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Over the years, Shana has been asked to offer valuable insight towards the latest hot topics in nutrition and health.
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Beyond Garnish
Beyond Garnish
For those of you who’ve begun germinating seeds with readied anticipation for sunshine and salads, topsoil depots are getting ready to open their doors as warmer days and nights are just around the corner.

With the resurgence of new findings on the many benefits fruits and vegetables provide, the delicacy of fresh fine herbs often takes second stage.

Originally posted April 9, 2022 on The Stouffville Review

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For the Love of Chocolate
For the Love of Chocolate
Its mouthfeel is like no other, its variations in sweetness are from low to high, its well-known adaptability in recipes with its origins are worth exploring since its one of the most consumed foods across the globe.

Cacao’s history dates back to 450BC and was enjoyed as a bitter beverage mixed with spices and corn. It was believed to be an aphrodisiac, giving strength to the drinker, where the cacao seeds were also used as currency for barter.

Originally posted January 10, 2022 on The Stouffville Review

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Looking Back and Looking Forward
Looking Back and Looking Forward
January is a time to restart, renew and re-evaluate what you define as worthy for the 12 months ahead. Time marches on, with newly-defined resolutions or mantras that leave you feeling a year wiser with intent to make the one ahead bigger, brighter and bolder.

This was a year for many of health taking priority. For some it opened eyes to realizing that just perhaps if we took better care of our bodies, they could in turn take better care of us.

Originally posted December 10, 2021 on The Stouffville Review

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Counting Calories
Counting Calories
Calories-still hung up on the term?

Chances are, that if you grew up in the 1920s and onwards, calories had a significant impact on your eating habits.

The calorie was engrained in the minds of dieters across the North America, a continent in which ironically also popularized the concept of fast food.

Originally posted November 9, 2021 on The Stouffville Review

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woman pushing against wall with "stress" written on it
Secrets for Living with Stress
Stress is a word we can all relate to, typically in a negative context. We often refer to stress associated with some kind of unfortunate event relatable to our lives.

Typical examples of distress can be anxiety or concern, perceived as outside of our coping abilities, unpleasant feelings and decreases in performance with mental or physical issues arising as a result. If that isn’t proof that our thoughts are connected to our body’s health, I don’t know what more is needed to insist on the strong correlation between the two.

Originally posted September 10, 2021 on The Stouffville Review

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photo of vitimin d rich foods
Getting enough Vitamin D?
It comes as no surprise that vitamin D takes centre stage while most North Americans are on a quest for immune prosperity.

Appropriately named the sunshine vitamin, it’s the only nutrient produced in your skin in response to sunlight.

As a fat-soluble vitamin, it belongs to a family of compounds which includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3.

Originally posted July 13, 2021 on The Stouffville Review

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woman drinking water
Hydration is just as important as nourishing your body with healthy food

Feeling thirsty? You might want to reach for some water. “We never know the worth of water until the well is dry” – French Proverb.

Water – it’s an all-encompassing word for such a crucial element to our bodies.

Originally posted June 12, 2021 on The Stouffville Review

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fruits and vegetables next to sign you are what you eat
You are what you eat

It’s no mystery. We’re all an outcome of the very products we put into our bodies. And if this is news for some, welcome to 2021!.

Originally posted March 10, 2021 on The Stouffville Review

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