It’s been a very challenging year, to say the least. I don’t think anyone is sorry to leave 2020 behind and to begin anew in a fresh new year. 2021 has a lot of expectations riding on it. Not only is it the year that hopefully will finally see an end to a pandemic that […]
Let’s be honest, we all want to age well. After all, what’s the other option: feeling ill, tired, with our brain fuzzy and our memory slowly descending? Or maybe surviving only thanks to multiple pills that keep us going but leave us feeling not really great? Or maybe it’s even worse: being sick with […]
Now if you’re like many people now, you’re trying to keep yourself as healthy as possible to avoid being one of those badly affected by this current pandemic. Well you may be surprised to discover that being elderly isn’t the main issue that causes mortality from Corona. Being ill with a metabolic disorder is!
Many of […]
Thanksgiving healthy in-season special!
This week those of us who have spent enough time in America like to celebrate one of the […]
This week we continue with our seasonal picks with 3 of my favourite healthy vegetables.
1. Beets (ie: beetroot)
2. Brussel sprouts
3. Squash (particularly butternut squash)
All 3 are especially healthy and have in common that they’re great at keeping cancer away. With cancer statistics looking worse with every year and something as easy as eating healthy […]
It’s the season for healthy eating
This week I received a big surprise in my email: my long-awaited Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (graduating with Distinction) and another in Naturopathy. At the same time, I also received a very interesting question from a friend I caught up with going walking in the park with my puppy who […]
Do you feel drained of energy when you mix with certain people? If so, you may be spending too much time in “toxic” friendships or relationships and it may be time to rethink who you spend time with.
If you have been surrounded by toxic people you know exactly how intense the energy can be. Toxic […]
You’ve heard the scary figures, even more frightening than some of the costumes we see on Halloween (which may not be allowed to come out this year). The numbers of Covid-19 are rising all over Europe and many countries have been listed for lockdown. This is the long-expected second wave that politicians have been warning […]
“If we don’t remember history, we are doomed to repeat it” so the refrain goes. So why not study history for clues on how to handle this new epidemic that COVID-19 presents us with? Well a group of scientists are doing just that. While this article (read the article here) discusses the correlations between what […]
Mental Health Newsletter
While obviously not all of you reading this newsletter will be thinking about menopause now, or even be women, you probably know a woman or two who IS in that time of their life where menopause becomes an issue they need to start thinking about.
While there are many ways of dealing with menopause […]
At the beginning of Corona time I put out this facebook live helping people to stay healthy with some basic tips. It seems that it’s time to revive the message again as Corona doesn’t seem to be going away as we wished it would. So here is that video with some tips at staying healthy. […]
Youtube Live Interviews
What we eat makes a huge difference on how we feel, how we look and even how we think. So food is the basis of health. The right food can help protect us from illness and from mental health issues in the future. That’s why feeding our kids and teens well is so […]
Youtube Live Interviews
Some time ago, we brought you Mark, a staunch anti-vaxer, who was strongly against vaccinations and especially against any forced vaccinations. To watch that video again, click here: https://youtu.be/56S0EUXcQnw . This week we bring you Sue, a mom, who for her own family’s personal reasoning has made her own decisions regarding why she believes in […]
If you’re already pregnant or trying to conceive, you’ve probably read the research already that states that you should cut down on drinking alcohol. Well new research is coming to light suggesting that women start cutting down on their coffee addiction as well.
In fact recent research has given much more strict guidelines both on drinking […]
There has literally never been a better time to get yourself healthy. Finally, the impetus for all those resolutions you’ve made every year to “get healthy” is really here. This pandemic has killed people by the masses.
But not all people, interestingly enough. There are many who barely get sick at all and then those that […]
Last week in my interview with Ayshe and Arusha we spoke about how the pandemic has changed their lives, in a way that was unexpected. Since Ayshe, Arusha and I all studied Nutrition together a lot of our attention was given to nutrition and its‘ effects on stress and stress management. It was especially interesting […]
It’s amazing how many things have changed since corona virus has become a part of our reality. Plans are constantly changing and 2 weeks is probably the maximum of time ahead we can plan ahead for, if even that. Flights are constantly being cancelled, as country regulations change constantly. We are warned about a possibility […]
In my previous newsletter, in the interview with Dr. Priya Virmani and Dr. Bonnie Schneider, we spoke about the practices of psychologists to help with mental health. As Nutritional Therapists, we also have to consider mental health as it can have a significant effect on health overall. We also now know that nutrition has a […]
Last week you were able to tune into my interview with Psychotherapist, Bonnie Schneider, who, in her very insightful manner, portrayed negative thoughts as little monsters who just really need a hug. What a great way of explaining the core of the problem! Indeed, these little monsters – the negative thoughts – often overestimated in […]
Many of you might have noticed the scary mental health statistics recently. Both depression and suicide rates have been creeping up during the Coronavirus pandemic and domestic violence rates are through the roof. This isn’t exactly a good thing for long-term longevity.
Mental health issues have long been correlated with physical health issues, including diabetes, cardiovascular […]