But, there are conflicting opinions as to how much water to drink. Is there a magic number for everyone? Let’s dive right in. What counts toward water intake?

Are you the type of person that sets New Year’s resolutions that never make it past January? Or tell yourself that next Monday you will start fresh with your good habits, week after week? Well, know that this is common. Implementing new habits and changing behaviors is challenging and it takes time. More often than not, people set goals that are poorly-motivated and lacks the necessary steps to...

Maybe you feel a little nervous about the Christmas Holidays season or your much awaited and deserved vacations because you know there will be some late nights, too many drinks, and indulgences on delicious foods… If you are dealing with adrenal fatigue or weight loss resistance, going into a festive time can be a little anxiety-inducing. Or maybe you have done a lot of great progress lately in...

Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much damage all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods). Hence it is so important to know which ones to favour and which ones to avoid for for optimal health.

There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are acting out. But other times, the hunger may not be physical hunger. It may be a craving or an emotional trigger.

Mindfulness reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, thereby lowering inflammation and improving sleep. All of these can have massive effects on your physical and mental health. Let’s now briefly go over the research in three main areas: mood, weight, and gut health.

Multivitamins are the most commonly used supplements in the world! Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They are supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient.

Phytic acid is naturally present in most nuts, seeds, grains and legumes; it is the plant's storage form of the mineral phosphorus and is used as energy when the plant starts to grow. Phytic acid binds to the minerals iron, zinc, and calcium. When phytic acid is bound to a mineral, it is in the form of phytate.

You know that cooking is key to healthy eating. And, yes, it does get boring from time to time. Try one (or all) of my fun cooking tips to inspire you to get over to your kitchen and cook yourself some great dishes.

Acute stress usually won’t affect your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving. It is the chronic stress that is a problem. You see, your body has specific stress reactions. If these stress reactions are triggered every day or many times a day, that can mess with your health.

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