Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner.
Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.
This article was originally published on May 9, 2017, and has since been updated. At any given time of year, at least a few of the magazines on the shelves will have some article or headline dedicated to helping you finally achieve that oh-so-coveted flat stomach, six-pack abs, toned tummy, sexy midriff – whatever you […]
You’ve probably heard the term “heart healthy diet”, but what does this actually mean? After all, we also say “everything in moderation”, so are there any foods that are a true no-no? While there are no true “bad” or “good” foods, per se, these are foods that cardiologists say that they avoid pretty much always. […]
Cancer is not a word anyone wants to hear coming from their doctor’s mouth. For anyone who has suffered cancer or is close to someone who has, they know too well how devastating it can be. While there are plenty of things we can do in our daily lives to prevent cancer, there are also […]
Lion’s Mane mushrooms are not exactly what you picture when you think about mushrooms. It’s big, white, and very shaggy-looking, hence the name. It has sometimes been called the hedgehog mushroom if you still have trouble imagining it. Its appearance isn’t the only thing unique about it, however. Lion’s Mane mushrooms are having a moment […]
No matter who you ask, all people really have the same goal: to get the most out of their life. Usually, that means living one that is happy, fulfilling, and long. There are a number of things that can be done to achieve this, and you may be surprised to find out that you are […]
Have you ever heard of tonsil stones or had one yourself? While not dangerous to your health, they aren’t exactly something you want tickling the back of your throat. This is everything you need to know about tonsil stones, how to get rid of them, and how to prevent them from growing in the first […]
When we’re young, we think we know it all. I have it all figured out, you think. It’s extremely sobering to understand that you, in fact, don’t have all the answers. Time and again, the people who have lived full lives and can look back on those life experiences will acknowledge that they knew very […]
As the winter season begins, a brutal ‘super cold’ has been plaguing the United Kingdom, leaving people sick for extended periods. This phenomenon, characterized by severe symptoms and prolonged illness, has surprised many. The impact of this ‘super cold’ has been felt across the country, with reports of widespread illness and a significant rise in […]
Bread has long been a staple food in many cultures around the world. However, in recent years, there has been a growing concern about the health implications of consuming bread, leading to the rise of alternatives like gluten-free or low-carb options. One type of bread, however, that has seemed to be accepted by the “bread […]
It’s a safe bet to say that the majority of us eat food every day that was cooked with some kind of fat involved. A bit of butter, a tablespoon of olive oil, and chances are, canola oil. Canola oil is one of the most commonly used fats in cooking and baking. This includes in […]
Migraines are often misunderstood, and it’s not surprising that people don’t know how to deal with them. When you’re in the midst of a migraine attack, it can seem like the world is closing in on you, and there’s nothing you can do but suffer through it. But there are many ways to prevent migraines […]
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is a plant that’s been used in traditional Indian medicine for centuries. It’s believed to have many health benefits, including improving memory and reducing stress levels. This is what we know so far about the benefits of ashwagandha. This site contains product affiliate links. We may receive […]