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  • Prebiotic and Probiotic Foods on a Plant-based diet

    We have all heard about probiotics, and how good they are for our gut health. New research is emerging constantly about the importance of our gut microbiome in everything from improving our digestion to boosting our mood, to cancer prevention to blocking infections. Did you know that our microbes outnumber our own human cells about 10 to 1!? Microbes in our gut have a major role in controlling our cravings, and this is partly why…

  • 30 Days of Calorie Counting: what I learned

    So! It is the 30th of June and the results are in! My goal was to drop 5 lbs in June (a pesky bit of winter weight that I was not managing to shed), and I (just about) did it. In 30 days I lost 4.5 lbs calorie counting.

  • Vegetarian diet could save lives, study finds

    If you could do something to reduce your risk of disease and help you live longer, would you do it? Researchers at the University of Oxford have published a landmark paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America that may have just the answer you’re looking for.

  • Calorie Counting! The ups and downs

    Recently I hopped on the scales and oops! I was up 5 lbs. Now, I understand that these are just vanity lbs and I’m not actually overweight. I usually follow intermittent fasting (check out my post on IF here), but lately I have been craving a change, and I thought I would investigate calorie counting.

  • Toronto Vegan Pizza Series: I’m in love!

    After all the delicious vegan pizza I ate in Toronto last week – I had to share my favourites and all my top tips. The pizzas I ate were: Magic Oven, Black Magic Mama’s Pizza (Spicy Vegan) Blaze Pizza (build your own) Famoso (build your own) I know there are loads of great options I did not get to try, and I look forward to that in the near future, but after a week of…