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July 14, 2019

Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps your spirit animal is less like an Eagle and more like a gassy antelope?” Does a meal ever leave you with a 5 months pregnant food baby?

Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly.  That means 1 in 3 to 4 people in an elevator is a ticking time bomb! It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through you as well as it could. 

There are many reasons you might experience these symptoms. Maybe because of a serious condition, or a food allergy or intolerance (what you eat). It can also result from how you eat.

If you have a serious digestive issue like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), then make sure you eat accordingly. Same goes if you know certain foods give you gas. Simply avoid them. 

If you’re already doing those things, and still experience bloating, here are some great tips for dealing with it naturally.

1) D...

July 7, 2019

The Calgary Stampede.  A second Christmas season, trading sweaters for daisy dukes, and good tidings for YA-HOO’s.  Love it or hate it, it is one of the most anticipated times of the year in YYC. Filled with pancake breakfasts, day drunk shenanigans, and deep fried EVERYTHING on a stick.  

It can be hard not to get sucked into the cowboy whimsy of it all.  So how do you have a fun filled stampede without gaining 10 pounds all the while NOT feeling deprived?  

Seems like a tall order, but follow my hot tips and you will be cutting those jean shorts a little shorter this year.  

  1. FOCUS ON THE VEG – are you going to be perfect during stampede?  Hell, no. But by focusing on making HALF of everything you eat a vegetable you will be filling your belly full of high fiber, nutrient dense foods, leaving less room for all the junk. 

    Tip: Eat a massive salad with some high quality fat and protein before you hit the midway.  Less hungry. Less cravings.

     

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October 7, 2018

WHOEVER SAID "SLEEP LIKE A BABY" MUST HAVE BEEN HIGH AF.

Everyone who has been within a city block of a new baby (or a new mama) knows that babies sleep for like, 20 minutes at a time (okay maybe just mine - maybe you get a couple hours out of yours).  Hardly a goal to strive for.  And yet, many of us actually DO sleep like a baby.  Waking up several times a night, tossing and turning for hours before falling asleep or waking at 5 am on a Sunday (NOT on purpose – who would do that on purpose? Psychopaths. That’s who).

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night?  Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day?  Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP IS FASCINATING, COMPLICATED AND GROWING. 

Sleep is a basic human need and yet we're just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it.

Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind....

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