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March 23, 2019

What is Stress?

Stress manifests in various ways within the body. Essentially, stress is your body’s response to a demand. Stress is an important part of life and it is how our body adapts, grows and becomes more resilient. Common sources of stress are outlined in Table 1. Short bursts of stress that are followed by longer periods of recovery, such as lift...

March 15, 2019

Wow! What an incredible opportunity it was to attend and participate in Low Carb Denver 2019. This conference created a warming sense of community filled with exciting vibes and unlimited hype for the entire 3 days. I hope that I can do the weekend justice and give you more of an insight into what it is like to attend a Low Carb conference in this blog pi...

February 1, 2019

Fasting refers to voluntary periods of abstaining from food for health, performance, spiritual, or religious reasons. Intermittent-fasting describes a type of fasting that generally continues for 12 to 24 hours, as opposed to extended periods of fasting that may last from 24 hours to many days (or even weeks). But why would we voluntarily go without food...

January 29, 2019

I am writing this post out of disappointment with the lack of information and education that is being perpetuated by a particular online community that continues to shame and blame people who choose to eat meat and animal products. Just as the title of this post says, choosing to eat animal products does not mean that you don't love and support anima...

January 25, 2019

Have you ever been on the internet and read something about the latest and greatest diet, and then the next day read something that completely contradicts what you originally read? Yeah? Well it happens a lot, and it makes understanding what to eat very confusing.

Since I started studying my Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics, I have been asked on numerou...

March 5, 2018

On the 31st of December 2015, my father had a heart attack and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A stent was placed in his left coronary artery to clear the blockage that was preventing the passage of blood and oxygen to his heart, and his life was saved.

After this traumatic event, my father endured countless cardiologists, medical doctors, dia...

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