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Intermittent Fasting
29Apr

Intermittent Fasting

A growing number of experts have stated that Intermittent Fasting (IF) in short bursts can increase fat burning and improve our health. But what exactly is IF? Some use IF by only eating during an 8-12 hour window each day and fasting the remainder 24 hours. Others may fast for a 24-hour period every so often. Then there are dietary

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Is Coffee Healthy?
28Apr

Is Coffee Healthy?

There isn’t a black and white answer to whether coffee is healthy or not. Yes, coffee can provide several health benefits, but it can also pose risks. Ultimately it depends on many factors such as how you drink it, how much and how often, the quality of coffee consumed, and your individual biochemistry (age, weight, body fat, genetics). Each person’s

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Why You Need Zinc
28Apr

Why You Need Zinc

The importance of zinc doesn’t just extend to its well-known role in supporting our immune system. Zinc is one of the most vital micronutrients essential to so many daily functions in our body and our overall health and wellbeing. Without zinc, we can’t survive, let alone thrive. Benefits of Zinc Did you know more than 85% of our total body

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The Pros and Cons of the Keto Diet
30Mar

The Pros and Cons of the Keto Diet

We’ve seen our fair share of diet trends in recent years. The latest craze is the ketosis/ketogenic diet or better known as the keto diet. Showing to be popular particularly in the fitness industry, for endurance athletes and ironmen, and used as fat burning strategy. But is keto really for you? Can it be harmful? What are the pros and

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Your Essential Guide to Protein Supplements
30Mar

Your Essential Guide to Protein Supplements

With so many protein powders and supplements available it can be challenging to navigate the marketing labels and find what works best for you and your goals. Using protein supplements is not essential by any means and I always advocate food first. However, protein powders can come in handy for busy schedules or increasing protein and calorie intakes during intense

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4 Science-backed Superfoods
30Mar

4 Science-backed Superfoods

Several foods have been touted as superfoods over the years, with claims of numerous health benefits. Whilst it’s true many of these foods offer important nutrients for good health, there are a few foods with a long history of therapeutic use and health promoting benefits, supported by science-backed research. 1. Garlic You’ve heard of an apple a day, but a

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5 Ways to Detox Your Body Without Diets
26Feb

5 Ways to Detox Your Body Without Diets

Did you know our body has its own processes that do an amazing job of detoxifying itself daily? Our liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines and skin all play major roles in our detox pathways. This internal detox system works optimally when you eat a healthy nourishing diet and exercise regularly. Our detox system gets overwhelmed when we overload it with too

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Nutrient Timing Revisited: The Science
26Feb

Nutrient Timing Revisited: The Science

Nutrient timing is dietary strategy whereby specific nutrients (usually protein &/or carbohydrates) are consumed in and around training. The post-exercise period is widely considered the most critical part of nutrient timing. Theoretically nutrient timing is designed to optimize the adaptive response to exercise – rebuilding damaged muscle tissue and restoring muscle glycogen reserves. It is considered this speeds recovery, improves

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8 Foods to Boost Your Immune
24Feb

8 Foods to Boost Your Immune

It’s not only the cold and flu season that can test our immune systems, but a number of other common lifestyle factors could be increasing your susceptibility to illness. Intense or prolonged training sessions, lack of quality sleep, excess caffeine, high cortisol/stress levels, and sub-optimal gut health. These can all lower our immune function. Try adding the following foods into

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Stronger, Leaner, Healthier with Fish Oil
30Jan

Stronger, Leaner, Healthier with Fish Oil

Fish oil has been well researched and known for its many health promoting benefits. Omega-3, particularly EPA and DHA in fish oil has been linked to lowering inflammation, improving insulin sensitivity, lowering blood triglycerides, improving skin, as well as making us smarter (improving brain function, learning, memory, cognition). Research shows that fish oils may even increase muscle growth. This occurs

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6 herbs & spices to improve your health
29Jan

6 herbs & spices to improve your health

Not only do herbs and spices improve the taste of our food, they provide a range of nutrients and health benefits. Some spices are known to boost metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity and improve digestion. Many herbs and spices also contain more disease-fighting antioxidants per gram than fruits and vegetables. Here are some common health benefiting herbs and spices, and how

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Top Superfood Trends of 2017
29Jan

Top Superfood Trends of 2017

Move over kale. Goji berry who? There are new kids on the block in the superfood scene. Sure, we know how to eat healthy. We know we need to eat more vegetables and less processed food. But if you want to boost your nutritional intake, superfood is where it’s at. You heard it here first. Here are the top superfood

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