Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me

I know, I know, I'm the annoying woman who is complaining about weight loss from breastfeeding. Well, I'm not complaining so much - I'm appreciative of my children for assisting with the removal or downsizing of all the fat cells they helped to create and / or enlarge during pregnancy. Muchos gracias, babies. Yet, while … Continue reading Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me

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Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements

It seems most humans are completely exhausted (and often sick) these days. Whether it be from work, volunteering, kids, social media, commuting, or over-committing, people are simply pooped. And while I wish everyone would give less f***s about what others think and just say "NO" to doing it all, I know you're not going to. … Continue reading Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements

Guest post: Feeding your family (and picky eaters) with Shée Lillejord, Registered Dietitian

I'm finally getting my New Year's ducks in a row; I have been wanting to implement a more themed and consistent approach to blogging since January, but alas, my son has thwarted my efforts (we will forgive him as he is only 3.5 months old). In this new and inspired approach, I am excited to … Continue reading Guest post: Feeding your family (and picky eaters) with Shée Lillejord, Registered Dietitian

Seasonal Affective Disorder: It’s that time of year again

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has similar symptoms to Depression, but is inextricably linked to the change in sunlight during the winter. The days are shorter, the light is less, and your mood, energy, and concentration may take a serious hit. Those living in more northern latitudes (us brave Canadians) are at significantly higher risk of developing … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder: It’s that time of year again

Diet really matters (but I still love cupcakes)

So I'm entering Day 9 of my challenge. It's going well. I've managed to get in every squat, push-up, and leg lift I've been instructed to. Yet, my weight has managed to creep up.  This could be due to a number of reasons: increased muscle mass, water retention, increased alcohol intake over the last two … Continue reading Diet really matters (but I still love cupcakes)

“You are your own best health advocate”

No, this information is not earth-shattering, but it's important that we're reminded about the role we play in our health. This was said by Alex Jamieson, a once famous vegan (girlfriend of the guy who did Supersize Me), who has made a public return to meat. Check out her video (can't embed the video as WordPress … Continue reading “You are your own best health advocate”

Polar bears, soda pop, and Diabetes

A typical combination, no? My friend and blogger, Mr Epidemiology shared a video about polar bears, soda pop and Type II Diabetes on his blog recently and I liked it. A lot. What did you think? Did it successfully convey the message its trying to? Did you get a better understanding of some of the risks … Continue reading Polar bears, soda pop, and Diabetes