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January 2, 2020

When trying to lose weight and maintain it, often times the hardest part is working through binge eating, emotional eating and food cravings. Your relationship with food is a lifelong one, and one that can’t be avoided, so it’s important to maintain a healthy one. Not one that causes you stress, frustration and weight gain. At some point in our lives, we need to develop a healthy relationship with food—one that is founded on fulfilling with your nutritional...

December 1, 2019

If you keep telling yourself you don’t have time to cook at home, even though you know your health will be better off for it, maybe it’s time to grab the slow cooker out from the back of your pantry and start cooking! Discover how you can actually save time AND have a nutritious meal at the end of the day – keep reading...

Chances are you have a slow cooker stored away beneath the shelf in your pantry because you’ve never figured out how to make the most of...

November 1, 2019

We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavour gets the best of us. Especially if we’re a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side.

I’m talking about overeating at meals. This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and well being. Of course our body needs food to fuel it and we often (usually) eat amazingly healthy foods. But we may still overeat. In this post I’m going to give you three solid tips for preventing th...

October 2, 2019

I really admire and appreciate gifted doctors like Dr. Veronique Desaulniers. She helps explain things that would normally be hard to understand, very simply. She speaks from experience and I hope you will enjoy this incredible article as much as I did. I’ve experienced my own methylation challenges and hope to help educate others on this important subject.

One of the most often asked questions Dr. Veronique gets from her community is, “Other than mammograms...

September 1, 2019

What exactly is a plant-based diet?

A plant-based diet is not a diet of vegetables alone. It is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, which may exclude or minimize meat, including chicken, dairy products and eggs. The diet will definitely exclude foods made from refined flour and sugar, and certain refined vegetable oils.

Here are some of the foods you can add to a plant-based diet.

  • Fruit: bananas, strawberries, blueberries, orange...

August 2, 2019

What is belly fat?

The stomach muscle covers the entire midsection of the body, and connects to the pelvis. If you have a pad of excess fat covering the muscle, it is known as belly fat, and is called visceral fat. Visceral fat, or belly fat, extends deep into your abdomen, and is close to your internal organs, such as the heart, stomach and liver.

Visceral fat is made up of large fat cells which can grow bigger with time, and firmly pack into the spaces betw...

July 2, 2019

The age of anxiety.

We live in a stressful world, and modern, rushed lifestyles have allowed stress to filter into almost every aspect of our lives. Stress can best be described as a state of mental and emotional strain resulting in adverse or demanding events in our lives. It is impossible to avoid all the stresses that come your way, but the solution lies in the way you react to it. Scientists have long been aware of the connection between stress and the i...

June 1, 2019

Poisons are everywhere. Even in the most unsuspecting places. It's nearly impossible to avoid them, despite our best attempts to do so.  The media, coupled with the "all-knowing experts," advise us to steer clear of pesticides, household cleaners, processed foods, food additives and preservatives. If it were up to the experts, we would all be living rural, growing our own food, drinking purified water, and walking everywhere. While this might be the ideal w...

May 1, 2019

Why is flexibility so important?

There are many reasons why having a flexible body is vital to our health and well-being. Good flexibility can improve athletic performance in physical activities, and cut down the risks of injuries.

Flexibility also helps to prevent everyday injuries such as muscle strains that may occur when you are getting out of bed, lifting or carrying something, bending down to pick up a child, or perhaps even walking up and down stairs.

S...

April 2, 2019

There is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends. Some of that information may be doing you more harm than good.  In this post I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat.  Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider. 

Everyone has heard the intense focus...

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