Leaky Gut, Autoimmunity, and Mental Health – What are the Links?

The gut (a.k.a. digestive tract) is not just a tube that absorbs nutrients and gets rid of waste – it’s a complex alive system that’s a huge foundation of health. And not just gut health, but the overall health of our bodies and minds. We know how important it is to get all of our […]

Inflammation, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Excess Body Fat

Diabetes and heart disease are on the rise worldwide. They’re serious chronic (long-term) conditions. They have a few other things in common as well. For one thing, they’re both considered “lifestyle” diseases. This means that they tend to occur in people with certain lifestyles (i.e. not-so-awesome nutrition and exercise habits, etc.). They’re also both linked […]

Blood Sugar Creeping Up? Get Control by Doing These!

Blood Sugar Creeping Up? Get Control by Doing These! Blood sugar is literally that: the sugar in your blood. Your blood contains all kinds of important nutrients and other substances that we need to be healthy. Including sugar. Blood is the liquid transporter that distributes these compounds to all parts of our bodies. Sugar (a […]

The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting – Not just for weight loss If you want to lose fat, improve metabolism, and experience other health benefits all without giving up your favourite foods, intermittent fasting might be for you! It’s an emerging area of research and the results are very promising. Similar to calorie reduced diets, intermittent fasting has benefits […]

Atrial Fibrillation – The Nutrition and Lifestyle Connection

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Your heart has four chambers that beat in a rhythm; two atria and two ventricles. The atria are the upper chambers. AF happens when the atria beat too fast and irregularly. They “quiver” instead of pumping properly. AF is the most common arrhythmia worldwide. […]