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Keto Diet, Meet Intermittent Fasting

The science behind ketosis (the basis of the keto diet) is rather simple: when we fast, our livers turn fatty acids into ketone bodies. These ketone bodies then replace glucose as the body’s energy source. This process is called ketosis. What is the keto diet? Given the process of ketosis, the keto diet, then, revolves […]

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Tests: Introducing You to You

Everyone wants to be healthy and, generally speaking, we know how to do so. However, doctors can only find the key to lasting health by looking inside you. Literally. Paving your path of least resistance to well-being requires information about how your body interacts with itself and its environment. Unfortunately, getting this information involves the […]

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The Obesity Epidemic and Holiday Feasts

An overabundance of food and a sedentary lifestyle makes obesity an epidemic we’ve brought upon ourselves. An average of 39.6% of North American adults are obese; a number that’s been steadily climbing steadily for the past 20 years. The toughest part of battling this statistic is an inability to focus on a single origin because […]

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Healthy living from the inside out

  The secrets to healthy living are no secret. Even mentioning them in 2018 feels redundant. Eat less junk, more vegetables, and move around often. It’s solid advice that’s remained consistent for longer than homo sapiens have roamed the plains. However, actually living that way has become harder since the industrial revolution traded physical labour […]

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Meal Planning like a Pro

Meal planning is an aptly named technique that simplifies the refueling of your metaphorical tank. As fun as walking into a grocery store and letting your heart lead you to dinner is (for those who like cooking, anyway), daily grocery shopping just isn’t feasible when 5pm rolls around, the last coffee’s magic has worn off, […]

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Thyroid’s Philorganic Organism

The thyroid: it’s that butterfly-shaped gland at the front of your throat regulating the rate at which you live. Or in more technical terms, your metabolic rate – the conversion of oxygen and carbohydrates to energy. Think of it this way: if your brain is what manages the on/off of your organism, the thyroid is […]

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Fats: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Fats have gotten a bad reputation in the past 60-odd years with government agencies telling us to swap fats for carbs with the notoriously inaccurate and incorrect food pyramid, built on unscientific foundations. And that’s before “food” companies exploited our desire to be fit by selling the skinny lifestyle with “low-fat” this and “zero calories” […]

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Toxin Overload

A corresponding system monitors every body part and every function of those parts. When toxins or irritants are found, those systems work to flush them out.   The circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary (hair, skin, nails), lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems (pictured left and right) talk amongst each other to give […]

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Travel Healthy

Travel: the time to explore new environments. Environments filled with exotic flora and fauna and experimenting with local cuisines. It can be like playing roulette with our digestion, opening us up to attacks on our immune system. However, none of that is a reason not to explore this beautiful planet of ours. So we’ve developed […]

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Lectins – The Indigestibles

We’re all familiar with that schoolyard rhyme: “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart…” As adults we roll our eyes, but have you ever wondered where the rest of that rhyme came from, or why foods like legumes are so troublesome to digest? Most of our foods contain particular compounds that, by nature, strain our […]

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