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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

IS CANDIDA INFECTION MAKING YOU GAIN WEIGHT?

CANDIDA is a common yeast found in the mouth, intestines and vagina. Candida overgrowth causes leaky gut where food particles leak into the blood stream and trigger a stress response in your body (inflammation)! As a result we can develop food sensitivities. Some common causes of candida infections include: Antibiotics and NSAIDs Birth control Sugar [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on IS CANDIDA INFECTION MAKING YOU GAIN WEIGHT?

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR COFFEE

Last week I discussed why coffee may not be the best thing for you. But all is not gloom and doom. This blog is about how to get the most out of your coffee and protect your health. As I mentioned last time, coffee is one of the highest sprayed crops in the world. Chemicals [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR COFFEE

COFFEE IS GREAT…BUT IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

Coffee - The most consumed drink in the world! Research has shown it has incredible benefits from reducing risk of type 2 diabetes and liver cancer to improving heart health.   However, like anything else, it is important to ask yourself, "Is it right for me? Can it affect me negatively?" The average person in [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on COFFEE IS GREAT…BUT IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

HOW TO BOOST ENERGY LEVELS IN 4 WEEKS

WEEK 1: Replace calorie-dense foods with nutrient-dense foods If you have read our previous articles, you know by now that food that a tremendous impact on our bodies and minds. So improving food is the first step to boost your energy levels. The goal here is to replace foods that are stressing your body with healing [...]

By |March 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOW TO BOOST ENERGY LEVELS IN 4 WEEKS

THE MYTH OF EATING TOO MUCH PROTEIN

Every Saturday, I buy groceries for the following week. 80% of these groceries are animal proteins. Today, as I am waiting in line at the cashier, this gentleman behind me says "Wow that is a lot of meat". I turn back and reply "Just enough for the week". He looks at me like I am [...]

By |February 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE MYTH OF EATING TOO MUCH PROTEIN

4 DAILY RITUALS TO MANAGE STRESS AND STAY LEAN

  START THE DAY WITH PROTEINS AND FATS: This is hands down the best food combination for breakfast. The combination of animal proteins (chicken, turkey, bison, grass-fed steak, fish) with healthy fats (nuts, seeds, nut/seeds butter, avocado, organic grass fed butter, fish oil) has a positive impact on your hormones and brain. Clients always tell [...]

By |January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 DAILY RITUALS TO MANAGE STRESS AND STAY LEAN

3 REASONS WHY YOUR GLUTEN-FREE DIET IS NOT WORKING

"I tried that for a while but I didn't lose weight" "Oh you are one of those gluten-free diet people" "I tried eating gluten-free products but I don't like them" "It worked for me but then I stopped because I couldn't stop craving bread" "I need my bran cereal, otherwise I get constipated" These are some [...]

By |December 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 REASONS WHY YOUR GLUTEN-FREE DIET IS NOT WORKING