“No one food will make or break your diet”

When a woman like Edwena talks about nutrition you’re going to want to listen to what she has got to say. Her family inspires her to cook, she loves learning from her aunts and she believes that all foods fit in a healthy diet. She thinks foods are for nourishing and not for demonizing.

She’s of the opinion that people should make cooking a priority and the government should be taxing overly processed foods while subsidizing local fruits and vegetables.

“Breakfast Foods are Dumb” My interview with Rachel and Leah.

Leah and Rachel sat down with me in a vegan restaurant to give me the down low on nutrition. They shared their opinions, one too many kombucha and some laughs during their competitive interview to see who knew more about each other’s nutrition opinion. Leah thinks that we need to work on our own lifestyles and stop relying on convenience and Rachel thinks we need to improve accessibility to food.

Baking Slimfast Brownies with RD Luke

Luke is a Registered Dietitian & Performance Nutritionist. After owning and operating
a successful private practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for four years, he moved to Minnesota to join the nutrition team at EXOS – Athletes Performance Institute. He provides performance training and nutrition to elite and professional athletes across North America and internationally. He has provided nutrition counseling and coaching to various NHL and minor hockey league players, as well as CIS and NCAA players. Read more about his baking escapades, his what fad diets really get to him and his overall outlook on nutrition prescriptions.

Andrea Hardy

Andrea is known for, “But first, let’s eat” her popular blog on redirecting nutrition information to the basics and the importance of enjoying our food rather than the diet ideology.
We sat down to tea to discuss the barriers to healthy eating, our first memories of cooking and eating and of course our favorite foods.

Cheryl RD Weighs in on Juice Cleanses and Pasta

Cheryl is a Registered Dietitian who wanted to share her expert opinion on the excessive amounts of sugar in juice cleanses and why she loves pasta so much.

How can juice cleanses be helpful? They overload the body with excessive amounts of sugar while depriving it of protein and fat.

We took a moment to talk about the barriers to healthy eating and weight management. Her opinion was that part of the problem is related to sleep, time and stress management.

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Thandi Gets Real About Groceries in the BVI

Thandi talks to me about the inspiring Richard Branson, cooking disasters and the Candida diet. She believes that the government should focus more on agriculture in the Caribbean to promote local farming. Thandi is another example to prove that nutrition and healthy don’t have absolute definitions. She even shares how she has found ways to eat healthy with her barriers of working in confined spaces for long periods of time in the British Virgin Islands.

Laureen Warns Me Not To Microwave Whole Raw Eggs

Laureen is a Physiotherapist with a BEd who has a passion for helping people become more active. She is a true advocate of healthy living. Read more about the time she microwaved whole raw eggs and what she thinks healthy really means.

Food Deserts Not Desserts. An Interview With Rebecca RDN (RD)

As an individual Rebecca is passionate about blogging, making meaningful connections, and inspiring others to cook more healthy food from around the world. She sat down and talked to me about gardening, barriers to healthy eating and crop subsidies.

If You’re Cheating On Your Diet- Break UP!

I’ve been naturally skeptical for as long as I can remember but Diana was the first person to introduce me to an elevated level of skepticism that was lightly laced with cynicism.

Diana is a Registered Dietitian in Ontario she shared her insight on nutrition and government policy with me.

What Does a Respiratory Therapist Think of Nutrition?

Have you heard of Pickwickian syndrome?

Lauren is a Respiratory Therapist in PEI who has heard of Pickwickian syndrome. She is pretty passionate about it and she’s passionate about feeding her young boys organic food. She loves to cook alone and thinks that making small changes is the key to success for making large changes in your lifestyle.

Kim tells me about booger muffins and more…

I sit down to talk with Kim about what direction she thinks the government should take for improving the health of the general public. She also lets me in on a hilarious story about sneezing in the muffin batter.