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Help Out Your Immune System with These Foods

Foods to Boost your Immune System: Although there are several powerful foods that can help boost your immune system, the true fact remains that a clean and vital body does not get sick. The more you stay away from mucoid forming foods – such as pasteurized dairy, refined sugars, and processed foods – the stronger

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Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Nutrition From Supplements

Supplements – Natural versus Synthetic: Vitamin and mineral supplements represent a huge business. There are countless health food stores, pharmacies and even fitness centers selling these products. Powerful marketing encourages people to be safe and supplement their diet with vitamins and minerals. However, there is something we need to ask ourselves before actually purchasing them.

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Mastering the Art (and Science) of Balanced Eating

The Basics of Balanced Eating Fifteen years ago, everyone had the same understanding of what “balanced eating” entailed. Today, it is a much more complicated topic with many conflicting opinions and new trends. A “balanced meal plan” to one health expert is not always the same to another health expert. The textbook definition of a balanced diet is, a way

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Fitness

The Difference Between Compound and Isolation Exercises

Compound vs. Isolation Exercises In the 90’s I trained to compete in body building competitions. In those days, we trained mostly with isolated exercises. The textbook definition of an isolated exercise is any exercise in which only one major muscle group is trained. Examples of these can include bicep curls, tricep extensions, leg extensions, leg

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4 Rules of Food Combining

How to Eat for Maximum Nutrient Absorption and Proper Digestion It never ceases to amaze me how certain people can take information and turn it into hype and the latest trend in eating or weight management. Gluten free is the perfect example. It is no secret that ‘gluten free foods’ are everywhere and even food

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Health

Is Yoga The Missing Piece To Your Stress Relief Plan?

Yoga for Stress Relief Nobody really likes the word stress, but it does exist in most of our lives. It’s how we react to stress that determines what kind of effect it will have on the body. Many people have found peace, comfort and help with stress through yoga. The practice of yoga allows us to

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Foods You Should Eat When Sick

What to Eat to Beat a Cold Never curse a cold or treat it with lab made drugs! Why? Because it is nature’s way of telling you that there is waste matter (mucous) built up in your body that needs to be eliminated, not treated. A cold is the result of too much accumulated waste

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Cleansing – What Is It and Is It Really Healthy?

What You Need to Know about Cleansing While away this week on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica, I asked several people what cleansing meant to them. Every person had something different to say. Some felt it was strictly a spiritual experience, others thought it was simply eliminating processed foods, others said juicing only was

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Smoothies for A Healthy Lifestyle

Best Tasting Smoothie Recipes As a naturopath and personal trainer, I know my clients will never achieve the results they are looking for without a diet that contains the necessary nutrients for lots of energy and a strong immune system. This comes from eating whole foods, something most people do not get enough of. Two-thirds

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Are Nuts Really Good For You?

Health Benefits of Nuts “Can I still eat nuts?” This is the first question most of my clients ask when I modify their food plans. Most people tend to remove nuts from their diet when trying to lose weight because they think nuts are high in fat. This holds some truth, but nuts can also

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