Have You Heard About Intermittent Fasting Benefits?

0 June 30, 2017

Did you know that skipping breakfast everyday is actually an intermittent fasting benefit and can lead towards a healthier, happier you?

Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. Intermittent fasting can be used along with calorie restriction for weight loss.

Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight, burn fat and promote muscle growth. According to local dietitian, Robbie Clark, he says the following, “Intermittent fasting is safe when performed properly, and can change the function of cells, genes and hormones – and is therefore beneficial for weight loss and disease prevention.” This is because fasting gives our bodies an opportunity to “initiate important cellular repair processes, and can change hormone levels, which makes stored body fat more accessible – for energy and to burn”. Intermittent Fasting Benefits:

  • Blood levels of insulin drop significantly, which improves blood glucose control and facilitates fat burning.
  • Blood levels of the human growth hormone increases, which helps facilitate fat burning and muscle growth.
  • The body undergoes important cellular repair process.
  • Lowers your cholesterol levels, which are all associated with a reduced risk of

0 June 23, 2017

It’s all fun and games until you forget to stay hydrated.

Dehydration is real and easily prevented when we take caution and consideration to stay hydrated.

What Causes Dehydration? Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t have as much water as it needs. When the body goes without enough water, it can’t function properly. Everyone loses water from their body everyday. But what really matters is the actual loss of fluid from your body. It determines just how dehydrated you actually are and what you need to do to get re-hydrated. Signs and symptoms look like:

  • Dry mouth
  • Not peeing very much
  • Headache
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Sunken eyes
  • Lack of energy
  • Rapid breathing

When your body becomes excessively dehydrated it is due to not only the loss of water, but also electrolytes, which are essential minerals in your blood and body fluids. We hate to say it, but there is only one way to treat dehydration and this to replace the fluids and electrolytes your body has lost. Here’s a few at-home remedies you can do to be proactive with dehydration

  1. Drink
  2. Sip on Sports drinks and coconut water
  3. Eat Fruit
  4. Weigh yourself
  5. Check for discolored urine
  6. Drink when you feel like you don’

0 June 16, 2017

School is out and summer is here! It’s important to stay protected from the sun this summer and find out if your sunscreen protection is really protecting you?

Recent studies have shown that your sunscreen protection really might not be protecting you after all.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of least 30, which blocks 97% of the sun’s UVB rays. But it is important to understand that no sunscreen can completely block all of the sun and should be applied every 2 hours rain or shine, for best effective results.   Higher SPFs do block a little more of the sun’s UVB rays, but they do not completely block 100% of the sun’s rays. Recently on the Today show they shared, “The number on the bottle isn’t always accurate. Of the 58 lotions, sprays and sticks rated by consumer reports this year, 20 of t

0 June 9, 2017

Have you heard about fat burner supplements? Or maybe you’ve heard about Thermogenics?

What exactly are fat burner supplements?

Fat burners: are a fitness supplement designed to increase metabolism, increase energy, and reduce appetite; by doing so the supplement increases the number of calories your body burns. Over time, after body is affected by the supplement and it can translate into weight loss. There are also other ingredients in fat burners that can signal certain hormones, like epinephrine, to break down fats and make them ready for the body to use as a fuel source. It’s important to understand that fat burners are supplements. They are not sugar, or even a daily multivitamin, they are to be taken with caution and awareness. Fat burners are designed with ingredients that can really give you an extra boost to help burn fat, they cannot replace a solid diet and exercise plan.

The difference between Fat Burners and Thermogenics

#1. Thermogenic Means to produce heat, and the term is commonly applied to drugs that increase heat through metabolic stimulation, or to microorganisms which create heat within organic waste. A thermogenic raises your body temperature, so you can burn more fat. #2. Fat Burner Is an over-

0 June 1, 2017

If you’re reading this, you might be asking yourself “Am I anemic?”

What does being anemic actually mean?

The definition of anemic is, “Suffering from anemia. Colorless, bloodless, pale, pallid, pasty-faced, sickly, weak, lacking in color, spirit, or vitality.” Anemia happens when your body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells. When you don’t produce enough red blood cells, you don’t get enough oxygen which results in feeling severely fatigued and can cause serious health complications. Anemia is also referred to as having low iron or poor blood. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Irritability
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Racing or irregular heartbeat
  • Inability to concentrate or think clearly
  • Chest pain
  • Sexual dysfunction

Are these traits sounding familiar? If yes, you might be anemic. In order to be diagnosed as anemic you usually undergo the following:

  • A blood test that measures all the different components of your blood
  • Medical and family history (genetic or illness)
  • A physical exam showing your breathing and heartbeat
  • Other blood tests to show iron count or vitamin deficiencies to look more closely at the red blood cells

If you are diagnosed as anemic, it means that your

0 May 26, 2017

Did you know that there are so many great benefits of vitamin D?

