Three Foods You Should Include in Your Fitness Strategy
1 week ago

Three Foods You Should Include in Your Fitness Strategy

The foods you eat before and after you exercise will fuel your workout and maximize your efforts, recovery and results. The right fuel will keep your energy levels steady during exercise and decrease your recovery time and muscle soreness after a workout. You want to take in the right combination and balance of protein, fat [...]


I just returned from the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) in San Francisco. The conference was good, the weather was perfect (sunny and 21°C) and the food was excellent. California boosts an incredible agriculture landscape. I’m sharing my love for avocados in this blog. I specifically love their smooth, creamy texture and I like [...]

Nuts about the Holidays
2 years ago

Nuts about the Holidays

Many nuts reach their peak of freshness and quality in the late fall which leads to their harvest. As a result, there is an abundance of nuts during the holiday festivities. I have yet to roast chestnuts on an open fire, but it seems to be a Christmas tradition (or at least lyrics in the [...]

February is Heart Month

  Every year, the Heart and Stroke Foundation dedicates the month of February as Heart Month. It is used to raise awareness across the country about the serious risks associated with heart disease and stroke. This year’s campaign is titled “Make Death Wait”, with startling and effective commercials used to raise awareness. You can check [...]

Olive Oil

The research suggests virgin olive oil is known for its heart healthy properties including reducing cholesterol. A traditional Mediterranean diet has shown some protection against other chronic diseases by decreasing inflammation. It has been partially attributed to the high intake of virgin olive oil with this dietary regime. Virgin olive oil contains numerous phenolic compounds [...]

Glycemic Index

It was 2004 and the ‘No Carb Craze’ still had momentum (more in the US than in Canada), when I was invited to a conference about Glycemic Index (GI) with experts from around the world. We were discussing topics such as the recognized scientific method to determine the GI of foods and how the Canadian [...]

February is Heart Month

Heart Month was inspired by a fundraising initiative called “Heart Sunday.” The concept was adopted in British Columbia in the mid-1950s; in Ontario in 1958, and has since expanded across the country. Prevalence: Every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke. Heart disease and stroke are two of the three [...]

Tips to stay on track with healthy eating and activity in December!

Building on my blog post in October – Healthy Eating for Thanksgiving I want to share some tips to keep you on track with healthy eating and activity in December. So many people look at this time of year as an opportunity to indulge and abandon sensible eating and activity habits, then to overreact [...]

Nutrition and Skin Health

Good nutrition is closely linked to skin health. Skin health consists of cellular, molecular and biochemical events that are affected by the your nutritional state. As part of your overall skin treatment plan, it is important to assess and organize your nutritional management. There are specific nutrients that enhance and maintain skin health. A few [...]

Omega-3 fatty acids consumed through diet

Dietitians play a key role in advising the public on food, nutrients and health. People often ask how much of a nutrient do they need to consume on a daily basis for optimal health and disease prevention. It becomes tricky for the RDs when there is no ‘official recommendation’ or conflicting recommendations from different associations. [...]