Inflammation – Can Nutrition Tame the Fire Within?

We’re hearing a lot about the relationship between inflammation and diet. Numerous diets and foods are being touted to reduce inflammation – but what does this mean exactly? Can what we eat actually reduce inflammation? What is this ‘inflammation’ exactly?

Plant-Based VS Paleo: Which Diets Wins?

Plant-Based and Paleo eating patterns are taking the world by storm and are arguably the most popular diets/ eating patterns right now. What is ironic, is that these two diets differ widely in their recommendations. There are strong advocates for each diet – so which is the best one to follow? Let’s explore.

How to Detox in 2016

IMG_1762I have previously written a post about detoxing. In this article, I took a fairly strong stance against detoxing, as our organs and immune system handle detoxification on their own already. One of the reasons I took a strong stance against detoxing is because the term ‘detoxification’ has been overused and misused by nonscientific practitioners, self-educated consumers, and the media. Detoxing is celebrity endorsed, heavily promoted and is becoming big business. 

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Hello friends! I’ve been able to spend some more time in the kitchen because of some changes in my work schedule. My full time maternity leave contract ended a few weeks ago. Initially, I didn’t know what to do with myself during all of this extra free time (I am lost without a routine)! However after escaping for a short vacation (we flew to California and drove the coast from LA to San Fran!)

The Battle of the Milks

The interest in non-dairy milks has sky rocketed. This is for a variety of reasons. Choosing the best milk or plant-based milk can be challenging, with the wide variety of options on the market. While all types of milk are equivalent when it comes to calcium and vitamin D, let me help you compare their nutritional content and outline their respective controversies.