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Synthetic vs. Natural Supplements

Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Nutrition From Supplements

Supplements – Natural versus Synthetic:   Vitamin and mineral supplements represent a huge business. There are countless health food stores, pharmacies and even fitness centers selling these products. Powerful marketing encourages people to be safe and supplement their diet with vitamins and minerals. However, there is something we need to ask ourselves before actually purchasing them. Are they safe? Is this necessary?...

Flu prevention

A Naturopath’s Guide To Staying Healthy This Flu Season

Naturopathic Tips To Avoid Getting Sick This Flu Season Instead of focusing on the impending “flu season”, we should all be thinking about prevention, keeping our immune system strong and healthy. Most flu like symptoms, like coughing, sneezing, and aches, are not bacterial but viral. These symptoms are the body’s way of expressing discomfort when trying to eliminate toxins. Stifling these symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs is NOT the answer. Rather, we should allow the body to continue doing what...

balances eating

Mastering the Art (and Science) of Balanced Eating

The Basics of Balanced Eating Fifteen years ago, everyone had the same understanding of what “balanced eating” entailed. Today, it is a much more complicated topic with many conflicting opinions and new trends. A “balanced meal plan” to one health expert is not always the same to another health expert. The textbook definition of a balanced diet is, a way of eating that allows you to consume...

compound vs. isolation exercise

The Difference Between Compound and Isolation Exercises

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMgqvQZ3gw&feature=youtu.be Compound vs. Isolation Exercises In the 90’s I trained to compete in body building competitions. In those days, we trained mostly with isolated exercises. The textbook definition of an isolated exercise is any exercise in which only one major muscle group is trained. Examples of these can include bicep curls, tricep extensions, leg extensions, leg curls, and calf raises. At the...

food combining for health

4 Rules of Food Combining

How to Eat for Maximum Nutrient Absorption and Proper Digestion It never ceases to amaze me how certain people can take information and turn it into hype and the latest trend in eating or weight management. Gluten free is the perfect example. It is no secret that ‘gluten free foods’ are everywhere and even food that would never have gluten in...