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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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Body Chemistry
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The Instant Gratification Paradox (Part Two)

Our obsession with looking healthy is no more than an instant gratification paradox where the reward of seeing the scales go down actually contradicts what dictates good health.  High bone density, high muscle mass, and good hydration are all indicators of a healthy body that make up the majority of our weight.  Body fat, on

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Body Chemistry
Shannon

Ben Greenfield on “Why You Are Not Losing Fat…”

This article by Ben Greenfield is chockful of ‘aha’ moments for why you might be holding onto excess body fat even though you are exercising and eating good foods.   “Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New

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Body Chemistry
Shannon

The Instant Gratification Paradox – (Part One)

Instant gratification is a powerful force. It’s often the reason why we achieve our goals. But what happens when the gratification we are getting is taking us down the wrong road? Weight loss can be a perfect example of this. When we want to reduce our size, we look to weight loss for reassurance that

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Body Chemistry
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How We Got It Wrong: Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Still confused about whether saturated fat intake can increase your risk of heart disease? It’s not a surprise as there are articles being posted every day with arguments from both sides. This excellent article explains how saturated fat got its bad rap and why there is less reason to be alarmed by including some in

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Critical Judgment
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Those Beautiful Curves!

There’s a lot wrong with the legend of the Sabines – a group of wives, sisters, and mothers of an Italic people who lived in the central Apennine Mountains just north of Rome.  Legend has it that the Romans held a mock competition and abducted the woman of Sabine on the 18th of August 753

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Body Chemistry
Shannon

Yes, Intermittent Fasting Actually Means Fasting Intermittently!

Is it bad to do 18 hours of intermittent fasting every day? For some people, eating all their daily calories within a 6-hour window is ideal.  These are people who, for whatever reason, have the genetic make-up or a circumstantial issue that limits the time in which they can digest enough food.  For the rest

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Body Chemistry
Shannon

Saturated Fat and the Thermostat

“It’s unfortunate that coconut oil has been given this health halo” says the latest human nutrition expert.  Here we go again! Nutrition advice about a food that is bad, then good, then bad to eat.  In CBC news, a recent article makes the same old argument about foods, like coconut oil that are naturally high

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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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Body Chemistry
Shannon

The Ever Essential Enzyme

Here’s a bit of knowledge you don’t ever want to forget:  Do everything in moderation – NOT so that you don’t OVERDO it but rather so that you don’t UNDER DO it!  Not giving the body reasons to keep working, causes the body to ‘down-regulate’ or shut down certain functions. Enzymes are molecules that speed

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Appetite
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Why Do We Overeat?

Here’s a trick question for you…Why do we overeat? Is it sugar addiction?  No willpower? There isn’t an oversized person out there who wouldn’t simply say that they just can’t help it.  Sounds defeatist, but in a way they’re right.  The holier than thou BODY encourages us to overeat to avoid starvation.  But here’s the

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Dieting Misconceptions
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The Misconception Around Dieting

The average 20-33 year old male in 1944 consumed approximately 700 calories more per day than our present-day males of the same age. It was the quality of food rather than the quantity of food that made up those extra calories. Whole eggs, butter and cream were preferred over egg whites, margarine and dessert toppings. 

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