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FIVE WAYS TO TREAT CROHN’S AND COLITIS

Crohn's and Colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that can severely affect the quality of life of the person suffering from them. Symptoms include abdominal pain, constant bloating, frequent bowel movements daily, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, anemia, vomiting, etc. Good news is there are a lot of natural ways to reduce these symptoms and even relieve your [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FIVE WAYS TO TREAT CROHN’S AND COLITIS

PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO ACTIVELY FIGHT DEPRESSION

The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have drawn attention, once again, to the growing rates of depression. I can't imagine the pain and darkness they must have experienced to be willing to end their lives.  Having helped people get off anti-depressants and stay off them, I want to share practical strategies that [...]

By |June 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO ACTIVELY FIGHT DEPRESSION

WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING THERAPEUTIC KETONES

KETOSIS is the process where the body uses fat as a primary source of fuel rather than glucose. When the liver breaks down fats, it releases KETONES into the blood stream to be used by the brain and other organs. Ketogenic diets (low carb, high fat) became popular in medical research to help kids with [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING THERAPEUTIC KETONES

CHOOSE YOUR STRESS SUPPLEMENTS BASED ON YOUR STRESS RESPONSE

Not all stress formulas are effective for you. We all react to stress differently and need to select stress supplements according to those reactions.   I remember taking Holy Basil a few years ago. It is very effective to manage cortisol and reduce anxiety. However, when I took Holy Basil, I became anxious!!  The 3 [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CHOOSE YOUR STRESS SUPPLEMENTS BASED ON YOUR STRESS RESPONSE

FOUR STEPS TO FIX THE GUT AND LOSE FAT

You may have noticed in my previous blog posts, there is a lot of mention of improving gut health. Healing the gut helps resolve a number of other health issues and of course promotes fast, permanent fat loss.                                 [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FOUR STEPS TO FIX THE GUT AND LOSE FAT

5 FACTORS THAT AFFECT HYPOTHYROIDISM

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland becomes sluggish. Thyroid gland is responsible for regulating body temperature, heart rate and metabolism. This is why people with hypothyroidism struggle to lose weight. Here are 5 factors that affect hypothyroidism: Iodine Deficiency - Iodine is an essential nutrient. Get your iodine levels tested by your healthcare practitioner. If [...]

By |September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 FACTORS THAT AFFECT HYPOTHYROIDISM

WHY YOU NEED TO SUPPLEMENT WITH MAGNESIUM

By some estimates, more than 80% of North Americans are deficient in magnesium. We know magnesium to be important mainly for heart health. The truth is magnesium is necessary for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body. Any deficiency in magnesium will affect these functions from taking place effectively. Only 1% of magnesium is distributed [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY YOU NEED TO SUPPLEMENT WITH MAGNESIUM

5 THINGS YOU MUST DO WHILE ON A LOW CARB DIET

Low carb diets are extremely popular for fat loss. They work very well especially if you are insulin-resistant. Insulin-resistance is a metabolic condition where your body becomes resistant to insulin (which is critical for the body to use carbohydrates as energy). As a result, your body stores carbohydrates rather than using them as fuel. This [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 THINGS YOU MUST DO WHILE ON A LOW CARB DIET

7 SIGNS YOU ARE DEFICIENT IN ZINC

My previous blog explained why zinc is critical for our health and fitness. Zinc deficiency is higher in : People with eating disorders Pregnant or lactating women People with issues such as IBS and leaky gut Women who have used copper IUDs and oral birth control pills Those who have used anti-ulcer medications, corticosteroids, diuretics, statins [...]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 SIGNS YOU ARE DEFICIENT IN ZINC

WHY ZINC IS A BIG DEAL

ZINC is one of the most important, yet underrated nutrients!  Zinc is a mineral that plays a critical role in various functions of your body. If you are deficient in zinc, you are most likely deficient in a lot of other key nutrients. It is responsible for production of hormones including testosterone and growth hormone. [...]

By |July 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY ZINC IS A BIG DEAL