The Secret of Vigor

What is vigor anyway? In his book “The Secret of Vigor” Shawn Talbot describes it as, “a state of biochemical balance – a three-tiered sustained mood state characterized by physical energy, mental acuity, and emotional wellbeing.” Brain chemistry. When the brain is sending signals with acuity and quickness, vigor mounts. Vitality flourishes. That seems easy enough. Can’t we just will […]

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Insulin, inflammation, and infertility

Insulin is a common culprit these days, it seems. A troublesome instigator of many inflammatory and immune conditions, now it has found its way into infertility. In today’s Globe and Mail article “Mysterious Infertility Cause Baffles Scientists”, Shirley Wang writes about the link between polycystic ovarian syndrome and infertility. PCOS is a disease that is often linked to insulin resistance, blood […]

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Hormones hijacking your health?

If everything you ate had the exact same pathway through the body, an Oreo cookie would be just as good a snack as a few almonds. The theory “calories in = calories out” has long been retired, but we still cling to it in hopes of being able to eat whatever we wish. After all, the food industry tells us […]

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Give your knees what they need

If you’ve ever loaded too much weight onto a shelf and watched the screws pull out of the wall, or piled too many books onto a bookcase as it sags sideways, you know that joints can only hold so much weight before they fail. The knees are no different. Your legs are designed to support your weight, and the knees are […]

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Eating to rid inflammation

Many of us are suffering from varying degrees of inflammation. It comes in the form of pain, soreness, congestion, weight gain, arthritis, fatigue, and repeated bouts of sickness. It’s important to understand that food feeds or fends off inflammation. The only way to get rid of chronic inflammation is to eat non-inflammatory foods as often as possible, while steering clear of some of […]

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Alkaline foods to reduce inflammation

The Following list contains those foods that are alkaline. From the article below on PH balance, you will appreciate the importance of maintaining a balanced PH levels in the body. The best way to do this. Eat your greens, my friend. And LOTS of them. • Dark, Leafy Greens – collards, kale, mustard and dandelion greens, chard, and spinach, parsley, […]

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Understanding PH in the body – Why you need greens

There is one area of your life, in particular, where balance is essential yet it is not well known or often overlooked, and that is with regards to your body’s internal environment. PH-balance exists within the body and is crucial to life. There is an ongoing battle between acid and alkaline, and the delicate balance of the two (PH-balance) is […]

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Why weaning off milk is wise

In Canada, as well as in the US, we are told to have four 8-oz glasses of the white liquid per day. As Mark Bittman, of the New York Times, points out this is two pounds of milk being swallowed in one day. Holy cow! Not only is it a bucket of calories, it provides the same amount of sugar […]

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