Weight Loss

Weight loss is a decrease in your overall body weight from muscle, water, and fat. Fat loss similarly refers to weight loss from fat, and it's a more specific and healthful goal than weight loss.

  1. Spring Cleaning And Detox

    Spring Cleaning And Detox

    As spring rolls around and we come out of winter hibernation, we often get the overwhelming urge to declutter, clean and organize our homes. This is often referred to as ‘spring cleaning and it has many positive benefits for your health, such as increasing

    productivity, energy levels, moods, alleviating allergy symptoms, decreasing stress levels, and increasing focus and concentration. There is a level of satisfaction that comes from cleaning your home and reaping the rewards of a tidier, more organized space.

    Spring isn’t just for cleaning our homes though, it’s also a time to cleanse our bodies. After a long winter on the couch, indulging in warming, comforting foods, spring provides the perfect opportunity to detox. Traditionally in Chin

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  2. Alcohol & Your Waistline: Is alcohol slowing down your metabolism

    Alcohol & Your Waistline: Is alcohol slowing down your metabolism

    Two-hundred calories coming from a handful of gummy worms does not have the same metabolic effect as two-hundred calories coming from spinach. The way food is metabolised in our bodies has much more to do with the nutrient composition than it does caloric value. Our body wants to break it down and get it out. What this means is as soon as you have a drink, your liver will start breaking down the alcohol (otherwise known as ethanol), and as a result, your body will use the by-products of ethanol for fuel over everything else. 

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  3. SIBO: A Holistic Approach

    SIBO: A Holistic Approach

    The health of our microbiome dictates our overall health status. Human cells outnumbered by the number and variety of microbes in our bodies. Our microbiota, the friendly microbes in our gut, help to digest food, strengthen our immune system, defend our intestines from unfriendly bacteria, and heal our gut. The balance of our gut microbiota lies in a complex relationship between our genetics, diet, environment, and even our social circles.

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  4. To Keto or Not to Keto?

    Touted for its weight loss benefits, the Keto or Ketogenic diet has been in the spotlight again after a long hiatus.  It is a diet that has been used for many different things over the years as this article will explore.  There are many questions around how to execute this way of eating, how to stay on track, how to overcome the introduction phase as you enter ketosis, as well as the sustainability of such a diet.

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  5. Weight loss and detoxification

    Weight loss and detoxification

    Used unwisely, many of those detoxification processes available in the market are doing more damage to the body than benefits and long term of use is the proof that if it was working then you will not use it again and again. Cleansing is good, but obviously a change in the lifestyle is a must.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Setting Healthy Goals This Year: It’s Time to Get S.M.A.R.T.

    Setting Healthy Goals This Year: It’s Time to Get S.M.A.R.T.

    S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym to remind you how to set a goal that maps out exactly what you need to do. These goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound.


    Specific. Rather than simply saying, “I’m going to exercise more,” you’ve specified how many calories you’ll burn.


    To set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions:

    Who: Who is involved?

    What: What do I want to accomplish?

    Where: Identify a lo

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  9. 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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  10. 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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