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Cupping for Pain Relief

Try to imagine giant leeches sucking your legs for five minutes, and you’ll get the general idea of what goes on during cupping. I tried cupping to help increase circulation and aid healing in my damaged leg muscles, and for a week I sported round bruises on my calves and thighs....more

A Healthy U Conference + Memorial Day Weekend

If you are in the NYC area this weekend, there is still time to register for the 2015 A Healthy U Conference – I’m really excited to have been asked to speak/answer questions during the running portion of the afternoon! All information can be found here....more

Virtual green juice date

Hi friends Hope your day is going well! How about a green juice? It’s been a while since I’ve done a virtual wine date post, and since I’m definitely missing my favorite red (ok, and since it’s 7am haha), I thought a morning green juice would suffice ....more

My Defining Moment: I Conquered My Eating Disorder

I know exactly when I became consumed with my weight. In 2001, at age 21, I had major surgery on my back (corrective surgery for scoliosis)....more

Thinking Out Loud Thursday #43

THURSDAY! Busy day today – I’m at school in the morning and then heading to Brockville for a track meet at lunch! Hopefully we have some student-athletes making their way to the Provincial Championships (OFSAA) next week! ...more

Delayed Gratification

Ages and ages ago (last August) I wrote an article on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) for Diabetes Spectrum with my former nutrition instructor and internship preceptor, and current mentor and colleague, Judy Simon. At long last, it was published in the May issue!...more

How to Get Fit for Yourself

As we head into summer, the article titles being shouted from the front covers of the magazines in the supermarket talk about getting beach body ready, as if there is only one type of body that deserves to be on the beach. We are constantly comparing ourselves to other women. We look at those magazine covers or women that we see walking down the street, wishing our clothes would fall across our body as they do on models. Sometimes, as we look at other body types, we start to lose confidence in our own. ...more

Strawberry & Honey Banana Soft Serve

This post is brought to you by a Healthy Slice sponsor. Oh you guys, we made it! The car ride was actually rather uneventful, thank goodness ....more


Upper Body Superset Workout

Hey, hey, hey! I have a total body workout coming your way today. I completed this upper body workout over the weekend and created it to target the biceps, triceps, shoulders and chest ....more