May 29, 2016

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Is Intermittent Fasting Worth the Buzz?

Intermittent fasting seems to be causing a lot of buzz amongst health professionals these days. Some claim it to be the “breakthrough” to fat loss and others claim it is just another fad diet. But what does the evidence say? And who can really benefit from it? Intermittent fasting relies on the notion that the timing of food intake is crucial to how your body will use it. It claims that restricting your eating window to six to eight hours and extending your ‘fasting’ window will yield tremendous benefits for fat loss, hormone balance, energy, and stabilizing insulin. From an evolutionary … [Read More...]

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Big Fat Lies?

Fat: known to most as the enemy and who is to blame? We are almost conditioned to associate the word with weight gain, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Corporations do an amazing marketing the ‘low-fat’ and ‘low-calorie’ diets when it comes to weight loss and avoiding heart attacks or strokes. Except none of it is scientifically true. In fact, the research behind this information is seriously flawed and based on outdated evidence. I recently read Dr. Mark Hyman`s book: Eat Fat Get Thin and boy was I impressed. So impressed that I decided to dedicate this blog to his book. His research … [Read More...]

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Constipation: Are You Eliminating Enough for Good Health?

Constipation is a bit of a taboo subject. I mean, how often do you talk about bowel movements with your friends and family?  Not very often, I bet.  That being said, it's an important subject! Constipation has been shown to increase the risk of colon cancer, diverticulitis, appendicitis, and digestive issues. Irregular bowel movements can cause an accumulation of toxins in the body, contributing to our toxic load and putting strain on the body. What can cause constipation?

  • Lack of high-fiber foods
  • Dairy products
  • Lack of water
  • Overuse of … [Read More...]

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Superfoods, why and what are they?

Have you ever walked around a grocery store or shopped at your local health food store, and observed the words ‘Contains Superfood’ on a package? Have you ever wondered what a superfood actually is? Superfoods are the latest social food craze, even though they’ve been around long before the title was given to them. So what are superfoods? If you google ‘what is a superfood’ it tells you that it’s ‘a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being’. Other dictionary sources either have a similar description or offer no description at all, meaning the … [Read More...]

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Are You Estrogen Dominant?

Do you suffer from symptoms of estrogen imbalance? Estrogen is one of the main sex hormone in women and is essential to the menstrual cycle. Women who are estrogen dominant can be subject to a variety of symptoms including:

  • PMS symptoms (swelling and pain in breasts, mood swings, etc.)
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal PAP smear
  • Low thyroid function
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cystic breasts
  • Heavy and painful periods
  • Trouble losing weight (especially in the mid section)
What causes … [Read More...]

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What are Fermented Foods?

Think all bacteria is bad? Think again! The tiny micro-organisms that make up your gut flora have a profound impact on your health. In fact, your gastrointestinal system is considered one of the most complex microbial ecosystems on earth. About 90% of your genetic makeup is actually from the bacteria that are living in your gut, that provide important benefits such as:

  1. Increasing your body’s infection-fighting properties and immune system
  2. Helping with the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients
  3. Helping your body detox heavy metals and … [Read More...]

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