Sep.29

The Health Benefits of Locally-Grown Raw Honey

Honey has been used for centuries for its healing properties and sweet flavor. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar and is better for you. When possible, it’s best to buy locally grown, organic, raw honey that’s produced by bees in or near the environment you live. Consuming foods from the area you live is beneficial as they contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment.

Fresh, raw honey is also tastier and more potent. When you buy from local independent farmers, you help your local economy.

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Sep.17

Everything You Need to Know About Ketosis

Everything You Need to Know About Ketosis

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body uses fat, rather than sugar, for energy. Your body shifts into ketosis when your blood sugar is low, and the glycogen in your muscles has been depleted. Typically, this happens when you eat a low carb diet or fast from food altogether for a prolonged period. Ketosis is usually heralded as a fast and effective way to lose body fat. Research suggests that ketosis may positively affect health in other ways, as well.

How Does Ketosis Work?

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Sep.17

Bloated Stomach: What Causes Bloating?

Bloated Stomach: What Causes Bloating?

Bloating is caused by gas or air trapped in the abdomen and can cause mild to severe discomfort. Extreme cases can cause difficulty eating or breathing. Although bloating can be a signal that something is amiss in your diet or digestive tract, in general, bloating is relatively common and isn’t cause for concern. A healthy lifestyle and an understanding of digestive disorders can help reduce and prevent bloating.

Symptoms Associated With Bloating

While bloating is a symptom itself, there are some classic characteristics that can help you differentiate bloating from other conditions. The following is a short list of general indicators:

  • Abdominal tightness
  • Cramping or sharp pains
  • Feeling full hours after a meal
  • Gas and flatulence
  • Stomach growling
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Sep.17

Can Cayenne Pepper Aid in Weight Loss?

Can Cayenne Pepper Aid in Weight Loss?

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

Cayenne pepper is a potent weight loss aid that can help curb your appetite, heat up your metabolism, and even help burn extra fat. With these significant benefits, it should be no surprise that cayenne is an integral part of popular weight loss plans like the Master Cleanse. Cayenne peppers can be grown at home or purchased at almost any grocery store. If you are looking for a safe, reliable strategy to fortify your efforts to support a healthy body weight, cayenne is an option you should consider.

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Sep.13

Are You Still Using Plastic Bags? #BanTheBag

Are You Still Using Plastic Bags? #BanTheBag

Being so accustomed to the convenience and ready supply of plastic bags in supermarkets across Australia, it can be difficult to change our habits and remember to pack reusable shopping bags – especially on an unplanned, afterwork stop-in. While supermarkets like Aldi and some smaller grocers do not automatically provide plastics bags at checkouts (prompting some organization on our part, or opting for the cardboard box) the lack of participation by major supermarkets and convenience stores means our collective contribution to the production and littering of plastics remains significant.

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