• Eat Well,  Emotions & Food,  Fitness,  Health Articles,  Nutrients,  Nutrition,  Uncategorized

    Rest and Digest

              How are you eating your food?   One of the most overlooked components of supporting optimal digestion is the mental-emotional state in which we consume our food. In order for our food to be properly broken down and absorbed, our bodies need to be in what is called the ‘parasympathetic’ nervous system state, otherwise known as our ‘rest-and-digest’ state. This is the state of being in which we experience sensations of feeling calm, grounded, at ease, and focused on what’s in front of us. This contrasts with our ‘sympathetic’ nervous system state, otherwise known as our ‘fight-or-flight’ state. This is the state of being in…

  • Eat Well,  Emotions & Food,  Health Articles,  Hormones,  Live Well,  Nutrients,  Nutrition,  Stress,  Uncategorized,  Women Wellness

    A Series on Stress: It’s All in Your Head

      We have discussed several key factors that should be considered when addressing stress and trying to improve its management: diet and sleep are crucial, and supplementation with nutrients and botanicals can offer incredible support. The power of our mind, however, is perhaps the most paramount. There is a fine balance between stressing the importance of diet and lifestyle and harnessing the power of supplementation, while also acknowledging that efforts in these areas will amount to very little if one’s perception and thought pathways are not supportive. At the end of the day, we are always going to have sources of stress in our life. If we can change our…

  • Detox,  Diabetes,  Eat Well,  Emotions & Food,  Live Well,  Nutrients,  Recipes,  Weight Loss

    Limited offer- Invigorate Detox Program by Marianna Duba

    Marianna’s Detox Program is offered at a special price $99 (regular $150) until Feb. 29, 2016. The beginning of the year is great time to support our body’s cleansing processes. Many of us will feel the holiday season’s ‘after-effects’: fatigue, weight gain, bloating, mood changes, lack of motivation and overall concentration. A detoxification program can help you to overcome these symptoms. More information is provided here: Detox program info. Book your appointment with Marianna and re-discover your energy!  

  • Emotions & Food,  Health Articles

    Beating the Holiday Weight Gain!

    On average Canadians gain 1-2 lbs over the holidays. This may not seem like much but these tend to become permanent baggage and year after year these add up. Weight gain is the most common complaint over the holidays and with this knowledge, why not try and prevent it completely?Here are some strategies to keep the weight off over the holidays. Overall: Drink a large glass of water before every large meal. Mindful eating: chew slowly and be mindful of your senses- taste, smell, texture. Portion sizes!! If you go for seconds you must take a bit of everything (not just the mashed potatoes). Keep it balanced! Strategies when visiting: Eat a healthy…

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