Insulin Resistance is NOT just about Diabetes! Insulin resistance is surprisingly common affecting more than 1/3 of the population. For obese adults, the numbers are even higher. Sadly, most people have no idea they have insulin resistance. Why should you care? Insulin resistance has been… Read More »Insulin Resistance – Key Reasons Why it Matters
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If you have followed any mainstream dietary advice over the last few decades, you’ve likely heard that you should prioritize whole grains in a healthy diet. Health “experts” will tell you that whole grains are heart-healthy, great for digestion, and necessary for weight loss and… Read More »Are Whole Grains Healthy?
Ketosis is a metabolic state where your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. When you’re in ketosis, you lose weight and improve your mental clarity. You’ll also have more energy and less inflammation. In this article, I am going to break down the… Read More »Ketosis: What You Need to Know
“I’ve tried it all – and this weight just won’t budge!” Nothing could be more frustrating than strictly following a diet and exercising like mad – yet not getting results (possibly even gaining weight). This is sadly a common struggle, especially for women. There are… Read More »5 Reasons for Weight Loss Resistance
“I make myself eat even when I’m not hungry because I don’t want to go into starvation mode”. A client made this comment to me during a session – and it’s an important topic to discuss. Let’s break down the truths and the myths. What… Read More »Starvation Mode: Myths & Information
Function, Dysfunction and Remedies The gallbladder is a small organ located just below the liver. It’s responsible for the storage and concentration of bile, which helps to digest food and detoxify the body. When the gallbladder isn’t working properly, it can result in all sorts… Read More »Healthy Gallbladder
Most of us are aware that alcohol might have negative health effects, but many aren’t aware of how harmful it can be to our entire gut system. Alcohol can wreak havoc on your gut by causing inflammation and upsetting the equilibrium of good and bad… Read More »5 ways alcohol affects gut health
You’ve likely heard this message since you were a kid – but is it true? Today I want to share my take on this controversial meal and give some tips on how to choose the best foods to start your day. Is breakfast the most… Read More »Is breakfast the most important meal?
Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally – with more than 30% of disease-related deaths. Commonly held beliefs are that heart disease stems from smoking, lack of exercise, alcohol consumption, cholesterol levels, and obesity. These are all relevant factors, but one significant factor… Read More »Insulin Resistance and Hypertension
Our cellular recycling and repair mechanism Autophagy – “self-eating” – is one of the most important health mechanisms in the human body. Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the key mechanisms which make autophagy work. Here is a… Read More »Autophagy
Our bodies have an innate ability to heal – if we get out of the way and stop causing interference! When we truly tap into the body’s intelligence, it will accurately direct us to what we really need – rest or movement, food or fasting,… Read More »Help Your Body Heal Itself
Our society is obsessed with weight…but is it really what we should focus on? In this article I’ll share my thoughts on why weight is the wrong metric to focus on (if at all). Weight is the most common “pain point” clients want to work… Read More »Weight is the Wrong Metric
The profound connection between digestion and depression, anxiety, and mood disorders which is why the gut is considered the second brain. Holistic approaches for mental health: There is a large relationship between mental health problems and digestive disorders – for example, anxiety is five times… Read More »Holistic Approaches for Mental Health
Intermittent fasting has become a popular weight-loss and health strategy in recent years. Should you try it? Today we’re talking all about who it’s for and who it’s not for. Intermittent Fasting – Benefits and Risks Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating schedule where you… Read More »Intermittent Fasting – Benefits and Risks
Winter is right around the corner! While you might love the crisp weather and flavors of fall, there are some things that may not be your favorite during the cooler months. As the weather gets cooler, it can be a challenge to spend time outdoors.… Read More »5 Ways to Stay Active In Cold Weather