Wise Nutrition Tips

WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT POWER BAR? Power bars…they come in all flavors and sizes and can range from healthy to junk food if you are not careful to read the label. Although they are perceived as being a good on-the-go snack, some of them just provide good taste without actually filling you up or providing any nutrients! A couple of things to … [Read more...]

Sports Nutrition

HYDRATION Drinking water is essential. Not only does it clear out your skin and keep you cool but it also flushes out your body- and it accomplishes this without adding a single calorie! Before you decide to pick up that sugary soda jam packed with calories, think again and grab a nice refreshing glass of water. When you clean out your body’s … [Read more...]

Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian Eating


Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian Eating By Dr. Jackie Ehlert Vegetarians or vegans consume a diet consisting mainly of non-animal products.  Vegans don’t eat any dairy foods, eggs or honey. They are considered to be strict vegetarians.1 Vegetarians don’t eat any meat but some may or may not consume animal products such as eggs, milk or … [Read more...]

The Eatery – A Fresh Take on a Vancouver Staple


By Sukhman Perhar Nestled along the trendy boutiques and pubs of West Broadway is this Japanese restaurant,  catering to students who want to try something creative and bold, yet still rooted in Japanese cuisine. Priding itself on being the “funkiest place for Japanese food”, The Eatery specializes in innovative, non-typical sushi. As a … [Read more...]

Street Food – Easy, Healthy and Delicious


By Joan Tan Along the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, I came across a woman on the sidewalk selling fresh made-to-order Vietnamese salads.  I thought it was so fascinating, that all she needed to make this unique salad were just a few items and ingredients all comfortably packed in two baskets that she carried hanging from a long … [Read more...]

Edamame Dip

Wise Dips

This low fat dip is good for vegans, vegetarians, as well as those on gluten free and dairy free diets.   … [Read more...]

Food Allergies

Gluten free breads

 What is a Food Allergy? A food allergy is like any other allergy, except that a food protein causes the allergy instead of pollen, pet hair, or even smoke. Allergies occur when the immune system mistakenly identifies a harmless substance (in this case, a food) as harmful to the body and attacks it. When the substance enters the body, the … [Read more...]

Eggplant Dip

Eggplant Dip

For a healthy snack between meals, try this low-calorie dip made from delicious eggplant. … [Read more...]

Test Your Nutrition Knowledge

Feel Good

1.  A standard cup of coffee 20 years ago was 8 ounces and had 45 calories. How many calories do you think are in today's coffee? a.  100        b.  350       c.  450 2.  A muffin 20 years ago was 1.5 ounces and had 210 calories. How many calories do you think are in a muffin today? a.  320        b.  … [Read more...]