Coconut Oil

In the past it was deemed unhealthy to consume coconut oil since it was a saturated fat, known to clog our arteries and raise our cholesterol. Studies today find that coconut oil’s saturated fat called lauric acid can increase the good cholesterol, improves cholesterol ... Read More »


Equinox, the newest chain of American upscale gyms has just hit Toronto.  I was recently at their launch party and it truly beats out any gym I’ve ever seen in terms of equipment, atmosphere, classes and food. I was impressed with their juice bar called the “Juicery” and their ... Read More »

Mediterranean Diet and Hot Flashes

If you suffer hot flashes and are concerned about hormone therapy and their side effects including increased heart disease and breast cancer, you’ll want to listen in. Women whose diets are more Mediterranean based consisting of  fruit, vegetables, pasta and red ... Read More »

Fruits and Veggies

If you want another good reason to eat your fruits and veggies here’s  a recent study from the Mayo clinic: Those who consumed more than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables  had a 26% reduced risk of stroke 3 – 5 servings had an 11 % reduced risk.  One ... Read More »


We’re heading outdoors to fire up the barbie – aka – the barbeque. Steaks are on the menu and you’re deciding between the rib eye or new york strip.  The melt in your mouth, fat marbled 12 oz rib eye will ring in at about 1000 ... Read More »

Salt Calculator

We all are aware that excess sodium leads to heart and stroke disease, high blood pressure, stomach cancer and kidney problems.  We eat about 3400 mg daily whereas the required amount is only 1500 mg. The majority of the salt we consume is in ... Read More »


I bet you never knew there was a big difference in nutrients between a yeast donut and a cake like donut. All donuts are deep fried but you’ll be surprised to find out that donuts made with yeast are actually healthier than those that are cake like and ... Read More »

Sugar Addiction

Sugar is addictive similar to drugs and alcohol.  It calms and relaxes us. The more you eat the more you want.  You get a short term energy boost then watch out for the crash.  Here’s how to fight those sugar cravings. Always have  a ... Read More »

Addictive Foods

Did you know that food manufacturers design their food products to be addictive? Behind the scenes they actually play with the optimal balance or sweet spot of sugar and high fructose corn syrup so you crave the product and develop a sugar ... Read More »

Gluten Free

Everyone today seems to be on a gluten free diet even if they have never been diagnosed with a gluten allergy.  They’re eliminating wheat, barley and rye from their diets and replacing them with corn, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and millet. If you’re not allergic to gluten ... Read More »