• Recipes

    Chicken Salad with Olives and Walnuts

    Ingredients: 2Tbsp of minced shallots 2Tbsp of fresh lemon juice ¼ cup of olive oil sea salt and ground pepper 2 cups of cooked diced chicken 1 cup of halved olives (the original recipe used grapes…but they are really high in sugar, so I exchanged them for olives so you get an added amount of good fat. You can either omit the olives or use a lower glycemic fruit instead like blueberries or mandarin oranges) ½ cup of chopped walnuts…

  • Blog,  Detox

    Make it a Food Dye Free Easter

    If you have read my newsletters before, you will remember from Halloween that while I believe in celebrating and enjoying holidays I do not support the use of food dyes. It is one thing if your child is having one treat with a dye…but Easter, like all of the other holidays is full of much more than that. Jelly Beans, Cadbury Easter Eggs, Easter Candy, and Coloured Easter Eggs are just a few things that mark the traditions of this…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Intermittent Fasting – When History Meets Research

    Intermittent fasting is anything but a new concept.  Whether it be for religious reasons, or because of food scarcity humans have fasted for most of history.  What is new, is the clinical research on the health and longevity benefits of intermittent fasting. Articles published out of the Salt Institute in San Diego California state that, ancient hunter-gatherers often ate only intermittently. This suggests that the ability to function at a high level both physically and mentally during extended periods without…