Skip the low carb diets.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of getting enough folic acid available in carbs. Remember when gold hit 800 dollars an ounce in 1981 and people lined up to buy gold? Or when people said that you were missing the boat if you didn’t buy high tech stocks? Others rushed to…

Protein pancakes!

Made with whole grains such as oats and protein packed ingredients, these pancakes are a nutritional superstar. Oh yeah, and they taste great! Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for filling, high fibre pancakes. These pancakes are high in protein and fibre to help you feel satisfied with stable energy throughout…

Easy to Make – Mango Salsa!

Today, our contributing writer, Kerri Zaluski shares a quick and easy recipe for mango salsa – sure to spice up your meals. Ingredients 1 Fresh Mango, Chopped 1/4 Red Bell Pepper finely Chopped 1 Green Onion, Chopped 2 tbsp finely Chopped Cilantro 1 Fresh Jalapeño, finely Chopped 1 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice 1/2 tbsp fresh…

Salt: Max-1500 mg daily – read labels!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how certain products have way lower sodium than other brands- which is why it’s smart to read your labels. Interested in a simple way to live longer? No, not medication to lower blood cholesterol. But a much easier prescription. Just decrease the amount of salt you…

Gluten free Cinnamon coffee cake

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a gluten free coffee cake recipe. 2 1/2 cups almond flour 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup coconut oil 3/4 cup honey 3  eggs Topping 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1/2 cup sliced almonds Instructions for Cake: Grease a 9 round baking dish with coconut oil…

Sleep 8 hours – you’ll live longer!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of getting proper sleep. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Cesar, referred to sleep as “the honey-heavy dew of slumber”. Just reading this makes me drowsy. But for millions of people a good night’s sleep is elusive. And new research shows that insomnia may lead…

Healthy Weight = Healthy Liver.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of maintaining one’s weight and protecting the liver. I’d bet a thousand to one that 99.9 per cent of readers have never heard of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Yet a recent report from Johns Hopkins University claims that 25 per cent of North Americans…

Summery cocktails under 100 calories.

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares some “fun in the sun” cocktails all under 100 calories! It’s easy to get carried away sipping on delicious tasting summer beverages, and we want you to be able to indulge and have more than one. So we came up with 4 alcoholic beverages that you can enjoy…

Make your own hummus – a perfect snack.

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson shares a simple recipe for the nutritious chickpea dip- hummus. Why not make your own hummus for a healthy meal or snack, topped on crackers with olives and salsa? There are a myriad ways of ways to serve it up and season to your liking. It’s easy-to-make, healthy,…

Beware of “cholesterol free”

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the misconceptions regarding cholesterol free foods which contain high amounts of sugar and fat. Today the word “cholesterol” has become as familiar to Americans as motherhood and apple pie. But unlike these two it’s unloved and meant to be avoided. So if you’re a marketing whiz kid,…