Detoxification a Missing Link in Healthcare

Since ancient times humans have incorporated detoxification practices to cleanse both the body and the mind. Fasting, dietary modifications, physical treatments, herbs, teas, meditation and prayer have to varying degrees been used to “purify” one self. To this day, most cultures and medical philosophies, except that of Western society, continue such customs. In fact, Western medical thought not only discourages such behaviour, but also relates it to “quackery” with no rational scientific basis. However, when …READ MORE

Cancer

Cancer has been present throughout human history. Egyptian and Inca mummies show evidence of the disorder. Greek physicians described it, and Hippocrates provided its name. In North America in 1900, cancer was the eighth leading cause of death after pneumonia, tuberculosis, heart disease, stroke and assorted other conditions. In the last half of the 20th century, cancer has become the second leading cause of death. Equally astounding are the corresponding rises in domestic pet, wildlife …READ MORE

Bypassing the Bypass

Chronic degenerative diseases continue to be North America’s primary killers with heart disease and cancer leading the way. These conditions are no longer an affliction of the aged, but are reaching into younger and younger age groups. A majority of chronic illnesses are usually not the result of a single cause but a complex of interacting factors. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians take high blood pressure and anti-cholesterol medicine, undergo angioplasty or coronary artery bypass …READ MORE

How to survive without having wheat.

Now that we have explained how and why modern wheat is so detrimental to our health, it is time to look at what safe alternatives we have left.  Once you get over the shock and realize that without wheat you will not starve, expanding your palate and trying some new food items may actually be quite pleasurable. Remember, like any other addiction, cutting wheat out can cause withdrawal reactions, cravings, mood changes, headaches, rashes, gastro-intestinal …READ MORE

OVERWEIGHT, OBESE…….WE CAN HELP!

Now that the gluttony of Christmas is over, hopefully everyone has had their fill of chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, chips, dips, alcohol and baked goods.  Christmas leads into New Year’s and what would the start of a fresh calendar year be without a resolution.  One of the top New Year’s resolutions consistently, is the desire to lose weight.  Let’s briefly discuss the basic facts about obesity. Okay, we all have been inundated with government reports, media …READ MORE

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    Intermittent Fasting

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     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 etc. are not restricted in IF.

     

    These are the most popular methods:

    The 16/8 method: Also called the Leangains protocol, it involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, such as between 12-8 . Then you fast for 16 hours in between, til lunch the next day. Ideally you do not want to eat later than 3 hours before bedtime.

    Eat-Stop-Eat: This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.

    The 5:2 diet: With this method, you consume only 500–600 calories on two non-consecutive days of the week, but eat normally the other 5 days.

    IF has been shown to drop insulin levels and make insulin more sensitive. This forces more fat loss, thus assisting in weight loss. Growth hormone levels significantly rise in IF which help muscle growth and fat loss. Many immune and genetic functions balance and repair themselves with IF, leading to longevity and disease protection.

    IF can help you lose weight, reduce inflammation, improve blood sugar and insulin control, improve brain and heart health, may reduce cancer risk and overall act as an anti-aging tool.

    Pregnant, breastfeeding, underweight/eating disorder individuals and less than 18 years of age people should not IF. Diabetic, hypoglycemic, low blood pressure or seriously ill people should not IF without medical guidance or supervision.

    At KNC, we have experience with IF and assisted many through implementation and monitoring of this technique. If interested, give us a call.

    Some info above is taken from https://www.healthline.com/nutri…/intermittent-fasting-guide

     

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