For the month of January, 2017, I went without sugar. Taking one month off of sugar greatly changed the way I eat and how I feel as a result still to this day and I really can’t imagine going back to eating the amount I used to eat.
It's very common, but hardly ever is the cause of heartburn diagnosed and treated. Most doctors will prescribe Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPI’s, which only treat the symptoms and actually makes heartburn worse over time. Not only that, but PPI’s are only intended to be taken short term, however, many patients take PPIs for years which increases their risk of many illnesses such as Dementia, various gut infections, and Kidney Disease. This is because proton pumps are used all over the body, so when you take something that inhibits their function, total body effects are a result.
So what causes heart burn then?
Research is only in its infancy when it comes to the gut microbiome but it absolutely fascinating to learn that our gut health influences everything in our body including our hormones, neurotransmitters, digestions, heartburn, allergies, obesity, and many chronic diseases including autoimmune diseases, regressive autism, colorectal cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease, to name a few.
Changing your habits can be a slow and sometimes discouraging process, but it’s important to appreciate any movement forward and to keep a positive mind frame. We need to take care of ourselves for the rest of our lives, so we may as well work towards making it easier starting today with better habits.
Sugar is everywhere and it is making us chronically ill, overweight, and feeling lethargic. The goal of this post is to provide a bit of background information on what happens to sugar when we eat it.
There are so many conflicting messages in the media when it comes to healthy eating, so my philosophy is to keep things as simple as possible and to focus on eating whole foods. Whole foods are full of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, phytochemicals and fibre, so eat them all guilt free!
I have listed the top 6 things that are important for losing weight and feeling healthier. Do your best to make small changes to your diet for sustained weight loss and focus on being consistent and patient with yourself.
I am always trying to find the best way to eat for my body and experimenting with new foods and new ways of eating, so my diet is always evolving. This year, my focus was on improving digestion. In 2017, I was finally able to decrease my sugar consumption, I experienced how effective a low FODMAP diet is for bloating and IBS symptoms, I started fasting for at least 12 hours every day and I incorporated more fat into my diet.
Here is a list of the most effective natural ways of dealing with anxiety and stress from my own experiences.
I hear "health professionals" everywhere, on TV, in podcasts, or online, say to limit fruit because of its sugar content, and it just isn't true for the everyday person. Fruit has many benefits for the body and the naturally occurring sugar in fruit is quite beneficial for gut health. Find out more about why fruit is part of a healthy diet and how much fruit you should be eating as well as which individuals should limit their intake to 1-2 servings per day.
Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day. If it is chaotic and rushed then the rest of your day will likely be similar. But if you take the time to ensure you are organized and work on your mental and physical health, you will find you are less stressed and more prepared for life. A good morning routine tends to set successful people apart from the rest.
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Did you know that using a sauna 4-7 times a week can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases as well as reduce your risk of all-cause mortality? Read more to find out how!
Exercise is well known for its many benefits but how exactly does something that is challenging benefit the body? Read more to find out!
This blog series will explain how small stresses and challenges to the body, such as exercise, actually result in adaptations that help us live longer and healthier.
Bone broth is a hot diet trend promoting an answer to everything from leaky gut syndrome to a detoxifying, weight loss diet to a way to reverse aging and reduce wrinkles to helping autism, ADHD and depression. But can one food do all of this without any caveats?
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