ARE YOU FIRING UP MORE THAN YOUR BBQ?

ARE YOU FIRING UP MORE THAN YOUR BBQ?

BBQ’d cheeseburger on a whole wheat bun, anyone? Maybe an ice cream sundae for dessert? Sounds like wonderful summer fare doesn’t it? Well, for those of us in the nutrition-know, we may be screaming, “Don’t do it!” While you might equate firing up the BBQ with yummy...
TO BBQ OR NOT TO BBQ, THAT IS THE QUESTION

TO BBQ OR NOT TO BBQ, THAT IS THE QUESTION

Summer time and BBQs just naturally go together. However, did you know that barbecuing can be extremely unsafe? Research has revealed the dangers of barbecuing ranging from the carcinogens that are created from charring when meat is cooked at high temperatures (HCAs –...
DO YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM?

DO YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM?

Wine with dinner, beer with BBQs, hot toddies on a cold wet day. Humans have been making and consuming alcohol for literally thousands of years. Stone Age beer containers have been found dating back to 8000 BCE while it appears that fermenting wine came along later,...
SMART HEART HEALTH

SMART HEART HEALTH

Even with the advancement of medical treatments, heart disease and stroke remain the leading causes of hospitalizations and death. They also result in the largest need for prescription drugs. In Canada, an estimated 70,000 people have heart attacks each year. That’s...
HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS

HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS

With the Holidays upon us, it’s hard not to be surrounded by all sorts of wonderful Holiday treats from boxes of chocolates to homemade cookies and sweets. However, with more and more people having food sensitivities to gluten and dairy, as well as dietary...