Melanie’s Tips & Recipes for Healthy School Lunches

Melanie Grime/ September 3, 2016/ Dr. Danielle

Hi, Tuesday is back to school for us here in Ontario and that means school lunches and I must admit i have not missed prepping for school lunches. Just because I am a Nutritionist it doesn’t mean I love to cook or that I’m good at it. I spend time in the kitchen preparing healthy meals and snacks because I want my family

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Are Your Hormones Hindering Your Weight Loss

Melanie Grime/ March 30, 2016/ Dr. Danielle

It’s the week after Easter and you have vowed to yourself that you are going to stay away from all those Easter eggs and bunnies, get back on track and be really ‘good’ this week when it comes to eating – things have to really change this time. You had a smoothie for breakfast with lots of protein and healthy

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What’s In It: Kellogg’s Froot Loops

Melanie Grime/ March 15, 2016/ Dr. Danielle

If I gave my kids the choice they would eat cereal most days of the week. I have an issue with it because most cereals are laden with refined sugars and chemicals and also don’t provide a balanced breakfast. Breakfast sets the tone for the day and a meal that contains protein, fiber, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates in the

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A Sneak Peek Into Melanie’s Fridge

Melanie Grime/ March 10, 2016/ Dr. Danielle

I am always getting asked what products i buy so I thought it was about time i gave you a little peek in my kitchen, starting with my fridge. Click below to check out my first video blog where i show you what is in my fridge. I apologise for all the frowning I must have been concentrating alot!!! This is my first

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How to make your own salad dressing in 60 seconds (& Why to Avoid the Store Bought Ones)

Melanie Grime/ February 3, 2016/ Dr. Danielle

Salad dressings are a staple in many fridges, unfortunately most of them are store-bought. I have issues with these as the majority of them are made with inflammatory and rancid oils. Even the “healthy” versions contain these toxic oils. They can also contain high amounts of refined sugar and white vinegar. The biggest mistake we have made is over-heating our

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Vegetables: Fresh vs Frozen

Melanie Grime/ January 29, 2016/ Dr. Danielle

One of the big topics in my office lately has been the price of cauliflower – $8.99 or more in most stores. Yes, I believe in eating 7-10 fruits and vegetables but I’m in the same boat as most of you, I am on a budget and $8.99 for one head of cauliflower doesn’t quite fit in. This doesn’t mean

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Are You Eating For Illness or Wellness?

Melanie Grime/ January 11, 2016/ Dr. Danielle

We have all heard the phrases ‘You are what you eat?’ ‘Don’t eat less, eat right’ just to quote a couple but have you ever really sat down and thought about whether you are eating for illness and wellness? Today, there are many common dietary and lifestyle habits that over time can lead to illness. It may be the overuse

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How To Survive The Holidays

Melanie Grime/ December 18, 2015/ Dr. Danielle

Throughout the holidays I work with my clients to maintain their weight, some still lose but the goal here is to maintain.  I know they are going to indulge in a few treats, snacks and special drinks and honestly I want them to.  The holiday season only comes once a year and some of the traditional holiday treats are only here once

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Beat the Dessert Table Temptation

Melanie Grime/ December 3, 2015/ Dr. Danielle

Beat the Dessert Table Temptation We all know that sugar isn’t good for us and that it’s not essential to survive, so why are we still hooked? The top 2 reasons are Eating even a small amount creates a desire for more; and Sudden quitting causes withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, mood swings, cravings and fatigue. It’s important to realize

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Cut the Booze & Love Your Liver

Melanie Grime/ November 18, 2015/ Dr. Danielle

Have you ever worried about your liver?  Most people would answer “no” unless they’re heavy drinkers but with the holiday season approaching that often means that alcohol intakes increase and that can take a toll on the liver. Here are my top 10 foods to help support your liver: Garlic – high in sulphur, which helps to detoxify the liver.

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