10 Components of a Healthy Diet

There are ten components to eating a healthy diet. And by diet I’m not talking about the latest fad or eating low calories for a short period of time and then returning to your normal bad eating habits… here, diet means what you eat as a lifestyle. Here’s 10 things to adapt to your eating…

Improving me, to help you.

I believe it was June 2018 that I announced my plan to become a certified natural nutritionist. At that time, my plan was to register in the fall of 2018 and I was going to be sharing fascinating tidbits that I learned here with you. Although I do share what I learn from their recommended…

Tip Tuesday: “But, water is boring.”

“I hate water.” “Water is boring.” “Water has no flavour.” Is this how you feel about water? I used to. Now, for the most part, all I drink is water. When I’m thirsty, my body craves water and it’s my first go-to. For me, switching to drinking water wasn’t a slow change. Years ago, I…

A strong argument against multi-vitamins

Rudolph Ballentine, MD, author of Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach, makes a strong argument against multi-vitamins, or even vitamin pills in general, and I found it quite  compelling. Basically, he argues that natural whole foods come in perfect pre-packed forms. Animals, including humans, evolved to consume food as it’s provided to us by nature….

Sprouting in 5 Easy Steps.

I’ve been making my own sprouts for the last little while and love how easy it is, and of course how healthy they are. I purchased a sprouting jar at my local health food store. A sprouting jar is a glass vessel with a mesh lid. You can also use a glass jar and cheese…

Fascinating facts about vitamin D and skin colour.

Learning about vitamin D from Rudolph Ballentine’s book Diet & Nutrition: A Holistic Approach has been fascinating. Especially how it relates to the colour of people’s skin. Vitamin D is absorbed from sunlight through the skin and then, through a chemical reaction, helps promote the absorption of calcium from the intestinal tract and bones. The…

Are you a visual eater?

What’s a visual eater? If you add food to your plate, not based on what you should eat, but based on making the plate look full, you’re eating with your eyes as opposed to based on hunger signals from your body. Many in our family are visual eaters and my husband and I worked together…

Sugar, by any other name, is still sugar.

As I mentioned in a prior post, I’m reading some books off the “recommended reads” list for the holistic nutritionist course I’m starting in September. I chose to start with Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine, MD. It’s heavy on facts and research, yet written in language that’s easy to understand (mostly)….