Some thoughts from Tara and Henry…

I love cookbooks and healthy cooking blogs!

For those that know me well know I have an addiction. I confess I am addicted to cookbooks. Not always to cooking… but to cookbooks. I especially love ones where the food actually ends up tasting great! There really is a difference between someone creating a “healthy recipe” and actually being a cook – and [...]

Eating well every day

One of the most important things for people is food.  Eating well everyday helps your health dramatically.  Developing healthy eating habits can prevent illness in the long run and keep you fit and active now.  So here are some key points in making eating well a habit. Plan your meals in advance.  Pick a time [...]

Learning from a digital ecosystem?

I just read an article the other day in the Toronto Star about a virtual playground and one of the comments really struck me. It was about how a child is “discovering that a healthy forest needs water to feed the trees, help the flowers bloom and keep the insects, birds and wildlife healthy.” Now [...]

Week 6 – Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio

So how did last week’s challenge go. Did you try something you liked or was it more of an “interesting” experience. (As my kids say – it’s not my favorite….) This week the challenge is actually quite simple. Measure your waist to hip ratio. You may ask – now why would you want to do [...]

Week 5 – Try a new fruit

So winter is not usually the best time for this but I am really quite familiar with the fruit that is available in the summer. The winter has other interesting things like pomegranate and dragon fruit. Can you believe I bought pomegranate for the first time this past December… That is kind of sad. I [...]

Week 3 – Attitude of gratitude

Alright now, this is not a new concept: “Develop an attitude of gratitude” – but how do you do it? It is very easy to get caught up in the negative stories and emotions of the day. There are always things happening  – news stories, life in general –  that can really bring you down. [...]

Week 2 – Use a pedometer

So how did last week go? I found that over the holidays I really didn’t keep my proper fluid intake. This week was challenging. I needed to use visual cues (like my water glass) to remind me to drink. It is a bit better this week. I feel more thirsty again if I haven’t had [...]

Not just new year’s resolutions…

Every year about this time the gym is filled with new members and the candy shops are empty. Each January 1st people set goals of losing weight, getting healthier and exercising more. In fact here are the top 10 most popular new year’s resolutions. Did you make any of these? Why do most people end [...]

Week 1: Drink enough water

To determine how much water you need a day you need to take into account a few factors, namely your weight, your activity and your climate. First take your weight (in pounds) divide it by two and you will get the number of ounces of water you need each day. That gives you a basic [...]

When normal isn’t good enough

Have you ever gone to get blood work and had everything come back “normal” and yet you knew something was not right. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen this in practice. Typically, standard lab analysis is done to determine what we call pathology. Pathology is when something has crossed the line [...]