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How to Practice Mindful Eating

Mindful eating can be beneficial in many ways, from supporting your digestive process to making you more in tune with your hunger and fullness cues. While we need to eat to live, it’s not the only reason we eat. We celebrate with food. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, graduation, or job promotion, food will always be involved. We find comfort in food and use food as a reason to socialize and spend time with our loved ones. Let’s not forget, food tastes good. There are many different reason why we eat — what truly matters here is how we eat.

Adrenal Fatigue: Why Am I Always Tired?

Adrenal Fatigue: Why Am I Always Tired?

Every day in practice I see patients who complain of unrelenting fatigue. They wake up unrefreshed, drag themselves through each day, and if given the opportunity could nap in the afternoon. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to optimize your adrenal function to prevent the deteriorating affects of adrenal fatigue.

5 Easy Tips to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 Easy Tips to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Here’s the scene: It’s 8:29 p.m. on a Tuesday. You’re on the sofa after a long day, watching the latest episode of your favorite series. At 8:31, it hits—the irresistible urge to devour a pint of ice cream, several cookies or Halloween candy from who knows which year. Whatever it is, it must contain sugar, and you must have it, like, now.

Why You’re Not Losing Weight – and how to correct for success

Why You’re Not Losing Weight – and how to correct for success

If healthy eating and physical activity haven’t resulted in the weight loss you’d expect, you may be dealing with weight loss resistance. Resistance to weight loss can happen when we’re inflamed, up against high insulin, and overburdened with toxins.

Creatine combo ups vigour, burns fat

If you’re looking for a edge in your workout or sports training, a combination of creatine and herbs may help, suggests a new study. Researchers tested the effects of creatine and a combination of ginseng and astragalus in 44 adults, aged 55-84 years. Participants...

Weight-loss Wonders? Four common supplements linked to staying slim

Research shows that, on average, we gain between 10 (men) and 16 (women) pounds of body weight from age 25 to 50. Is there anything that can be done to change the slow march of weight gain that precedes middle age? Researchers suggest that the ingestion of four common...

The age of obesity: what you can do

It’s official: Canadians are getting bigger. Between 1985 and 2001, obesity rates increased from 7% to 14% among women and from 6% to 16% among men. The same report found that obesity rates among women increase with age, peaking between 55 and 59, then declining. This...

Calcium for Weight Loss? Research shows high intake ups fat burning

Researchers at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center report that calcium may help control body weight, confirming findings from other studies. The report is the first study in humans to demonstrate a link between calcium intake and body weight. Edward...