nutrition

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20 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing the Weight

Are you trying to reach a goal weight/measurement/body fat% but having trouble doing so? Stalled WEIGHT LOSS can happen for any number of reasons, but there’s a good chance your weight loss troubles are due to one or more of the reasons below: 1. You Just Started Your body undergoes many new changes when you Continue Reading...

Foods That Help Detox

Our bodies are pretty efficient beings.  Key organs, such as our liver, kidneys, intestinal system, lungs and skin are consistently working on overdrive to detoxify and eliminate all the stress it undergoes on a DAILY basis.  It’s constantly detoxifying all by it’s lonesome self without us consciously trying.  However, the more toxic abuse you put Continue Reading...

Superfruit: Guava

Known as a ‘superfruit’, both pink and white guava have a myriad of health benefits. Health benefits of guava fruit: Guavas are low in calories and fats but contain several vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant poly-phenolic and flavonoid compounds that play pivotal role in prevention of cancers, anti-aging, immune-booster etc. The fruit is very rich Continue Reading...

The Power of a Plant Based Diet

The expansiveness of this subject has exploded in recent years due to the increasing studies and findings linked to the benefits of a plant based, whole foods diet. There have been a myriad of articles written on the subject and recently the infamous documentary FORKS OVER KNIVES (if you haven’t watched this, please do) was released shed light Continue Reading...

The Importance of Protein

The subject of protein consumption often stirs up public controversy and heated debate. Some immediately think of “excess” and relegate protein consumption to kidney or liver damage, cancer and osteoporosis. Others are concerned about the effects of eating livestock raised on pesticide loaded grains and hormones, how we treat animals raised for slaughter and various Continue Reading...

Real Food Vs. Meal Replacements

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge advocate of consuming whole foods (foods in their natural or as close as natural state as possible) over foods that are processed in anyway.  No matter how clean and unrefined a packaged good may be, the reality is that it will have to contain Continue Reading...

Sweet Like Simple Sugars

Oxygen Magazine’s April 2012 Issue There are three main varieties of sugar: Glucose – made by the body when starches and carbs are broken down.  Blood transports glucose to cells for energy. Fructose – found in fruits, metabolized by the liver and in natural sources such as apples, grapes etc, it is combined with fibre Continue Reading...

Can Eating Fat Really Make You Lean?

This is a question that I get asked all the time by many of my clients and friends who are trying to lose fat/weight, gain muscle and embark on a healthier lifestyle.  By adding healthy fats to your diet, you give your body the go-ahead to let go of the storage of fat from your Continue Reading...

Surviving on Salad?

I used to live on salads.  I would have salads for lunch and salads for dinner and think that by throwing on a bit of protein that it turned it into a magic weight loss meal.  No matter what restaurant I would eat at my order was always the same: salad with dressing on the Continue Reading...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Carbs

With all the low and no carbohydrate diets covering the front of magazines these days, you may find yourself developing somewhat of a carbohydrate phobia. More and more people are starting to cut out all the carbohydrates in their diet, thinking this is the best and only way to lose fat. But is it really? Continue Reading...

Sprouting Your Food

Sprouting provides a high level of nutrient accessibility to our food, as they are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and are alkalizing in PH to the body. I have been sprouting everything from nuts, seeds, grains, legumes and pulses for about 3 years now and I love adding these power packed foods to my shakes, Continue Reading...

Supplementing Your Diet – Part 1

Consuming a variety of natural health products (NHPs) is like exercise… a wise and intelligent thing to do. They reinforce the body with essential nutrients, clean non-contaminated macronutrients, antioxidants and can provide enormous adaptogenic value. NHPs include individual vitamins & minerals, multiple vitamin & mineral complexes, fitness packs, individual amino acids, protein powders, energy stimulants, Continue Reading...
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