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weight loss 101

PART 2: Weight Loss 101 – Crucial Tips When Losing Weight Seems Impossible

Continued from PART 1: Weight Loss 101 – Crucial Tips When Losing Weight Seems Impossible. Weight loss tips PART 1 included: 1) Attitude check!, 2) Get a check-up, and 3) Don’t forget family. Next are tips #4 and #5 of seven… Weight Loss 101 – ... »

weight loss 101

PART 1: Weight Loss 101 – Crucial Tips When Losing Weight Seems Impossible

Do you think weight loss is too hard, or even impossible for you? Has every diet you tried, failed? Here are some ‘weight loss 101’ steps to make losing weight possible for you. Weight Loss 101 – Tip #1: Attitude check! First of all, check your attit... »

long-term weight loss

Three Necessary Elements for Long-Term Weight Loss

Long-term weight loss requires long-term vision and goals to see you through the process. What this typically means is that a bigger vision needs to be in place, like a weight goal in pounds that you want to lose, or a set weight goal amount for how ... »

when to eat

When to Eat to Lose Weight: How Time-of-Day Eating Affects Weight Loss

Most of us are familiar with the old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But is it true? Does when to eat, or how we eat, or what we eat affect whether we gain weight? More importantly, does it affect when we lose weight? I cou... »

fat-free

Don’t Be Fooled By Fat-Free!

Fat-free does not mean calorie-free. If you’re trying to lose weight, you must count all your calories, not just the fat. Congratulations if you are obese and have made the decision to lose weight. If you weight 20 per cent or more than the maximum h... »

chrysanthemum

Protect Your Liver with Chrysanthemum Tea

The next time you feel like your liver needs a boost (such as after a night of drinking), go for some chrysanthemum tea. Taken from the Chrysanthemum plant, chrysanthemum tea is widely consumed in Asia and can be readily found in Vancouver’s specialt... »

kelp for weight loss

Kelp for Weight Loss, Especially if You Have a Sluggish Thyroid

Taking sea kelp for weight loss might be a good idea for people with a sluggish thyroid. The thyroid gland is connected to maintaining metabolism and preventing body fat from accumulating. If your thyroid is underactive (i.e., sluggish) or you have a... »

crash diet

Considering a Crash Diet? Why They Don’t Work

With the rising obesity crisis—considered an epidemic by the World Health Organization—many Canadians are becoming concerned about their weight. But it is important not to panic. Panicking leads to crash dieting, a crash diet is not likely to work. O... »

cordyceps

Fatty Liver? Cordyceps Mushroom in Cordycepin Drug May Help

Do you eat too much fat? Drink alcohol too much? Or have a liver disease? Perhaps you’ve had food poisoning before, or were born with a deficient liver. Either way, there is a product called Cordycepin, whose name comes from the primary fungus from w... »

mushroom supplement

Liver Cancer Mushroom Supplement – Phellinus Linteus

The most common type of liver cancer is hepatoma, but a mushroom supplement using the medicinal mushroom Phellinus linteus may be coming to the rescue.  The study of mushrooms is called mycology. Mycological experts, like Paul Stamets, know about the... »

lose weight effortlessly

Five Easy Ways to Lose Weight

Reader’s Digest recently had a great story called 50 Easy Ways to Lose Weight.  Even though losing weight is not rocket science – ultimately you just have to burn more calories than you consume – the tips the publication presented were great.  Here a... »

quit smoking

Part 2: The Best Ways for How to Quit Smoking

In Part 1: The Best Ways for How to Quit Smoking, we covered the quitting smoking cold turkey, as well as the Taper Down method, and covered why you need a personal reason to help you quit smoking. Next we will cover supplements or aids, specifically... »

quit smoking

Part 1: The Best Ways for How to Quit Smoking

Smoking cigarettes or cigars or any other nicotine product can be a very addictive habit—just ask those who smoke! Yet there are ways to stop smoking that are easier than others, but it all depends on the individual as to which one is best. In cigare... »

protein and amino acids

Vegetarian or Vegan Protein and Amino Acids

If you are vegan or vegetarian, or are considering that diet and lifestyle change, you may be wondering what some of the best sources of protein and amino acids actually are. Here is a list of some high-protein vegetable-based foods that also provide... »

healthy snacks for Halloween

Healthy Snacks for Halloween – Weelicious Family Recipes

On occasion, especially special occasions like Halloween, I like to look up websites that I can plunder for an edible munchies list of great recipes! Holiday fun can include a host of ghouls and pumpkins that are made out of simple—and HEALTHY—ingred... »

