The Wellness Blog
Whether you’re looking for nourishing and delicious food or information about wellness in general, my hope is to be a valuable resource that will empower you to enhance your overall health and well-being.
Sprouts are a rich source of antioxidants and beneficial phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. All plants are nutrient dense but sprouting increases nutrient levels so by adding a handful of sprouts to your salad, sandwich, smoothie or omelet...read more
Every September for the past several years I’ve joined my sister, my niece, my nephew and whoever else they bring along for a great family weekend of fun, laughter and dress-up…oh and a bit of running. Maritime Race Weekend, held in mid-September in the...read more
Lymphedema is a chronic swelling caused by a collection of too much lymph fluid, typically in a leg or arm (occasionally both). Lymphedema effects more than 150,000 Canadians. Some people are born with lymphedema. Additionally, up to 10% of cancer patients develop it...read more
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between cacao powder, cocoa powder and carob powder? Did you think that cacao was just a misspelling? Well wonder no more. Cocoa powder and cacao powder are both from the same beans, theobroma cacao (1). The difference...read more
It was decades ago that I first began thinking about the three aspects of health: body, mind and spirit. For me it always felt easier to embrace body and mind, because these two realms seemed more accepted in my adolescent world at the time. To talk of a “spiritual...read more
I was quite excited to accept an invitation to speak to a group of more than 50 educators as an entryway into my encore career as a wellness professional, but at the same time the idea of presenting to teachers was a bit intimidating. After all, they had spent their...read more