Entries by Marlisa

Three Types of Hunger & What To Do About It

Hunger is a protective mechanism that prepares the body for digestion and signals the brain to motivate you to seek food.  Hunger feels unpleasant because it needs to be remedied. Many frustrating weight loss obstacles are tied to different types of hunger and are keeping you from your ideal weight.  Here are three types of […]

The Relationship Between Migraines, Nutrition & Other External factors

Pathophysiological MECHANISMS A migraine arises due to neuronal hyperexcitability caused by genetic or environmental factors. The usual forms of migraine are probably caused by polygenic inheritance. However, there is a very rare form of migraine called familial hemiplegic migraine and it is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. In this rare form, the auras are […]

The Frustrations of Weight Loss

I would like to talk about weight loss.  Why?  Because for some individuals losing weight is very frustrating and very stressful.  As a natural nutrition clinical practitioner, I see my clients struggling with weight loss.  I also see the state of health they are in.  I have noticed that while helping my clients with their […]

Constipation Creates Poor Health

No one wants to talk about bowel movements, or admit they have chronic constipation.  According to the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, approximately one million Canadians a year suffer from constipation.  Their definition of constipation is approximately 1 bowel movement every  2 to 3 days. Healthy regular bowel movements are essential to a healthy body.  The […]

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

This shrimp recipe is a bit lengthy, but it is worth the effort.  You can serve it as an appetizer with some nice crusty bread, or toss it with some penne and a side of tossed salad for a meal.  If you are watching your wheat or gluten, just use gluten free bread and rice pasta. […]

Gluten Free Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

For this recipe I used gluten & wheat free oats and a gluten & wheat free flour blend.  I keep these muffins in the freezer for days that I don’t have time to prepare meals or for when my body is asking for some carbs.  The oats add a good source of fibre as well […]

Roasted Baby Bok Choy

There were a few people looking for different vegetables to try.  Here is one of  my new tasty dishes.   1 tablespoon olive oil, try garlic flavour if you have it on hand 1 pound baby bok choy, I get the bag with 5 to 6 baby bok choys in it 1 tablespoon fresh lemon […]

Pork Tenderloin Luncheon Meat

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I don’t recommend luncheon meats because they contain nitrates and nitrites which play a role in development of diseases, one being cancer.  Here is a recipe for a delicious natural meat you can use to make sandwiches or wraps. Marinade 3 Tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 […]