Posts Tagged ‘online personal trainer and nutritionist’

Is The 80/20 Rule For Nutrition & Exercise A Myth?

You may have heard that abs are made in the kitchen…  Or you may have eaten an extra piece of dessert because you exercised that day, so you feel like you “earned” it dammit!  In order to see results at the gym, lose weight or even maintain overall health, we’re told that it’s an 80/20…

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May 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have released updated guidelines on the important role of lifestyle choices in reducing cardiovascular risk. The focus of the guidelines is prevention of heart attack, angina, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. The report clearly states that the most important…

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Spot Training: Possible Or Myth?

You’ve probably heard the claims that you can change your body overnight with this brand new gadget or exercise program  “Lose the belly”  “Banish your trouble zones”  “Drop stubborn fat off your thighs by drinking this special shake”  There are so many gadgets, supplements, nutritional products and exercise programs on the market these days telling…

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Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diets – What’s the Difference?

The popularity of cooking reality shows in recent years has brought about more discussions than ever before about the topic of food. Food as nourishment, fuel and sustenance. Food simply for eating and taste enjoyment. Even food as art!   But, included in these discussions are various thoughts and ideas about what food people should…

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What Are The Healthiest Oils & Fats To Cook With?

If you haven’t heard by now, fat is your friend! Dietary fat provides energy, supports cell maintenance, enhances nutrient absorption, and is essential for producing some hormones. Dietary fat got a bad reputation back when, blamed for increasing rates of obesity and heart disease. Now, thanks to science and the increasing popularity of fat-containing diets,…

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April 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

If you think popping a multivitamin or vitamin C tablet daily will prevent you from getting a chronic illness, think again. While nearly 50% of Canadians and over 65% of Americans take vitamins, minerals, antacids or other nutritional supplements, most science does not support their use. My “snake oil radar” often goes up when I…

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10 Anti-aging Hacks That Don’t Cost a Thing!

SENESCENCE or biological aging is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics. The word senescence can refer either to cellular aging or to deterioration of the whole organism. (Eek, deterioration!)  FACT: we all get older every single day and each person’s aging process will look different.   But, despite Wikipedia’s definition of “biological aging”, don’t you…

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Adaptogens: What are they – and are they safe to supplement with?

You may hear the word ‘STRESS’ and immediately think of the mental and emotional aspects along the lines of feeling overwhelmed, overly busy, and/or anxious.   In reality, the body actually encounters different forms of stress every day and is always working to restore equilibrium.  Your body is literally constantly being bombarded by stress –…

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Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) 101

Most people diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, or psoriasis, are familiar with flare-ups – episodes where symptoms of their condition suddenly become more severe and/or resurface after a period of remission.   These flare-ups are often frustrating and uncomfortable for those living with these conditions.  Many autoimmune diseases have…

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Can Lack of Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

Are you stuck trying to figure out why you’re gaining weight — or why it’s so difficult to lose those extra pounds that just seemed to sneak up on you despite not changing your diet or exercise habits?   This is often referred to as Weight Loss Resistance – and it’s exactly how it sounds:…

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