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METABOLISM – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I MANAGE IT?

WHAT IS METABOLISM? Metabolism is defined as all the chemical processes in your body that cause food to be broken down and used for energy and growth. Some people complain that they have either a fast or slow metabolism and blame it on their genetics. Although genetics may contribute slightly, there are many other lifestyle

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SOY – Uses & Benefits

Soy is everywhere these days, but depending on who you ask , you will receive different responses as to whether it is a healthy or harmful food .  Soybeans are a complete protein source and provide more protein than any other legume. Because of their bland flavor and high nutrient content, soybeans can be made

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ARE KETO DIETS SUSTAINABLE?

What exactly is the Keto diet? The Keto diet has been very trendy the last few years . The Ketogenic diet is designed to help you lose weight and fat within the body by eating mostly fat, some protein, and very little carbs. The premise is “eat fat to lose fat “ . The goal

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BENEFITS OF HONEY

Honey and sugar, although both very sweet, are very different products . The empty calories in sugar contribute directly to overweight, diabetes, tooth decay and overall poor health. As little as 2 teaspoons of sugar changes the blood chemistry so that the body is no longer in balance.  WHAT IS HONEY? Honey is a natural

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BENEFITS EFFECTS OF COLLAGEN

WHAT IS COLLAGEN? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. It is a basically a raw collection of amino acids that is found in our skin, bones, muscles, digestive system and blood vessels. Collagen is well known for replacing dead skin cells and for the elasticity and strength of our skin.  BENEFITS OF

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF HERBAL TEA

Herbal teas are healthier than standard teas, especially coffee. Most do not contain any caffeine or if they do, very little. They can improve overall health and some even have stronger medicinal properties which I will emphasize later. Herbal tea is an infusion or blend of leaves, fruits, bark and flower of any edible plant,

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SUGAR, IS IT ALL BAD?

If there is one food that I remove from all my client’s diets, it is sugar. Actually, I should say that I try to remove it, because sadly, there can be over 60 different names for sugar that are very well hidden. Even if you do your best to read labels, it is challenging to

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WHAT IS GOUT AND WHO IS AFFECTED BY IT

What is gout and who is affected by it? Gout is typically referred to by medical doctors as a form of arthritis where patients experience pain and inflammation in the joints, typically in the big toe, but can appear elsewhere in the body such as fingers, knees and hips. In my naturopathy practice, I have

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CAN ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAPS ACTUALLY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

After doing some research, I was surprised to discover that in 1984, two gentlemen were known to patent anti-bacterial soap. However, by 2013, manufacturers started phasing out the use of certain active ingredients, saying that they posed health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects. If you google the FDA final rule on safety

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HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS TOO MUCH?

Even though I love the taste and smell of coffee, I always encourage people to try and stay away. Why? Because caffeine is very habit forming and can cause undesirable reactions. It is amazing how popular caffeine is. Eight out of 10 people consume it every day in one form or another. Beverages containing caffeine

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