote the body’s ability to produce these neurotransmitters support the ability to feel happy. Source: quimica on Tumblr Dopamine is the brain chemical associated most…

Peace, Beauty, Life

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. – Menachem Begin

Should You Take Prebiotics With Probiotics?

Do you need to take prebiotics with probiotics? Is it necessary to take both? Prebiotics are nutrients that nourish the bacteria. When we eat them, the bacteria get “fed” too. You don’t need to get prebiotics in the form of supplements. It’s better to get what you need from your diet.  Here are some good…

The Most Unhealthy Food Additive

There are lots of candidates: trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial colours, sodium containing preservatives and flavour enhancers. I think all of these things are “evil” but consider HFCS to be the worst.[1] Gluten and lactose are not evil but obviously have to be avoided by those with intolerances. Natural salts are…

What is the difference between the keto diet and a high protein diet?

This is a good question because many people use these terms interchangeably. Both diets restrict carbohydrates. A high protein diet is one in which most of the calories come from protein.  Since carbohydrates cause the body to retain water, high protein diets cause rapid water loss in the early stages, and are popular for weight…

Be The Change

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many…

Self Love Makes You Beautiful

Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset. – Ileana D’Cruz

Failing With Food

Is our food system really that bad? I guess that depends on what you think a food system is, and what it should do. The agricultural systems in the US and Canada are extremely efficient at producing food. If fact, they produce an excess of food, even when exports are considered. The food distribution systems…