With all the different diets and approaches to eating these days it's hard to know what to eat, it's also hard to know when to eat and it's even hard to know how to eat! Should I cook it? Blend it?... add to water and drink it!??
There is a lot of info out there to process, and for every study that says one thing there is another study refuting it.
I think about all the extra stresses our bodies go through that our ancestors bodies did not.
Stressors that have little to do with our diets and more to do with our environment which are inevitable to escape from.
Whether you adopt a paleo way of eating, or ketogenic, whether you eat raw, vegan or are a total carnivore there is one thing we all share, the environmental pollutants.
The need to support our bodies is great these days, no one is immune to metal exposure in the environment and or the effects of our poor soil quality.
The need for supplementation has grown as vitamins, minerals and other natural hea...
Most of us would not complain about the opportunity to obtain better hair, skin or nails. In fact most people would love it, and for some people this is even more of an issue as we are seeing many women with thinning hair, brittle nails and acne.
There is a huge correlation between acne and poor nutrition. A diet high in inflammatory fats such as soy bean, peanut and canola oils will increase acne promoting chemicals in the body.
So we can we do nutritionally to help improve, skin, hair and nail health?
We can incorporate the following foods into our diets on a daily basis;
Oily fish, like sardines and anchovies. This fish provide fats that decrease inflammation and reduce the production of the 2 main acne promoting chemicals. If you prefer not to eat this fish there are lots of supplements that you can buy to gain the same benefits.
Walnuts, these nuts contain a vitamin called Biotin, this b-vit is needed for healthy hair and skin and contribute to faster hair grow...
I have always loved having the support of other like-minded people when I set out to achieve a goal. Although my motivation and personal passion come from within I cannot deny the importance of support. As through my own experiences I have learned to appreciate the encouragement from others in my own endeavours.
In the summer I started a weight loss group so that women could benefit from the support of each other, as they set out on a path to better health. Many of my weight loss clients have similar struggles and concerns so I started the group so that they could all see they were not alone.
We shared recipes, meal ideas and each of us shared solutions to some of the challenges that come up during the weight loss journey. I was also there to answer questions and address concerns for the group. What everyone often found was that when one women had a question they would all benefit from the answer.
What a huge success and rewarding experience it was, to lead...
We all know how important pre and post workout nutrition is, it’s practically as important as the workout itself. Without the proper nutrients to repair the body’s tissues post workout the muscle will be unable to heal itself. But besides just proper nutrition to help heal and repair the body, there are supplements that can be taken to assist with this and in the other reactions that occur during a workout or any intense training. Hormones are released, bodily fluids are lost and free radicals can run wild if not neutralized. Taking account for these things will allow you to keep the body healthy, balanced and ready for the next gym session. Below are a few supplements that can be added to your post exercise regime to ensure a healthy and well functioning body.
Glutamine- This is a single amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of the body, and this particular one is found in the most abundance in muscle tissue. It has many roles, all of which c...
Protein, fats and carbohydrates, these are the three marco nutrients. The “marcos” are the larger food categories from which we get all the mirco nutrients from, such as vitamins, mineral and anti-oxidants.
For the most part people do not have a problem consuming enough carbohydrates since they are so readily available. Fats are also not hard to consume, a handful of nuts or seeds here and there and some olive oil and or avocado on your salad. Little to no preparation involved there. It’s protein that seems to be the obstacle for most people as chicken and steak are not typical weekly breakfast foods and eggs don’t agree with everyone, nor do you want to eat them every day.
Protein, such as chicken, beef, lamb, cottage cheese and whey protein powder (just to list a few a sources) break down into little mirco particles called amino acids. These amino acids are pretty amazing; they are the building blocks for the body, essential for growth and maintaining health...