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The holiday season is supposed to be a time of festivities visiting with friends and family and ringing in the New Year.  Yet for many of us, holiday cheer can dissolve into holiday stress.  Long distance traveling, family get-togethers, extra … Continue reading

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What happens when a woman isn’t in the mood for sex? NOTHING! Let’s face it, most women are in tune with their feelings and believe it or not, sex actually starts in the brain when testosterone—the hormone of desire—latches onto … Continue reading

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  Patients and supplement users always want to know if there are any factors affecting the absorption or effectiveness of the supplements they are using. Thanks to a recent research trial in which one of Preferred Nutrition’s experts participated helped … Continue reading

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As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. This time of the year, many of my patients seem to struggle with the darker days and thus their moods … 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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Insulin has an especially dramatic influence on enzymes called lipases. Lipases are like little Pac Men who run around your body, releasing body fat from its cushy containers so it can be shuttled into muscle cells to get burned off … 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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The thyroid gland is a small organ with a big job. Located just below your Adam’s apple, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland controls all your main bodily functions including your metabolic rate. It does this via two hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which act on each organ in your body controlling the rate at which your body burns calories for energy. Continue reading

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Estrogen is a double-edged sword when it comes to cancer. It can either promote tumour growth or protect against it. To understand how estrogen can play these two opposing roles, we must first understand that there are many forms of estrogen that are produced in the body, or that enter the body from the environment. Continue reading

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