Food Crazy or Food Sanity?

Since Canadian Thanksgiving has arrived, I wanted to share a story about family dinners and what can happen when the ‘lose-weight-at-all-costs’ mentality creeps in. Recently, I met a woman who would like to have a baby. Her family is Portuguese. (That will become important later.) She has been prescribed a particular diet by her doctor…

Meal Planning Without Dieting

Can you reject dieting and still do meal planning? This is a common question from my coaching clients and naturopathic patients alike. And it’s a great one! Understandably, meal planning has some negative associations with dieting. It can be seen as restrictive and completely un-fun. (Is that a word? It should be.) Here is my…

Flexibility Fuels Freedom

The ice storm that came through my hometown last night couldn’t have provided a better reminder to stay flexible this Easter weekend. As you can see, every surface is covered with about 2 cm/0.5 inches of ice. When the wind blows, the sound is eerie as the trees creak and strain under the pressure. Then…