Meghan Telpner

The Scary Truth Behind These 'Natural' Baby Products

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Johnson & Johnson explains that they offer "the only line of baby skin products that combines 98 per cent naturally derived ingredients with over 100 years of baby care expertise." Now might be a good time to remind the parents-to-be and the rest of us that for the better part of the last 100 years, Johnson & Johnson was recommending (and still does!) sweetly fragranced petroleum oil for babies (known more commonly as baby oil)

VIDEO: 5-Minute Easy Morning Yoga Flow

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

On today's episode of Meghan TV, Amber Joliat, founder of Misfit Studio and featured teacher on the Wanderlust circuit shares an awesome 5-minute yoga flow that you can rock in the morning, in the way that feels just right for you! Do it!

VIDEO: Creative Uses for Green Powder

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Not going to lie -- I am a total product junkie and Greens powders have long been a staple in my smoothie superfood arsenal. Greens powder is a really amazing way to spike your favourite dishes with powerful nutrition. Here are five reasons why I love greens powders.

VIDEO: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.29.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

We were jazzed to have Dr. William Davis, multi-year New York Times best-selling author of Wheat Belly come by the kitchen on his recent media blitz in support of his upcoming North American tour. In this exclusive interview, I ask the ever-friendly, eloquent and passionate doctor some tough questions.

VIDEO: Top 5 Flu Fighting Remedies

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

You'd think by now we would be aware enough about "cold and flu season" to start acting well in advance to stay on our game -- our health game, that is. Whether you get the vaccine or not is your choice, but real prevention will always be your best defence. Today on Meghan TV, our functional medicine specialist Josh Gitalis shares his top five Flu Fighting Remedies.

6 Ways to UnDiet Your Thanksgiving

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Getting excited about Thanksgiving? There's nothing more healthful than sitting down with friends and family for a home-cooked meal... just so long as that meal doesn't involve deep-fried turkey and marshmallow casserole. (Eeww. Seriously?!?!) It's super easy to turn Thanksgiving into a health-promoting delicious holiday without becoming the crunchy granola hippie of the family.

VIDEO: How To Get Your Kids Cooking

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

Can you handle this kind of cuteness overload??? When Mia was first born, I wrote a post called "Cookies for Mia Jean" declaring that I loved this ...

VIDEO: The NEW Best Way To Wrap Presents

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Do you have any clue how much garbage is created not by giving crappy gifts that no one wants (though that makes a fair share), but by the wrapping materials? In this DIY upcycling demo, we replace old school gift wrap with bits and bobs of crafty goodies from around the home.

Four Simple Health Habits for Fall

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This time of year is always bittersweet -- we hate saying goodbye to the sunshine, but we love saying hello to warm soups, cuddles by the fireplace and crunchy leaves under our feet. Fear not. As the weather changes, so should our routines. Staying in tune with the seasons is key to being happy and healthy all year round.

VIDEO: Understanding Blood Test Results

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Most often we get blood tests done, and if all is normal, we never hear another thing about it. If something is off, we get the call to either take one supplement or another, are advised to monitor and have another test done. How many of us actually say "Thank you, and please send me a copy?" You. Must. Start. Now.

Back-To-School Lunch Ideas for Keeping Kids Focused

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

It's back to school time, and you know what that means: brown baggin' it! Whether you love or dread the daily pack-a-thon, making your kiddos' lunches from scratch is the best way to make sure they're getting the nutrition they need to stay focused and energized all day long.

VIDEO: Top Healthy Foods and Meals for the Hungry Traveller

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

The trickiest time to stay on track with your diet is when you're travelling away from the nest. Whether you're going for an overnight stay at your Costco-loving friend's house, on a business trip, or a week's adventure with your family, what you eat will dictate how you feel during this time. I offer you my top foods for travel and how to turn them into a meal.

VIDEO: Four Butt Lifting Kitchen Exercises

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Like most entrepreneurs, full-time working people and/or busy mommas, we tend to spend most of our time doing one of two things: sitting on our butts working, or in the kitchen preparing healthy meals. This doesn't always leave time for that workout we know so badly we need to have as part of our everyday (or at least every other day or two).

