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Body Chemistry
Shannon

Why are Comfort Foods, so Comforting?

Comfort foods are calorie dense and nutrient specific. When our bodies encourage us to eat comfort foods, it is looking for calories and more specifically, a certain type of them. We crave those comfort food calories because there is something…increased stress, lack of sleep, cold temperatures, fighting off infection, or simply skipping a meal… that

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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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Body Chemistry
Shannon

Burning Body Fat will Drive You to Drink!

Burning body fat is a process that requires the body to hydrate stored fat to move it out! This is why burning body fat is about size reduction and NOT about weight reduction. When the body wants to use your fat stores for energy, it gets you to drink…and drink…and drink. This is the under

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Body Chemistry
Madi

What sets the Balance Factor App Apart from All the other Nutrition Apps?

What sets the Balance Factor app apart from all the other nutrition apps? You don’t have to guess what your body’s daily macronutrient breakdown is! With the Balance Factor App, there is no guessing as to what % of carbs, proteins, and fats are necessary to stay healthy. When you start using the Balance Factor,

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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
Shannon

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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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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Body Chemistry
Shannon

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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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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