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Are You Using Fake Olive Oil?

October 18, 2016

By Anna Varriano

I recently returned from a three week vacation in Europe, which included a 10-day Mediterranean cruise. What a fabulous time! During the trip, I had the opportunity to visit two family run operations that grew olives and produced olive oil … and taste …

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Wanna Know Why Cucumbers Are Cool?

August 3, 2016

By Anna Varriano

I’m sure you’ve used and/or heard the expression “cool as a cucumber” at some point – but have you ever wondered about the origin of the expression? When you say that someone is ‘cool as a cucumber’, it means that they are calm and imperturbable – ‘tha …

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Honey Nut Cheerios: Full of Bee.S.?

May 12, 2016

By Anna Varriano

While waiting at the Barrhaven train station with my daughter for her train back to Toronto this past Sunday, a commercial came on the TV that was mounted on the wall in the waiting area. It was a very heart- warming commercial, showing humans saving a …

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Top 5 Natural Health Trends

February 29, 2016

By Anna Varriano

March is National Nutrition month, so I thought it would be interesting to share what the Canadian Health Food Association has identified as the top five natural health trends for 2016, and of course, to add my two cents worth. 1 – Sea Greens Sea green …

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5 Grain-Free Appetizer & Party Foods

February 22, 2016

By Anna Varriano

Every year, I host a ‘February Blah-Buster’ Party. I love everything about this party – the planning, the food prepping, the music I listen (and dance!) to while I’m food prepping, the wonderful company, the stories that are shared throughout the eveni …

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4 Big Fat Lies That Are Sabotaging Your Health

February 1, 2016

By Anna Varriano

Although a lot of valid research has emerged over the past several years that has busted many of the long-term myths we’ve held about fats, I’m often surprised by the amount of confusion that many people still seem to have on this topic. Given that Feb …

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A Perfect New Year’s Resolution

January 5, 2016

By Anna Varriano

I hope you are reading this blog before you’ve spent money on one of the many cleanses, detoxes, or weight loss products/programs that are so heavily promoted at this time of year. The market for these products and programs is a multi-billion dollar on …

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