Category: Nutrition

Guest Post: Vegan Gluten-Free “Pasta” Recipe!

2013-09-05

This is a guest post by WFCC Promenade PT Heather Chapman, who also writes the blog Vegan’s Secret. Head over there for more great raw, vegan ideas! This raw vegan recipe was inspired by Fully Raw Kristina’s recipes. It is one of my new favourite recipes! I just got my new spiralizer and could not …

Guest Post by Nutritionist Maria Pawlicka: Strategies for Beating Food Cravings

2013-07-08

Food cravings – a strong desire for a specific food at a particular time – can make choosing the right foods at the right times very challenging for many people. When new clients come in for a consultation, I often hear them talk about their “cravings”. Most of them think that they can’t be eliminated …

Guest Post by Nutritionist Maria Pawlicka: Best Foods for Fat Loss!

2013-06-19

Everyone wants to eat good food, and many women are looking to lose weight and belly fat. But not everyone knows what the best foods are. I always recommend a balanced meal of protein, healthy fats and good carbohydrates: these foods will feed your metabolism, helping you to destroy unwanted pounds of fat forever! So, …

So, Which Vitamins SHOULD You Be Taking?

2013-06-13

Last week, The Guardian published an expose on the ineffectiveness of multi-vitamins. It seems that the vitamin industry is fuelled in part by a long history of inflating the results of their usage, and that taking too many vitamins can actually be quite harmful. In October 2011, researchers from the University of Minnesota found that …

Should you go gluten-free?

2013-05-14

It’s Celiac Awareness Month, so you may have come across sales on gluten-free products in your grocery store, or you may have read more news items than usual about going gluten-free or about the unique health concerns posed by celiac disease. So: should you go gluten-free? First, it’s important to understand that the only people …

What’s The Deal With Juice?

2013-05-03

You may have noticed that juices are extremely popular and trendy right now, with everything from organic juice blends available at your local grocery store to hand-delivered juice cleanses being hawked by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow. If you’re thinking of incorporating more fruit and vegetable juices into your diet, here are some things to …

Allergies Acting Up? Help is Here!

2013-04-26

Spring flowers are finally blooming across Ontario, which is just one more sign that spring allergy season will soon be upon us. How do you stay healthy this spring, without allowing your itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and scratchy throat to interfere with your fitness routine? Well, one way is to work out indoors… at your …

Boost Your Bone Health at WFCC

2013-04-17

One great benefit of exercise is improving bone health. Our skeletons are the foundations of our bodies, and it’s tough to lead an active, fulfilling life if your bones are brittle or weak. Women are especially susceptible to osteoporosis as they age. Their bones can become more porous and vulnerable to breakage or shattering unless …

What – And How – To Eat This Spring

2013-04-02

Spring is here. (No, really, it is!) And it’s time to start taking advantage of spring produce, so as to get the best of what the season has to offer. To that end, Foodland Ontario has a great chart of what fruits and vegetables commonly arrive by month. To find out about April, just look …

Passover? Holy Week? Still Want To Eat Healthy? Read On!

2013-03-25

Like any holiday season, Passover and Holy Week can be a challenge for people trying to eat whole, healthy foods. Brisket! Matzoh ball soup! Devilled eggs! Carrot cake! And when considering the restrictions on leavened foods and grains that dictate Passover cuisine, your go-to party and potluck dishes might be out the window come Seder …