Your Health Matters! Maintain All Your Hard Work All Year Long!
Written by Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor
To be honest, losing and maintaining a healthy weight is difficult at ANY time of the year, but for some reason our will power is weakest around the holidays and our health goals usually get pushed by
Starting the day with the highest calorie meal including a dessert at breakfast and eating less throughout the day showed a positive effects on weight loss results. Patients who consumed a front-loaded diet: Large breakfast (600cal), 500cal lunch and 300cal dinner lost an average of 45lbs over 8 months.
Propylene glycol: Chemical found in personal care products and foods that keeps products from melting in heat or freezing in fridgid temperatures. It has been linked to cancer, developmental and reproductive issues, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption and organ toxicity.
The first part of my ride started like any other. Small hills here and there but mostly flat road. We went for a nice 50km flat ride yesterday unscathed so today we decided to challenge ourselves with an 80km ride.
The Globe and Mail released an article (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-news/tests-for-food-allergies-sensitivities-a-waste-of-money-doctor-says/article2376863/) stating that food sensitivity tests, much like the ones we do at my Naturopathic Clinics, are a “waste of money”.
While I certainly respect Coca Cola for acknowledging the weight crisis we have in North America, I find the commercial more of a new marketing tactic than a true desire to make changes to people’s diet. In the commercial Coke claims that of their 650 products, 180 are now low-calorie or calorie free.
Dr. Jonathan Prousky, ND and Chief Naturopathic Medical Officer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto said it best: “When you medicate a child, you teach the child that he/she cannot be normal without a medication. It disempowers the child from thinking that he/she can cope and emotionally regulate.
By Gena Kelly On February 21, the Haldimand Abilities Centre in Hagersville hosted a Heart Health seminar led by Andrea Maxim, naturopathic doctor of Healing Journey Naturopathic Clinic in Caledonia. February is National Heart Awareness month. Dr.