When someone is eating a low fat diet, often times that means that they are eating a high carbohydrate diet, because the calories that would have come from fat sources are now replaced by carbohydrates due to the fact that a lot of proteins come with fat included (like meat and dairy items). This high … Continue reading Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Health
In modern society, for those of us living in westernized affluent nations; we don’t need to go hungry ever. We are always surrounded by both an abundance of food and opportunities with which to consume it. We may be so ingrained in daily eating patterns, that we have lost the ability to hear when the … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting… A Good Idea?
It can be easy to think of health, fitness and well-being as being directly impacted by our diet and lifestyle choices and not much else. Some might go further to include stress-relieving activities such as meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature when thinking about what directly affects their overall health and well-being. Funnily … Continue reading Got Friends? The Connection Between Social Support and Health
Having good digestion is the key to righting and/ or preventing so many issues that can crop up in the body. It is the center of everything that goes on because it is where nutrients are assimilated into the body for use. Without digestion working as it ought to, several body systems, including the neurological … Continue reading Digestion and Mental Health
When I make choices every day about what I am going to eat I usually consider things like: what I like the taste of, what I’m in the mood for, what might cause a negative reaction and because I’m into nutrition, the macro and micro nutrients that will be involved. I can easily say that … Continue reading Does What We Eat Every Day Have an Impact on Future Generations of Offspring?
“Healthy” is a funny word, isn’t it? It can mean very different things to different people. As a Nutritional Therapist and Coach I have heard things like: “I just want to get healthy”, or “I need to be healthier”. But what does that really mean? I personally have come to a definition of health that … Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers; Why It’s Better to Look Inside to Determine “Healthiness”
If you hang around the holistic health and wellness sphere for any amount of time, you are likely to hear about intestinal permeability, also known as “leaky gut”, and how it can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. Funnily enough, you don’t actually need to have any of the classic digestive symptoms … Continue reading Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss
As I am writing this post, I am on day three of a 3 day fast. I have never attempted a fast this long before and it has taught me a lot, so I thought I would share my experience in case anyone is interested. I usually intermittent fast most days, meaning that I skip … Continue reading Benefits of a Three Day Fast
It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think about, but the “healthiness” of our mouth can have a huge impact on the way our skin performs, both in terms of its appearance and in its function as a barrier defense to incoming pathogens. What? you may be thinking, why on earth would … Continue reading How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin
One of the things that I have loved the most about living on land out here in the country is the availability of resources for healing I can find just by simply stepping off the back porch. After researching about some of the plants and trees I was seeing a lot of on … Continue reading Backyard Remedies