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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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Natural Remedies for Sunburn

We all know that it is important to spend time in the sun. It feels good and provides us with vitamin D that is so necessary for our health. The problem, however, is that too much sun exposure combined with not having enough protection can cause painful sunburns. When it comes to protection and sunscreens,

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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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HEARD OF PROBIOTICS, BUT WHAT ARE PREBIOTICS?

Everyone talks about probiotics. We have been hearing this expression a lot over the last ten years, and even see it on food labels, but do we really know what they are and how they work? Do we really need them? Clients often ask me if they should take probiotics as a supplement simply because

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OSTEOPATH AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

As a fitness professional and naturopath, I am constantly asked the difference between an osteopath and a physiotherapist. Although both professions have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology and hands on techniques, there are distinct differences with the two and they originate from quite different roots.   Osteopathy was brought to the world by Andrew Taylor

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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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