It’s estimated that up to 75% of adults are lactose intolerant. Lactose is the carbohydrate “milk sugar” naturally found in most dairy products. It’s this lactase enzyme that is lacking in most people who are lactose intolerant.

We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There's definitely more to the story than just what you're eating, right? A lot of this comes right down to your metabolic rate which is affected by things like your activity level, history of dieting, body composition, and even what you eat.

Foods with preservatives are more-processed, less-nutritious foods to begin with - not exactly health foods. So, even if you don’t mind preservatives, you probably should cut down on these kinds of foods, anyway. So, let’s learn more about a few common food preservatives: sulfites, nitrates, and BHA and BHT.

And as my expertise is to help people break through weight loss resistance, which is a real condition that takes time, energy, and patience to overcome, it INFURIATES me to see people promoting crash diets, quick fixes, and supplement miracles, and even [more] people falling into the traps of these false promises.

The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods; it’s often found close to the ingredient listing. The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they should be able to eat better, right? Whether you like the Nutrition Facts table or not, let’s make sure you get the most out of it,...

more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we're not just talking about heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, IBD, etc. We're talking about all kinds of issues like allergies, pain, mood disorders, and nutrient deficiencies.

This type of breakfast creates a vicious cycle of energy highs and lows throughout the day because of the insulin spikes caused by these high-sugary foods, which leaves you craving more sweet snacks: doughnut with coffee at 10am, sugar-loaded “energy” bar at 3pm... Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you...

Do you remember the fruity body shape descriptions being like an “apple” or a “pear”? The apple shape describes someone who is round around the middle (you know – belly fat, or beer belly) and the pear is used to define those who are rounder around the hips and thighs (you know – big booty!). THAT is what we're talking about here. Do you know which shape is associated with a higher risk of s...

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn't always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or at regular meals. Or All. The. Time. Below I am discussing three simple strategies to avoid ov...

Are you feeling tired, cold or have gained weight? Does your digestion seem a bit more “sluggish”? Are you convinced that your metabolism is slow? Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down? Metabolism includes all of the reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy and there are lots of factors that affect how fast it works.

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