Read this informative article by Huffington Post!
Did you know grains, such as corn, oats, & rice can affect people with gluten sensitivity? The same may also hold true with the casein in dairy!
Read this informative article by Huffington Post!
Many people assume they need to consume dairy for the calcium content to prevent bone loss. This is simply not the case.
Read this simple article explaining how you can prevent bone loss, especially during menopause, when declining estrogen levels lead to greater bone loss.
For the most part, people are starting to learn there's a difference between good carbs & bad carbs. Now take a step further and learn about the glycemic index (GI) of foods. GI is the rate at which glucose will enter your bloodstream when eating a certain food. Then beyond that, there's the glycemic load (GL), based on the GI, but the GL takes things further by establishing the amount of carbohydrates in a food. There is a big difference. Just think - the GI of watermelon is high, but the GL of watermelon is very low.
Have a look at this great infographic and learn something new to help you live healthier and shed weight!
A Guide to Candida - http://www.candidastore.com/guide-to-candida-infographic/
***click the picture for an enlarged view of the infographic picture.
Many people assume the best oil to be cooking with is olive oil. However, this is not the case! Olive oil, when heated, causes oxidation of the fat, which makes it a 'bad' fat. These fats are what we should always be avoiding in our diets as they have cancer causing compounds. Heating olive oil also destroys the healthy polyphenols. So if you're wanting to enjoy olive oil, use it in salad dressings, or add it to your food after cooking.
First there was the Food Rainbow of healthy eating, then followed the Food Pyramid. Both are failures at helping you achieve a balanced weight and a healthy body. Grains should NOT comprise the bulk of our diets! Ask anyone what the healthiest food group is, and most will knowingly say fruits and vegetables, and they're right - mostly. Vegetables alone should contain the bulk of our diets! Whenever possible add vegetables to whatever you're eating. If you're having eggs & bacon on the weekend - add some salsa, or some yams with onions and garlic. For snacks, lean towards vegetables and have a small handful of almonds, or some hummus as an easy and nutritious option.
Making little changes over time goes a long way in achieving a healthy body.
When you know better, you do better!
We are constantly being exposed to chemicals. Eating mostly organic (especially the dirty dozen) is a step in the right direction as we eat everyday. Another great step in reducing the chemical storm that is all around us, is avoiding chemicals in our skin care products! Some of these chemicals are known hormone disrupters, and in my practice, I see that this is a main problem in the majority of my clients.
There are so many things that we can not change, why not change the things we CAN?
Read this short article below to learn the 4 Big Bad chemicals in skin care products that you want to avoid!
We are not just physical beings with emotional moments. Our emotions integrate with our body and mind. The stories we tell ourselves are often false. Call those stories out for the lies they are.
Eliminating wheat will make you lose weight! Period! I see it time and time again in my practice in Vancouver. But what happens if letting of the weight stops, when there's clearly more to shed? Well, there can be other clinical conditions impeding your ultimate success.
Dr. William Davis - author of Wheat Belly - a National bestseller on the merits of eliminating wheat for shocking permanent health improvements - has an excellent blog that I recommend following. In his lastest post, he discusses the clinical conditions that can contribute to the lack of weight shedding, when removal of wheat is simply not enough.
I lost the wheat, but didn’t lose weight written by Dr. Davis
As well, here is a great short VIDEO interview Dr. Davis did on Global News while he was in Vancouver speaking at the British Columbia Naturopathic Association Convention. He states the brief reasons why wheat is bad for you, and addresses some FAQs regarding eliminating wheat.
I call Homeopathy magic!
Homeopathy is diluted so many times, that science can detect no physiological substance of the original material (plant, animal, or mineral) being used. Yet somehow it works! And when it does, its effects are profound! I find homeopathy especially effective for children, and for treating the emotional state of anyone. There are hundreds of remedies, so it can be hard to find the right one, but when it's found, it's effects are staggering! I've seen it in others, and in myself as well. I say that homeopathy is a game changer! It can alter a person in profound ways!
Here is an article published in the Alive magazine, which briefly lists common emotions and their likely homeopathic remedy.
Emotional Homeopathyby Pamela Nori, MA, DIHOM