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Healthy Fats and Dangerous Fats

All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting.  Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods).

Nov 12, 2019 / by john / No Comments

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Bloating

Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?” Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through

Nov 05, 2019 / by john / No Comments

Metabolism

What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lotthese days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen

Oct 29, 2019 / by john / No Comments

Food Preservatives

Food Preservatives A food preservative is a substance added to foods to make them last longer; to “preserve” them. Preservatives are added to foods that go bad quickly and have found themselves in all kinds of products in our grocery stores. Preservatives work to preserve food in a few different ways. Some prevent the growth

Apr 01, 2019 / by john / No Comments

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to

Mar 29, 2019 / by john / No Comments

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

Do you ever look at the Nutrition Facts tables? Do they help you decide which foods to buy or not? Do the numbers even make sense? To be honest, I don't think it's that the most user-friendly or helpful tool. But it's good to understand it since it's here to stay. Let me give you a super-quick crash course on reading the Nutrition Facts tables, and give you a few hints on the new changes coming soon. Then, try my delicious and super-easy snack recipe that’ll blow your pre-packaged granola bars out of the water.

Mar 25, 2019 / by john / No Comments

How to Improve Gut Health and Have a Stronger Immune System

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, IBD,

Mar 18, 2019 / by john / No Comments

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it. So I'm going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your soon-to-be favourite new “go-to” breakfasts.

Mar 15, 2019 / by john / No Comments

Recipe (Dressing to go with your salad): Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

Recipe (Dressing to go with your salad): Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

Makes about ¾ cup ½ cup hemp seeds ½ cup orange juice 1 clove of garlic, peeled dash salt and/or pepper Blend all ingredients together until creamy. Serve on top of your favourite salad and Enjoy! Tip: Store extra in airtight container in the fridge.  Will keep for about a week.

Mar 10, 2019 / by john / No Comments

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead.

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating

Mar 10, 2019 / by john / No Comments