Finally Beat Sugar Cravings!

Sugar is an extraordinarily destructive substance that tends to be overconsumed by most people. Sugar is a highly addictive substance that plays a pivotal role in the development of many of the devastating illnesses we fear most, namely heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, just to name a few. Granted the body does need trace amounts of sugar to function, but the average Canadian is eating sugar by the pound, not the molecule. Some estimates put the average adult [...]

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Calorie-restricted Diets Don’t Work

Calorie-restricted diets don’t work if you want to lose weight permanently. Most people have tried some kind of fad diet, by cutting calories. With over 5,000 diet books to choose from, each claiming the fastest way to success, why isn’t everybody on the same program? You don’t have to starve yourself, spend hours on the elliptical or punish yourself for hours at the gym. If you eat the right food and supplement the right amount of nutrients for your body, excess [...]

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Is Magnesium Deficiency Negatively Affecting Your Health?

The best source of magnesium comes from leafy green vegetables. However, people who strive to eat a healthy diet can sometimes fail to consume optimal levels of magnesium due to a deficiency in soils and long transport and shelf life in our grocery foods. Magnesium deficiency Over 80% of Canadians are magnesium deficient. Manifestations of hypomagnesemia might include tremor, agitation, muscle fasciculation, depression, cardiac arrhythmia and hypokalaemia. Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weakness. As magnesium [...]

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Grass Fed VS Grain Fed Meats – Is It Worth It?

You are what you eat, and what you eat, ate Meat provides an excellent profile of essential amino acids but the source of meat is also very important. Grass-fed, grass-finished meat is far superior in nutrition (and taste, in our opinion) than their conventionally raised counterpart. The conventionally raised cows are rapidly fattened up with grain-based feeds, usually made with a base of soy or corn and are often given drugs and hormones to grow faster, as well as antibiotics to [...]

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Ever Get Bloated After Eating? Find Out Why & How to Fix It!

Clients often complain about bloating and gas after meals. Sometimes it could be eating foods that you are intolerant to, such as gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or nightshades. If you’ve been free of those allergens, sometimes it could just be low digestive capacity; not enough enzymes to break down the foods. Common factors that contribute to bloating Stress: there are two branches of the nervous system, “fight or flight” and “rest and digest”. Chronic stress leads an imbalance in the nervous system, [...]

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The Top 5 Supplements For Optimal Health & Wellbeing

The best source of nutrients is a healthy, balanced diet comprised of fresh, whole foods and an abundance of leafy green vegetables. However, people who strive to eat a healthy diet can sometimes fail to consume optimal levels of essential nutrients due to the deficiency in soils and long transport and shelf life in our grocery foods. These nutritional deficiencies can cause a wide range of ailments such as chronic inflammation and muscle pain. Nutritional supplements, when taken appropriately, [...]

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How to Become More Regular When Fibre Doesn’t Work

Many clients come to us complaining of digestive issues, particularly constipation. The most common recommendations given to overcome constipation is to increase fibre and water intake. However, this often does not take care of the problem. In fact, it can raise another set of issues; gas and bloating. Constipation occurs primarily because of decreased peristalsis; the muscular contractions of the intestines that promote movement of food through the GI tract Common issues with peristalsis decreased bulk in stool (lack of magnesium and fibre) sympathetic nervous [...]

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Probiotics & Prebiotics Your Ultimate Guide

Bloated stomach? Endless flatulence? Wicked diarrhoea? Believe it or not, you don’t have to live with these symptoms. Ever wonder why it takes so long for the food that we eat to make its way through our stomach? As it turns out, one of the numerous reasons has to do with the importance of both prebiotics and probiotics in our stomach. Both prebiotics and probiotics are naturally occurring microorganisms found in our stomach and intestine, which are both known as [...]

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5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Turkey Coma!

1. Avoid sugar (processed and unprocessed), dairy, soy, gluten, and eggs These foods are common allergens and can be inflammatory to your gut. Most people have found improvements in their gut health, mood and mental clarity when they cut out these foods from their diet. 2. Drink your food and chew your water Your mouth is the first and last voluntary digestion that happens in your body. When food particles are too large, food molecules can irritate your gut lining. After you [...]

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Using Digestive Enzymes to Improve Digestive Function

Many clients complain about indigestion or the feeling bloated after meals. There are a few reasons why this may happen: eating too fast, not chewing enough, or low digestive capacity. Who should take supplemental acid frequent belching and bloating, particularly following meals feeling of fullness for an extended time after meals getting full quickly loss of appetite nausea in the morning or after taking supplements weak or brittle nails undigested food in the stool history of iron deficiency vitamin B deficiency   Supplemental acid and digestive enzymes are safe to use for [...]

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