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  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Green Smoothies

    Green Smoothies When getting your health back on track, one of the biggest obstacles in the beginning is trying to find things to help you stay full and avoid cravings. These 2 smoothies will help you through… High in good fats, fibre and phytonutrients…they are sure to keep your system balanced all day. I usually suggest one as a mid afternoon snack to replace the empty calories (cookies, crackers, granola bars) and caffeine that people typically have. Spinach and Avocado…

  • Nutrition,  Supplements,  Weight Loss

    I’m a Sugaraholic…

    Everyone is well aware that sugar is not good for us, and that in general we eat too much of it. With all of the knowledge about sugar, I still find that we as a society have a lot of stereotypes about sugar.  Things like… “Well, I know I eat too much sugar, but I am not overweight so it is okay”. “I can’t completely take all of the junk out of my house. The kids like it, and they…

  • Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Managing Cravings…Can you Retrain your Brain?

    With the rising obesity epidemic, researchers are actively trying to determine what role neurological pathways and reward mechanisms play. Studies have looked at the hyperactivation of reward centres in the brain, and find that high calorie foods provide more rewards than low calorie foods. What happens after years and years of eating high calorie foods? Are people destined to crave high fat and sugar foods forever? Susan Roberts, a professor at Tufts University states that “ we don’t start out…

  • Blog,  Immune System,  Nutrition

    Top 5 Symptoms of Low Magnesium Levels

    Do you have cravings, muscle cramps, headaches, high blood pressure, constipation or sleep imbalances? You may be magnesium deficient!! Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 300 enzymatic and physiological processes in our body. It is also a mineral that is commonly depleted by stress and refined sugars.  Since it is so widely used in our body, and so easily depleted its absence can create many common nagging deficiency symptoms. I have highlighted the top 5 common symptoms…