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  1. 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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  2. Therapeutic lifestyle changes in controlling high cholesterol levels

    There are two kinds of cholesterol in the blood: Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), “the bad” one and High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), "the good" one. Having a healthy diet can help in controlling cholesterol levels. A nutritionally balanced diet with a low intake of trans saturated fats, and incorporation of food sources rich in soluble fibre, and plant sterols can decrease LDL levels.

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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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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?


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  8. 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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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