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Are You Getting Enough Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids?

Every living cell in the body requires essential fatty acids (EFAs). They are found in high concentrations in the brain, aid in the transmission of nerve impulses, control blood clotting and are essential for rebuilding and producing new cells. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats found naturally in a wide variety of nuts, seeds, leafy… Continue reading Are You Getting Enough Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids?

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Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmune Conditions

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests those with multiple sclerosis (and other auto-immune conditions), show great improvement when following a strict gluten-free diet. The main symptoms of gluten intolerance is IBS (gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, loose stools).  Symptoms however, are not limited to the gastro-intestinal system. Symptoms of gluten intolerance can… Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmune Conditions

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Good Health Starts With Great Digestion: 10 Tips To Improve Digestion, Absorption and Elimination

Good Health Starts With Great Digestion: 10 Tips To Improve Digestion, Absorption and Elimination   Although good health is dependent on a wholesome diet, many people overlook the importance of healthy eating habits. Poor digestive health affects every system in the body. Even if you are eating the healthiest diet possible, if your body isn’t… Continue reading Good Health Starts With Great Digestion: 10 Tips To Improve Digestion, Absorption and Elimination

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What Does Your Bowel Transit Time Say About Your Health?

Hippocrates said it best – “All disease begins in the gut” “Bowel transit time” is the length of time it takes for food to travel through the digestive tract, from mouth to colon. Once food is chewed and swallowed, it moves to the stomach, where it is mixed with stomach acid and digestive enzymes. From… Continue reading What Does Your Bowel Transit Time Say About Your Health?

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Are You Too Acidic?

Today, I really want to talk about the importance of maintaining a proper acid/alkaline balance. When the body is acidic, it creates an environment for viruses and bacteria to flourish. The effect is a weakened immune system, frequent illness & infection and is considered part of the underlying disease process. Some of the common conditions… Continue reading Are You Too Acidic?

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Good fats/bad fats. Why we need the right ones in our diet!

The hate-on for dietary fat seems to come in waves. Lately, I’ve noticed a plethora of low-fat recipe websites popping up, shunning fat once again. As someone who has a background in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, cellular biology and preventive & holistic nutrition, I’ll share with you my knowledge on why we need fats in our… Continue reading Good fats/bad fats. Why we need the right ones in our diet!

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The Benefits of Wheatgrass

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Wheatgrass is an amazing alkalizing, purifying, rejuvenating, cancer-fighting, anti-aging, antioxidant immune booster! They say the amount of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids in one ounce of wheatgrass is equivalent to 2.5 pounds of vegetables! The chlorophyll in wheatgrass also helps to build red blood cells, which is useful in the… Continue reading The Benefits of Wheatgrass

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Lactose Intolerance Explained/Milk Myth Busted!

Lactose Intolerance Explained/Milk Myth Busted! A biochemical explanation of lactose intolerance:  Lactose is a disaccharide sugar found in milk and dairy products. It must be converted into simple sugars in order to be digested. This conversion is dependent on the enzyme lactase to make it happen. If lactase is missing, the body cannot digest lactose… Continue reading Lactose Intolerance Explained/Milk Myth Busted!

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Fun Food Fact Friday!

I introduce to you, the Honey Pomelo! Slightly larger than a grapefruit and a touch sweeter in taste. The grapefruit is actually a hybrid of the pomelo and an orange. Pomelos comes fully loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and … spermidine? Pomelos and grapefruits contain a chemical compound which is also found in human… Continue reading Fun Food Fact Friday!

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The Great Orange Juice Myth

Despite what we have all been told about the health benefits of drinking orange juice, it is not the best way of obtaining vitamin C. The human body is not able to efficiently absorb vitamin C from orange juice since both glucose and vitamin C have the same receptor sites for absorption (Glut-1 receptor transport… Continue reading The Great Orange Juice Myth