Metabolism and You

Most of us believe that our metabolism is at its peak during our teenage years and early twenties. Who can forget getting ready to go out at 10:00 p.m. and the late nights out with friends? Unfortunately, as we age, that 10:00 p.m. turns into getting ready for bed instead of a nighttime adventure. WeContinue reading Metabolism and You

The World of Diets

If you are anything like millions of people around the world, weight has always been an issue. I once had someone describe themselves as “fluffy,” which I thought was an excellent way to express oneself when your body shape did not follow the statuesque model shapes constantly promoted in the media. After all, we can’tContinue reading The World of Diets

Urban Agriculture: Is it a Worthwhile Endeavour?

Growing up, I can remember visiting the local market with my father to buy tomato plants for his garden. It was a big thing amongst the Greeks – who could grow the best tomatoes. Unfortunately, like many of my contemporaries, we have lost the desire to grow our food. But with the onset of theContinue reading “Urban Agriculture: Is it a Worthwhile Endeavour?”

Intermittent Fasting: Is it Worth Trying?

Throughout the years, there have been many fad diets that people have embraced – the Atkins Diet, the South Beach Diet, and the Zone Diet, to name a few. That list can now include intermittent fasting (IF). Enthusiasts claim it helps with focus, weight loss, and energy.  Support from nutritionists, dieticians, and doctors remains dividedContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting: Is it Worth Trying?”

Is Food Aging Us?

We have all heard the saying “you are what you eat”.  Is this true, however?  The answer is yes.  The relationship between nutrition and its effects on the human body has been a part of scientific research for a long time.  What does it do to us on the inside?  How does it affect ourContinue reading “Is Food Aging Us?”

Tell it to My Heart

As we get older, the health issues we saw our parents experience come back to haunt us.  I can remember my father sorting out his medications for the various health issues he had developed in his golden years.  One of these was heart disease, specifically angina.  My mother, on the other hand, suffered a strokeContinue reading Tell it to My Heart

20 Food Myths That Will Surprise You

All of us have grown up hearing stories that we believe to be true, especially in the case of food. We are presented with a misconception or an unfounded idea that we follow like gospel. Look at some of the trendy diets and fads introduced over the years. In hindsight, some of them were badContinue reading 20 Food Myths That Will Surprise You