Nothing beats fresh muffins, especially when they are packed with cacao! Cacao, not to be confused with cocoa, refers to the tree and unfermented bean. Basically it is the very first stage of chocolate making, raw with all enzymes and antioxidants intact. This super bean contains Oleic Acid, which has been linked to lower cholesterol. Cacao is also a great source of magnesium, which helps with calcium absorption, metabolism, and protein synthesis. Combine that with fresh bananas which are full of potassium and you have some mighty healthy muffins coming your way. Read More
Unfortunately, our foods these days are not providing us with the nutrients they once did and our bodies are subjected to the many daily stressors of life. Plus, I hate to say it but we are all aging which means our bodies are oxidizing, as well as getting bombarded with toxins and radiation day in and day out. We all accept that everyone is different or unique and you may require additional support depending on your particular circumstances. Fortunately, this can be easily assessed by doing your very own FREE Health Assessment that is done in the privacy of your own home. Read More
By Bryan Walsh
Blood sugar management is important for preventing everything from hypoglycemia to full blown diabetes. However, monitoring blood glucose is rarely as straightforward as it seems.
In this article we’ll discuss the current gold standard for measuring a person’s blood sugar. We’ll share some problems with the most popular tests. And we’ll review the best ways to interpret your results. (Even if your doctor doesn’t know how).[Note: We’ve also prepared an audio recording of this article for you to listen to. So, if you’d rather listen to the piece, click here.]
Homeostasis is a fancy scientific word for “body balance”. Essentially, our bodies must keep internal levels of thousands of chemicals in check. Or else health can go awry. Read More
Fruit Wands are a great way to get the kids eating fruit!
Our childhood obesity rates are hitting record highs! I know for myself ‘life gets busy’, but as parents, we need to start being accountable for what we are feeding our family. Check out these 10 tips to help make healthy eating a family affair:
Let each family member choose their favourite food and find a healthy recipe. There is always a healthy alternative to “kid’s foods”. Get the kids involved, they enjoy the process and it’s a great way to teach them about food groups and nutritional information.
That’s right, turn off the TV and start communicating as a family. As the old saying goes: “A family that eats together, stays together.” Read More
A recent study showed that eating a low-carb diet could help people lose more weight and cut heart risks better than a low-fat diet. But before you completely swear them off, keep in mind that we couldn’t survive without carbohydrates.
They’re essential fuel for our bodies — and brains — especially when participating in any kind of physical activity. But our bodies also need carbs to regulate mood and to keep our intestines moving. Plus, keep in mind that not all carbs are created equal. In fact, even on food labels, you’ll see the total number of carbohydrates in a packaged food is broken down into different types, usually sugars and fiber.
Fiber’s the good stuff: Often stripped from processed grains like white bread and white rice, it can help keep you full, lower cholesterol, prevent heart attacks and much, much more. Without fiber, refined grains lead to blood sugar swings that keep us craving more food. Whole, fiber-rich grains don’t. Read More