Health

4 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

Posted: February 6, 2019

Let’s start with the facts about osteoporosis. Approximately one-third of women and 20% of men will suffer some form of osteoporosis. It is a disease that causes a loss of bone mass, and/or prevents the body from replacing bone loss. The loss of bone strength and density increases the risk of suffering broken bones, including hip fractures, broken wrists and fractured spines. The fractures can happen due to falls, or, in the worst cases, just by getting bumped or sneezing. read more…

How Does A Food Pyramid Help Individuals Eat A Healthy Diet?

Posted: December 27, 2018

Even for those of us who want to eat a balanced diet, how to do so can be a challenge. Yes, you know that maybe you should eat more vegetables and less salty or sugary snacks. But just how should individuals plan their diet for healthy eating? What are Food Pyramids? In 1942, Canada introduced its first food pyramid in response to wartime food rationing. The overall goal was to improve the health of Canadians by outlining the right foods, read more…

An Easy Home Workout Routine With No Equipment

Posted: December 19, 2018

We hesitate to put the words “easy” and “home workout routine” in the same sentence. So before we go any further, if you expect to reach your fitness goals and body weight targets without getting off the couch, then this post might not be for you. If, instead, you want to get more activity in your day, without buying a bunch of equipment or a gym membership, then read on. Why You Don’t Need Equipment to Workout Of course, exercise read more…

“One of the Best Weight Loss Tips in the World”

Posted: November 8, 2018

There’s a reason that scientists look for signs of water on other planets to decide if life might exist there. Without water, life, at least as we know it, can’t happen. That makes water sort of important. But water doesn’t just keep us alive, it makes our lives so much better in many ways. None of this is news to our customers. We’ve told you about some of the benefits of water in previous blog posts. And drinking eight glasses of water a read more…

Looking for Weight Loss Motivation? Here’s What Happens After You Lose 50 Pounds

Posted: October 23, 2018

After you read the title of this post you might wonder what we’re going on about. What does anyone think happens after you lose 50 pounds ?! You look great, feel great, shout ‘in your face!’ to the haters (if only in your dreams!) and generally feel better about yourself than you can ever remember feeling. So how’s that motivation working for you so far? All that ‘look fabulous, feel great’ weight loss motivation hasn’t done its job if you’re reading this post. But what read more…

Is the Stress of Healthy Eating Making You Gain Weight?

Posted: September 27, 2018

You’ve been making the effort. You get the idea that healthily losing weight is as much about what you eat as it is about how much you eat. So you’ve started to prepare more of your own meals, cut down on packaged and foods, and try to make sure your diet is balanced. But you still struggle to get the weight loss results you hoped for. Why is that? The ‘Stress’ of Healthy Eating for Weight Loss Making the transition read more…

Why You Must Stop Drinking This to Improve Your Weight Loss and Health

Posted: August 22, 2018

Of course, generally speaking, you tend to be healthier when you lose weight. But the one thing you must stop drinking if you want to lose weight is not only bad for weight loss, it’s very bad for your health, regardless of how much you weigh. It’s a superstar of beverages. Water not included, it’s the fifth most popular drink in the world, after tea, coffee, orange juice and beer. Each person in Canada drank 67 litres of it in read more…

Are You Gaining Weight Because You’re Trying to Lose Weight?

Posted: August 7, 2018

If you’re overweight, there’s a darn good chance you’ve tried to lose the extra pounds many times. Many, many, many times. And you’ve probably had no shortage of advice on how to do it from magazine articles, websites, friends, your mother, and a few people you didn’t even ask. So how’d all those weight loss attempts work for you? Probably not how you hoped. But it’s not all your fault. Weight loss is not a simple, one time proposition. In read more…

Ways to Use Mindful Eating to Help You Lose More Weight

Posted: June 14, 2018

We’ve told you before about how eating ‘mindlessly’, including emotional eating, can make it more difficult to lose weight. So it stands to reason that by practicing more mindful eating, it can help you lose weight. We chose our words carefully in that first paragraph. In our search for ways to lose weight, we tend to gravitate to anything that promises big results, especially sooner than later. Make no mistake, there are studies that show mindful eating can produce weight loss results. Mindful Eating Isn’t read more…

How Bentonite Powder Helps Your Liver Help You Stay Healthy

Posted: May 25, 2018

Many of those who have ‘detoxed’ their bodies don’t realize that the body does a great job of detoxing itself. In fact, in addition to the many other roles it plays in you body (at least 500 by some estimates!). Your liver is a powerful detoxifier and your body’s main ‘filtration system’. But how do you clean that filter; or detoxify the great detoxifier? The Benefits of Bentonite Powder It can raise a few questions when people hear that bentonite powder comes from bentonite read more…

5 Great Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

Posted: May 15, 2018

You might not like them so much when you chomp down on one, but they might be the healthiest part of a grape, and there’s no denying the benefits of grape seeds for weight loss and your overall health. Best consumed as grape seed extract , the heart of the many benefits it delivers are its powerful antioxidants. What is Oxidation & Why is it Harmful to Us? Despite the fact that we need to breathe it in every few seconds to continue read more…

3 Seemingly Healthy Eating Habits that Might be Packing on the Pounds

Posted: April 30, 2018

Healthier eating habits is the first step towards successful weight loss. when you combine healthier eating with more activity in an effective weight management strategy, you get the golden ‘one -two punch’ of weight loss, which is to healthily reduce how many calories you eat while increasing how many calories you burn. But sometimes the ‘healthy’ eating habits we adopt, while making perfect sense in theory, can actually make you gain weight . To give you a better idea of what we mean, let’s read more…