According to The National Diabetes Statistics Report led by the Centre for Disease Control in 2020, more than 1 in 10 North Americans currently have diabetes. Perhaps even more shocking are the numbers for prediabetes. A serious high blood sugar condition which they estimate affects 1 in 3… but over 80% are not aware they have it. Given that Prediabetes puts you at a high risk of developing Diabetes (as well as Heart Disease and Stroke) this all adds up to what is being called “the Diabetes Epidemic”. Thankfully, lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise play a big role in helping to bring balance back to your blood sugar levels and get us off the Sugar Crash Roller Coaster. Let's talk prevention!! Living a preventive lifestyle is perhaps the single most important action we can all take to help reduce the risk of future chronic disease.
Good digestion. When it’s all working smoothly, we tend to take it for granted. But when things get out of balance it can quickly become all we think about. Heartburn, bloating, nausea, diarrhea - we may make jokes about them, but these symptoms of poor digestion can make us feel downright miserable. Digestive disorders have risen dramatically in recent years. Likely because our fast-paced lifestyles contain many elements that contribute to problems. The good news is it’s often possible to get your digestion back on track by implementing a handful of simple, lifelong habits. In this week's blog we take a look at some ways you can figure out that funny tummy and feel confident that what you eat is truly nourishing your body.
Charcuterie boards, that often include prosciutto, are definitely a lot of fun to design and I don't always wait for a special occasion to whip one of these up. I will often prepare a plate-for-one. :) But what is prosciutto? How do you eat it? How much is too much? In today's blog I share with you some helpful insights into prosciutto and some fantastic recipes on how to use this Italian ham.
Detoxification is a way to help keep our main organs of elimination running efficiently. I however advocate a gentle and ongoing lifestyle approach to detoxification, and one that is unique to your body’s specific needs. It is important to make sure that you’re cleansing correctly. Keep track of your results and ensure that any supplements you take are of the highest quality and appropriate for you. In this week's blog I discuss the different types of detoxes to kick-start a healthier lifestyle and help steer us away from chronic disease.
The immune system is the body’s natural defense network. It is comprised of many organs, cells, and proteins that work together to protect against outside viruses, bacteria, and other unwanted invaders. When functioning correctly, the immune system identifies which cells are yours and which are foreign. It then organizes to kill any invaders that could cause the body harm. Your immune system does this complex work naturally, but, like anything, it requires a healthy environment in order to thrive. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help bolster your immune system.
If you are looking to use more superfoods during the winter season, then leafy greens like kale are a great choice. Kale grows well in the winter and is relatively easy to find at most grocery stores. It is a superfood filled with vitamins and minerals, and is great for many diets, from clean eating to Paleo or Keto. Here are four different types of kale salads to try out this winter.
You probably know all about the dangers of refined sugar. It rots your teeth, increases your risk of chronic disease, causes weight gain, and much more. But quitting refined sugar doesn’t just allow you to avoid these adverse effects, it also allows you to enjoy a range of benefits. Today's blog highlights five of the top benefits you can enjoy by quitting refined sugar.
Who doesn't want heathy, youthful skin. I'm in my 40s and yes, I want to live as healthily and as youthful as I can. If you want to detox your skin, it isn’t all about what you put on your skin, but what you put inside your skin. Water is one of the best things for your skin, especially when you add more nutrients to it. This is where infusing water with fruits, vegetables, and herbs comes in. In today's BLOG POST I share some amazing infused detox water combinations to help your skin glow!
As you might know, turmeric is one of the top herbs many use in everything from tea to cooking. Turmeric is well known for it's anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce pain and inflammation. But did you know that turmeric also has some healing benefits for your skin and natural beauty... even anti-aging!? Take a look at how you can improve your skin by using this fun herb.
Sugar is one of the most harmful ingredients you can put in your body. But it’s something many of us eat far too much of. According to the latest stats from the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, the average American eats 76.7g of sugar every day – the equivalent of 19 teaspoons per day. Today I'm talking sugar, again :), and discussing five of the main reasons you should limit your consumption of sugar.