category: Nutrition

The Link Between Gut Health and Anxiety

March 11, 2019

I rarely see someone in my practice with anxiety that doesn’t also have digestive issues. Whether it be bloating, heartburn, constipation, or diarrhea, there’s usually a Pepto Bismol commercial of symptoms happening. That’s because there’s a huge link between your brain and gut. Vagus Conversations You’ve probably heard of the central nervous system which is […]

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5 tips for getting through the Winter blahs

February 04, 2019

By: Heather Lillico, Holistic Nutritionist & Yoga Instructor As the cold sets in and the months of blah ensue, it’s time to take stock of your mood. Check in with yourself, has the weather affected your attitude? I notice a difference BIG TIME! Usually around mid February my mood starts to dip and I never […]

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A Session With Dr. T—The Chiropractic Magician

January 16, 2019

Being a Yoga Instructor you’d probably assume I have a perfectly healthy and mobile body—and while that’s partly true, I’m also at great risk of injury due to popping in and out of poses to demo for students and going to my max for photo shoots (damn you Instagram)! The thing that I found frustrating […]

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Runners – Are you Killing your Immune System?

November 29, 2018

Are you catching every cold that comes your way, yet determined to keep running?   Continue reading to learn how to Beat the Immune Battle. Exercise, particularly running longer distances or intense work outs, can be a stressor on your system. The recovery phase from intense exercise has shown lower levels of lymphocytes in the blood. […]

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Counting Macros: Key to Success or Obsessive Behaviour

November 03, 2018

Whether from the trainer at the gym, or your pal at work, you’ve probably heard the buzz about counting macros. What does that term actually mean, and is it a necessary part of your nutrition strategy, or an obsessive dieting behaviour? Let’s dive deeper! But before we do, I want you to think about a […]

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3 Must Have Fall Recipes

October 22, 2018

Fall is here, and it’s so much more than pumpkin spice lattes, I promise you! Foods that are in season now are hearty, filling, and full of nutrients, which is especially important as flu season approaches. Here are 3 must-have fall recipes that will boost your immune system! 1. Five-Minute Pumpkin Chia Pudding Why it’s […]

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Why Meal Plans Don’t Work

September 19, 2018

Meal plans don’t work. There, I said it! Coming from a Nutritionist, that statement might seem bold, but I have a sneaking suspicion you might agree. Think for a second about all the diets you’ve tried that lasted a few days, weeks, maybe a month max. Maybe you found a plan online with a strict […]

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Is your granola bar healthy, or is it just dressed up junk food?

April 03, 2017

By Aly Shoom Nutritionist Granola Bars are often disguised as healthy but are usually just dressed up junk food. Granola bars often claim they’re a good source of fiber, but most of them really only contain 1-gram -we need AT LEAST 25 grams per day! Traditionally, granola bars were just pressed granola, which was made […]

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Healthy Skin from Within

February 27, 2017

By Aly Shoom Nutritionist Winters cold, dry air is tough on your skin. Using topical skin care is a great start, but to achieve optimal skin health it?s important to look at your diet. Changing your diet can help heal the root cause of your skin issues. Here are 5 of my favorite ingredients for […]

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The Coffee Substitute Sleep Solution?

December 19, 2016

If you suffer from insomnia you may want to consider cutting your coffee consumption. I know, easier said than done, but to see and feel a change you have to make a change. How can coffee lead to insomnia? Whether you?re stressed or not, cortisol, your stress hormone, is released after consuming coffee. This plays […]

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