4 Smokin' Ways to Making Grilling Healthier

Image: Stephanie McCabe There’s a lot of back and forth about grilling, barbecuing, and smoking meats in health food literature today. With father’s day on the way, and most men’s affinity for grilled meat, I thought it might be a good idea to address some of these concerns and [...] read more
On June 14, 2017, posted in: Blog , Detoxification , Immune System , Men's Health , Nutrition

What Causes Poor Gut Health?

Image: Benjamin Combs In this three part series, I’m exploring the connection between the gut and the brain – one of the most important connections in the human body! And one that’s been seriously overlooked until recently. For more info on the connection between your digestive [...] read more

What is Kombucha? (a.k.a. You Want me to Drink What?!)

Image: The Kitchn I’m exploring how important a healthy gut is this month, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the super-popular kombucha fad. Despite recently showing up everywhere (seriously – you can even get it on tap at some brew pubs!), kombucha has been around for over two [...] read more
On April 20, 2017, posted in: Anti-Inflammatory , Blog , Digestive issues , Immune System , Nutrition , Recipes

Heart Smart Salmon Salad

Image: Craving Something Healthy Earlier on the blog, in honour of heart health month, I explored how inflammation (the bad kind) negatively affects your cardiovascular health. In that piece I mentioned “heart smart” foods – foods that are known to reduce bad inflammation and [...] read more

Chicken soup for the... everything!

The weather may (finally!) be turning from snow to rain here in Victoria, but we’re definitely still in soup season. There’s nothing better in the winter than curling up with a steaming bowl of soup – thick winter stews, veggie chillies and anything with a winter squash base are [...] read more
On February 20, 2017, posted in: Anti-Inflammatory , Blog , Digestive issues , Gluten free , Immune System , Nutrition , Recipes

The Truth About Illness: 6 Things to do When You Can't do Much

Image: Nomao Saeki Last week I was taken out by the worst flu I’ve had in YEARS. For five days I literally couldn’t stomach any food or get out of bed. Those of you who know me personally know that this kind of respite is totally out of character. I tend to get sick about once a year, [...] read more
On January 19, 2017, posted in: Anti-Inflammatory , Blog , Immune System