Coffee Beans Link Integrated Health

Coffee Hangover? 3 Alternatives to Drinking Coffee Every Morning

We live in a coffee culture.Whether it’s at a hip coffee shop, a Tim Horton’s drive-thru, or an at-home Espresso machine, over 85% of Canadians are getting a daily boost in their productivity and mood, thanks to coffee.As someone who has a busy schedule, and likely as sleep-deprived as the rest of you, I can totally understand the need for a morning boost. And that’s good, as long as it’s in moderation. Why you have trouble sleeping Adenosine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter.  [...]

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The Indispensable 8 – Are You Getting Enough?

What Exactly are B-Vitamins? B vitamin’s are eight nutrients that are essential to human function, as our bodies cannot produce them on our own. Due to many lifestyle factors such as; excessive stress, highly processed carbohydrate diets and GI issues the majority of people are not getting enough of these crucial vitamins. B1 (Thiamine) – Anti-stress and protects immune system. B1 also plays a large role in metabolism of glucose. B2 (Riboflavin) – Necessary for red blood cell (RBC) production and oxygen [...]

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Zinc – 3 Powerful Health Benefits of This Mighty Mineral!

Zinc is an often overlooked mineral that plays a vital role in optimal health. Zinc is a catalyst for over 300 enzymes and involved in aspects of cellular metabolism meaning the more sufficient your levels are the better your energy! Lesser known benefits of zinc range from protein synthesis, testosterone production and immune system support; all key for supporting lean muscle mass. Testosterone Production Zinc is most popular in building lean mass due to its ability to increase testosterone production. One [...]

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NUTRITION CONFUSION MAN AND WOMAN LINK INTEGRATED HEALTH

Nutrition, where to start? Remember your ABC’s!

Nutrition is often an overlooked aspect to health with regards to individualization. Many coaches and practitioners often suggest a “one size fits all diet” that either worked for them or is the current trend. The reality is that we are all different and our diet must take into consideration our training programs, stress levels, sleep quality, allergens, gut health, the list goes on!Below are general guidelines we recommend to start for a healthy lifestyle. Remember your ABC’s! A Consume a solid protein source at every [...]

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5 Supplements that Help to Improve Restful Sleep

Magnesium Magnesium has been shown to calm the nervous system and decrease cortisol, both crucial for optimal sleep. Adequate Magnesium levels also has been shown to fight off inflammation where as subjects with low levels experienced higher inflammation. Bottom Line – Inflammation, an excited nervous system and high cortisol all contribute to poor quality sleep Product Recommendation – Design for Health Magnesium L-Threonate Melatonin  Melatonin is a hormone released by the brain in response to darkness. Light has been shown to inhibit secretion hence, limited [...]

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4 Reasons to Use Vitamin D to Optimize Your Health

Let’s first understand where we get Vitamin D and how it works in the body. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is found organically in few foods. Due to few natural foods containing Vitamin D, it is added to many (bread, milk etc) and available as a supplement. Vitamin D is also produced endogenously when skin is exposed to UV rays from the sun, depending on your position in the world this could be limited. It is important to note that Vitamin D [...]

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Health Benefits of Magnesium Link Integrated Health

Is your magnesium supplement helping or hurting you?

Not all magnesium supplements are created equal, and some can be harmful! Learn the differences between products and the uses for each! Question: aren’t all magnesium supplements the same? Short answer, no. There are several factors to consider from quality of mineral, chelate and delivery (capsules, powder, liquid). First, we need to know what the supplement is actually is doing in bodies. Did you know that the first name of a mineral is not the most important part? The second name of [...]

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