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It’s the final quarter and it is time to finish strong

It’s the final quarter and it is time to finish strong

Can you believe it? The year is going by so quickly. Many of us start out with the best of intentions and set some personal goals for ourselves to achieve. And best of all, we give ourselves a whole year to hit them. The problem is that life happens. Distractions arise. Opportunities present themselves and our focus shifts to other ... Read More »

5 Make-Ahead Snacks that will keep the Hangryness away


The school year is upon us, which most likely means the “nesting” has begun. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that phase you go through to make sure that everything is clean, everything is planned, all the laundry is washed, and all the food is prepped ahead of time. Especially the food. You feel like you’ve accomplished a lot, ... Read More »

The Whey or No Whey of Protein: Are Plants enough to fuel me? #ItMatters

the whey or no whey of protein_are plants enough to fuel me

Carrot sticks, celery sticks, almond butter, raisins… all great to eat, but is it enough to fuel athletes through the toughest of workouts? Being competitive as an athlete is hard enough but trying to be a competitive athlete who eats no meats, fish, dairy or animal products period? Darn near impossible if you don’t know what you’re doing. This post ... Read More »

September’s #ChickenChat is all about “Cancer Awareness”


September is Cancer Awareness Month – and for good reason. An estimated 191,300 new cases of cancer and 76,600 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 20141. Cancer is a disease that affects many Canadians over the age of 50, however, it can occur at any age. As a Canadian, here’s 4 Scary stats that we all need to ... Read More »

7 Detoxifying Health Benefits of Activated Coconut Charcoal

7 Detoxifying Health Benefits of Activated Coconut Charcoal

Overeating and eating the wrong foods can cause bloating, digestive problems and that uncomfortable feeling. That uncomfortable feeling that you get is caused by gas and toxins being released into the digestive tract. Getting rid of that with a natural solution is possible! For centuries, eastern medicine has used charcoal as the go-to method for stomach problems. The reason it ... Read More »

No Fowl Here! Eggs for breakfast helps with weight management


Eggs are all-natural and offer one of the highest quality proteins of any food available. One egg provides more than six grams of protein, or 13 percent of the recommended Daily Value (DV), and nearly half is found in the yolk. In fact, the protein quality in an egg is so high that the scientists often use eggs as the ... Read More »

The 4 Letter ‘C-word’ that no one should ever use

The 4 Letter ‘C-word’ that no one should ever use

My wife and best friend, Christie Kennedy Manuel aka the @Mom_OnTheRun posted this on her Facebook wall yesterday morning: “We consider the C word an extremely bad word in our home, even ranked above the F word. I am not one to click on random links, but because this came from a person I value and I had a few ... Read More »