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‘S.M.A.R.T’ New Year’s resolutions for a healthier you

‘S.M.A.R.T’ New Year’s resolutions for a healthier you

With 2021 in full swing, many of us are setting goals and making New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions related to leading healthier lifestyles are often at the top of the list, with popular choices including losing weight, eating healthier and exercising more...

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Healthy eating tips for the holiday season

Healthy eating tips for the holiday season

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we look forward to spending quality time with loved ones. The time to relax and enjoy ourselves is essential for our wellbeing, but it is also during the holiday season that we tend to forget about our healthy eating habits. ...

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Iron: Here’s how to boost your intake on any diet!

Iron: Here’s how to boost your intake on any diet!

Iron is among the most widespread deficiencies in the world. Millions of people struggle to reach their optimum intake daily, and the lack of the mineral leads to some pretty frustrating conditions which leave you feeling sleepy, tired, and faint. What is Iron? Iron...

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How to reduce inflammation with nutrition and lifestyle

How to reduce inflammation with nutrition and lifestyle

Inflammation or swelling is part of the body’s natural healing process and helps fight infection and injury. However, inflammation doesn’t only happen in response to illness and injury. An inflammatory response also occurs when the immune system goes into action...

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Natural vs refined sugar

Natural vs refined sugar

Refined sugar is a sneaky ingredient found in a considerable amount of foods in a variety of forms. Very few of us can resist the taste of sweet treats, but sugar has addictive properties. Sugar may also lead to a variety of health conditions. Many people believe that...

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Get enough Vitamin B12 on a plant-based diet

Get enough Vitamin B12 on a plant-based diet

My family and I have recently adopted a mainly plant-based way of eating. This new way of eating has challenged me to try out new recipes that my family will gladly eat and keep my husband satisfied. My aim was to decrease our animal protein consumption, but to also...

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Why would I need a genetic test?

Why would I need a genetic test?

Genetic testing has been around since the 1950s but only in the area of chromosome counting to detect genetic disorders at birth. Since then it has expanded throughout the years to newborn screening, diagnostic testing, carrier testing, preimplantation genetic...

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Grocery shop like a pro during lockdown

Grocery shop like a pro during lockdown

Grocery shopping habits have fundamentally changed since the pandemic took over the world. Before, we didn’t think twice about taking a trip to the grocery store. But now, we have to be very mindful of the way we shop. We also have to make sure that we’re getting the...

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How good nutrition can benefit skin

How good nutrition can benefit skin

  Many of my clients ask me if good nutrition can have a positive impact on the skin. My answer is always a resounding, yes! For decades, people believed that many common dermatological conditions had no relationship to diet. Studies from recent years, however,...

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How to maintain a healthy mind.

How to maintain a healthy mind.

In these unprecedented times, improving and maintaining your mental health should be a priority. As Lockdown progresses, you may start to develop negative thinking patterns as you find yourself becoming more and more tired and frustrated. These negative thinking...

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