Monthly Archives: April 2016

Coffee…Not All Bad!

3. Coffee: As one of the most consumed beverages in the world, coffee data continues to evolve. Research is shedding new light on the benefits of regular, but moderate coffee consumption. Here are a few highlights…. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that quench “bad” free radicals. Also, a reasonable source of vitamins B1, B5, B3 and minerals magnesium, manganese, and potassium. Caffeine certainly contributes to many of the properties we associate with coffee. …READ MORE

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Intermittent Fasting

2. Intermittent Fasting: Fasting is not starvation. Starvation is the involuntary absence of food, while fasting is the voluntary withholding of food for health or spiritual reasons. Fasting has been practiced by all civilizations worldwide for thousands of years. Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It’s not about what you eat, but more about when you eat. Fluids such as water, tea, small amounts of coffee …READ MORE

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Sleep Problems?

    1. Quality Sleep: According to Stats Canada, about 1/3 of the population do not get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per day. Many more, get poor quality sleep in the form of falling asleep and maintaining sleep issues. Inadequate sleep, alters the body’s homeostatic circadian rhythms negatively and disallows the body to rest, recuperate, repair and detoxify, both body and brain. Poor sleep increases risks to heart disease, stroke, diabetes,obesity, depression, dementia, …READ MORE

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Allergy Season

Spring has arrived! For some of us this is great news and for the rest of us, this may mean seasonal allergies. Hay fever occurs when your immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen, such as pollen. The most common culprits are pollen from wind-pollinated plants, such as trees, grasses, flowers and weeds. The pollen from insect-pollinated plants are too heavy to remain airborne for long, and they’re less likely to trigger an allergic reaction. Common …READ MORE

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Delicious dessert

Delicious, flourless sweet potato brownies that are 100% gluten and dairy free   Ingredients 1 cup mashed sweet potato ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter) 2 tablespoons maple syrup ¼ cup cocoa powder Handful of carob chips (optional) Directions Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a small cake/loaf pan. On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup. In a large bowl add the mashed sweet potato, …READ MORE

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