Category: Nutrition

5+ Reasons Why The Term Vegan Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Healthy

Let me start off by saying that I am completely respectful of people’s dietary choices unless (as I always mention) they are abusing their bodies with unhealthy foods. I have clients come to me who are vegetarian or vegan and need nutrition advice and I honour their choices. This article is not about who’s right […]

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We All Have Unique Nutrition Needs

Setting a Core Principle In Stone Today I’m going to really set in stone one of the core principles of my nutrition practice, biochemical individuality. Basically this means that our bodies are all unique and therefore have different needs, nutritionally and otherwise. At the same time, I truly believe that if one person was able […]

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A New Perspective on Calcium and Dairy Products

Today I’m bringing up a topic that seems almost too large to tackle down and yank out the root. Canada’s Food Guide tells us we should have 2-3 servings of dairy products per day and I’m going to outright say that they are wrong. Actually, you need zero servings of dairy products/day to be healthy […]

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Alternative and Highly Bioavailable Sources of Protein

There is so much conflicting nutrition information out there that sometimes it helps to get back to the basics. One of these basics is protein, a macronutrient. The body requires macronutrients in large amounts (other macronutrients are carbohydrates and fats). A bunch of these little components called amino acids make a protein molecule. There are […]

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Coffee and Your Unique Body

When I think of coffee I think of biochemical individuality. Lately coffee has been getting a magnificent reputation (this is after years and years of being considered a horrible drug). Researchers have discovered that coffee is packed full of antioxidants and phytonutrients (nutrients contained in foods that are not classified as either macronutrients, i.e. protein, […]

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