Is The “Rule of 80/20” For Nutrition & Exercise A Myth?

You may have heard that abs are made in the kitchen… Or you may have eaten an extra piece of dessert because you exercised that day, so you feel like you “earned” it dammit! In order to see results at the gym, lose weight or even maintain overall health, we’re told that it’s an 80/20…

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Sulfites: What Are They And Do They Harm Us?

Sulfites refer to a group of chemical ingredients that are added to processed foods and drinks mainly to serve as a preservative. Sulfite-containing ingredients can go by several names, including: ·      Sulphur dioxide ·      Sodium sulphite ·      Sodium metabisulfite ·      Calcium sulphite ·      Potassium hydrogen sulphite Sulfites are used to prevent browning/preserve color of foods,…

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What Can Actually Help You Lose Belly Fat?

You’ve probably heard the claims that you can change your body overnight with this brand new gadget or exercise program “Lose the belly” “Banish your trouble zones” “Drop stubborn fat off your thighs by drinking this special shake” There are so many gadgets, supplements, nutritional products and exercise programs on the market these days telling…

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Cardio vs. Resistance Training: Do You Really Need to Do Both?

When it comes to exercise, there has long been a debate about which type is best. Is CARDIO the gold standard? Or do the benefits of RESISTANCE TRAINING far outweigh those of cardio? While both forms of exercise provide huge benefits for your health, the choice depends entirely on your goals. So, we’re going to…

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Apple Cider Vinegar – Healthy or Hyped?

Apple cider vinegar (ACV for short) is basically made from apples, sugar & yeast and is put through a double fermentation process, and it has also become very popular among natural health enthusiasts. Many supporters claim that consuming just a small amount of ACV can result in all sorts of health-optimizing wonders: Reducing the appearance…

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Bone Broth – All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Remember when Grandma would always have a big pot of broth or stock simmering, filling the kitchen with the enchanting aroma of chicken soup? Well, move over dehydrating, overstimulating afternoon coffee – because there’s a new “addiction” in town! Not only does a cup of hot broth provide good “warmth factor”, but when prepared through…

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Is Corn Safe To Eat For Those With Gluten Sensitivity?

Like gluten, corn – and its many derivatives are in everything. No joke – EVERYTHING. From packaged foods to dairy products and chewing gum. It’s even in so many of your favorite household, health and beauty products — nooo, not my toothpaste, aspirin, perfume, shampoo and makeup?! Ever get a hint of popcorn when you…

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Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Berry Vinaigrette

For better nutrient bioavailability, there are certain food pairings that increase the uptake and absorption of one or more nutrients = synergistic effect. For example, pairing sources of Vitamin C with sources of Iron to increase the uptake and absorption of the Iron. My favorite way to do this is in a fresh, vibrant spinach…

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Hair, Skin, & Nails – Why are they considered our beacons of health?

Your physical appearance can tell you a lot about your internal health. Most natural health practitioners include a physical examination since the condition of your hair, skin, and nails can be indicators of underlying health issues, like nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and the health of your digestive system. The growth and maintenance of healthy hair,…

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Are You Being Misled By Food Labels?

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you already know you should be including lots of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. But when you step into a grocery store, things get a bit more complicated. The majority of store shelves are crammed with a tempting assortment of pre-packaged and convenience foods. So, how do…

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