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Is this zero calorie food ruining our health?

Is this zero calorie food ruining our health?

  Salt salt salt... It certainly went through a lot in the history of the world. In ancient times salt was a highly prized commodity with an exchange rate equal to gold. In today's world however, it is one of the cheapest condiments, and one that we certainly overuse. Today's post will dig into one of salt's main components: sodium.    Sodium is an electrolyte absolutely necessary for human survival. Our bodies need it to maintain the right balance of fluids, transmit nerve impulses, and contract and relax muscles.   The average American consumes more than twice the recommended amount of 2/3 tsp of sodium per day. In excess that can become toxic. High sodium intake puts us at risk of coronar
Blast bloat now with these 6 superfoods

Blast bloat now with these 6 superfoods

Even though the holidays are a few weeks behind us, you may still be experiencing the side effects of all the celebrations including feeling heavy, bloated and stuffed.  These 6 simple, delicious, inexpensive and easily accessible superfoods will help you bounce back and feel better right away.  Ok, so what are those debloating superstars?    Parsley Parsley is one of the best foods to help support and detoxify the liver. Compounds in parsley can help kill some bad bacteria and cause the liver to secrete bile, which is the key player in breaking down fat.    Add freshly chopped parsley to smoothies, soups, salads, sauces, dips, dressings and sprinkle on food before serving. 
You are no longer relevant

You are no longer relevant

A short time ago I was driving across town and thinking about my kids. They are all grown up now and have moved away. Their lives are in full swing with jobs, babies and the obligations that are a natural result of living. I was thinking about how much I miss them and yet how lucky we were that the kids were leading happy successful lives, each in their own way. The sadness I felt at that moment reduced me to tears. Life is funny, isn’t it? I can vividly remember those days when my husband and I were in the middle of raising our kids and juggling careers. Even a few moments of peace and quiet were dreamed of and coveted. How often I found myself wishing if I could only have a day to myself
3 vitamins your body craves

3 vitamins your body craves

These 3 key micronutrients are crucial for your immune & nervous system function, sleep, bone health and more. Most importantly, they can be found in some of your favorite foods, and easily added to your diet.    B vitamins  Why are they important?  B vitamins are responsible for increasing your brain power and protecting your heart. B12 helps your body convert food into energy, and you need it to make the insulation that covers your nerves and helps neurons in the brain communicate with one another. B vitamins are crucial for anybody with neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimers.    Where to get them?  Vegetarians and vegans are often deficient in B vitamins (especi
How to eat at least 100 g of protein per day?

How to eat at least 100 g of protein per day?

Insufficient protein intake is something I see very often in my clients who work out 4-5 hours per week, especially women in their 40's and 50's.  It is also one of the main reasons why they often don't see results while working out more than ever before.  As we age our energy requirement decreases, however protein requirement increases. It is very important to get at least 100 g of protein per day (if you weight at least 120 lbs) when you strength train at least 3 hours per week (especially on those workout days) or if you are over 60 years old.  From my experience, 100 g can be quite overwhelming at first, especially once you find out that nuts, beans or grains such as quinoa are not re
What happens when you cut out added sugar for a week?

What happens when you cut out added sugar for a week?

  Let me tell you about my latest dietary experiment. A good friend of mine approached me to be her support buddy - she wanted to challenge herself and try to cut out all soda and candy consumption for a week. I accepted her invitation and said that on my end, I will cut out all added sugar during that time.  So here's a recap of what happened.    My challenge: no added sugar (including zero calorie sweeteners) for a week My average added sugar intake before the challenge: nightly chocolate (1-2 oz), protein bars (1-2 a week), protein shakes  (2-3 a week), desserts at parties (1-2 a month), ice cream (1-2 a week).    This is what happened when I cut out sugar for a week:    Fi
Immune boosting "fire" water

Immune boosting "fire" water

It all starts with the all mighty apple cider vinegar - raw, organic, unpasteurized, unfiltered and unheated kind (like Bragg's). Raw vinegar contains the “mother of vinegar”, i.e. strands of proteins, enzymes and bacteria that give the product a murky appearance. Most people believe that the "mother" is responsible for most of its health benefits, so buy it raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized.    Wide variety of research has proved numerous health benefits of consuming apple cider vinegar such as:  supporting immune system function; having antimicrobial and antibacterial properties; improving insulin sensitivity and helping with blood sugar response after meals; helping control
How to eat more veggies at every meal?

