No Time? No Problem

Whether it be an endless flood of exams to write, clothes to clean or meetings to attend, there is little time to waste on eating right. The secret is that healthy eating does not have to take a lot of time. Often the simplest recipes can be the healthiest and...

Healthy Does not Mean Breaking the Bank

With a little thought and some creativity, a buck can go a long way! Cheap does not always translate into unhealthy food purchases. These tips will help you save money and splurge on healthy, tasty food:1. Plan your meals for the week and make a grocery list: Write...

Are they for REAL!?

It boggles my mind that in the year 2009 diet food companies are still popping up, let alone have logos such as “Eat Cookies, Lose Weight. It’s That Simple.” The sad fact is that these companies are in business because people buy their products. This...

A new year, a new strategy for weight loss

Most people see the new year as a time to buckle down and improve their health. Often times, losing weight is a part of the resolution and the first plan that comes to mind is to “just eat less food”. It is true that the majority of us eat portions that...

Getting the Sunshine vitamin in dark times

Vitamin D, or appropriately nicknamed the Sunshine vitamin, is in short supply for everyone living in the Northern Hemisphere. We call it the sunshine vitamin because our body can make this vitamin when sunlight hits our skin. Unfortunately, because we only get at few...

Fat is not the enemy

The human body needs fat to survive. It is involved in many reactions in the body, helps to keep us warm and provides invaluable vitamins and nutrients. We could not function properly without a certain amount of it everyday, so then why the bad reputation? Perhaps it...

The Fake Fiber

We all know that fiber (fibre?) is our friend- it can help move thing along in our digestive tract, help to prevent a whole host of diseases (colon cancer, diverticulosis, etc) and lower our cholesterol. Its not always easy to eat the right amount of fiber everyday...

Energyless drinks

There are very few of us who have not turned to coffee (or any other caffeinated beverage) in hopes to put a spring in our step. Gone are the days where a cup of coffee would be more a social tool to catch up with friends than the number one source for...

Teens and Sports Supplements

An interesting article was published in the Gazette yesterday regarding teens and protein supplements. It was interesting for two reasons:1. The newspaper actually spoke to a Registered dietitian who has plenty of experience with sports nutrition- which means the...