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Know Your Fats!

In a few older posts, I have mentioned some facts about fats..Good fats vs Bad fats and so on. This “educational”post talks about the topic in more detail since I have seen quite a few people with cholesterol problems or others that lack the knowledge…so here goes!

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How Do You Like Your Steak?

Over the years, more research has investigated the relationship between eating charred meat and the risk of developing cancer. Results? Not So Good….. Now the cancer forming chemicals that are in the spotlight are called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). These chemicals are formed when meats such as beef,

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A Bean called Soy…

Soybeans have been on the radar due to their health benefits which include cardiovascular health, reducing menopausal symptoms and others such as reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Since I see quite a lot of vegetarians too, I thought I would talk about how including soy products can

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Losing Weight without Exercise

A number of my patients have asked if it is possible to lose weight without exercise, walking, or engaging in some sort of activity…The answer – Yes you can lose weight with restricting your calorie intake alone BUT!!! Maintaining your weight loss without exercise or increasing physical

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More "Superfood" Buzz! Quinoa, Goji, Chia!

More and more foods are making headlines due to their nutritional benefits so I’ve decided to keep you all updated on the hype. This post will focus on the three foods that can be added to the list of “Superfoods”out there and they are – Quinoa, Chia

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Alcohol..The good, the bad & yes, it can get ugly!

Many call it the social drug…We use it but many abuse it. So what are the facts behind alcohol. Does it have any nutritional benefits? Does it interfere with weight loss? How much? For many of you who consume alcohol, I thought I would put down a

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Seaweed, the New Weight Loss Miracle??

A few days ago, a recent study has demonstrated that the dietary fibre in seaweed can reduce fat absorption by about 75%. Could this hold the key to fighting Obesity?! Researchers at the University of Newcastle used an artificial gut to test the effectiveness of more than

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Food for the Active- Part 2: Football & Gym Training

  Part 2    Football ( Soccer) Being one, if not, the most popular sport in the world, football involves a lot of sudden bursts of energy and sprinting where a player’s leg-muscle fuel stores (aka glycogen) can be easily depleted.The two main nutritional challenges are avoiding

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Food for the Active – Part 1

Over the next couple of days, I will target this post to those at a healthy weight who have high activity levels. The following diet tips will be provided according to activity – Gym Training, Dancers, Football players. Keep in mind that needs are tailored individually and

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Coffee, the New Health Food?!

So I assume that A LOT of you out there cannot and will not function in the mornings without that cup of coffee! With more research out there demonstrating its benefits, I just thought I would highlight the pros and cons of coffee since it is probably

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