Helpful Links

Healthy Recipes

Nourishing Meals   |   Gluten-free, “whole foods”-based recipes

Oh She Glows   |   Meat- and dairy-free; and mostly gluten-, soy- and processed food-free recipes

Minimalist Baker   |   Simple (10 or fewer), quick (30 minutes or less) plant-based and gluten-free recipes for everyday convenience

Unconventional Baker   |   Gluten-, dairy-, egg- and refined sugar-free baked goods recipes

Joyous Health   |   Healthy recipes and lifestyle advice

Jamie Oliver   |   Healthy, “whole food”-based recipes, including a section on “family food”


Exercise Resources

Fitness Blender   |   Wide range of workouts and fitness programs, requiring minimal or no equipment

The Body Coach TV   |   (Primarily) high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, requiring minimal or no equipment

GMB Fitness™   |   Exercises and training programs directed at recovering, maintaining and improving mobility (ease of movement, flexibility with strength)

Yoga with Adriene |  Accessible yoga videos and information for beginner to advanced yogis.


Meditation and Mindfulness Aids

Tara Brach   |   Guided meditations and lectures on mindfulness incorporating Western psychology and Eastern spirituality

Insight Timer   |   Guided meditation app

Annaka Harris   |   Guided mediations for children

Headspace®   |   Guided meditation app

Calm   |   Guided meditation app and blog focusing on mindfulness mediation and management of insomnia

Stop, Breathe & Think   |   Guided meditation app

Buddhify   |   Guided meditation app

Meditation Oasis®   |   Guided mediation podcasts

The Chopra Center   |   Guided meditations and other meditation, yoga and Ayurvedic products and programs directed towards increasing self-awareness

Waking Up   |   Meditation app with a focus on understanding the “why” of the meditation

Ten Percent Happier   |   Podcast focusing on meditation, mindfulness and self-care

Hidden  Brain   |   Podcast focusing on understanding the underlying, unconscious patterns that drive our behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships


Body-mass Index (BMI)   |   To determine if you are at a healthy body-weight

Insulin Resistance and Heart Disease Risk Calculators   |   To “translate” commonly ordered blood laboratory values into more clinically meaningful measures of blood sugar control (insulin resistance) and heart disease risk

“Fitness Age”   |   Using a mathematical algorithm predicting maximal oxygen intake (VO2 max), which closely correlates with increased life expectancy

Due Date Calculator   |   To estimate your due date

Lifestyle Change and Other Tracking Tools

Sanvello   |   Behaviour tracking app

Nike Run Club   |   Running/walking route, distance, duration and pace recording app

MapMyRun   |   Running/walking route, distance, duration and pace recording app

MyFitnessPal   |   Calorie intake and expenditure tracking app

Pacer   |   Pedometer and behaviour tracking app

Zero   |   Fasting planning and tracking app

Clue   |   Menstrual and fertility tracking app

Prescription Drugs/Interactions Information   |   Comprehensive, reliable information on any prescription drug, including side effects and interactions

“Social Health”: Relationship and Parenting Guidance

Esther Perel,   Where Should We Begin   |   Guidance on fostering and maintaining a successful long-term relationship with your significant other

Aha! Parenting   |   Parenting guidance, based in “attachment parenting”,  focusing on fostering internal motivation for positive behaviours in children

Simplicity parenting   |   Guidance on simplifying parenting and focusing on family time and fostering children’s security and resilience

Dr. Shefali  |   Parenting guidance based on a combination of clinical psychology and mindfulness

Janet Lansbury   |   Parenting guidance focusing on mindfulness and respect

General Health Information

Natural MD Radio   |   Reliable, evidence-based discussion of use of natural medicines and a wide range of controversial topics (e.g., cesarean section, vaccination)

TED: Health   |   A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Health