Category: Health

Fermented Foods to Reduce Your Body’s “Toxic Load”

From morning ‘til night, our bodies are exposed to a variety of chemical toxins. This may be difficult to believe, but if you take a closer look, you will be alarmed at what you find. Chemical toxins are everywhere, from body soaps and moisturizers to shaving creams, shampoos, and even the toothpaste we use. Your morning cereal may be exposing you to pesticides, and the milk is probably laced with hormones. If this sounds shocking, it ought to be as the human body is bombarded with toxins every minute of every day, possibly contributing to more health problems than we...

Read More

What’s the Gut Got To Do With It?

Did You Know? The gut is home to 80% of our immune system and produces approximately 95% of the body’s serotonin – a neurotransmitter responsible for maintaining mood balance, appetite, sleep, and memory. Healthy Gut Microbiome Is Essential for Health DYSBIOSIS – it’s a word we all need to learn. It’s the term used to describe an imbalance in gut bacteria, which contributes to a variety of unhealthy and disease-producing conditions. Anything that alters the balance of the gut microbiota – antibiotics, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, acid-suppressing medications, and corticosteroids, can harm the intestinal ora we rely on...

Read More

Sleep Disorders

According to Statistics Canada, one in seven Canadians have insomnia, the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or experience restorative sleep. Possible Causes of Insomnia There are many possible causes of insomnia including the following: Psychological conditions – Sleep disturbance is a common feature of emotional disorders. For example, 90% of depressed people have insomnia. However, insomnia is also a major risk factor for depression. It is often unclear which condition triggers the other. Gut-brain inflammation – Anxiety and depression are common causes of insomnia, and new research shows a direct link between gut microbiota and mental health disorders...

Read More

Cold & Flu Quashers

REGULAR HANDWASHING greatly reduces the transmission of viruses. No special antimicrobial cleansers are needed, just plenty of plain old soap and warm water. REFINED SUGAR CONSUMPTION depresses the number and activity of the body’s white blood cells. Eliminate refined sugar from the diet to bolster immunity and improve your resistance to circulating viruses. GETTING ADEQUATE SLEEP is critical to general health and immunity, in particular. Studies show that subjects deprived of sleep are more susceptible to developing upper respiratory illnesses like the common cold. In addition to avoiding sugar, maintaining a healthy diet is essential to boost immunity. INCREASE...

Read More

Reset Your Understanding of Weight Set Point

Just how much control do we have over our weight? If you’ve been following weight loss science for a while, you may think “not much.” Two or three decades ago, there came on the weight loss scene a finding that many found discouraging: that our bodies have a “set point,” a weight that our bodies will fight to maintain. In general, the term means we inherit our body type genetically. For example, because my heritage is German, I and others in my family seem pre-destined to be thick and sturdy, like my ancestors. TAKE CHARGE TO REBALANCE AND RESET...

Read More