Woman drinking water

Everyone has struggled with water weight at some point, and it’s no fun at all. The human body is made up of around 60% water, and many vital roles and functions depend on this life-giving substance. However, excess water weight is a different story.  Technically referred to as edema, water weight (or water retention), can… Read More

Person seizing the day

Modern-day society has created an epidemic of fatigue. So many people feel a constant pressure to be on-the-go, with far more focus on productivity than on relaxation. While there is nothing inherently wrong with being productive, it’s important to strike a balance between work, family and down-time. Easier said than done, but not impossible. Getting… Read More

Woman who got rid of love handles

Despite their seemingly cute and innocent name, nobody wants anything to do with love handles. Not only are love handles aesthetically displeasing, they can also be a sign of poor metabolic health on a deeper level. To be clear: the term “love handles” refers to the excess fat that accumulates around the waist, particularly on… Read More

Lowering Your High Blood Pressure with Healthy Food

In conventional Western medicine, high blood pressure is typically lowered with medication. While this is certainly called for at times, there are many diet and lifestyle supports you might consider first before turning to meds, and the often unpleasant side effects that come with them. High blood pressure-also referred to as hypertension-is definitely cause for… Read More

Woman measuring waist

As a Nutritionist, I’m not a big fan of the mainstream meaning of the word “diet.” It all-too-often implies subjecting your body and mind to a period of short term deprivation in order to reach a goal. Sadly, that goal is sometimes unattainable or even unhealthy such as an unrealistic weight goal or amount of… Read More

Woman with smooth skin

If you’ve had the experience of feeling like a stranger in your own skin, you share this emotional and physical struggle with many people. Statistics show that skin conditions are becoming increasingly common, and perioral dermatitis (PD) is one of various skin ailments more and more people struggle with. Perioral means “around the mouth” and… Read More

Woman with muscle pain on leg

There’s nothing better than the glow, pride and body confidence that comes after a great workout. However, it’s important to take the time for proper recovery and care to safely transition your muscles and joints out of exercise, and prevent overly sore muscles. In this article, we explain the best strategies to warm-up and cool-down… Read More

Woman exercising hips

Modern-day living gives your hip flexors quite a beating. These key muscles are responsible for lifting your knees towards your body and allowing bend at the waist, and are notoriously in need of some extra love, strengthening and stretching. Given the increasing time so many people spend seated at their desks, in cars and elsewhere,… Read More

Woman Exercising Outdoors

If you’re wondering how to quickly and easily burn more calories throughout your day, you certainly aren’t alone. Calories are actually quite a confusing and controversial topic in the world of nutrition, and it can be hard to decide what strategy is best for you. To count or not to count calories? Quality over quantity,… Read More