Health Tips (164)

25 Apr
  If you are overweight there is a very good chance you are eating extra food for comfort or out of boredom but your cravings are not just an emotional issue. Hunger isn’t all in your head. There is a very physical reality occurring that creates a “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” phenomenon. Emotional Eating is the root cause of many health problems. When we go overboard on refined food, we create nutritional imbalances that create hormonal havoc.     Are...
24 Apr
  Lyme Disease is a growing issue in North America (and the rest of the world!) that is creating a significant health crisis for many people across this huge continent. If you follow my social media platforms, you know that I am an advocate of organic food and natural approaches to health and wellbeing. I also speak out against products that contain harmful ingredients and the companies that produce them. But today I am going to talk about a small and potentially dangerous...
20 Apr
  I have been practicing yoga for 16 years. In all my years, Yogi Shambu has been the best teacher. He is deep and wise but also has an incredible sense of humour. I like that he believes in sticking closely to the authentic Hatha yoga practices in India. He teaches me WHY I am doing a pose. How each posture helps to balance hormones and strengthens our nervous system.   I want to share one of the greatest tools I use daily to stay happy and calm. Yoga Nidra...
19 Apr
For many people across North America allergy season is just around the corner. Symptoms of an airborne allergy range from mild irritation of the eyes and a runny nose to complete congestion of the sinuses, sneezing, itchy eyes and mouth, asthma symptoms, throat and sleeping problems, accompanied by fatigue and irritability. Given the diverse nature of the North American continent, from desert to coastal, from tropical to arctic, pollen season can occur all year round. You can...
10 Apr
  Julie appears regularly on CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show where she acts as a nutritional encyclopaedia for viewers and fans alike. She shares information about food and life-style tips that viewers can use to get healthy. Julie also co-hosts the Healthy Gourmet show, a program that is literally a culinary showdown between health-conscious Julie and flavour-focused Chef Ezra. Each week Julie and Ezra take on a contestant's favourite meal and battle to make it healthier AND...
05 Apr
It was a beautiful day for a marathon. A crisp, cool spring morning with a clear blue sky. Seeing all those dedicated marathon runners heading to the starting line got me thinking about sports injuries. Tendonitis and Bursitis are the kind of injuries a marathon runner might suffer from. These are painful inflammatory conditions of the tendons – the connective tissue that connects your muscles to your bones. When a tendon becomes inflamed from an injury, excessive or repetitive...
03 Apr
Have you ever watched an injury happen? It can feel like watching a slow motion video? That’s what happened to our family while out at the cottage last summer. We were all enjoying a fun summer splash with a rope swing when my husband Alan climbed up high into the tree and did a beautiful swing, leaping into the water. 

My sister-in-law Deanna was up next. She was brave so she climbed as high as Alan and launched herself off the branch. As the rope tightened, she fell 3 feet...
02 Apr
  April 2017:   Saturday, April 29, 2017: Fiddleheads Health Food, 25 Bruce St. Kitchener, ON. Lecture begins at 11:00AM ET. RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     May 2017:   Monday, May 1, 2017: Goodness Me, Mississauga, ON. 720 Bristol Rd. W. Mississauga, ON. Lecture begins at 6:30PM ET. Register here.   Saturday, May 6, 2017: Canadian Holistic Nutrition Conference, Live from the Novotel Hotel North York, Toronto, ON. Satellite...
27 Mar
    Have you faced down a surgery and wondered what you can do to increase your success? Or maybe your loved one has had emergency and you are rushing to the hospital to support them? Instead of bringing flowers, give the gift of nutrition to really make the difference. If you missed the blog on how to eat while in the hospital, check out my sisters insightful article here.The hospital can be one of the most dangerous places to be so the following recommendations will arm...
22 Mar
  Nineteen years ago, my nephew Kaydn was diagnosed with renal failure at the age of eight. This required many visits to hospital for 14 surgeries, hundreds of check-ups, thousands of tests, 12 years of dialysis and 2 kidney transplants. (Kaydn's second transplant took place almost 5 years ago and it is still going strong!) My sister Lynn has literally lived in a hospital for months at a time helping Kaydn navigate the system. A few years ago, Lynn had a bit of time on her hands...

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