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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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Eating
Shannon

Just Planting an Idea

It is important that we don’t offer simple nutritional advice at the risk that it may do more harm than good. A perfect example from the 1970’s, was Health Canada suggesting fat intake be reduced from 40% of one’s daily calories to a healthier 35%. The result was a ‘low fat/fat free’ movement that accelerated

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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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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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Critical Judgment
Shannon

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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