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    Eco-Friendly Summer Activities for the Whole Family

    Summer is here, school’s out and vacation season has officially begun. Whether you already have vacation plans or are still searching for the perfect trip or activity for your family to engage in this summer, considering the environmental impacts of your plans can be a great way to ensure a fun, safe and sustainable experience for all. Here are just a few ideas for eco-friendly summer activities: 1. Plan a Stay-cation Though the occasional jaunt across international waters can be…

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    Summer Salsa

    Who doesn’t love salsa! With so many other condiments being high in sugar, salsa could be one of my favourite flavouring agents for foods.   Try this on fish, as a side for eggs or on a burger. Better yet, take this to your next summer party and impress your guests.  You obviously can serve this with corn chips, but a healthier option is to use celery or cucumbers as your delivery device.   Combine 1 cup of chopped watermelon…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Updates,  Weight Loss

    Want to Lose Weight? Take Care of your Gut

    Today, it has been reported that there are approximately 10 trillion cells in the human body, and that there are 100 trillion microbial cells in your body. That means that there are 10x the amount of bacteria in you as your own cells.  These little critters are not merely passengers, but play a vital role in digestion, immune function, weight management, absorption and mood.   It is estimated that the average adult will carry about 3 lbs of bacteria inside…

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    Live Long and Well: My new inspiration

    The good news is that we are living longer than ever before. The advances of modern medicine have allowed the average lifespan to increase by over 10 years compared to 1960.  The question is…are we living well. Take a look at this curve. The blue line represents the traditional and ancient wisdom of aging. It tends to not have people live as long, but people traditionally have a better quality of life. The red curve represents the western approach, where…