Leigh Matthews

Articles by Leigh Matthews

5 Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is a perfect recipe for lacklustre skin that feels raw and tender. The cold, wet, windy weather strips the skin of its moisture, causing it to become dry and flaky. Add to that a lack of sun and many people start to look and feel like the walking dead. Follow these 5 winter skin care more…

A Vegetarian Diet in Winter

Being vegetarian or vegan in winter might seem like a sad prospect for anyone unfamiliar with the plethora of delicious and versatile foods that can be harvested December through March. These months of the year offer much more than soggy, overboiled cabbage; it’s easier than you may think to keep your intake of fruits and more…

Goal Setting: Family Nutrition

Good health and nutrition are a family affair. Kids mirror the behaviour of their parents, so if you encourage your kids to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly while slouching on the couch snacking on chips each evening, it might be time to sit down and establish some family nutrition goals. How to Set Family more…

Joint Health: Top Foods and Nutrients

A little joint wear and tear can be expected as we age, but what we eat makes a big difference to joint health throughout life. We need a good intake of specific nutrients to build and repair healthy connective tissue and bone while other nutrients help support joint function. The following foods and nutrients may help more…

The Benefits of Homemade Soup

Not only is homemade soup downright delicious, but often it’s healthier than the stuff you buy in the store. Read on for more benefits of homemade soup. Cost-Effective For around the same price as a single can of soup that feeds one, you can cook up a big batch of tasty soup to feed the more…

6 Tips for a Healthy Feast

6 Tips for a Healthy Feast If you’re looking for inspiration for a healthier feast this year, you’re in the right place! 1. Choose Quality, Not Quantity A healthy family feast need not be devoid of taste and fun; all it takes is switching out a few of the high-calorie, low-nutrient foods for other delicious dishes more…

Top 5 Fall Foods

Top 5 Fall Foods The days may be shorter, but farmers are still working hard to provide us with fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep up your end of the bargain by checking out your local market and stocking up on these top 5 healthy foods for fall: 1. Leeks Part of the allium family that more…

Best Under the Weather Foods

Best Under the Weather Foods Coughs, colds, and flu are rife at this time of year, thanks to the sharing of germs at school, more time spent in close quarters indoors, and on packed public transit. When we’re sick it can be a real challenge to eat anything at all, but sticking to regular meal more…

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin While a pumpkin spice latte is unlikely to do your health any favours this fall, fresh pumpkin is glowing with goodness. If you’re yet to be tempted to try the innards of that Jack-o’-lantern, here are 5 health benefits of pumpkin that might change your mind: 1. Source of Antioxidants more…

Kids: How Sleep Affects Eating Habits

Kids: How Sleep Affects Eating Habits According to a new study, kids who don’t get enough sleep have a harder time resisting the temptation to snack. Given that so many kids now have a TV in their bedroom, and/or a smartphone or other device to keep them from going to sleep at a reasonable hour, more…