What do Insulin Resistance and Summer Have in Common?

Plenty, it turns out, and it has everything to do with what you’re eating this summer. Even though summer brings with it an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, making it easier to eat healthily, it also brings added risks. What could taste better during the lazy, hazy days of summer than fruity cocktails and […]

Reality Check: Say No to Summer Weight Gain

So you spent the winter working hard. You exercised consistently, you were careful to eat more healthy foods and you watched your portion sizes. Why? So you would look great at the lake and have plenty of energy to enjoy summer. You greeted summer with a healthy, toned body. But summer, in spite of all […]

LOOK HOTTER NAKED…with these Top 3 Thermogenic Foods!

By: Mary Ann Marsala Spring is just around the corner! You know what that means? Speedy fat loss endeavors!  For most, this is often attempted through overtraining, undereating and the excessive use of supplements like fat burners (thermogenic add-ons which increase the body’s metabolism through the use of stimulants, e.g. caffeine and ephedra). While thermogenic […]

A Stronger Immune System, a Stronger You

Strengthening Immunity with Food Based Nutrients By: Mary Ann Marsala We are continuously surrounded by pathogens – these are the unfriendly bacteria, viruses and fungi that crowd our skin and invade our inner passageways. Most of the time, they do not adversely affect us; we ward off, neutralize or lessen the effects of them thanks […]

How to Improve Sluggish Digestion with Bitter Herbs

By: Mary Ann Marsala I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” While this notion bears truth it would make sense to continue this belief with “we are also what we digest and assimilate.” Our health depends greatly on how well our digestive system functions. What this means is that if we […]


We usually talk about supplements at our Paleo Challenge info sessions.  There are always questions about supplements and which ones are useful and which aren’t.  We were pressed for time on the last one so we didn’t talk about supplements at all.  I figured everyone could benefit from this info so I decided to post it. […]


So you want to bake yourself a treat to satisfy that sweet tooth but aren’t sure what sweetener you should use.  Well the obvious one to avoid is regular white sugar.  This also means all of its variations, including brown sugar, cane sugar, cane syrup and icing sugar as well.  Sugar rots your teeth, disrupts […]

Milking the Facts

I used to be a huge milk drinker.  I would constantly be running to the store to get more because I would go through it so fast.  That was until I learned about all of the facts behind the components, processing and packaging of milk.  Now I steer clear of it and haven’t felt better […]

Joint Pains and Grains

We are constantly being brainwashed by commercials and Canada’s Food Guide to eat more whole grains.  We’re led to believe that they’re full of vitamins and minerals and we need them for energy.  This just isn’t the case though.  Although it’s true that whole grains are enriched with B vitamins, there are much better food […]

The Truth about Eggs and Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a lipid (fat) in the body made by the liver.  It is classified as a sterol, which is a steroid.  The word cholesterol comes from the Greek words ‘chole’ meaning bile and ‘stereos’ meaning solid, stiff.  Cholesterol is necessary for so many functions in the body.  It makes vitamin D, sex hormones, bile […]