Today we are talking about 3 types of vitamin D benefits that you won’t want to miss out on.

Vitamin D Benefits:

#1. Vitamin D Fights Disease

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, getting a daily dose of vitamin D actually helps reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D also decreases your chance of developing heart disease, according to Circulation. Finally, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that, vitamin D helps reduce the likelihood of getting the flu.

#2. Vitamin D Reduces Depression

Ever heard of seasonal depression? If not, you can read about it here. Seasonal depression often times occurs when an individual is not exposed to vitamin D after long periods of time. In return, vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Research has shown that people who were experiencing anxiety or depression were extremely deficient in vitamin D.

#3. Vitamin D Boosts Weight Loss

In a research study, people who received a daily dose of vitamin D and calcium supplement were able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. The effect of both t

0 May 18, 2017

Over 19 million American teenager and adults are struggling with daily depression.

Are you one of these 19 million who are fighting against daily depression?

Depression is a real illness. It is a brain disorder characterized by a persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Signs & Symptoms

  • Constantly sad, anxious, or feeling “empty”
  • Hopelessness or pessimism
  • Feeling guilty, worthless and helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Difficult time focusing, remembering and making decisions
  • Hard time sleeping, over-sleeping, or early-morning awakening
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms

Symptoms are different for everyone. Some people feel constantly sad, while others may not feel sad at all. Symptoms may also vary depending on the stage of the illness.

6 Types of Depression

1.) Major Depression

This type of depression includes symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. Some episodes only happen once, but usually you can suffer with this frequently.

2.) Persistent Depres

0 May 12, 2017

Looking for some weight loss tips to help you lose some extra pounds by summer?

There’s more to weight loss tips than by just taking some magic fat burner pill. These 25 steps will be the easiest, simple small changes in your life that will make the biggest impact on your weight loss journey.

Disclaimer: Everyone’s body is different. Not all of these 25 steps are guaranteed to make your lose weight.

15 Weight Loss Tips:

1). Increase water intake When drinking about 4-5 liters of water a day, it cleanses your body from toxins in the form of urine which helps in any weight loss efforts. 2). Switch out your tea & coffee for green tea Drinking a cup of hot green tea every morning on an empty stomach can cleanse the toxins in your body and also reduce constipation. 3). Drink hot water with lemon & honey Hot water with lemon and honey is a great trick for losing weight. Drink every morning on an empty stomach. 4). Get rid of carbs Carbohydrates are a must in most individual’s diets. In fact, in all of the food groups, the amount of carbs consumed is the highest. This causes a problem because every gram of carbohydrate contains four calories. And most foods that are rich in carbs barely possess any other nutrients. Be careful with your carb intake. 5). Eat more

0 May 5, 2017

Eating Disorders. What are they and how can we fight them?

Eating disorder: (n) an eating disorder is any range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits.

Risk factors of an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are something that you don’t want to mess with because they can result in fatal, severe health problems. Most eating disorders happen in the teenage years or young adulthood stage of life and are twice as likely to be developed by women than men, and are most likely caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors.

Types of Eating Disorders

There are 3 different types of eating disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa. 1). Anorexia Nervosa– self-starvation and excessive weight loss.

  • Not enough food intake
  • Extremely afraid of weight gain, which results in persistent preventative weight gain
  • Overly worried about their image. Low self-esteem
  • Not able to understand the severity of the disorder

2). Binge Eating- uncontrolled, compulsive overeating resulting in feeling uncomfortably full.

  • Often overeating episodes of intaking extremely large amounts of food, without weight gain behaviors
  • Feeling out o

0 April 21, 2017

Have you cleaned out your medicine cabinet lately? It’s not common for most people to be conscious of cleaning out their medicine cabinet.

What if we told you that only 19% had cleaned out their medicine cabinet in the past 3 years… Would you believe it?

Well the statistics are true, only 19 percent of people hadn’t cleaned out their medicine cabinet in over 3 years! Whether it’s Tylenol, cough syrup, or some prescribed medicine that your doctor gave to you for fighting a sickness you caught 12 months ago, it’s important to take extra precautions when storing medicine in your home. Expired prescriptions and medicines can be harmful to our bodies and if those substances get in the hands of the wrong people, it can result in serious results. All residents like to store their medicine in different locations. The bather mirror, above the fridge, or in a closet that you can store your medicine’s way up high. For items kept inside and close reach should be those that you use daily, or at least on a regular schedule. Other substances like prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, hydrogen peroxide, and bandages, are things that we like to consider that you place in your “essentials” zone. But still making sure that young children or un responsibilities aren’t getting into. Make sure that you are keeping these substances up to date and are disposing the