Why am I having trouble losing weight?

Why am I having trouble losing weight?

Contrary to popular belief our metabolism is not as simple as calories in and calories out. Our ability to burn fat depends on our muscle to fat ratio, inflammation and energy hormones. If you are having trouble burning fat easily at lease one of these factors will be...

Puberty Blues – Is your Teen at Risk?

By Cassi Cowlam, BHSc(Nat) Naturopath, The Medical Sanctuary The title of the book “Puberty Blues” can sum up perfectly that time in a child’s life when they are rapidly transitioning – no longer a child, but not yet an adult – and this period in their life can be...

Sugar, not so sweet for brains

Sugar might be sweet on your palate, but too much of it is a serious health concern. We know that high levels of sugar in the blood have been shown to reduce the working memory capacity of mice, effectively making them more “stupid.” Now a new human-based study done...

Bring on the Bacteria!

What are fermented foods? Though the term “fermented” sounds vaguely distasteful, the results of this ancient preparation and preservation technique through a process of lacto-fermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating...
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