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I usually tell patients that their main health objective should always be to reach or keep a healthy body weight. It is important to realize that despite all the advancements in modern medicine, when it comes down to it, your … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!  I love a new year – it’s a fresh start and many of us are working on improving our diets, finding an exercise program to stick to or trying a cleanse for the first time.  When talking … Continue reading

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What Do White Kidney Beans Have to Do with Weight Loss?  There’s no doubt that holiday weight gain is real, but according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the usual amount of weight people gain … Continue reading

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High-Alpha Whey—a great addition to your diet Whey protein is one of nature’s best sources of complete dietary protein and an excellent anabolic enhancer. It has also been scientifically proven to offer many other health-enhancing benefits, such as increased antioxidant … Continue reading

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With it being back to school time, I find myself reminded of how important healthy food choices are to help support improved energy, concentration and academic performance for a successful school year for our kids. Often parents find it challenging … Continue reading

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Speak to almost any anthropologist and he/she will tell you that 99.9% of human physiology developed in the wild, thousands of years ago. As some Paleolithic experts have said in the past, “We are in a sense living with Fred … Continue reading

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Mood and food are intimately related as certain flavours and aromas trigger memories of special occasions and feelings of contentment. All emotions including stress and anxiety trigger chemical responses in our body as hormone levels fluctuate and the sympathetic “fight or flight” system kicks in. With each meal, we have the opportunity to counteract or subdue the stress response with the foods we choose. Continue reading

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General nutrition support for PMS can help women manage bloating, mood swings, cravings and anxiety when their hormones are getting the better of them. Key diet strategies include: choosing natural low-fat foods, cutting down on sodium, abstaining from alcohol and caffeine and eating low GI carbs when a craving for sugar hits. The latter is particularly important because changing estrogen levels alter insulin levels which in turn, make managing blood sugar tricky. Continue reading

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Popular culture loves to make jokes about PMS and how it makes women lose control. Who hasn’t heard a wisecrack about the woman who goes ballistic because there’s no ice cream, or because her husband said something in the wrong … Continue reading

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