Topic: The Hormone Diet

The Hormone Diet: 6 Reasons To Up Your Probiotic Intake Now

The Hormone Diet: 6 Reasons To Up Your Probiotic Intake Now

I’m not trying to talk you out of the hand sanitizer, but when it comes to good bacteria–like the kind that live in the human gut–sometimes more is more. Under normal circumstances, such “probiotics” live within our digestive system in symbiotic harmony. However, our modern diets and medications have been wiping them out, and leaving many people with a serious imbalance of good gut bacteria. More »

The Hormone Diet: Trendy Weight Loss Supplements That Are Worth The Hype

The Hormone Diet: Trendy Weight Loss Supplements That Are Worth The Hype

As spring comes upon us, our attention often turns to achieving new health goals. Whether yours is getting into skinny jeans, fending off allergies, fighting a change-of-weather cold or breaking a post-winter gym plateau–read on. Here are some cutting-edge dietary supplements I recommend having at your disposal. Though some of these are quite trendy, they’re well worth the hype. More »

The Hormone Diet: Mysterious Issues? It Could Be A Hidden Food Intolerance

The Hormone Diet: Mysterious Issues? It Could Be A Hidden Food Intolerance

“I eat the same thing every day …” I can’t tell you how many times in a week I hear this sentiment, usually accompanied with dismay over continuous digestive problems, migraines, acne, low energy or difficulty losing weight.

But what may surprise is that this–eating the same thing every day–can be exactly what’s causing your ailments or preventing weight loss. While eight common foods (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, soy, wheat and shellfish) cause 90% of all food allergies, this is far from an exhaustive list of things in the diet that could be causing an allergy-like reaction. More »

The Hormone Diet: Lose Weight By Lowering Inflammation

The Hormone Diet: Lose Weight By Lowering Inflammation

Believe it or not, inflammation plays a role in everything from digestive disorders and allergies to arthritis and belly fat. Why? Because the fat-burning pathways in our liver and muscle cells are controlled by a group of proteins called PPARs, which influence the interaction between our insulin sensitivity, inflammation and weight. A PPAR imbalance can contribute to inflammation, obesity and insulin resistance—which is is why optimizing the power of our PPARs can be highly beneficial for weight loss or maintenance.
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5 Reasons To Step Up Spring Workouts (That Aren’t About Your Weight)

5 Reasons To Step Up Spring Workouts (That Aren't About Your Weight)

If the groundhog was right, warmer weather is imminent. That motivates some to ramp up their workouts, and who can blame them? There’s a lot of pressure for women to prep their “bikini body” ramping up this time of year. But many of the best reasons to get or keep moving have nothing to do with the scale (or anything itsy bitsy). Let the spring sun inspire you to push your fitness routine a little father, and it could benefit your brain, disease risk, mindfulness and longevity. More »

The Hormone Diet: Are You Mixing Your Meds With The Wrong Foods?

The Hormone Diet: Are You Mixing Your Meds With The Wrong Foods?

The combination of certain foods and your medication(s) can affect how the drug is broken down, absorbed or metabolized in your liver. Whether you have just started on a new medication or you suddenly find your medication isn’t working as effectively, I suggest checking to make sure your prescriptions are consumed away from the most common offending food interactions. More »

Coffee, Cocoa and Cuddles: Why You Need All 3 For A Healthy Valentine’s Day

Coffee, Cocoa and Cuddles: Why You Need All 3 For A Healthy Valentine’s Day

Whether you have a partner or are riding solo this year, Valentine’s Day is about expressing love – for yourself and others. On that note, I am giving you a few great reasons to indulge a little in your favourite activities – your morning cup of java, your chocolate fix, and your close relationships – turns out, they are good for your health too. More »