Category Archives: Weight-loss

Body composition, metabolic syndrome, fat loss, increasing muscle mass, emotional eating, calorie counting, sweet cravings, insatiable hunger, food addiction

Best Time for Your 1 Meal -no NOT Breakfast!

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I had a supervisor during my clinical rotation who challenged my recommendations of eating 5 meals a day to a patient. This was and still is such a deeply held belief in medicine that I seriously thought he was either … Continue reading

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SEriousLy AdDicTive Kale Chips

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If you’re looking to put away the empty calories and snack on some yummy, nutritionally dense Super food, look no further! Rich in flavour & easy to make… Time: 20 minutes 1-2 big bunches kale, torn into bite-size pieces, washed and thoroughly … Continue reading

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Dumbbell’s Protection Against Aging

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Although weight training is now accepted as a necessary part of every exercise routine, it’s still in competition against many of today’s hyped up work-outs. As wonderful as exercise (in any form) is, nothing protects against aging as does strength training simply … Continue reading

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Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA)

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As part of my naturopathic health programs, I use the Bio Impedance Analysis (B. I. A.) equipment to monitor patient progress. The results obtained give insight into a patient’s overall cellular health, water retention, dehydration and body fat percentage to … Continue reading

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A commonly missed diagnosis: Thyroid dysfunction

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Traditional Methods of detecting thyroid abnormalities and diagnosis based on laboratory analysis are not sufficient in most cases of subclinical hypothyroidism. Upon suspicion of hypothyroidism (based on symptoms such as low energy and moods, weight gain, cold intolerance and low … Continue reading

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Sweet Cravings and Insatiable Hunger?

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Calorie counting has officially become history as Weight Watchers, the world’s largest diet company announces that “calorie counting has become unhelpful” (I’d change that to “has [BEEN] unhelpful”)! It appears that it has finally occurred to the president that there’s … Continue reading

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Nutritious Breakfasts under 10 mintues!

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As requested I’m posting some of my favorite healthy breakfasts under ten minutes. Goal for breakfast as with any meal is to ensure you’ve got balanced amounts of carbohydrates -from whole unprocessed grains and fresh fruits- proteins and good fats. … Continue reading

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Manage Insulin; Manage Health

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Hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, fatigue and poor memory are just a few of the conditions possibly caused by a single hormone malfunction! With its discovery in 1923, insulin research has come a long way and it is now being linked to the onset of a myriad … Continue reading

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Why Canada’s lowered Physical Activity Guidelines are a Great change!

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The new Canadian guidelines for exercise and physical activity although slightly backwards in its logic, with a few tweaks, it actually is on the right track. With the new guidelines, activity targets for adults will drop from 60 minutes per … Continue reading

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Maintaining body weight and/or weight loss may be achieved for some with education around serving sizes, food selection, exercise, and the establishment of healthy habits. For others however, the issue goes much deeper than simply changing eating habits and exercise routines. … Continue reading

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