As the month of December draws to a close, I have been gearing up to celebrate 6 months being relapse free from multiple sclerosis. December is significant for me, as my neurologist warned that I would surely relapse before the end of the year. She said so based on my history, and perhaps more… Continue reading Doctors predicted I would get an MS attack by December. How I proved them wrong, and found what can help millions of others.
Making a lifestyle change involves tackling difficult emotional issues, among other things. There are times when I’ve had to stop and look hard at what patterns I’ve created and have been repeating. One thing I can say is this – I have ruined a lot of good relationships in my life. I also had a… Continue reading Tackling Mental Demons
The belief that turning vegetarian or vegan, or even going back to being an omnivore is healthy, is rooted in stupid. A vegan/vegetarian whose diet revolves around filling up on bread, flavored yogurt, cereal, and packaged juices is deeply flawed. Similarly, an omnivore whose diet revolves around gorging on bacon, beef and eggs is dangerous.… Continue reading Why vegan/vegetarian does not necessarily equal healthy
We are bombarded with all kinds of toxins in our food, allergens in our environment and stress in our daily lives. The incidence of inflammation and inflammatory disease is on the rise. Everyone has a unique response to the stressors in their life. Some of that unique response is determined by genetics, but a lot… Continue reading Inflammation: The Silent Killer
This is a wonderful, healthy alternative to store bought cereal. This recipe is made of oats, which are a whole grain cereal. Oats contain a specific fibre called beta-glucan. Since 1963, study after study has proven the beneficial effects of this special fibre on cholesterol levels and in stimulating the immune system. Oats are a great… Continue reading Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
This is an easy way to get in more vegetables, raw. I am not a fan of eating raw but the avocado in this recipe makes it delicious. This pasta can be eaten by itself or as an accompaniment with poached salmon or sautéed lemon garlic shrimp too! A food is considered raw if it… Continue reading Avocado Pasta
Pranayama has been known in India for over 4000 years. Even though words such as ‘yoga‘ and ‘asana’ have become household terms, the essence and depth of the practices remain unexplored for most of us. Prana is a Sanskrit term, meaning ‘energy’ or ‘life force’. Prana is the dynamic principle within everything, everyone is born… Continue reading Pranayama – yogic breathing to heal the body