Five facts about fasting

Fasting for better health? Food, or more specifically the Standard American Diet, is now the number one cause of chronic disease. 45% of all cardiovascular and diabetic deaths are due to too much salt, too much processed meat, too much sugar and simply too many calories. According to a study done by the American Heart Association feeding rats the American diet …

Eat less, live longer?

Fasting for health and weight loss. Intermittent fasting is in the news. You have probably heard about it if you spend any time on the internet, but is it worth the effort? Maybe it is.  Harvard researchers recently showed that manipulating your mitochondria  can delay aging. Manipulation was done through by dietary intervention, i.e. fasting. Why mitochondria? Your mitochondria are …

Social Media for Weight Loss

Share that Selfie. It has been said, “that a picture is worth a thousand words” and if you are talking about weight loss that couldn’t be more true. A new study has shown the benefits of social media in achieving goals with interactive, online communities. Sharing success and setbacks publicly was an important part of achieving personal goals in this …

Could you be vegan for one month?

November Challenge is coming soon! Did you know that November is World Vegan Month? Last year for the month of November I challenged you to do something everyday for the month of November. Many of you joined me and I would encourage you to do it again this year. Do you think you could be vegan for one month? November …

Good guts

Does aging start in your guts? Healthy guts may be the answer to healthy aging. Research from a new study by University of Western Ontario has found that healthy elderly have the same gut microbiota as healthy young adults. The research showed there was a direct correlation between health and gut microbes. Professor Greg Gloor scientist and researcher says, “This …

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving I hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I was recently reminded about how many of you make lifestyle changes because of something you read in the Facts and I am thankful that you take the time to read and respond to the Facts. Many of us may have overindulged this holiday weekend and I am …

Muscle = Health

Muscle means health. It is really that simple. Keep your muscles healthy and you will be healthy. That keeps me exercising even on days when I don’t really feel like it. I was at the gym the other morning and I started thinking about why other people might want to go to the gym. There was a team doing a …

Top Canadian Vegan Influencers

Thank you! Thanks to everyone that voted for me as one of IMPACT magazine’s Canada’s Top Vegan Influencers. I am so grateful to be included in this group! You can view all of the Canadian Vegan Influencers here! Evolution Book Club! After so many great responses from my Recommended Reading post, I am going to have an Evolution Coaching Book …

Bod Pod

You have 14 weeks until 2018. What? What is this all about? If you had a goal or a resolution for 2017 you still have some time to take action. You may remember my fall theme was to improve my fitness and prove that older doesn’t necessarily mean decline. I have started and I have taken action. I also set …

Let’s talk about salt

  Salt has influenced my life. I didn’t even realize it until now. From the time I can remember my father had high blood pressure. When I say high, I mean really, dangerously high blood pressure. My parents were also ahead of their time, they believed that their lifestyle could change their health. It’s true, we know that for a fact …