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...
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...
Recently a client of mine brought in supplements that she had purchased at a big box store and was horrified to find that not only was the list of non-medicinal ingredients was very long it was also full of useless fillers, like potato starch and maltodextrin. This is quite common and one of the big differentiating factors between cheaper big box brands and the brands that you would find in a health store.
Maltodextrin is food additive produced from starch; it has sweetness to it and is digested as fast as glucose…..that’s sugar! Pure glucose has a glycemic index of 100 and maltodextrin isn’t far behind at 85.
Other fillers that can be found in cheaper supplements include sodium lauryl sulfate, this is a foaming agent that is found in the chemical based shampoos and soaps. It is a known carcinogen and can also have negative effects on the nervous system. This foaming agent is also quite harmful to the environment as it doesn’t break down easily and can remain in the environmen...