METABOLISM – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I MANAGE IT?

WHAT IS METABOLISM? Metabolism is defined as all the chemical processes in your body that cause food to be broken down and used for energy and growth. Some people complain that they have either a fast or slow metabolism and blame it on their genetics. Although genetics may contribute slightly, there are many other lifestyle factors that can stall or speed...

seasonal allergies

How to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

With spring in the air, many people are likely stressing about the upcoming allergy season. By definition, allergies are your body’s reaction to allergens, a sign that the immune system is working overtime. Allergens are particles your body considers foreign, which forces your immune system to respond to it – sometimes too much of a response! Sometimes they can affect...

acid reflux

What is acid reflux?

We often hear the expression that “we are what we eat”, but I beg to differ. We are really “what we digest”. This is the reason that “diets” often fail. Everyone is different and digests their food differently. Digestive issues are very common. This is because digestion is a huge job for our bodies. We have been created with 25-30 feet of...

food poisoning prevention

Common Causes of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is usually caused by different bacteria found in food, water, and crops. There are many different bacteria unfortunately, that can be lurking in something that you bring home or eat at a restaurant. Let’s take a look at the most common forms of bacteria, which are Salmonella. Listeria, and Campylobacter. Salmonella is found in the intestines of animals, notably pigs...