Hormones Drive Your Weight…Learn How to Keep Them Happy!

Most of us associate the term "hormones" with reproductive hormones like estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone, or thyroid. And poor old thyroid usually gets blamed for our weight woes. While it may or may not be a factor, did you know you have hormones which...

Ultimate Guide to Buying Yogurt

Yogurt…a staple of many daily diets here in Canada and abroad. It is considered a nutritious food choice, and it is, if you know what to look for and what to avoid. Most commercially made yogurts today are little more than liquid candy; full of sugar (or just as bad,...

Are Your Gut Bacteria Behind Your Excess Weight?

According to Statistics Canada, an alarming 61 per cent of all adult Canadians are either overweight or obese. In fact, with almost 26% per cent of the Canadian population aged 15 and over considered obese, Canada is among the most overweight countries worldwide.(1)...

3 Ways Wheat Can Hijack Your Weight

It is estimated that 99% of all wheat grown worldwide is either dwarf or semi-dwarf variety. (1) This higher-yield wheat was developed in the 1950s to address concerns with the world’s overpopulation and food shortages. Since wheat became the global commodity of...

Survive Holiday Indulgences – 5 Tips!

Tis the season for overindulgence! Without even realizing it, most of us tend to take in far more calories, in the form of sugar, alcoholic beverages, and other simple carbohydrates, this time of year. This translates into energy deficits, extra weight, imbalanced gut...

Healthy Fats – Eat These Every Day!

Fats are absolutely critical to well-being. They are one of three “macro-nutrients” we need to function, alongside protein and carbohydrates. In fact, the right fats can Help with weight loss, by speeding up your metabolism and keeping you full. Help balance your...

Hidden Food Sensitivities – The Fire Within

Chances are you know someone with a food allergy or food sensitivity. In general, food allergy is obvious while food sensitivity is usually hidden. Topping the list of common food allergens in Canada are wheat and milk. Alternative health practitioners also report...

Cheers to Red Wine!

We have all heard news headlines pertaining to the positive aspects of drinking red wine. Among its purported health benefits, studies have found it may improve heart health, reduce the risk of certain cancers, reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and...

Breathe, Stretch, and Digest Better!

Today marks the UN's "International Day of Yoga". Millions upon millions of yoga enthusiasts from 150 countries will come together for some fun, some challenging, and some quirky asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathwork). How did the ancient practice of yoga move out...

Leaky Gut – A Hidden Epidemic

Anyone who has researched anything digestion or autoimmune-related has probably come across the term “leaky gut.” You may not be so familiar with the term if you've been looking to shed some flab, boost energy, or have a better functioning brain, but rest assured, you...

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