Wellness And Balance

About Joy McCarthy

Joy is a Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) and the resident nutrition & health expert for Global Toronto's Morning Show. A nutrition coach to clients from around the world, she is also a professional speaker and teaches at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.


'Tis the season to enjoy tea!

December 02, 2013 At Celestial Seasonings®, our herbal tea recipes blend the flavors of different botanicals from around the world – resulting in an infinite variety of healthful taste sensations.


Healthy Holiday Eating? We say YES!

December 02, 2013

The holiday season is the perfect time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. 


Detox Superfoods & How to Enjoy them!

January 22, 2013

January is without a doubt the most popular time to do a detox and get a fresh new start to the New Year! Rather than subscribing to the notion that you have to starve yourself for days on a restrictive cleanse, I encourage you to eat, eat, eat; but eat the “right" foods.


Get a Joyous Start To the New Year

January 11, 2013

Most people set their New Year’s resolutions far too high or get overwhelmed with the sheer number of resolutions. While your intentions might be good, this actually sets you up for failure. 


Beat the Winter Blues and Blahs

November 22, 2012

Cold weather and less sunshine can make even the happiest person feel a little down in the winter months. I can personally relate as I often find myself dreaming of hot sunny summer days. However, I do take steps in the winter to avoid a case of the blues and blahs which I’m going to share with you.


Don’t judge yourself by a number on the scale!

October 09, 2012

How often do you find yourself staring down at the scale only to be disappointed with the number? If this occurs first thing in the morning, it is not a very empowering way to begin a new day. Some women even weigh themselves twice daily, morning and evening. Ending your day feeling bad about the results on the scale may provoke a cookie binge in an effort to comfort yourself. Not only will those extra calories promote weight gain, but the negative feelings may also raise cortisol, the stress hormone that puts fat on your belly.


Dump the Slump and Start Feeling Fabulous

September 25, 2012

The hustle and bustle of September with kids going back to school and never-ending to-do lists can leave you feeling stressed and fatigued by the end of each day. Unfortunately, this may mean you have very little energy for exercise or motivation to cook something healthy (and delicious) for dinner. The truth is these health habits will help you manage stress better, improve your sleep habits and increase your energy; it’s rather ironic isn’t it?


Staying Healthy on Vacation

August 23, 2012

When you go on vacation do you simply accept the fact you will pack on an extra 5-7 lbs after a week or two of relaxation? I have wonderful news for you, it doesn’t have to be this way!


3 ways to happiness

May 21, 2012

Year after year the self-help section continues to grow in bookstores across North America. Is this a sign that we are paying more attention to the level of satisfaction and happiness in our lives by seeking out solutions in the written form? Likely so.


Is it time for a Social Detox?

May 17, 2012

About five years ago I attended a six-week workshop called “The Evolution Group”. The second week’s theme was wellness and the creator, Stuart Knight asked me to prepare a speech to present about nutrition as it relates to wellness. In lieu of payment for speaking, I took his six-week class for free. It was a good deal worth making because I got more than I bargained for