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

It is the season my friends. The season of all things fruitastic and I can tell you that I am LOVING the bounty! Now, I wouldn't make you forgo your granny's fave secret for flakey pie crust and leave you dried out and crumbling without a super pie solution. This recipe also doesn't contain any weird soy modifiers, binding agents or suspect oils. Just goodness.

If Vegetables Don't Make Oil, What Is Crisco?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

They call Crisco an "all-vegetable shortening." Soybeans and palm fruit are not vegetables. Incidentally, cottonseed oil also doesn't come from vegetables. Vegetables don't make oil. Corn is a grain. Soy is a grain. Olives are fruits. Coconuts are fruits. Flax and hemp? Seeds. Carrots and celery? Nope...no oil.

Carribbean Inspired Mocktail Recipe (VIDEO)

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

In this week's episode of MeghanTV, I tackle a classic dilemma: what to do if all of your guests are pounding back the booze, but you don't feel like indulging on their level. Alcohol is always optional, but if you want something stylish (and sober!) to sip on, whip up a Caribbean Spice Mocktail.

RECIPE: A Wild Berry Crumble for All Seasons

Meghan Telpner | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This gluten-free berry crumble is featured in my book UnDiet -- called the All Season Fruit Crumble for the very awesome reason that you can literally use whatever fruit is in season to make this -- berries, peaches, pears, apples... (Please refrain from experimenting with watermelons.)

Hal Johnson On Body Break, Coca Cola, and Taxes [VIDEO]

Meghan Telpner | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I had the honour of sitting down with Canadian health and fitness legend Hal Johnson, of Body Break fame, now starring alongside his wife Joanne McLeod in Amazing Race Canada. In this rare and intimate conversation with Canada's best known health cheerleader, Hal shares how he first met his wife Joanne and the surprising story behind the creation of Body Break.

RECIPE: Summer Corn Salsa

Meghan Telpner | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

Happy Canada Day weekend! What I love about this Summer Corn Salad recipe is that with the very same ingredients, you can enjoy this cooked or raw and can be used in so many ways.

Stinging Nettle Chips - Like Kale Chips But Better

Meghan Telpner | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I have been picking up a few seasonal staples each time I go -- asparagus, rhubarb and the unlikely and not loved enough Stinging Nettles. It's true. They sting. Hence the name. This is a power food so get past the pain and get your love on for this wild green.

Best Gluten-Free Rhubarb Recipes

Meghan Telpner | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Rhubarb is not only very easy to come by, but it's jam packed with vitamins, fibre and antioxidants, making it a powerhouse of nutrients. It is one of my fave sources of calcium -- but don't eat too much or you'll be a pooping machine! What I do have for you is this selection of seasonal rhubarb favourites.

Does "Everything in Moderation" Really Work?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

We love to rationalize our own behaviour as being OK in moderation. Eating well 80 per cent of the time doesn't balance out with getting that Big Mac at the drive through to reward yourself for eating organic salad all week. It's no longer about 80/20 and moderation. It becomes about making decisions that honour ourselves, our family, our community and our environment.

Down With Toxic Cleaning Products

Meghan Telpner | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Common chemicals found in everyday cosmetics and cleaning products are dousing us in poison. It's easy to get hooked on the stuff. Imagine how your liver, skin and other detox organs would sing if they didn't have to be choking on the chemicals we throw at them daily.

Rethink the Hot Dog This Summer

Meghan Telpner | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

BBQ season is about to officially hit here in Canada as we count down the days to the summer kick-off that is the May long weekend. The following is the list of ingredients from a package of commercially popular hot dogs which claim to have an "authentic ball-park taste": modified milk ingredients, modified wheat flour, dextrose, sodium erythorbate, hydrolyzed soy protein, onion powder, smoke flavour, sodium nitrite...and on and on.

Why Your Business Should Coin Its Own Term

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

Meghan has coined the term UnDiet -- you've seen her book, right? And yes, I believe that it is good business to coin a term -- it's not easy, but it is worth it. Want to know how Meghan is able to "own" her term, UnDiet, and make it stick? Here are 10 (of the many) reasons.