Entries by Marlisa

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 […]

Spinach Frittata

Here is a way to add some greens to your diet and have it taste good too. Just another great way to make eggs. 2 large eggs 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach or more if you like 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 green onion sliced In a bowl, beat eggs with a fork.  Add the […]