Posts Tagged: Nutrition

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Peach Popsicles

August 20, 2018

August is peach season in Ontario! Eating seasonally & locally means the food is picked at peak freshness and gets to you quicker. The result is maximal nutrition for you. One peach has about 10% of your fibre for the day, 15% of your Vitamin C needs, and is loaded with antioxidants to protect the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Go Ahead and Ditch the Scale this year!

January 23, 2017

I know it?s a strong word but I HATE the scale! The scale can be extremely misleading and discouraging. I have had too many clients come see me after a great week where they?ve lost multiple inches, but their weight doesn?t change. In this situation it?s easy to get down on yourself and think your efforts have gone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Headaches – A Naturopathic Approach

November 28, 2016

By Dr. Erin Wiley Naturopathic Doctor  Headaches can be debilitating and costly to our performance and productivity. They can strike when you least expect it, and the anticipatory anxiety and fear about how your headache is going to interfere with your next project or adventure can feel very limiting. The suffering and side effects not […]