April 6, 2020

During these exceptional times of quarantine, there’s nothing better than bringing global flavors into our homes. I would like to introduce you to a healthy and delicious middle eastern recipe that everyone will be able to try: fatayer.

Fatayer are popular throughout the middle east. They are little pies and are eaten as appetizers or light snacks. You can make them with various fillings such as meat, cheese or even spinach. At the end of this article, you’ll be able to find links for each of the diff...

March 30, 2020

With the recommendations for everyone to self-isolate during this Covid 19 crisis, this opens up the opportunity for us to spend more time in the kitchen! Whether cooking is a source of relaxation and comfort for you or a means of challenging yourself to enhance your culinary skills, now can be the perfect time to try new recipes. It is important to make sure that we are still nourishing our bodies with healthy and nutritious foods. With minimizing the trips to the grocery store and relying more on u...

March 24, 2020

Everyone has heard that you must not drink less than 8 glasses of water per day (around 2L) to stay hydrated, but is it true? Not exactly. There is actually no scientific based evidence that an adequate water intake is satisfied by 8 glasses of water per day.

In fact, the actual amount of water you need to drink varies from an individual to another and is determined by many elements  including:

  1. Environment

Hot, dry climate necessitate a higher water intake.

  1. Level of exercise

Because water is...

March 16, 2020

It is evident that these are very stressful times for all. Society as we know it is in crisis. In situations like these ones, how does psychological stress influence your physical health? 

It has been proven that “psychological stress confers risk for chronic diseases including heart disease” (Gianaros & Wager, 2015). However in this article, I aim to describe the minor changes that occur in your body in times of acute stress; I’m talking the little things that can make or break your day without you e...