category: Nutrition

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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Pumpkin Spice With Out The Nasty Side Effects.

November 30, 2016

By Aly Shoom, Nutritionist It’s a sure sign of the cooler weather when your favorite coffee shop starts serving pumpkin spice lattes (PSL’s). Unfortunately, although pumpkin can be healthy, these lattes are far from it! Starbuck’s PSL doesn’t actually contain any real pumpkin and is loaded with sugar – made of sugar, condensed milk, sweet […]

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Is Sugar Hiding in Your Health Food?

November 21, 2016

By now it?s probably safe to assume you all know white sugar is far from a superfood, and should be avoided most of the time. So, here are five products labeled as ?health foods? that are secretly loaded with refined sugar! 1. Store bought smoothies: Smoothies sounds like a healthy choice, but often times they […]

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Aly’s Top 3 Low Carb Breakfast Recipes!

October 24, 2016

Why low carb? I recommend a low carb breakfast to most of my clients, and if not low carb than a meal that balances blood sugar while containing healthy protein and fats. Why? Often times a major factor to weight loss and overall health is balancing your blood sugar, not just cutting calories! If you?re […]

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