Menstrual Products that Aren’t Gross

When I was pregnant I found myself in the feminine hygiene aisle at the drugstore, looking for panty liners. I grabbed a box off the shelf and headed to the checkout. Waiting in line I started reading the box and noticed that “fragrance” was listed as one of the ingredients in the liners

Fragrance? WTF is fragrance doing in a panty liner?

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Decoding Nutrition Labels


The most nutritious foods are the ones that don’t come with packaging or labels such as the fresh foods found on the outside perimeter of your grocery store. While I recommend that you avoid the packaged foods that you find in the middle aisles as much as possible, I know that in real life relying on a box or jar can often mean the difference between a home-cooked meal and the drive-through.

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The Whole30 Cookbook: Dukkah-Crusted Brussels Sprouts + a Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a copy of the Whole30 Cookbook by Penguin Random House Canada for review purposes. 

Even though everyone says it’s not, the Whole30 is a diet – the very definition of a diet is restricting the food that you eat – and if you’ve been here for awhile you know that I don’t do diets.

But I do make an exception for the Whole30 because we could all benefit from 30 days without sugar, processed foods, gluten, dairy, soy, alcohol and even grains, beans and legumes.  Continue reading

The Perfect Diet

On a summer’s evening, a month or so before I started nutrition school, my guy and I drove out to our favourite old-timey ice cream place. I ordered my usual – a hot caramel sundae with nuts – and since it had been a tough week, hell it had been a tough 30 years, I upgraded my sundae to a size medium even though it was always too much and left me with a stomach ache.

As I sat there eating the ice cream I didn’t even want, ashamed that I was once again overeating, I thought to myself, “when I’m a nutritionist I’ll finally have the perfect diet.”

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The “Healthy Sugar” Myth

If you haven’t heard, sugar is the new smoking. We are eating way too much of it, in all kinds of places that we don’t expect, and it’s wreaking havoc on our health.

Once you know the detrimental effects of too much sugar the obvious next question is “what is a healthy sugar?” It’s a legitimate question and one that I get asked all the time. Because we all want a little sweetness in our lives and if  “healthy fats” and “healthy carbs” exist then certainly healthy sugars do too?

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How to Make 2017 the Best Year Ever

fmd_cru6otk-cathryn-laveryI love a fresh start and that includes New Years Resolutions. I don’t care if they’re cheesy or cliche or if the media says they never work, I always make a couple each January. I’m not talking about fad diets or dropping big bucks on a gym membership I’ll never use, but getting clear on what I want from the next 12 months and setting some intentions on how to make it all happen.

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