Health, Wellness & Lifestyle

How to Avoid Iron Deficiency and Improve Athletic Performance

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By sports nutritionist Nilo Ghajar-Williams Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies in North America (1). Iron is a mineral important for aerobic exercise performance and energy production due to its role in oxygen transport and utilization (2). Athletes at risk for iron deficiency include females with heavy menses, distance runners, and strict vegetarians (i.e. […]

Reading Nutrition Labels 101

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Companies use all sorts of gimmicks to fool you into believing their products are healthy, but the only way to actually know just how healthy those packaged foods are, is to master the art of nutrition and ingredients label reading. Here’s how: Keep it Simple Check how many ingredients there are in total — the less […]

What’s for Dinner?

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Dragging your feet through your front door at the end of the day, you face the question, “What’s for dinner?” Without a plan, you may find yourself in the pantry shoveling handfuls of low-nutrient food into your mouth. The result: a poorly nourished body and an expanding waistline. If you have little ones around, not […]

6 Natural Anxiety Busting Remedies

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Give anxiety the boot with these 6 all natural anxiety busting remedies. Consume More Fish You’re probably well aware that omega-3s help to protect the brain from dementia but did you know they also help relieve anxiety? The exact reason why is unclear, but scientists speculate that inflammation in the brain may contribute to anxiety […]

Food and Mood

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Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. When it comes to our mental health however, almost half of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about their problem. This is despite the fact that therapies based on nutrition, cognitive behavior, or […]

5 Natural Relief Strategies for IBS Symptoms

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Irritable bowel syndrome can have an enormous impact on your quality of life but you do have options to help you alleviate common symptoms. Unraveling the root causes of IBS is challenging, as they may be different for everyone. So natural approaches to help you find relief need to integrate strategies for improving digestion, soothing […]

Bacterial Overgrowth in IBS

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Understanding the Role of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in IBS – By Desiree Nielsen BSc RD Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) continues to frustrate many a sufferer and health professional alike: as research is leading multiple therapeutic directions, it can be very challenging to accurately target therapies and nutritional interventions for the patient. One very promising direction […]

The Challenges of Conventional Allergy Testing

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When I was in my twenties, I experienced what I can only imagine is a very common scenario at the doctors office. I had an extremely reactive nose, that would get stuffed up after most of my meals and some mornings I woke up with eyelids so puffy and swollen, I could barely see through […]