It’s PMDD & IBS Awareness Month – But What Could These Disorders Have in Common?

Gut health! Okay, that's the short answer... April is both PMDD and IBS Awareness Month. Premenstrual dysphoric disorderΒ is largely debilitating, making it extremely difficult or even impossible to get through everyday tasks, affecting work and relationships. It includes acute and intense symptoms in the days to weeks prior to and/or during menstruation: feelings of hopelessness … Continue reading It’s PMDD & IBS Awareness Month – But What Could These Disorders Have in Common?

The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate

I love chocolate. If I had to live on one flavour forever, I feel like I'd be perfectly content choosing chocolate. Loving chocolate and craving chocolate are not the same creature. For the first week of World Vegan Month, I've been focusing on plant protein and how to get enough. Now I'm going to take … Continue reading The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate

LoveBites: Take Care of Yourself!

So often, I get wrapped up in taking care of other people, animals, projects... but not myself. "You can't pour from an empty cup," I say, but my own cup runs low. From time to time it helps to remind myself to refill! Here's how you can refill your cup too: 😴 sleep! Aim for … Continue reading LoveBites: Take Care of Yourself!

[Quiz] What’s causing your energy to bottom out?

I have a confession to make. I've been a bit of a sugar and carb addict. Over the last several months - probably more like years - I found I seemed to need coffee (and lots of it) to get through my day. I reached for a matcha coconut latte with coconut sugar or maple … Continue reading [Quiz] What’s causing your energy to bottom out?