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11 Jan
  Medical experts warn against the practice of extended periods of fasting for weight loss. It is not effective and can lead to slowed metabolism and muscle loss.  ‘Intermittent Fasting’ on the other hand is getting a huge renewed interest from many health authors including Dr. John Belardi and Timothy Ferris of “The Four Hour Body” fame. Intermittent fasting is nothing new. Humans have fasted all through history, due to food scarcity, or for religious reasons.   Fasting...
08 Jan
  When it comes to your thyroid, most of know that iodine has a huge role to play in ensuring its health. But how about the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D? Vitamin D is popularly known for its role in bone health, and if we’re feeling down in the dumps when the days grow shorter we often reach for a supplement top-up, but new research is also beginning to show a strong link between a deficiency in this vitamin and poor thyroid health. Could a lack of vitamin D be a factor in your...
05 Jan
      You want a secret to preserving your health? It turns out that the traditional methods of preserving food is teaming with health benefits. People the world over have enjoyed fermented foods for its tangy flavour well before refrigeration keep food from spoiling. Being Ukrainian, I was raised watching my grandma making sauerkraut from scratch. Indians enjoy a pre-dinner yogurt drink called lassi. All of Asia enjoys pickled fermentations of cabbage, turnips,...
03 Jan
    Do you struggle to go to the bathroom? Do you strain and squeeze? Do you work for minutes to get out a tiny rabbit poo?  Even if you are able to move stool but struggle to pinch it out, you are considered constipated. It is important to address the underlying causes so that you enjoy bigger movements everyday.    They are not something most people want to talk about but having a normal and healthy bowel movement is a vital part of our everyday life. What exactly...
02 Jan
  Are you at wits end about how to clear up your skin? Have you tried everything that has been recommended and still are just stumped? Acne creams and alcohol based toners. Check. Microdermabraison. Check. Grueling regimens of medications and even anti-biotics. Double check! Unfortunately, you are not alone. Many people have tried every almost product on the market, yet their skin is still horribly broken out.    Often we try to treat acne by slathering our skin with...
28 Dec
The whole world has gone coconut crazy and there are plenty of reasons why. Let’s take at look at the variety of coconut options and the health benefits associated to them. Check out the research that is putting coconut back on the menu:   1. Coconut oil is the safest oil to use for cooking: Because coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is the least vulnerable of all the dietary oils to oxidation and the formation of free radicals. (1) Consuming oils that have...
27 Dec
  "Leaky Gut Syndrome" or intestinal hyperpermeability can occur when the microvilli in the gut, which controls what passes through the lining of the small intestine, are damaged. Undigested food partials, toxins, yeast and microbes can cross over into the bloodstream causing a host of symptoms that can include bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal cramps, food sensitivities, joint pain, fibromyalgia, mood swings, brain fog and depression. The microvilli in the...
14 Dec
Gastritis is a form of inflammation that affects the mucosal lining of the stomach. It often starts as an irritation that can occur suddenly or gradually progress. It often starts as an irritation or that over time can lead to chronic inflammation.    When Gastritis Becomes Chronic, It Is Called Atrophic Gastritis  Atrophic Gastritis is characterized by an erosion of the stomach lining as well as impairment and eventual loss of gastric glandular cells. These cells are...
13 Dec
Stocking stuffers can be one of those last minute things that people buy because it’s a tradition and it the kids expect it. But I am here to tell you that stocking stuffers can be fun for the whole family! In the Daniluk household I am called Santa ‘cause I love giving gifts. One of my favourite traditions is filling my family’s stockings with good cheer and health treats.     Here Are A Few Of My Favourites   Julie's Hot Detox Teas! Exciting news!...
04 Dec
  If you are worried about heartburn this holiday season, bookmark this page! GERD (Gastro-intestinal reflux disorder) or more commonly known as acid reflux or heartburn, is a chronic digestive disorder that occurs when the acidic content of the stomach flows backward up into the esophagus. We all experienced this at some point in life – the burning sensation felt in our chest.     I like to look at heartburn/acid reflux not as a disorder, but as a clue that...

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