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Are You Getting Enough Protein?

May 3, 2024

By Anna Varriano

Proteins provide us with amino acids – the building blocks of life! From muscle maintenance, growth and repair, to immune function, to the production of crucial enzymes, neurotransmitters, and hormones, to so much more, protein’s importance to our heal …

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Nourish Your Brain: 10 Foods for Optimal Cognitive Health

January 16, 2024

By Anna Varriano

Sadly, almost half a million people in Canada live with dementia, which impacts not only their own lives, but also the lives of their loved ones and caregivers. It is estimated that this number will double by 2030. While the risk of dementia increases …

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10 Herbal Teas That Offer Remarkable Health Benefits

November 7, 2023

By Anna Varriano

With the cooler weather upon us, I find myself looking for soothing warm beverages, and since I’m not a coffee drinker, for me, this means enjoying a variety of herbal teas. Herbal teas have been cherished for centuries for their various health benefit …

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Nourish to Flourish! Healthy Snacks and Lunches for School

August 25, 2023

By Anna Varriano

As parents and caregivers, we understand that nutrition is foundational to a child’s overall well-being and academic success. The choices we make when it comes to the foods and beverages we send to school with them can significantly impact their energy …

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Is Dark Chocolate Toxic?

February 22, 2023

By Anna Varriano

Shortly after Valentine’s Day, I saw a segment on the news regarding a Consumer Report (U.S. based) that investigated the dangers of dark chocolate. The results revealed that many brands contain higher-than-safe levels of the heavy metals cadmium and/o …

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Tips for the Holidays

December 15, 2022

By Anna Varriano

As you prepare for the holidays, I thought you might be interested in some delicious recipes, some tips that can  help us to be more mindful regarding holiday indulging, and some health-boosting related gift ideas. First off, there’s my 12 Days of Chri …

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Pumpkin Power

October 19, 2022

By Anna Varriano

Fall is such an amazing time of year. The colours are gorgeous, the air is crisp, the days can still be warm while the nights are cool and great for sleeping, and there is an abundance of beautiful, fresh, local produce, including one of my very favour …

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