Weight Loss

Exercising early in the morning burns more fat

By |August 3rd, 2016|

? BURN FAT EARLY
Some of us could stand to lose a few pounds … perhaps even more than a few.  But to burn fat and lose weight successfully, it always seems like an uphill battle.  Eating healthy and getting the proper […]

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What are the 9 wonders of fiber?

By |July 13th, 2016|

Fiber is extremely important for your digestive system.

The body’s small intestine can’t break down and extract energy from fibres so instead it is broken down in the colon.  People who eat a lot of fiber can process their food […]

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Summer’s officially here … so how much water do I need to drink?

By |June 21st, 2016|

The Down Low on H2O

We human beings are all roughly 66.666% H2O (water).

It makes up about three-quarters of our lean body mass, about 10% of our fat, and in terms of the amount of time we could live without […]

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Fun facts about the importance of water in our daily lives

By |June 6th, 2016|

As we all know, water is a fundamental part for the existence of life.

Without water, you cannot survive after only a few days. But water goes way beyond pleasing our thirst. Modern science has shown that water also acts as […]

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Could the Mediterranean diet be a risk for fractures?

By |May 3rd, 2016|

Importance
The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be beneficial for several health factors.  Whether it has any association with fractures is not known.
Aim
To assess whether diet has any affect on fracture risk in postmenopausal women.
Results
Those who ate a […]

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5 reasons sugar is a direct cause of cancer

By |April 8th, 2016|

Cancer is a terrible and alarming epidemic.  One of two males will contract cancer in their lifetimes; one out of three women as well.  Yet despite the “efforts” of the American Cancer Society (ACS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) […]

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What happens when you stop consuming excess sugar?

By |February 12th, 2016|

Approximately 20% of Americans consume an excess of 700 calories of sugar per day, which is one cup of sugar.  There is obviously sugar in not only cake, candy, soda but also in some healthier food we eat […]

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This mineral could increase appetite, make you overeat and gain weight

By |November 9th, 2015|

Iron is an important mineral. Whether excess iron consumption increases appetitive and lead to overeating is not known.  Leptin is a hormone which is important in the regulation of appetite, food intake and body weigh.  Studies have shown […]

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Lose weight by reducing the amount of food on your plate

By |November 4th, 2015|

Eliminating larger-sized portions could reduce caloric consumption and thus make you lose weight.
Aim
To assess the relation of portion, packaging, and tableware on food consumption.
Results
More food and drinks were consumed if participitants were offered larger-sized portions, packages, or tableware compared to […]

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Walking – and its 5 awesome health benefits

By |October 15th, 2015|

Physical activity has shown to be associated with reduced risks of coronary heart disease and stroke.  Studies have also suggested that physical activity is associated with heart failure development.  So the next time you have a check-up, don’t […]