Category Archives: Healthy Living

Healthy, Organic, Ready-to-Eat Meals in Toronto? Fresh City Farms to the rescue!

When Fresh City Farms contacted me recently and offered me a complimentary shopping spree, I was thrilled to participate! Even though I don’t live in Toronto, I have been a huge fan of Fresh City Farms’ approach to fresh, locally grown, organic food for many years. They are both a city farm and an online grocer […]

5 Simple Ways to Eat Better Without Counting Calories

Farmer's market

I’ll be honest: my days of counting calories were pretty much over before they even began. I don’t think it’s an effective way to eat well and I believe food is worth more than the macronutrient sum of its parts. Although I will occasionally calculate daily or macronutrient intakes for clients if they specifically request […]

4 Easy Yet Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Health in Your Workplace

Office

Offices and other workplaces often get a bad rap for being unhealthy environments. It could be their poor indoor air quality, greater exposure to viruses and bacteria, lack of opportunity for exercise, or even a lack of natural sunlight, which can lead to eye strain and eye discomfort, especially among us heavy computer users. Fortunately, […]

8 Favourite Self-Care Practices for Winter and Beyond

8 Favourite Self-Care Practices for Winter and Beyond

Winter can be one of the most serene seasons, can’t it? Especially if you live in parts of Canada or the United States where your town or city is regularly blanketed by snowstorms and seems to come to a sudden and surprising halt… for a few hours at least. For many, winter is a naturally […]

Demystifying Definitions: Local Food vs Organic Food vs Sustainable Food

Last week I attended Health Professionals Day at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. One of the presenters, Dr. Amy Bowen, Research Program Leader of Consumer Insights at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, hit on the point that many Canadians are confused about some of the key food production terms bandied about in […]

Get an A+ in Healthy Back-to-School Lunches with Some Favourite Snack, Main and Dessert Recipes

If you or your kids are heading back to school next week, you might be an eager beaver: scouring the ‘net for healthy back-to-school recipes, getting your shopping lists ready, and maybe even getting a head start on some of your cooking so you can save time and money later. This is great! “Before anything […]

No AC? No Prob! 5 Local Foods to Help You Beat the Heat

So guys, I’m feeling pretty hot and bothered lately. Don’t worry, it’s only because of the hot summer weather that seems to have settled in. Maybe I’m just getting cranky because I don’t have AC at home or at work; luckily, I do have windows! I don’t know about you but temperatures in the mid-20s […]