Are the Foods in Your Pantry Nourishing You?

Do you suffer from headaches, fatigue, lack of energy or many health problems? If you want to feel energized and healthy, now is the time to have a good look at the foods in your fridge and pantry. Food is our fuel, a source of vitality, our nourishment. Many people who eat (and live) on … Read more

Help and Hope for ADHD and other Children’s Mental Disorders Through Orthomolecular Medicine

Today’s young people face a constellation of social, health, financial, school and career pressures and choices that are weighing down their minds at the same time that diet, stress, poor exercise habits and environmental toxins are affecting their bodies. The result is a generation of children and teens at increased risk for mental illness. From … Read more

The Toronto Sun, Frazzled Hurried Woman!

My book, Frazzled Hurried Woman! Your Stress Relief Guide to Thriving…Not Merely Surviving is featured in The Toronto Sun! The Saturday Sun, October 27, 2012 Reassess stress New book coaches women on handling modern life RITA DEMONTIS, Toronto Sun Frazzled, hurried … women. Is there any other kind? And when has stress become the new … Read more

Teen Nutrition: Overfed and Undernourished?

Teens need exceptional nutrition – their bodies are still growing and maturing and so are their brains. Poor nutrition can lead to mood swings, especially for teens when hormones are changing (and raging). Too many chemicals, high sugar products plus not enough nutrients in their bodies are a bad combination. Without good nutrition, teens will … Read more

Micronutrients & Mental Health: Something to Think About

  Mental Illness Awareness  When someone has a broken leg, skin rash, or cancer, no one talks about stigma. When its mental health there seems to be this ‘hush hush’ attitude. No one talks about it – it used to be that way with cancer, until many women started speaking out. There are breast cancer … Read more

The Best Superfoods for Better Moods and Svelt Waistlines!

Hippocrates who lived around 400 BC was known as the “Father of Western Medicine.” He said: “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food”. Superfoods have been around since the dawn of time as humans started to make connections between foods that harm and foods that heal. We just have to look … Read more

Anti-anxiety Tips To Help You Stay Calm

Do you sometimes get anxious when you are upset with someone or before a presentation? Do you feel stressed, a lack of control and don’t know how you’ll cope. It’s time for some anti-anxiety steps to calm your mind. Two stress chemicals adrenaline and cortisol are produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress. … Read more

Cutting Calories In a Safe, Smart Way? Just Add Nutrients Instead

Some people cut too many calories and their bodies think “this is famine time; I’d better hold on to all my fat; who knows when the next meal is coming?” That’s how the body reacts to restricted calories – metabolism slows down to gather reserves. There are a lot of malnourished overweight people. How can … Read more

Depression and Other Mental Illnesses Respond to Lifestyle, Diet and Nutrient Therapy

The weekend of April 27 – 29, 2012, I attended the outstanding 41st Annual International OMT (Orthomolecular Medicine Today) conference in Vancouver, B.C. Initially, in the early years, this conference sponsored by the charitable foundation, ISF (International Schizophrenia Foundation), was mostly focused on therapeutic nutritional treatments of schizophrenia. Their focus grew to encompass all forms … Read more