Can’t Sleep? Here’s Why and What To Do About it!

If you can’t sleep, you are not alone.  Being ‘tired yet can’t sleep’ is a common complaint in the family doctor’s office and often patients are unsatisfied with the options they are given. The Problem with Sleeping Pills Most often, they are prescribed sleeping pills, which are now proven to  alter normal sleep architecture (ie. […]

By |2011-12-23T07:50:59+00:00December 23rd, 2011|Sleep, Stress|0 Comments

Quick Busy Grocery Label Reading Crash Course

So, here’s the scenario: you’ve just got home from a huge exhausting day of work, haven’t grocery shopped in a week and need to go stock up’ with food as quickly as humanly possible so you can get home, eat and have some time left to relax/exercise/etc. A Typical Busy Woman’s Trip to the Grocery […]

By |2011-12-22T15:50:24+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Nutrition|0 Comments

Healthy Legumes

The Legume family of vegetables refers to lentils, beans, split peas, and soybeans.  Healthy legumes are a good source of protein and one of the main protein sources for vegans.   They are usually quite cheap if bought in dry bulk, but also still inexpensive in cans.  It is healthier to buy them dry and […]

By |2011-12-22T15:41:51+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Glycemic Index: What is it & Why does it matter?

The glycemic index is a well-established way of classifying foods based on their potential to raise blood glucose (blood sugar). High glycemic index diets are typically composed of foods that produce a large rise in blood sugar after a meal and cause large amounts of insulin to get released. This causes stress in the body […]

By |2011-12-22T15:24:24+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Nutrition, Weight Management|0 Comments

Is it healthier to be Vegetarian? My Meat Philosophy

There is some evidence to suggest that chemicals harmful for health from pesticides and hormones (used almost universally in conventional farming) concentrate in the fats of animals commonly consumed on a typical western diet. Because of this, it is important to choose organic beef, pork and chicken and try to buy from a local farm […]

By |2011-12-22T15:12:32+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Nutrition|0 Comments

Constipation and Eating Fibre

Eating fibre is key for normal healthy bowel function. Fibre makes our bowels regular. (Read: NO CONSTIPATION).  Fibre makes us feel full (so if you are trying to LOSE WEIGHT, fibre is your friend!).  Fibre stabilizes our blood sugar levels.  Fibre ‘cleans’ our intestines.  Fibre PREVENTS colon CANCER. Types Of Fibre Fibre comes in two forms: […]

By |2011-12-22T15:01:27+00:00December 22nd, 2011|IBS, Natural Medicine, Nutrition|0 Comments

Why Eat Veggies?

Mom’s advice was right- Eat Your Veggies (and fruit) Why Eat Veggies? This may sound like a no-brainer, but eating veggies (and fruits) is one of the most important and available sources of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and other superfood ingredients (i.e. fight cancer and help boost your immune system) and fibre. 6-10 servings of fruit and […]

By |2011-12-22T08:07:19+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meal Timing

What is the big deal about meal timing? Meal timing has got increasing attention lately for its importance in weight loss plans.  Meal timing refers to the time of day, and also the combinations of foods eaten at each meal (food combining). Eating Late in the Evening Meal timing is important for everyone to some […]

By |2011-12-22T07:16:52+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Nutrition, Weight Management|0 Comments

What’s the Deal with the Blood Type Diet?

There has been a lot of attention in the alternative medicine world given to eating for your blood type, or the blood type diet.  Two naturopaths, a father and son, came up with the blood type diet after many years of practicing and noticing that certain people did better on different diets and they believed […]

By |2011-12-22T04:34:18+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Natural Medicine, Nutrition|0 Comments
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