Obsessed with clean living

Regardless of society’s standards of fitness and beauty, it is important to develop goals that make sense to you, and are achievable by you. Many obstacles can get in your way of finding your shape including injuries, chronic stress, body image, hormone imbalances, digestion and metabolism. Sue Huff, executive director at the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, explains when our desire to be as healthy as possible actually becomes…

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Heart Disease: what we eat impacts our risk

      Revive Wellness is located at 3728 91 St. Edmonton, AB, T6E 5M3 and you can contact them by phoning 780-450-2027 or go to their website at http://www.revivewellness.ca/ By Loreen Wales, nutritionist There is a common misconception that consuming too much fat increases our risk for cardiovascular events. However, when we look at the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to be the most successful diet for lowering…

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The Paleo diet revisited

The idea of a paleo diet is compelling and simple. Loren Cordain, founder of the paleo diet movement, has put forward an argument to eat more like hunter-gatherers did 15,000 years ago — before as a species we became societies of farmers. The theory claims that we have not had enough time to genetically adapt to our relatively “new” agricultural-based diets, and especially not to the processed food diets of…

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Food First…. What a Concept!

Revive Wellness is a local business in Edmonton who are affiliates we trust to send our clients for nutritional advice.  They are a team of professionals who provide customized nutrition & wellness coaching that empowers Canadians to live with energy, vitality and health.  Here is a guest blog by their leader, Loreen Wales… When dealing with health related issues, we strongly believe that food is a complementary medicine.  This couldn’t be…

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Introducing Revive Wellness Inc

Revive Wellness is a local business in Edmonton who are affiliates we trust to send our clients for nutritional advice.  They are a team of professionals who provide customized nutrition & wellness coaching that empowers Canadians to live with energy, vitality and health.  Here is a guest blog by their leader, Loreen Wales. What does wellness really mean to you? Freedom from disease and injury; improved quality of life; happiness;…

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Pandas have it easy!

by Gord Grant PhD, RAc Panda bears have it easy. A panda doesn’t need to make any food choices.  They just eat bamboo — ALL day long.  Oddly, a panda bear, like its bear cousins, has a complete omnivore-type digestive system, capable of handling an omnivore’s diet. Behaviourally though, they have evolved to only eat just bamboo. That’s their niche. They have special gut microbes they inherit from their mothers…

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Benefits of Short Term Intermittent Fasting

By Alina Tousseeva, MD, RAc I learned about fasting from my brother, an experienced doctor and open-minded person. Trained as a surgeon but being a holistic doctor by nature he never restricted his treatments to surgical operations. Reviewing patient’s files he would come up to massive amounts of secondary (often internal) conditions which his patients were suffering with. The most common secondary diagnoses would be metabolic syndrome, asthma, autoimmune and…

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Why do you eat?

Guest blog by Michelle Brewer, BA, MPhil, PhD (cand) Michelle is a philosopher, activist, instructor and counsellor. She did her academic work in philosophy, psychology and women’s studies. She has a passion for women’s issues and liberation, especially how these help women use their relationship to food and their bodies as a portal to their best possible lives. She is the counsellor at “Dragonfly Freedom – Counselling & Wellness” in…

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Are we what we whEAT?

Article by Gord Grant PhD, RAc Some people who are losing weight, healing from a sickness, or just trying to be healthier swear their success is due to restricting or even eliminating wheat from their diet.  This is not to be confused with people who have celiac disease, the autoimmune disorder in which eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, triggers an inflammatory immune response that damages…

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Could the Sun be Good for your Heart? (no, this is not about Vitamin D!)

A recent and fascinating Ted Talk featured dermatologist Richard Weller who talks about the science of UV light and how it affects our health.  With humour and eloquence and simplicity, his talk demonstrates why people do not trust the media’s representation of medical discoveries sometimes. Although our skin creates Vitamin D from cholesterol when exposed to UV light from the sun, sunlight may give us another unexpected benefit too. New…

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