Bloating has been one of my main struggles for the last five years. As you probably already understand if you are reading this, it is uncomfortable and frustrating, both physically and emotionally. I have spent countless hours researching and learning...
We've all been there, the alarm goes off at 5:30 am (for example) and we hit the snooze button and roll over to our other side. Falling back asleep feels so effortless, necessary, it just feels so right. If...
Many people still associate weight loss with the “eat less, exercise more” mantra. While it is valid to some extent, and often tried, with obesity rates rising, the mantra is not working that effectively across the board. Clearly, something...
So now that we’re all on the same page that fat isn’t Satan, the devil or just plain bad, let’s talk about foods without fat - those health foods marketed as being fat-free. What is a fat-free food? Some foods are naturally...
1. Headaches and/or Muscle Cramps: Magnesium deficiency  Magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiencies in our culture. Roughly 75% of the North American population is deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is a powerful nutrient for nervous system function. It helps relax...
In such a fast-paced world, we often struggle with wanting to slow down and smell the flowers while feeling pressured to get ahead of the pack. All of the hustle and bustle of everyday life can leave us feeling...
Migraines have become almost an accessory attached to our modern-day lifestyle - and that's not what we want! While migraines may seem like an extreme form of headache, they are much more than that. According to migraineresearchfoundation.org, “Migraines are an extremely debilitating collection of neurological symptoms that...
You don’t have time to spend wishing the perfect dinner would magically appear or getting stuck at the grocery store starving at 6pm when all you want to do is be home. Meal planning helps take the guesswork out of...
Sometimes, after a hard day, fresh air and time in the sunshine is all you need to reset. The sunlight on your face is warming and soothing. With the gentle breeze, you can almost imagine that you’re at the...
The Protein-centric Period When I first started working as a personal trainer in 2001, I followed a very traditional way of eating, which was common in the fitness industry at that very time. I was surrounded by guys whose goals...