Category: Lifestyle

Why Muffins (And Your Muffin-Top!) Are Waking You Up At Night!

Is Your Blood Sugar Keeping You Up at Night? It’s that 3:00 am wake-up call that too many of us know so well. As you’re lying there wishing you could get back to sleep, maybe you begin to wonder why it’s so often like this – great sleep, until 3:00 am. Well, your muffin top could be a factor, along with the muffins and other blood-sugar spiking carbohydrates that created it! SLEEP DISTURBANCE I have been lecturing on sleep disturbances for a few years now, and waking up in the middle of the night is definitely one of the...

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Rachel Parent – Her Battle for Food Justice

Environmental and Safe Food Youth Activist and Speaker Rachel’s passions include social justice, animal rights, responsible food consumption, and environmental protection. For the past few years, she has positioned herself as a strong advocate for the mandatory labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. In 2012, Rachel founded Kids Right to Know, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating youth about food safety and challenging them to claim their right to know what’s in their food, and demanding GMO labelling in Canada. Despite a busy Toronto student schedule, Rachel is a Huffington Post blogger, has her own YouTube channel,...

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8 Sneaky Signs You Have a Hormonal Imbalance

In my clinical practice, I treat hundreds of women each year, and each day I hear the same general concerns:“I have no energy; I can’t sleep; I’m so stressed; my moods are out of control!”I can’t sleep; I’m so stressed; my moods are out of control!” As I begin considering and eliminating various illnesses or conditions for each of these complaints, I think about hormones. Out-of-control hormones can cause or mimic many medical issues, and they can have a serious impact on your quality of life.   1) Belly Fat The adrenal glands are two small glands that sit on...

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Thyroid Health: What Can You Do?:

You’re feeling sluggish, fuzzy-headed, and lacking in stamina. Your weight is up, your hair is looking thin, and you have trouble staying warm. You’re probably suffering from an underactive thyroid gland, a problem that is especially common in women who are under physical stress and have a family history of thyroid disease. To reverse your symptoms, you may need a prescription medication to normalize the levels of thyroid hormone in your system. Here, unfortunately, is where some of you will interject… “But I’m already taking thyroid medication, and my symptoms aren’t going away!” You’re feeling sluggish, fuzzy-headed, and lacking...

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Stress and Your Adrenal Health

Scientists know that stress is a serious problem. Research conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that up to 90% of all illness and disease is stress related. While once you may have assumed that “stress” is defined by the length of your daily to-do list, you now know that’s only part of the story. Stress is anything that causes the body to overwork in order to perform its many functions. Long-term stressors including a diet filled with excessive fat, empty calories, and yes, sugar, can cause obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and mood disorders....

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