Posts by: Sagan Morrow

Celebrating the Beauty of Health

Celebrating the Beauty of Health

After reading Leah McLaren's article in The Globe and Mail the other day about the TV show How To Look Good Naked, I was prompted to think about other TV shows that I've seen which are based upon health/nutrition/fitness, and consider the effect of this media on women today. I…
One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

In early January I began running, and within a week or so I was already able to run for an hour without stopping at a pace of 6 mph. I decided that I'd train to run the half-marathon in June and have been running between one and three times a…
Food Substitutions

Food Substitutions

It used to be that when I heard about a lower fat/calorie/sugar food item, I'd be really interested to try it out. Special K cereal bars, BBQ crispy minis, C2, rice crackers, cup-a-soups, oatmeal-to-go and so on. Usually when you read the nutrition labels on these kinds of packages, they…
An Inadequate Healthcare System

An Inadequate Healthcare System

This week is a really busy one for me---between working, going to university, and dog/house sitting, I also have three different doctors appointments. It's about time. I've never had any serious health problems. The only surgery I've had (besides getting my wisdom teeth removed, if that counts) was on my…
“Mindless Eating” Book Review

“Mindless Eating” Book Review

First, in regards to the 100 calorie packs I was discussing yesterday, I'd just like to say that Liz Jones reminded me of the impact that all of those packages have on the environment... "the additional packaging involved in producing them lasts for hundreds of years after that brief snack…
Portion sizes (ranting about 100 calorie packs)

Portion sizes (ranting about 100 calorie packs)

I do a fair amount of house-sitting, and something that is always interesting to look at is the kinds of food that people keep in their homes. Everyone is always really generous with leaving plenty of food for me while I'm looking after their house and pets, and usually the…
Juicing it up!

Juicing it up!

Yesterday I had my first opportunity to use a Juicer, and let me tell you, it was a blast! I've heard a lot about Juicers but for the most part ignored all of the rave reviews because I'm not much of a juice fan. There are only about two situations…
When it comes to taste, not all foods are created equal

When it comes to taste, not all foods are created equal

I love experimenting with healthy foods, but finding healthy---and delicious---recipes aren't always easy to come by. Take, for example, the Eggplant Bruschetta that I attempted to make the other night for dinner. It was basically a recipe for baked eggplant, and then mixed in a bowl with the usual toppings…
The bad rep that food is receiving

The bad rep that food is receiving

Grab your free green smoothie booklet now >> As someone passionate about health (and everything related to topics of health), I find myself reading as much about health as I can get my hands on. Magazines, books, websites, you name it. I even enjoy reading food labels and scanning ingredient…