Hello Winter! How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough Vitamin D?

With the onset of winter, getting enough Vitamin D can be a little more difficult than in the summer.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I believe vitamins are super-important for health. 

Are you getting enough Vitamin DBut did you know that vitamin D is extra special?

Here’s why.  It’s very difficult to get enough vitamin D;  therefore, it is a very common deficiency.

So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can get enough. The three ways to get vitamin D are exposure to the sun, consuming vitamin D containing food, and through supplements.

Why is vitamin D important, and how much do we need? 

Vitamin D helps us absorb calcium from our food and acts like a hormone to help us build strong bones. Vitamin D can also help with immune function, cellular growth, and help to prevent mood imbalances such as depression and seasonal affective disorder (also known as SAD). Continue reading →

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 45 Years Old

Yes, while I always say that it’s better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary.

Unfortunately there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don’t get enough of.  And they’re absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness.  Especially as we age.

Here I sifted through the supplements that are available on the market and boiled them down to three that can have the best effect for us. Continue reading →

Eating Healthy on a Budget

healthy eating on a budgetTitle: Eating Healthy on a Budget
Location: Mad Hatter Tea Co., 282 Kerr Street, Oakville, Ontario
Link out: Click here
Description: Join Patricia Eales, Holistic Nutritionist, as she shows you that eating healthy can be tasty and doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!

Investment to attend this fun and informative workshop is $20 per person payable at time of registration

Click here to REGISTER

Participants will receive a 7 day meal planner with recipes and shopping list.
Start Time: 700 p.m.
Date: 2017-11-08
End Time:  8:30 p.m.

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes?  Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? What do you think are the best breakfast foods to eat?

Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss.  This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it.  So I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your soon-to-be favourite new “go-to” breakfasts.

 

Breakfast Food #1: Eggs

Yes, eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food.  And for good reason!

No, I’m not talking about processed egg whites in a carton.  I mean actual whole “eggs”. 

Egg whites are mostly protein while the yolks are the real nutritional powerhouses.  Those yolks contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Continue reading →