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Rethink Your Drink – Hidden Calories You Can Do Without

It’s only appropriate that on St. Patrick’s Day, there is no better time for a few gentle reminders concerning the detrimental effects of drinking too much alcohol. We tend to forget that these liquids can have such an impact on our health, exercise performance, and weight management. Let’s take a look at some of these effects: All alcohol interferes with your efforts...

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Naturopathy Way To Help Treat Candida

Candida Diet Not Working For You? Try the Naturopathy Way All people have yeast (candida) or fungus in their bodies. Over thirty different strains of fungus can be found in most people. The yeast type fungus is mostly located in the mouth to aid sugar and starch digestion. Those people with overgrowths of a fungus type called Candida Albicans which grows...

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The Importance Of Healthy Diet

Why is Healthy Eating Important? If I conducted a survey asking hundreds of people their opinion on what constitutes healthy eating, I would get many different answers. Some people think that just because they do not eat out at fast food restaurants, they are on the right track. Others feel that good old home cooking is the way to go regardless of what...

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Super Seeds! Add These Healthy and Yummy Seeds To Your Shopping Cart

Super Seeds to Add to your Shopping List: Seeds are nutritional powerhouses. They are a terrific snack and easy to add to salads and smoothies. Unlike nuts, they are easy to digest. Nuts can be difficult to digest because of their high protein count; and should be eaten in moderation as they are high in fat and calories. If you generally eat a limited amount of protein, 1/4 of a...

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?...

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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...

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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...