As a part of a clinical group challenge, I am going to tackle the Paleo diet for the next 3 days! I thought I would share my experiences as this is a new way of thinking about and eating food for me. Not sure what the Paleo diet is? Until now, I wasn’t either! (more…)
I never used to eat salads for lunch because they just never filled me up. Then I discovered quinoa, the ultimate grain! Seriously, it’s actually a superfood. Not familiar with quinoa? Check it out here.
Adding some cooked quinoa to your salads adds protein (not to mention all of those essential amino acids!) and complex carbohydrates. Which means, it’ll help keep you fuller longer and work at balancing your blood sugar. Both of those things will help to prevent that mid afternoon crash. It’s also a yummy salad to eat as an appetizer, or after your main course!
Pomegranates are one of my favourite fruits – I just love the bright red color and the sweet explosion of crunching on those arils. Their short season (generally from November-February) really makes me treasure them while they’re around. I was pleasantly surprised to find them at my grocery store this week! Don’t be dismayed by having to work a little to get the arils out – it’s easy! If that’s not encouragement enough, find out more on how powerful pomegranates are: Continue Reading
We all get a little stressed at times! Fortunately, the summer is usually a time when we are more relaxed and able to spend time doing more of the things we love – like spending time outside and going on a vacation. Considering these things, it’s a great time to practice Stress Management so you can be best prepared to deal with more stressful times in the future.
This evening, I will be giving a talk with my fellow classmate and intern, Jessa Haldane, on 6 Steps for Stress Management for residents in a condo building near Yonge & Eglinton. I thought it would be a great chance to share with everyone the 6 Steps for Stress Management we came up with, along with tips and tricks to better follow them! Continue Reading
A little while ago, I made a post about Spring Cleaning and how and why to do a detox. Another great way to fully embrace Spring and detoxing is to clean out other areas of your life – including that cupboard of cleaners that may also be full of toxic ingredients! The Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) recently released a ‘Cleaners Hall of Shame‘ highlighting the top offenders of cleaning products. They importantly mentioned the green-washing and mislabeling that many companies make on their cleaning products to make them appear environmentally friendly! Please take a minute to read through it and consider ditching any products on their list that you may have, and make a note to not buy them again in the future.
The good news is that effective AND environmentally friendly cleaning products are possible! Continue Reading
It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to post! Life has been busy and finding time to do everything is always a little challenging (I’m in clinic now – woo!). To celebrate my return to writing posts – I wanted to share the recipe for the breakfast smoothie I have been thoroughly enjoying over the past little while. Continue Reading
Apparently tomorrow will be the 91st exam I will write at CCNM. I have to say ‘apparently’ because as you can imagine, it is not easy to keep track of an exam list that ranks close to 100. A century of exams. My brain is so fried, I just had to Google to make sure that century still meant 100.
It’s halfway through April already! That means that final exams are inevitably on their way. Yep – all 12 of them! Hence, my boredom with studying and my desire to be in the kitchen! At least I baked these delicious study treats that are even detox-diet friendly! They were also super quick and easy to make – great for a study break.
I’ll be enjoying them as I hit the books – makes it a little easier to wrap my brain around 150 acupuncture points, 105 homeopathic remedies, emergency medicine procedures, everything about pregnancy and newborn care – and that’s just for the first week of exams.Is is May yet…? Continue Reading