Dr. Meaghan Datema, ND

How to make a homemade Gatorade replacement

With the heat and summer weather finally here, summer workouts can be tough. They are hot, sticky, and super sweaty. If you read my last post, you know that drinking enough water and electrolytes are key to every summer workout. Many people think of gatorade as the go to electrolyte replacement or sport drink. What […]

How to survive summer workouts

FINALLY! Summer is on its way. In Southern Ontario we have had a below average spring, temperature wise. I went for a walk in the middle of May still wearing my winter coat because we were trapped in a polar vortex. But this past week the weather has shifted and we said goodbye to winter […]

How to make a perfect smoothie, every time!

Have you ever made a smoothie and it turns out to be some sort of grey sludge that is un-edible. Yeah. Me too. More times than I can count. Often I end up with a brown-green-grey coloured smoothie that is healthy, but not super tasty. I have tried dozens of smoothie recipes. No luck. Then […]

What every Masters Athlete should know

“You are too old.” “You don’t need to work out any more.” “You shouldn’t be working out like that.” Do these sound familiar? These are some of the excuses that you tell yourself. Are these some of the questions other people ask you? This can get you down and it can be difficult to stay […]

The top 5 supplements every runner should know about

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world with the 5K being the most common distance raced, followed closely by the half-marathon. In 2017, more than 50,000 people in Canada ran a 5K race. There are so many training resources out there to guide them through a training schedule. They […]

Nutrient timing

How to make your food work for you! Many people workout so that they can eat the food that they want, what they don’t know is that if they plan it out properly, they can make those foods work for them and fuel their workouts. This can be accomplished through nutrient timing. Nutrient timing involves […]