I recently joined Toastmasters to practice delivering nutrition messages. Rather than jumping straight into the physiology and biochemistry, I wanted to be sure my fellow club members know that I’m a foodie who also happens to be a dietitian. Then I realized that you also might be curious about my philosophy. And maybe you want […]



One of the a-ha moments I often have with clients is when they finally understand what inflammation is. I mean, we hear this word thrown around all the time… “this food causes inflammation”, “this disease is the result of inflammation”, “you should eat an anti-inflammatory diet.” But we often don’t know what those things really […]


When we talk about a disease or condition, the conversation often includes the cause of the problem (or at least it should). If we’re discussing diabetes, the “cause” is an underproduction of insulin or cells that are resistant to insulin’s action. If we consider GERD or acid reflux, the “cause” is sometimes wrongly assumed to […]






Have you heard about the antioxidants in blueberries and green tea? Wait, that’s a silly question because I know you have. The better question is: do you have any idea what an antioxidant is and why it really matters? And perhaps the best question is: did you know that too many antioxidants can also cause […]


As I mentioned in my video overview of detoxification, there are loads of different nutrients needed to ensure the detoxification pathway can complete successfully. You see, micronutrients and phytonutrients are cofactors in enzymatic reactions, and without them these enzymes don’t function properly. Oh, wait… that’s probably not clear as a single sentence. So, let me […]

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