1. Five Benefits of Intermittent Fasting  - Dr. Naomi Ha, N.D

    Five Benefits of Intermittent Fasting - Dr. Naomi Ha, N.D

    While health trends have come and gone, fasting has withstood the test of time and continues to be an effective way to optimize health. Intermittent fasting (IF), in particular, has become one of the most popular ways to incorporate fasting into our busy schedules, due to the customizability that it offers. IF can be implemented in a few different ways: 

    • Alternate day fasting: You are consuming either restricted or unrestricted calories every other day, alternating with a full day fast. 

    • Whole day fasting: You are doing a full 24-hour fast for a single day or several consecutive days. 

    • Time restricted feeding: You are limiting your window of food consumption during the day to a short period of time, 8 hours or less. 

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

    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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  3. Obesity Weighs In

    Obesity Weighs In

    The detriment to health by being chronically overweight has become a top-level public health issue. There’s no dodging this subject any longer. The trends read “Out Of Control”. The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported that “57 per cent of children aged two to 19 in the U.S. in 2016 will be obese by the time they are 35 years old”. Authorities seem paralyzed. The official mantra to manage weight by caloric restriction is dead. People don’t like being hungry all day long and besides it doesn’t work.

    The one approach to weight management dietetics that is in favour is a ‘paleo’ or ketogenic protocol. Powered by mountains of popular books, via social media, by peer review studies and by changing c

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  4. Science suggests that occasional fasting works

    Science suggests that occasional fasting works

    The familiar definition of fasting is "a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a period of 24 hours, or a number of days." Unsurprisingly, the mere thought of not consuming anything for a whole day is unappealing. Thus, the idea of intermittent fasting has gained traction in recent years and its efficacy has been demonstrated by a study led by Dr. Min Wei at the University of Southern California. He has given further respectability to the idea that forgoing the occasional meal can shift flab in tandem with desirous health benefits and life extension. Even restraining from eating between

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  5. Keep on Track with Your Weight Loss Goals

    We all know that the very best way to lose weight is to improve our diet and move more. Eliminating refined and processed foods, reducing meat consumption, and eating more whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats are always the first steps when embarking on a weight loss program. Engaging in a consistent exercise routine that you enjoy is also important to maintaining a healthy weight.

    Try to do exercise daily Once you have tuned up your diet and exercise routines there are a variety of supplements that can be used to speed up the process and give you the extra motivation to keep you on track.

    Oils that helps you to lose weight Including healthy fats

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  6. Children and a Wholesome Diet

    We live in a fast paced society where the nutritional aspect of foods is greatly overlooked. There is so much emphasis today on poor nutritional food supplements and meals via the media markets today, that it is often frustrating and difficult to plan nutritious meals, but it is not impossible. Because we are competing against market retailers that have discovered how to reach the appetites of our children through emotions and desires, it is essential to find alternative choices to present to them as better substitutes in their diets. The majority of the calories ingested during the day are often taste-enhanced refined foods or fast food from fast food restaurants.

    1. Just turn on the TV during

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  7. Why brown fat is 'good' against obesity

    White fat is the 'bad' stuff which stores energy rather thanburning off calories.
    What produces 300 times more heat than any other organ in the body? What stops a baby from freezing to death if left in the cold? The answer to both questions is "brown fat".

    Scientists have discovered that this type of fat is a good thing because it produces lots of heat by burning calories. Unlike white fat, which clings to our hips and expands our aging waistlines, brown fat keeps the weight off. And that's why the race is on to find out more about brown adipose tissue, also known as brown fat,

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  8. Bioperine for weight loss?

    Bioperine has been around for a few years in certain formulas but now research has shown what it can do. Bioperine is a standardized extract from the fruit of black pepper or long pepper.

    Where does it come from?
    It’s used to enhance the absorption or bioavailability of supplements and is obtained from the black pepper fruit that’s cultivated in the damp, nutrient-rich soils of southern India. The delicate pepper berries are harvested just prior to ripening and then sun-dried to assure optimum maturity and quality.

    How does Bioperine promote weight loss?
    Our bodies generate

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  9. Obesity as a silent killer

    Obesity as a silent killer

    By definition "Obesity is a label for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height." The term also identifies ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems. For adults, these ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called body mass index (BMI), where normal BMI is in a range from 18.5-24.9.

    BMI =Weight [in pounds] x 704.5 / (Height [in inches])²
    Another important number to consider is waist circumference, where high risk is considered a waist greater than 40 inches for men and greater than 35 inches in women. Prevalence of obesity (BMI >30) in Canada for 2004 was 23.1% for those aged 18 years or older, but the prevalence of childhood obesity

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  10. There is no magic pill for weight loss

    There is no magic pill for weight loss

    Without a doubt, weight loss is one of the greatest challenges faced by those working in the health industry. No matter how one tackles the issue, there will always be the allure of the quick fix in a society that is accustomed to seeking simple answers to complex questions. Weight loss supplements abound on the Internet. All promise to deliver results.

    Do any of them work? The simple answer is yes and no! There are no supplements that will safely overcome lousy eating and lifestyle habits no matter how hard we want them to.

    Having said that there are few key ingredients in some of these products that will assist in directing you towards a leaner profile. The following are those which have been shown to safely

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