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Nutrition Tips
 

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A person’s Diet is made up of the food they eat. Nutrition is the way that the food people eat nourishes their bodies.
Good nutrition means your body is getting all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to work at its best level. Eating a healthy diet is your main way to get good nutrition. MORE.

True food allergies are relatively rare, but food sensitivities are now at record levels. Our poisoned and tainted commercialized food supply has been described as “Franken foods” and has contributed to a new generation of health conditions and disease. MORE...

 

Eat More of these, Lose Weight, Be Healthier

There are plenty of things to add to your diet that can help you lose weight, feel better and even look better—including these superpowered foods in your weekly diet will do all this and MORE...

 

Getting kids to try (and like!) new foods
The best time to form lifelong healthy eating habits is when kids are young. This means offering a variety of foods on a regular basis. Some of these foods will be new to your child. I’m sure every parent can agree that introducing new foods to a child may be easier said than done. Do not fear, there are ways to go about this process that will be fruitful and start them eating better for life. MORE...

Food Nutrition Labels

It's all right in fron of you. Here are some tips on making sense of Food Nutrition Labels on packaging. MORE...

 

Do I Need Detoxification?

Purification, also known as detoxification, can help you remove natural toxins from your body and help maintain a healthy weight. We are exposed to external toxins every-day, including pollutants, pesticides, and chemicals. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts as a result of normal metabolic function. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can become overburdened. Purification offers your body additional support to expel natural toxins and minimize your weight, which is important to maintaining your health and vitality. MORE...

 

Fatigue - Tired of Being Tired?

The degree of fatigue varies from person to person, from those who do not have enough energy to accomplish the daily tasks, to those who are rendered almost helpless from exhaustion. Some of us may have inherited a weaker constitution from our parents or from early childhood traumas, and others may suffer from malnutrition or the inability to obtain the proper nutrients from the food that we eat.  MORE...

 

Pouring on the Pounds

Soda is making us fat. Sugary beverages don’t make you full, so the calories you drink add to those you eat rather than replace them. The beverage industry spends billions of dollars every year on advertising…and it’s working: Our consumption of sugary beverages has doubled in the past 30 years and now makes up 7% of our daily calories. Soda is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. MORE...

 

Worst Ingredients in Food

Do you know what's in your foods?
Label reading is key for healthy eating and here is our list of the seven worst ingredients you'll find in food. MORE...

 

 

Fat Triggers

Fat Triggers are keeping you from achieving your ideal weight, here’s what’s going on… Your emotional life, your stress levels, nutrition, digestion, and a handful of other factors in your environment are triggering a weight gain response in your body. There are more than 10 Fat Triggers and having multiple ones are quite normal, so don’t be concerned. Most people have 2 or more triggers, myself included. MORE.

Digestion and GI (Gut) Health

Good Health Depends on a "Happy Gut"
It may surprise you to learn that many health problems and diseases begin in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.
A vigorous digestive system is needed in order to assimilate many nutrients --- especially minerals --- from food. Good digestive function also helps prevent bacteria (including H. pylorii, the "ulcer bacteria") and intestinal parasites from getting a "foot-hold" in the body. The biggest surprise of all may be that low digestive function, not excess stomach acid, is the most common cause of GERD, heartburn and acid indigestion.   Poor digestion is associated with MORE...
 
*Turn Up The Spice*

You may only need to add a pinch of seasoning to every meal to enjoy better health. Common dietary spices are linked to many healthy benefits, including reduced pain and lowering the risk of cancer. In addition to tasting great, these ingredients can give your body a boost, so turn up the heat, and add some spice to your diet! MORE...

 

Inflammatory and Anti-inflammatory Foods 

Can the foods you eat help reduce inflammation? Some experts believe it's possible, so here is a list of some foods which may be anti-inflammatory foods (and which ones to avoid). MORE...
 
10 Health Benefits of Massage

A good massage therapist can make you feel like a new person! And now research suggests Massage can ease insomnia, boost immunity, prevent PMS, and more. Even hospitals are making it a standard therapy. See (or feel!) for yourself what amazing things a massage can do for you! MORE...

 

Cancer-Fighting Foods

Certain group of foods can help in the fight against cancer. These foods contain angiogenesis inhibitors that stop the spread of cancer by preventing tumors from creating new blood vessels. Without new blood vessels, the tumors cannot survive.
The chart below will help you choose foods known for their naturally occurring anti-angiogenic and anti-cancer properties.
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Upcoming Free Health Workshops with Living Well
Heart Health, Digestive Health, The Power of Food, Weight Loss, Beating Surgar, Stress & Fatigue and more...
 

Dr Francine Lajoie, Living Well Chiropractic, Nutrition and Massage

 

 

 
 
 
Living Well Chiropractic, Nutrition and Massage. We offer a combination of proven successful therapies to obtain the results our patients deserve. Our Mission is to change the current healthcare system of "Treatment over Prevention" by educating our patients on how to prevent illness and pain, and improve their overall health so they can Live Well. Check out our web site for the schedule of Free Weekly Health Workshops, and facebook us to stay current with all we offer. www.living-well.info