How to eat more veggies at every meal?

While there are number of various, often confusing & opposing diets (high carb, low carb, high fat, low fat) the one thing that all of those diets agree on is vegetable intake.   Veggies are absolutely crucial for healthy weight, hormonal balance, mood, energy levels, sleep, sex drive, blood lipids, glucose levels, heart & brain health, immune system, inflammation levels and so much more.    While many of you may say that you have no health complaints thus no reason to start eating veggies now, I will tell you that those seasonal colds, joint aches and pains, moodiness, fatigue & tiredness all go away once you up your intake.    Health organizations recommend consuming at l
I fasted for 22 hours and this is what happened

I fasted for 22 hours and this is what happened

  Intermittent fasting has been known to humans (and animals) since the beginning of time. Religious fasting in particular has been practiced in numerous religions across various cultures for centuries.    Nowadays, intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity in the health and weight loss circles, with multiple studies showing benefits that extend far beyond weight loss, such as improvement in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, cellular regeneration and overall longevity.    I was exposed to religious fasting for the first time as a kid during Christmas. I'm not sure if my parents just made it up but basically we were suppose to fast from dusk on 12/23 to dusk on
My weekly dinner meal plan + grocery list

My weekly dinner meal plan + grocery list

Many of my clients struggle with meal planning & prepping so today I wanted to share with you my weekly dinner menu & grocery list (for two people).  My dinner menu is very simple. It's basically meat/fish/poultry with veggies. They are not the master chef kind of dishes but everything below is nutritious, delicious, filling and easy to make.  The meals are also high in protein, low in carbs, gluten and dairy free. Every dish here is also going to be under 500 calories but only if you use oils sparingly (which I highly recommend).  Both my husband and I don't eat starchy carbs at dinner but if you usually do, by all means add some complex carbs to your dinners such as sweet potato
How much water you should drink and why it’s that important?

How much water you should drink and why it’s that important?

If you are one of my clients, you've heard it a 1000 times: drinking enough water is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health, but also your weight loss (if that's the goal). But do you know why is it so important and why I keep preaching about it?  Let's explore some facts about water:  We are water! Water makes up nearly 60% of total bodyweight which means that a 100 lb woman actually carries 60 lb of water. Additionally, the more muscle you have, the more water, so keep up with that strength training.  Water is vital for absorbing and transporting nutrients, filtering waste from the blood, and cleansing the colon. Water is also what your liv
Member Spotlight - Ron Thompson, CCHT

Member Spotlight - Ron Thompson, CCHT

Meet Ron Thompson, Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Nanaimo Hypnotherapy Center HU: What inspires you? Answer: Inspiration is not something that you have to look for. If you really want to achieve success in your life, then it can come from anywhere. Well for me, inspiration comes from my parents who always believe in me and support me to achieve my dreams. My passion, commitment and dedication in my mission: coach, counsel and mentor adults and students - to help them to become globally competent to achieve their dreams and goals. HU: What is your biggest achievement to date (personal or professional)? Answer: I have overcome 2 amputations of my legs, one kidney transplant
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Is this zero calorie food ruining our health?

Is this zero calorie food ruining our health?

  Salt salt salt... It certainly went through a lot in the history of the world. In ancient times salt was a highly prized commodity with an exchange rate equal to gold. In today's world however, it is one of the cheapest condiments, and one that we certainly overuse. Today's post will dig into one of salt's main components: sodium.    Sodium is an electrolyte absolutely necessary for human survival. Our bodies need it to maintain the right balance of fluids, transmit nerve impulses, and contract and relax muscles.   The average American consumes more than twice the recommended amount of 2/3 tsp of sodium per day. In excess that can become toxic. High sodium intake puts us at risk of coronar
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You are no longer relevant

You are no longer relevant

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