February 13, 2016

The Low Fat Diet Trend: Healthy or Not?

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Trying to lose weight? Is your fridge filled with things like zero fat yogurt, low fat sour cream, skim milk, low fat cottage cheese, and margarine? Sorry to burst your bubble, but your low fat diet might be having an opposite effect on your weight loss. Commercials, television shows and magazine articles have brainwashed us […]

Time for a Detox? 5 Signs That You Are Toxic

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Is it time for a detox? How do you know if your body is toxic? The liver, which is one of the main organs involved in our body’s detoxification process, can become overburdened from diet and lifestyle choices. Personal hygiene products full of chemicals; hormones in our meats; pesticides on our fruits and vegetables; and […]

Are Your Mattress and Pillow Doing the Job?

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Are you aware that we spend approximately one third of our lives in bed? What is even more astounding is the fact that we do not invest nearly enough time, effort, or money on a mattress that will benefit our overall health and wellness. We spend way more time, effort, and money buying a car […]

Do You Need More Protein at Breakfast?

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Do you often crave sweets when you get tired or have dips and spikes in energy during the day? These are all signs that you may be having issues with your blood sugar. Did you know that something as simple as adding protein to your breakfast and to your meals and snacks throughout the day […]

Should You Be Worried About These 3 Personal Care Products?

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We’re changing things up this week with a brand new video blog post.  This way you get all of the important information delivered right to you in video format.  No muss, no fuss! Hope you enjoy and as always learn something new. What do aspirin, tampons, and nail polish have in common?  They are all […]

Don’t Forget About These Important Fuels When You Workout

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“Use it or lose it!” You might have hear that sentence before as it can apply to our brain and our body. It is crucial to move and exercise for optimal health. Exercising doesn’t mean spending 90 minutes doing cardio and weight training at the gym every day (I actually really don’t suggest that!). Read […]

9 Ways to Decrease the Halloween Sugar Load!

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It is almost here, Halloween! I think many of us can remember the costumes we wore, the pillow cases we used to” maximize” the amount of Halloween candy that could we would collect, the freezing cold nights that required a snowsuit to be worn and the end of night purge where our moms went through […]

Have You Tried these Great Healthy Food Spots in Ottawa Yet?

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I have to confess; I am a very “plain and simple” kind of cook. It is always a treat to go out and eat tasty and nutritious food – especially since my repertoire could use a little help in the spice and variety department! Also, not everyone cooks at home all the time. Sure the […]

The Ugly Truth About Meal Replacement Drinks

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Here it goes…I have to rant about something that gets my blood pressure up in seconds! Just the other day I had a discussion with a friend about “Boost type drinks”, how they use clever marketing campaigns and how some health “experts” were actually promoting it as beneficial for people on the go and for […]

Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Not So Ugly Facts

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Are you confused about coffee? It’s more popular than ever but there are conflicting reports all over the Internet. Some health professionals urge us to avoid coffee because of its health risks, while others recommend coffee for its health benefits. No wonder we’re so confused! Which is it: guilty pleasure or health booster? In this […]