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Blood Sugar Stabilization
Shannon

Puzzled as to Why Healthy People get Liver Disease?

NAFLD (pronounced NaF-eL-Dee) is Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease or Fatty Liver Disease Not caused by Alcoholism.  NAFLD is the healthy body’s NORMAL response to extra glucose (fuel) in the bloodstream. It is NOT necessarily caused by eating too much sugar or processed food but rather by consuming too many calories at one time. NAFLD is

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Balance Factor
Shannon

The Kind(er) Choice

Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate together?  KIND bars have captured that perfect combination in, not 2, but 3 of their bars.  KIND has a Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Healthy Grains Bar, a Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Healthy Grains Bar, and a Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Bar. How on earth do

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Blood Sugar Stabilization
Shannon

Canada’s New Obesity Guidelines

The new Canadian Obesity Guidelines published last Tuesday (Aug. 4, 2020) make a clear statement that “Obesity Matters”. Dr. Sean Wharton, co-lead author of the guidelines is championing the notion that obesity is a chronic disease and that the stigma around obesity must be curbed. In this article, he states “We’re going to more so

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Balance Factor
Shannon

The Virtual Coffee Shop with Mark Carbone – Session 18

“Pull up a chair in the virtual coffee shop as Mark Carbone speaks one-on-one with interesting guests who are working for change in their schools, districts and communities. Mark is a long time Ontario educator and, although retired, continues to go out and seek the conversations that are going to change the way we think

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Blood Sugar Stabilization
Shannon

Is There a Place for Sweetness in the Diet?

You bet there is…but not without knowing the supporting science first! Sugar is 50% glucose to 50% fructose.  Glucose is the main fuel source for the body because it fuels all the muscles and organs. It’s even present in healthy fats as the glyceride part of the fat molecule – triglyceride!  Fructose, on the other

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Appetite
Shannon

Putting Value in the Foods You Crave!

Q: What foods do you crave? “Mine would be a square of dark chocolate after dinner- here’s my problem – I don’t keep it in the house because a square can become half a bar. Suggestions?” A: There is only one reason that you can’t resist overeating a food!   LOW BLOOD SUGAR! Don’t believe

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Blood Sugar Stabilization
Shannon

Healthy Lifestyles and Social Distancing

One take home message from this COVID experience is that staying healthy means adopting lifestyle behaviours that are sustainable.  For example, we certainly cannot self-isolate forever, but we can justify staying home when we know we are sick.  We certainly cannot wear a mask in public indefinitely, but we can remember to wear a mask

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Blood Sugar Stabilization
Shannon

A Sweet Post for Sweetheart’s Day!

If it wasn’t for the sweet molecule, glucose, we humans wouldn’t be alive! Our bodies make glucose out of the foods we eat so consuming those sweet foods in moderation is manageable for the body.  However, sweet foods like sugar, agave, honey, and maple syrup are not strictly made up of glucose.  Sugar is equal

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Blood Sugar Stabilization
Shannon

Can We Really Blame Fructose For Causing Metabolic Syndrome?

When it comes to survival, the body will do anything it can to beat the odds.  Breaking down ‘fructose’, a naturally occurring sugar, is one of those survival tactics that the body figured out millions of years ago – a time when animals and some humans needed to hibernate.  Unfortunately we are now stuck with

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Blood Sugar Stabilization
Shannon

Investing in a Healthy Body

The poor body! It never gets a break.  All it asks for is a little sleep, a little water, and a little food; just three macronutrients to be exact.  A balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats is required for nourishment, yet this relentless low carbohydrate movement seems to suggest otherwise. Minimizing carbs is great for

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Balance Factor
Shannon

Resources – The Virtual Coffee Shop with Mark Carbone – Session 12

“Pull up a chair in the virtual coffee shop as Mark Carbone speaks one-on-one with interesting guests who are working for change in their schools, districts and communities. Mark is a long time Ontario educator and, although retired, continues to go out and seek the conversations that are going to change the way we think

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Blood Sugar Stabilization
Shannon

Clock In/Clock Out – Insulin’s Job to Stabilize Blood Sugar

To stay healthy, the body wants blood sugar (blood glucose) maintained in a very narrow range. To do this, the body produces two hormones, Insulin and Glucagon that work on opposite schedules and in opposite ways. 1) Insulin is produced when we are eating to lower high blood sugar and, 2) Glucagon is produced when

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