Archive for the 'Prenatal Nutrition' Category
It makes me giggle sometimes when a client will comment on how “good” I look or how “full of energy” I am. Hey…don’t forget, looks can be deceiving but then I do have a few secrets up my sleeve.
Like every mom on the planet, my days are filled with schedules, routines and lack there of. As much as I try my best to prepare, life still throws me curve balls to keep me on my toes. Having said that, if something does come up out of the blue, I try my best not to panic because we all know what that does; it only creates more panic and the domino’s begin to roll…
Now although we would love to control the way the universe works, there are somethings that we just need to put out there and let things fall where they may. However, we DO have a choice on how good and energetic we feel so we are better prepared for nature’s surprises. Read the rest of this entry »
Well, we have all been there. We step on the scale after a long break and are shocked at what we see staring back at us!!!!! That number can’t be true. So, we get off as quick as we can and reset it. We step on it again. WHAT!!!!! I know, its the batteries! You change them. Nope, still the same. Oh, I know, I had cheesecake last night, and went to the movies the night before. Before you know it, you start thinking about the how’s, the why’s, the “oh yeah’s” and you think, ok, I’m gonna be better…….
So here’s how you CAN be better. Health has a snowballing effect; the more you do good, the more you want good, the more you crave good – the better good you do! So let’s start: Read the rest of this entry »
One of my favourite novels (by the great Kurt Vonnegut Jr.) and one of my favourite meals; it’s true what they say – breakfast really is for champions!
Yeah yeah, you’ve all heard it before, but the message is redundant because you are not listening and are still skipping breakfast! Breakfast is absolutely the most important meal of the day!
Here are just a few reasons to roll out of bed a few minutes earlier and make yourself breakfast:
#1. What you eat for breakfast influences how you eat for the rest of the day. Eat something sweet and you are more likely to eat more sweets throughout the day.
#2. You need an even supply of glucose from complex carbohydrates, for your brain to work properly. Without it, it becomes difficult to concentrate and remember, and you become prone to irritability and anxiety.
#3. Each meal is an opportunity to help meet your day’s high micronutrient (vitamins, minerals, enzymes), protein, essential fat and complex carbohydrate needs. Missing this meal will really make it tough on you to achieve or maintain good health. Read the rest of this entry »
Quite frankly ‘I don’t give a crap’ is what I can most likely be found saying to my clients who exclaim this. I eat FULL FAT EVERYTHING…let me explain.
If we were to condense our entire history into 1 year, we only started farming and consuming grains yesterday which is when we became shorter and fatter. Processed vegetable oils we began eating about 10 minutes ago, which is when heart disease became our number one killer. So ‘doctors’ and the like came to the conclusion that we needed to eat more of these things and convinced us that human health depended on items that we had not consumed for 99% of our existence. I know what you’re thinking, how did this happen? Read the rest of this entry »
It was really a pleasure seeing my client last week as it was apparent that she’s slowly getting her mo-jo back. Nausea has slowed down to only evenings and her energy and strength are making a repeat performance. And for a mom of soon-to-be three, she needs all the energy and strength she can get!
So it really was fun to hear her ask for more, say she felt good and was ready to ramp it up a bit as she was beginnings to feel like herself again. Although she hasn’t “officially” hit the second trimester, the first trimester “blah’s” are beginning to become a thing of the past and it’s great to watch.
People often ask me what the benefits of switching to organic food are when they are admittedly more expensive. I tell them simply that there are always hidden costs to cheap food. As the expression in the natural health world goes “pay for it now, or pay for it later”. Study after study has shown that organic foods are not only less harmful to our environment, but are also much richer in nutrients. After all, if the nutrients are not present in a healthy and well maintained soil, they won’t be in the food grown in that soil, will they?
Perhaps the most important reason to make the switch (especially for women in their reproductive years) is that organic food has much less contamination of toxic pesticides present. Most pesticides are endocrine disruptors, which mean that they disrupt our reproductive and hormone systems. Eating the pesticides found commonly in our food supply may contribute to nervous system dysfunction, birth defects, miscarriages, hormone disruption, skin, lung and eye irritation, or even cancer. Read the rest of this entry »
Believe it or not the real answer is do we even care? You might think this is a ballsy claim given the fear that has been instilled in us since the 50’s about cholesterol and it’s role in heart disease. I guess it is ballsy, but let me explain.
Cholesterol is something the body actually makes itself as it is need in the body for things like cellular walls and hormones. Our body actually increases and decreases its production of cholesterol based on our consumption. New studies show that people who have high cholesterol do not necessarily have heart disease. In fact, some of those who have suffered heart attacks don’t even have high cholesterol. Read the rest of this entry »
Ever wonder why sometimes you’re regular and sometimes not? Well other than fibre, water is essential for regularity and can also help to manage weight loss. If like many, you probably don’t drink enough water and if you do, it’s not consistent, therefore, leading to irregularity and occasional bloating.
You know that ad on the radio – Ever Cleanse? Basically you lose those extra pounds from waste elimination. Water can do the same thing and keep you doing it on a regular basis so you don’t have a build up that leads you to taking laxatives or other methods. Read the rest of this entry »