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Canadian in Mexico, writing about culture, travel, food, nutrition, wellness, health, and science.

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The simple way to know what vitamins and supplements to take

Almost everyone has some experience with vitamins, even if the last ones you took were shaped like a cartoon family from Bedrock. However, with thousands of products on the market, the process of choosing the right vitamins and supplements can be overwhelming.

The nutrients your immune system needs - and how to make sure you're getting them

Whether your main concern is the common cold or a chronic condition, we all aspire to be as healthy as possible. While you can’t control your immune response to every sniffle, you can take steps to boost your immune system.

Get your healthiest glow: nutrients to help your hair, skin, and nails

The shine of your hair, glow of your skin, and strength of your nails are all major indicators of overall health. If any of these areas is a problem for you, it may be a sign of nutrient deficiency or illness.

How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian

If you have made the decision to be a vegetarian, you are probably passionate about the environment, animal welfare, or your health. There’s a lot of nutritional advice for vegetarians out there. Although it can be overwhelming, with the proper planning and some supplementation, a plant-based diet can provide all of the nutrients the body requires.

Surprise! Avocados in Winter

What?! Avocados aren’t just a summer fruit?

That’s right!

There is no bad time of year to eat a creamy avocado. The delicious green fruit from Mexico is always in season, even in the dead of winter.

Everything You Need to Know about Cooking with Avocado Oil

When you reach for a bottle of oil to mix up a homemade vinaigrette, your first choice is probably olive oil. There’s a reason this oil is a go-to in nearly every kitchen: its flavor can range from mild to strong, making it a home cook’s flexible friend. But olive oil has its limitations.

Gather ‘Round: Ideas and Tips for Avotastic Gatherings

Is your kids’ room so overflowing with toys and gadgets that you worry they have more things than they can possibly use . . . and nothing that encourages them to play with other people?

Guide to Surviving the Holiday Onslaught

Real talk: as much as we love the holidays, they can be a stressful time. With a horde of family members to feed, gifts to buy, and your own health to maintain, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

A very musical Christmas

You might groan when you hear your first Christmas carol playing over the mall sound system, but there is a reason these songs provoke such a reaction. Share the spirit of the season with those in need through the gift of a song!

The Oaxacan Corn Drink You Should Know

“Every different kind of maize makes a different atole,” Amado Ramírez Leyva says. The possibilities are endless. Attempts to quantify the different spe......

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This Commonplace Practice Could Kill Mezcal’s International Appeal

Are we sipping away mezcal's originality and authenticity?

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Don't Drop Avocados to Drop Pounds

Avocados and weight management....

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To tip or not to tip? How to avoid gratuity gaffes

Figuring out the intricacies, though, is easier than you might expect, according to the founder of the Etiquette School of New York, Patricia Fitzpatrick....

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Mezcal 101: The Modernization of Mexico's Smoky Sip

While mezcal is developing a reputation for its complexity and richness, both in culture and flavor, it hasn’t always been this way.


How to turn your hobby into a tax-deductible business

There is no question that turning a potentially profitable hobby into a small business offers you the chance to write off a whole host of expenses you might currently be absorbing for fun....