I grew up as a “teacher kid”, which meant I went to the school where my mom taught. I was there before and after school every single day and often didn’t leave until 5 pm when mom finally called it a night. I can remember desperately scavenging in her classroom for food once the afternoon bell rang. … [Read more...]
Kickstart Your Family’s Healthy Routine With Up-To-Date Vaccinations
S’mores and hotdogs roasted on the campfire, popcorn at the movies, late bedtimes and even later mornings. A familiar feeling? If so, you’re definitely not alone. The summer vacation can turn the most health-conscious of families into junk-food addicts and sleepyheads, and even with all that … [Read more...]
Does Acupuncture Really Work?
There are many health treatments available out there to help manage whatever ails you. Some services like acupuncture have become more popular as an alternative to our existing western healthcare practices. But what is it and how does it work? Acupuncture has been around for thousands of … [Read more...]
Aveeno’s Here To Save Your Winter Skin
This just in from CBC: "Winter outlook: Another deep freeze ahead for most of Canada." Winter is here to stay. Most of us across Canada were treated to an early blast of the season, and the combination of cold temperatures, blustery winds and dry indoor heat have started wreaking havoc on our … [Read more...]
President’s Choice Wants Us To Crave More
For 30 years, we Canadians have been heading to the grocery store to fill our carts with President’s Choice products. We know PC products and, over the course of those 30 years, we have come to trust the brand and what it stands for. The Insider’s Report showed us that the folks at PC really … [Read more...]
Taleen’s Mom’s Salad
Before you read any further, you should know that the recipe below is not the one I was intending to write tonight. I was intending to provide you with the yummiest, most decadent recipe for apple butter. I was intending to come home, peel and chop some apples and slowly simmer them as the warm, … [Read more...]
It's Sunday evening at approximately 6pm. My legs are still sore from running the Toronto Women's 10k yesterday. My eyes feel puffy from too much chlorine and not enough sleep. My head is achy after an afternoon of sun and sangria. My tummy is cursing me for indulging in one-too-many caramel-filled … [Read more...]
It’s Like Water, But Better. It’s Sink-cola.
As a kid, when I asked my parents what we had to drink with dinner, more often than not, they replied with, "Sink-cola." Get it? Sink-cola. In other words, water. At the time, I was more than annoyed by this response, but in retrospect it was the right thing to do. To this day, I still mainly … [Read more...]
Swap & Drop Diet Cookbook Review!
When the warm weather finally hit last weekend, I was more than ready to swap my jeans for jean shorts, swap my hot tea for iced, and swap my crock pot for my ice cream maker. In fact I was pretty much ready to swap out everything that reminded me of winter. Thus, when Best Health magazine sent … [Read more...]
Back to School with the Loblaws Insider’s Report
I have a confession to make: I am terrible at making homemade lunches and after-school snacks for my kids. For the past two years, I have thrown out almost as many half-eaten lunches as I have packed. This has not been good for my self esteem.But I have an excuse...a whole bunch of them, … [Read more...]