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Vision Quest: Aging with Good Eyesight

An interview with Dr Mahmood Piraee, PhD By Jason Sebeslav Dr. Mahmood Piraee is a pharmacist with a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He has over 20 years of experience in natural products drug discovery and development. We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Piraee recently about age-related vision loss [...]

Vision Quest: Aging with Good Eyesight 2018-03-08T10:12:01+00:00

Stress Management: Feeding the Brain

Guest Post by Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND, and Heidi Fritz, MA, ND  Our society is overburdened with stressors of all kinds: tense work places, long commutes, family/relationship troubles, financial difficulties, too much caffeine, too little sleep, and not enough leisure time. The offshoot of chronic stress results in depression, anxiety, and insomnia. While we ought [...]

Stress Management: Feeding the Brain 2018-02-15T15:52:49+00:00

Coconut Oil: Making informed decisions

Guest Blog by Jessica Stopard, RHN Don’t take everything that gets popular in the media as the whole truth. Last week’s review released by the American Heart Association (AHA), condemned saturated fats and specifically coconut oil. We are a society still suffering the repercussions of a study from the 1950s that made us fear saturated [...]

Coconut Oil: Making informed decisions 2018-02-15T15:52:49+00:00

Is the “organic” hype really true?

The conversations I hear about the topic of “organic foods” have been many. They often go something like this: “I can’t taste the difference between organic and commercial foods, so I just buy the regular kind” “Organic is so expensive… I just buy conventional foods. I can’t afford to buy organic for my whole family”

Is the “organic” hype really true? 2018-02-15T15:52:50+00:00

The Dos and Don’ts of Making a Better (and Healthier) Salad

Source: alive.com You deserve better than a limp pile of iceberg lettuce. Make your salads delicious, creative, meal-worthy affairs with these tweaks. We’re a little obsessed with salads. Not the boring, run-of-the-mill salads found at some restaurants—we’re talking about wow-worthy salads that actually fill you up, from quinoa curry to Caesar salad with sliced button mushrooms. [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Making a Better (and Healthier) Salad 2018-02-23T14:43:19+00:00

My Elimination Diet Trip – Part 3: Re-Introduction

So you’ve progressed through the Detoxification and Elimination phases of the Elimination Diet. Once all of your symptoms are gone, you begin the final phase: Reintroduction (sometimes known as provocation).

My Elimination Diet Trip – Part 3: Re-Introduction 2018-02-15T15:52:51+00:00

My Elimination Diet Trip: Part 2 – Elimination

With the three-day detox phase completed, it’s now time to head into the elimination phase. You will expand on your foods from phase 1, yet still eat foods free from the most common allergens. This means no dairy, gluten, corn, soy, yeast, nuts, caffeine, eggs and more.

My Elimination Diet Trip: Part 2 – Elimination 2018-02-15T15:52:51+00:00

My Elimination Diet Trip: Part 1 – The Detox

Have you been experiencing headaches or bloating? Struggling to get through your day because your energy is so low? If you’ve had these symptoms -- or others like skin conditions, joint problems or anxiety -- you most likely have also tried cleansing or maybe a Candida diet.

My Elimination Diet Trip: Part 1 – The Detox 2018-02-15T15:52:52+00:00

My Whole30 Life: Final week (or, if the jeans fit…)

As I approached the final days of my month on the Whole30 eating plan, I reflected on the fact that I actually wasn’t eager for it to be over. I wasn’t “jonesing” for sugar, nor dairy, grains or *gasp* even wine!

My Whole30 Life: Final week (or, if the jeans fit…) 2018-02-15T15:52:52+00:00

My Whole30 Life: A month of clean eating – Week 3

I am feeling so optimistic about this way of eating. As I head into the home stretch, I know this is not a fad diet for me. Bloating and digestive issues have drastically improved. My energy continues to be stable, with no afternoon slumps at all.

My Whole30 Life: A month of clean eating – Week 3 2018-02-15T15:52:52+00:00

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