Harmony In Health
|Posted on May 13, 2017 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Are you gaining weight in your midsection and face, but dropping it in your limbs? Maybe you’ve noticed muscle weakness or an intolerance to glucose? If so, listen up, because you’re displaying symptoms of a disorder known as Cushing’s Syndrome.
What is Cushing’s Syndrome?
Cushing’s Syndrome refers to “a condition of excess glucocorticoids” (Lessard-Rhead 2013). In layman’s ter...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2017 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Are you in a panic to lose weight? Before you jump full tilt into an exercise program, risking injury and sickness, read this blog post!
Chances are you’ve heard the saying “no pain, no gain”. It’s a popular phrase, often incorporated into exercise and fitness ads, but this saying is absolutely incorrect! If you are experiencing a lot of pain then you are either doing too much too soon, or doing it incorrectly.
In this post, we’ll cover the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on April 17, 2017 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Are you losing weight and suffering from frequent diarrhea, digestive upset, and abdominal pain? How about pale stools, headaches, and allergies, sound familiar? These symptoms should not be ignored, as they all point to a condition known as celiac disease.
What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease “refers to malabsorption, weight loss, and diarrhea resulting from immunological intolerance to gluten-containin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 13, 2017 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Are you experiencing abdominal pain, bloating, and flatulence? How about alternating diarrhea and constipation? And let’s throw anxiety into the mix. What’s that expression - two’s company three’s a crowd – feeling crowded yet?
If you’re experiencing these symptoms frequently and have been suffering for some time now, you may have something denoted as IBS.
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|Posted on April 6, 2017 at 5:05 PM||comments (1)|
Ow Ow Ow, my heart is burning! You likely know the feeling, so you also know there’s nothing pleasant about the deep-seated burn that seemingly comes from your heart, commonly occurring after you’ve eaten a meal. Chances are you’ve experienced the phenomena commonly known as acid reflux and heartburn in your lifetime. When it occurs occasionally, it is viewed as normal (side note: it shouldn’t be happening!), but when it occurs more frequently and interfer...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
It may surprise you to learn that you are, in fact, only 10% human (Collen 2015). Hear me out on this. The human body is host to a vast array of microbes (mostly bacteria) that live peacefully within us. For every one “body” cell we contain, there are nine microbe cells (Collen 2015). If you do the math, that makes us about 10% human and 90% microbes, which are collectively referred to as your microbiome.
Many of these microbes live in the small in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 22, 2017 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
The general population is becoming more and more versed on the importance of eating organically grown food. We see the term “organic” in the news, in our local farmer’s market, and even on select items on the grocery store shelves.
In this day and age, you’re (hopefully) more aware of the food you eat and the benefits of eating organically, but have you extended this consideration to the drinks you’re drinking?
Specifically, that all...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
“Fat free”, “Zero trans fats”, “Low fat”; we’re bombarded by fats each and every day, from grocery store shelves to commercials on TV, society is obsessed with fats. Add in the concept of body fat and weight loss, and it’s likely our mind’s aren’t getting a break from thinking about fats.
But what is fat fact, and what is fiction? Should you really be eating fat-free to lose weight? (Spoiler alert: absolutely not...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 8, 2017 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
Ahhh chocolate. The smooth creamy feel of it as it melts in your mouth, the rich aroma when you peel back that wrapper, and the sweet satisfying taste that it leaves on your tongue. The stores are already filling their shelves with Easter goodies, and chocolate is chief among them. We all love it in various forms, but is it really good for us? The answer may surprise you!
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|Posted on March 3, 2017 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
Happy Friday everyone! How do you celebrate the end of the work week? By drinking a glass of wine, enjoying a chocolate bar, or perhaps snacking on a sweet gummy treat? All of these things have something in common: they all contain added sugar. Eating something sweet is a natural form of self-reward in today’s society. (Just think about the last time you “treated yourself” to that slice of chocolate cake for dessert.) The fact is, t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 22, 2017 at 9:55 AM||comments (7)|
Close your eyes and think about how many times you use a microwave in a day. Maybe you heat up your lunch at the office, freshen up that afternoon tea you didn’t quite finish, or zap those leftovers that have been sitting in the fridge for dinner. You aren’t alone. Microwaves have become a staple in the Western world, so much so that a house without one is an anomaly.
Touted as a simple and conveniently fast way to cook a meal or heat food and drink, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 14, 2017 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
What Is The Gut?
When people mention the term “gut” in passing, they may be referring to some extra fat in their abdominal region. In fact, “gut” is short for “gastrointestinal tract”, which means something else entirely. Your gastrointestinal tract begins at the mouth and ends at the anus. It can be envisioned as a long tube, including your esophagus (which food travels down), stomach, small intestine, and lar...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 9, 2017 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
Chances are, if you’re trying to switch yourself over to healthy habits, you’re focussing on what you’re putting in your body. But while people focus on eating good quality, fresh, whole foods, many forget the importance of making smart drink choices as well.
While alcohol and soda pop are generally easily distinguished as unhealthy, did you know your morning tea or coffee can also be affecting your body ne...Read Full Post »