Body Chemistry

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, …

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Blood Sugar Stabilization

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 …

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Balance Factor

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 …

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Sustainability

Surviving the Survival Mechanism

It shouldn’t be a surprise that North Americans have failed to overcome this obesity epidemic with dieting. Humans have an innate, survival mechanism that…

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Eating

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 …

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Body Chemistry

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 …

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Dietary Fat

Is Your Hard Canadian Butter Really That Big of a Deal?

The late Dr. Mary Enig, renowned for her expertise on fats, nailed it when she called her book, Know Your Fats!  It’s not an easy …

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Sustainability

Didn’t See That One Coming…

Last Friday, a section of California’s Hwy 1 road system collapsed into the ocean.  Though the area had been recently hit by heavy rains, the …

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Body Chemistry

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! …

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Blood Sugar Stabilization

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 …

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Body Chemistry

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 …

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Food Science

Lamenting the Fermenting…

It’s that time of year when the local produce starts dictating how you will spend the last weeks of your summer.  Bushels and baskets of …

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