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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Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diets – What’s the Difference?

The popularity of cooking reality shows in recent years has brought about more discussions than ever before about the topic of food. Food as nourishment, fuel and sustenance. Food simply for eating and taste enjoyment. Even food as art! But, included in these discussions are various thoughts and ideas about what food people should and…

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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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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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Could your health issues actually be due to nutrient deficiencies?

Many nutrition professionals generally advise that a healthful, balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health. Fruit and vegetables naturally contain a number of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other biologically active components – or phytochemicals. In fact, it has been documented that consumption of at…

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Is It Better To Sleep In & Skip The Gym For Another Day?

When it comes to managing your health and your weight, it’s no secret that exercise and sleep are huge factors. You know that exercise will help you burn off some extra calories and boost your metabolism. But you also know that sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being. Better to skimp on sleep…

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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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Mediterranean Bean Salad

Ingredients 2 15-oz cans of beans, drained and rinsed (use black beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans or chickpeas/garbanzo beans) 1 english cucumber, chopped with skin on 1 bell pepper, diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 cup cherry tomato, halved 1 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped ¼ cup virgin olive oil (= longevity oil!) ¼…

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