best enzymes for digestion

10 Best Enzymes for Digestion, GERD, or Stomach Acid

For years I suffered with GERD and chronic heartburn, as well as random stomach attacks called esophagitis, which was like a band or belt being cinched around my chest cavity as a spasm. Later I was diagnosed with GERD and put on a stomach medicine (... »

diabetes and anger

Diabetes and Anger – Helpful Tips for the Angry Diabetic

This particular article is near and dear to me because of whom it makes me think of… my best friend’s late husband, whom died of complications associated with Type 1 diabetes. A lot of people feel anger concerning—because of or about—chronic diseases... »

vegetarian protein

Non-Meat Vegetarian Protein Choices That Help You Stay Healthy

Vegans and vegetarians share a common problem; aside from deficiencies in the amino acid lysine, plus iron, zinc, calcium, and vitamin B-12, one of the challenges for choosing a vegetarian lifestyle is to make sure you get enough protein in your diet... »

vegan diet

Part 2: Four Reasons Why a Vegan Diet is Deficient

In Part 1: Four Reasons Why a Vegan Diet is Deficient, I covered reasons 1 and 2 of why a vegan diet is deficient for the human organism. Here is the continued article… Reason 3 – Why a vegan diet is deficient: FEAR-BASED PROPAGANDA Many vegan diet p... »

vegan diet

Part 1: Four Reasons Why a Vegan Diet is Deficient

I personally love eating vegan because I feel better when I do. But it’s not just because it is often organic and lacks the hormones and chemicals associated with meat or dairy products, but because it digests easier, and I feel just as satisfied. I ... »

nutrition facts comparison

Nutrition Facts Comparison – Handy Tool to Compare Foods Side-by-Side

Nutrition Facts Comparison – Handy Tool to Compare Foods Side-by-Side I found this really handy tool that allows you to compare food nutrition facts side-by-side, so thought I would share it with you. So many times I have spoken with people who wante... »

couch potato syndrome

The Science Behind Couch Potato Syndrome

The science behind being a couch potato may be cooked up whole, or cut into pieces so it is easier to bite off, but the final message may be boiled down to something not unlike the consistency of mashed potatoes. Yes, it is as starchy and bad for you... »

unhealthy foods

Part 3: Unhealthy Foods That You May Think are Good for You

Continued from Part 2 of this article (list of unhealthy foods)… or go straight to Part 1 List of unhealthy foods TEA – Brew it yourself as the ones in jars usually are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients, plus sugar and flavorings. RICE CAK... »

unhealthy foods

Part 1: Unhealthy Foods That You May Think are Good for You

The folks at Shape came up with a wonderful but lengthy flash-based article called 50 Seemingly Healthy Foods that are Bad for You: Don’t be fooled by misleading health food. I thought that the list of information was practical, and the photos nice, ... »

breaking your diet

Tips for Not Breaking Your Diet

Breaking your diet can be a tough thing for a lot of people. Sometimes it seems hard to avoid snack foods, especially when others are eating it in front of you, or you are too hungry, there are not a lot of food choices, or you are just not in the mo... »

mushroom complex

Veterinarians Prescribe Anti-Cancer Mushroom Complex for Dogs-Cats-Horses

In the Vancouver, BC area there are some veterinarians who are able to prescribe an important medicinal mushroom complex to their patients, the dogs and cats that enter their doors for cancer therapy. In some cases, horses are also able to use the mu... »

chronic dandruff

Your Shampoo May be Contributing to Chronic Dandruff

I have had an interesting history with chronic dandruff, and attempted dandruff control using a variety of shampoos, ever since I was a teenager. Today I am happy to say I live a shampoo-free life and my dandruff is finally gone! Why? Because shampoo... »

zinc and prostate

Zinc and Prostate Health: Oysters May Protect Against Prostate Cancer

Zinc is a mineral that the body needs, but men may need more than women. Dietary zinc can be gotten through zinc-based foods, or through supplementation. It is thought that there is a connection between zinc and prostate cancer, since cancerous prost... »

zinc in oysters

Zinc in Oysters Vs. Cold Lozenges or Cold Remedies

Oysters are known to be an aphrodisiac, eaten for health, but are also known in modern times to boost the immune system due to the amount of zinc in them. Zinc may help ward off a cold, reduce its symptoms, and shorten its duration. So does the zinc ... »

mineral makeup

Warning: Is Bare or Natural Mineral Makeup Actually Healthy?

Consumers are concerned with the health of their skin as they choose health products these days. Cosmetics are typically loaded with chemicals that are unnatural, manufactured (artificial), or otherwise not necessarily meant for putting on (or in, ev... »

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