Wellness Trends for 2019

Most new year’s resolutions are always the same: Eat healthier, get more exercise, focus more on wellness – but with so many trends and everyone looking for the next “magic pill” it’s hard to find something that resonates with you, as well as being doable. How many of us have started the year full of…

Local Spotlight: Vancouver’s own AURA Nutrition protein

How much protein do you really need per day? The science says 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight or 0.36 grams per pound. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but that is just a guideline for sedentary lifestyles. The right amount of protein will also depend on how active you are, your…

Paleo-diet and keto approved fast food from Starbucks

Starting in early 2018, Starbucks Canada added a new paleo/ketogenic friendly fast food option to satisfy our cravings for a quick and easy healthy breakfast. Meet “Sous Vide Egg Bites“, Starbuck’s response to customers’ requests for non-wheat based menu options. These perfectly cooked cage-free eggs prepared as Egg Bites were first introduced to the US…

3 Reasons Why You Need an Online Doctor

An apple a day, unfortunately, can’t always keep the doctor away, and at some point in our lives, we need a doctor. Since 2016, Statistics Canada has found that over 200,000 individuals in BC have no family doctor, utilizing walk-in clinics daily. I personally hate walk-in clinics – the smell, long waits, and travel inconveniences….

Paleo-diet and keto approved food from Swiss Chalet

A fun fact that you may not know about my wife is that she was employed for many years in the restaurant and foodservice industry. One of her favourite well-known chains to work for was Swiss Chalet, and to this day, whenever she feels nostalgic we visit one in order to satisfy our cravings for…

Paleo-diet and keto approved fast food from Carl’s Jr Restaurants

One of the hardest parts of following a Palaeolithic (Paleo / Wheat Belly / Keto / Ketogenic) diet, is that it’s still really hard to find suitable fast food that is free of complex carbs and grains. One chain that tries to cater to low-carb dieters is Carl’s Jr Restaurants. Not only do they offer…

Yoga Pose for Against Comparison Game

Ever found yourself standing up for a friend’s sabotaging self-talk – or your own inner dialogue? Especially when the weather gets warm, we find ourselves watching every other body around us in an effort to compare it to our own. And not in a good way! Before I get into this pose, I’d like you…

Yoga Pose for Dehydration Headache

What does too much time in the sun and having too many drinks have in common? Dehydration! That’s right! Too much of both can cause a pounding headache if you haven’t prepared with water and/or a refreshing electrolyte drink. So how does yoga come into play? With deep breathing and one single pose (ok, so…