Your metabolic rate is highly dependent on several individual aspects like physical activity, gender, genetics, lean body mass, hormones and other factors. No two people in this world are the same, therefore everyone’s metabolic rate is always going to be a little different....more

Healthy Nourishing for Active Women

Today we’re going to chat a little bit about the importance of fueling our bodies for activity and exercise, and making sure we get enough to be able to sustain an active lifestyle. Because we don’t just want to exercise once or twice, right? We want it to be part of our healthy lifestyle, consistently....more

5 nutrition myths that need to die

Nutrition can be a tricky subject. New studies hit the mainstream media all the time and we can’t help but eat it all up (pun intended).Staying informed is a good thing, don’t get me wrong. But the headlines are often confusing or contradictory to what has been published before (and what we’ve gotten used to in our daily lives)....more

The Science of Cravings – Ask Deniza

Neural networksThe neurons in our brain communicate with one another through the exchange of neurotransmitters (small molecules). These molecules fit into receptors on the surface of brain cells and lead to either stimulation or depression of the neuron's activity. Whether the neuron gets activated or depressed depends on the kind of neurotransmitter....more

Food Labels Hacked My Way

Don't you feel like you need a degree in Biochemistry, or at least Nutritional Science, to understand food labels enough to just simply go grocery shopping? I hear you! And, the eating rules change all the time!Butter was out for awhile. That was a sad time. Now it's back in, or at least sort of, depending on what you're reading, or what you hear on the news, or from your friends....more

Addicted to the White Stuff: Why I Quit Sugar

My oldest friends will know that I've always taken an interest in healthy food and fitness. A strange child, I shunned pop for fruit juice and would run 30 times round the parental garden daily.I have never engaged in any food fads or diets though. They just didn't make sense to me - I love eating too much.I exercised enough and always stuck to options labelled low fat, so thought I was all good. Sugar was never really on my radar, so I continued to dismiss Ollie's objections to my three sugar coffees. (Yuuuuuumy!)...more

Flavor Fall with a Roasted Pumpkin and Beet Salad

'Tis the season of EVERYTHING pumpkin, Fall’s beloved squash. Like many of you, I have been sucked into the pumpkin vortex. ...more

Quick-Pickled Beet Stems

Eat beets from root to leaf! Rather than throwing away the beautiful beet stems from your bunches of beets, create a delicious pickled side-dish. ...more

4 Nutrients to Eat for Better Skin & Hair

Ever wonder how some people achieve porcelain skin or that perfect, split-end-free, shiny hair? Most of us assume its genetics or that we need to spend half our paycheck at the salon for glam results. We’re probably right. But some research shows an association between certain vitamins and minerals and these celeb results. Does this mean we can eat our way to glowing skin and hair? Tune in for the 411 on some specific vitamins and minerals that may help  ...more