The Mediterranean Diet is golden child of the evidence-based nutrition world, with hundreds of studies citing its effective for weight loss, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure) and recommended for general health, longevity, and wellness. During...
5 Things I Would Never Do as a Registered Dietitian
Some of the things I would never do as a registered dietitian come from past mistakes and learning better ways to do things. On YouTube: 5 Things I Would Never Do as a Registered Dietitian If you like my content, *please* support me by SUBSCRIBING to my YouTube...
Healthy-ish drinks that are more exciting than water
Summer has made its way into North America, which means more of us will be reaching for cold drinks. While water is still the top recommended drink, I am well aware that many (including myself) find drinking only water can get boring.
Always tired on a plant based diet? Here’s why.
Moving towards more plant-based or vegan eating is a nutrition megatrend here to stay. However, plant-based and vegan are two different ways of eating. I define plant-based as trying
How to Balance Your Basket During COVID-19
As seen on CHCH Morning Live! Find my FREE comprehensive meal planner template discussed during the segment here! COVID-19 has changed how many of us grocery shop…
Diet and Depression: How Food Affects Your Mood
Canadian Mental Health Week this year runs from May 4 – 10, and there is growing evidence of the role of nutrition on mental health. Despite still being an emerging area of research, one in five Canadians will experience
A Papaya Story: My Grandmother, GMOs and Agriculture
Several years ago, I went to visit my 92-year-old grandmother (嫲嫲) after she had suffered a massive stroke. At 92, sitting in a wheelchair…
How to Eat Healthier in the New Year
I always love the start of the year because it’s the time for fresh beginnings, which include new goals, new resolutions and a new planner!
Always Hungry on a Vegan Diet? Here’s Why it Happens, and What You Can Do to Stay FULL. Satisfying and Delicious Vegan Stir Fry Recipe Included!
I’m all for a more plant-based diet, and often encourage people to eat more plants!
Lunar New Year – Start Again with the Year of the Dog!
If you feel like you failed at your New Year Resolutions, now is a great time to start again.