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Marni Wasserman | Real Food & Real Life Nutritionist There are so many nutrition questions that come up on the regular - all about eating healthy and living well. What’s best, how much, how little, and what kind? Food trends (as with all trends) are always changing! However, there are questions that I’m often asked that I’m hoping can help you on your path to great health, so read on for the top 5 I’ve received from you lately. Question #1: I’m looking for a product that would be a meal replacement for lunch – I'm usually starving at this time, even though I have a granola bar around 10am. I get home around 6pm and am trying to limit calorie intake until dinner. Would a product like a meal replacement bar be a good fit for lunch? You’re better off focusing on eating clean organic whole foods - something like a big...

Marni Wasserman | Real Food & Real Life Nutritionist This is the 3rd post in my 4-part healthy brunch series. Check out week 1's Banana Blueberry Pancakes here, last week's Berry Smoothie Bowl here, and stay tuned for the last new recipe next Saturday! Happy brunching! Rustic Breakfast Frittata If you prefer something savoury for breakfast or brunch, then get ready for this easy-as-ever frittata. What I love most about this recipe is that it all can be done in one pan, making clean-up a cinch. The best part is that you can make it different every time depending on what seasonal produce is available. My one recommendation and request is to keep it colourful! Serves 2-4 | Prep time: 10 min | Ready in 10 min | Stores for 2 days in fridge What’s In It? 2 tbsp avocado oil 6 organic eggs 1 small sweet potato cut into wedges and roasted (this can be done ahead of...

Candice Batista | The Eco Hub Get a wash load of saving in your laundry room! The most important thing in the laundry room is to get longevity on your clothes. You can do that in a number of ways. Retire the iron.  Yup, I said that! Ladies did you know that your iron uses a lot of energy? Irons use about 1800k w of electricity. If you line dry your clothes or take them out of the dryer when they are hot, you’ll have less wrinkles. The best way to solve the problem is to shop for fabrics that do not have to be ironed. Dryer Scene equals common sense! Dryer sheets are filled with toxic chemicals that are carcinogens. You want to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals in your home as much as you can. This is a great place to start. I love the Eco Nuts Wool Balls.  They reduce drying...

As women, we are often natural nurturers and many of us put the wellbeing of others before ourselves. When we approach our late 40s, nearing menopause, the last thing we are concerned about is our heart health. But we should be. February is Heart Health Month in North America and is a great time to consider your risk factors and those of the women around you.  Heart health is not just a ‘man’s disease’, in fact, more women suffer strokes than men do, and women are more likely not to survive heart attack. Scary, but true.  The question now becomes: what can you do about this? Hormones are part of the picture After menopause, women’s estrogen levels plummet (and this is often responsible for a whole host of undesired symptoms). This is also when a woman’s heart disease risk increases. As much as many women have a love-hate relationship with estrogen, its protective...