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Monthly Archives: August 2018

  1. Intermittent Fasting - When and What to Eat! - Natasha Short R.H.N
    09
    Aug

    Intermittent Fasting - When and What to Eat! - Natasha Short R.H.N

    Intermittent Fasting. This is a popular phrase lately. Is it the next health trend or is it truly an improved way of eating? What if a certain way of fasting could lead to weight loss, decreased disease, better mental clarity or even increased longevity? Enter Intermittent Fasting. It is not a diet. It is not starvation. It is not 3 meals a day with snacks in between. It is not a reason to eat junk food when you do eat, ok maybe a little. Fasting has been practised for centuries in many cultures for many reasons; food shortages or as part of spiritual practices and beliefs.
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  2. Metabolic Syndrome - by Heather Caruso
    08
    Aug

    Metabolic Syndrome - by Heather Caruso

    Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is a cluster of physiological symptoms that contribute to the development of diabetes and heart disease. Some signs of MetSyn are a large waistline, obesity, high LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, hypertension, low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and high fasting glucose. Some other symptoms that may be associated with MetSyn are gout and kidney stones.

    Risk factors for MetSyn include a high glycemic diet, a sedentary lifestyle and a family history of diabetes. Controllable factors are diet and lifestyle. There are many ways to support a person with a familial tendency to MetSyn naturally. Health reform should always start in the kitchen. Foods that are linked to MetSyn are fast and junk food, high carbohydrate and glycemic foods. Foods that are high glycemic are white flour, white rice, white sugar, found in pasta, bread, crackers, cookies, dates etc.

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