weight loss

Thriving During The Holidays

Surviving Thriving During The Holidays I love the holidays; the parties, the markets, the generosity. All bringing us together to celebrate and enjoy the spirit and each others’ company. And the spirit and company usually come with one or more sides of dairy, sugar, wheat, alcohol, caffeine, overeating, under sleeping, and overfilled schedules! Here are 5 suggestions to help navigate the next month, to keep your metabolism on fire, and to [...]

How to Eliminate Water Retention before your Period

How awful does it feel to be bloated, swollen, puffy, and uncomfortable 1-2 weeks per month? A lot of women describe feeling this way at some point before their period comes; one source quoting over 50% of PMS sufferers1. Water retention can affect the face, hands, lower legs, and abdomen. Some women even notice that they regularly gain 4-5 lbs during this time before their period. Many women already try [...]

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, and is responsible for how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and responds to other hormones. Thyroid hormones affect how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other organs work. It is very important this gland is working optimally for a timely conception, pregnancy, and after the birth. Studies show that there is a “higher prevalence of [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation

Maintaining a tightly controlled insulin and blood sugar relationship is crucial for conception. This means ensuring the pancreas does not produce too much insulin in response to your meal. You may have a problem with blood sugar balance and insulin resistance if you have trouble with weight loss, have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), live a sedentary life, or have been consuming a diet high in sugars, [...]

DIY Seed “Bread”

Processed bread has so many ingredients in it these days. There are breads that are yeast free, gluten-free, sugar-free, you name it, but often they have 10 other ingredients to make up for it. The natural breads which contain only grain and yeast can be found at health food stores like the peanut mill, and usually need to be kept frozen. I have just opted to avoid bread when possible, [...]

3 Mistakes with DIY Candida Cleanse

Candida is a very common problem for most people, whether they know it or not. It is an imbalance of bad bacteria relative to good bacteria. Sounds easy enough to correct, right? Just take the probiotic advertised on TV? Not necessarily. Your body is intuitive. It always has a purpose. Candida blocks even worse things from affecting your health – like mercury, or other heavy metals that may be stored [...]

Cellulite – the truth about cause and cure

This information is taken from the supplement company Pascoe's educational brochure. I am posting it, because cellulite is not just a superficial concern for overweight and thin people alike. It indicates an underlying problem, that can have more devastating consequences. Cellulite Bulging, lumpy, orange peel appearance of skin, termed cellulite, can be a devastating condition, affecting both men and women, who are thin, overweight and of normal-weight. Areas of the body that [...]

Hypometabolism: A Common Misdiagnosed set of Symptoms Undermining your Best Health.

Do you feel depressed at times, have difficulty losing weight, low libido, water retention, puffy face, irritability and PMS, dry itchy skin, chronic fatigue, heavy periods, and constipation (1 or less bowel movement per day)? You may be experiencing what many people who come into the clinic are experiencing; hypometabolism, also referred to as subclinical hypothyroidism, or metabolic insufficiency. Basically, a decreased metabolic rate. Usually, patients will have their thyroid [...]

Dysbiosis: A Common Root Cause of Sub-Optimal Health

Do you have Dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance) in your Gastro-intestinal tract?Causes of bacterial imbalance:intestinal overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, parasitic or fungal infectionintestinal mucosal permeability (leaky- gut)history of antibiotic or pharmaceutical useprotein maldigestion (or excessive intake) due to low stomach acid, or enzymesconsumption of foods not recommended for your blood type or food sensitivitiesconstipationbile duct obstructionaccelerated protein decomposition (as seen in septicaemia)Common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal toxicity:bloating, indigestion, excessive flatulenceconstipation, diarrhea, [...]