The Power Of Enzymes.

Above image by wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com What are digestive enzymes? Good digestion is key to health and well-being. I’d never considered if there was a way to enhance, improve or support my digestive system until I decided to add ultra fine oats to my diet – I had introduced consuming 100 grams of oats several times a…

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Fat – Who needs it?

Above image by Lightspring/Shutterstock.com The benefits of dietary fat. Getting the right nutrition was an important part of my journey to optimum health and fitness. However, I was always concerned about the dangers of fat, particularly saturated fats in the diet. It was a message constantly reinforced by the media so I tended to avoid…

Vitamin C

Are you getting enough vitamin C?

Above image by Alena Brozova/Shutterstock.com What can vitamin C do for the body? I discovered the importance of vitamin C (also known as “Ascorbic Acid,”) after I began supplementing with Iodine, and this came from my struggle to get enough from my diet, despite trying to eat several portions of fruit and vegetables every day.…

Healthy Eating – Part 3

The last article I wrote was about the non-digestible sugars found in fiber, so today let’s discuss what happens to the digestible sugars.  There has been a lot of talk in the mainstream media lately about public enemy #1 – added sugars. As I discussed last time, sugars come in many forms including long branched…

Healthy Eating – Part 2

Let’s continue our discussion about healthy eating by allowing me to introduce another critical component of our diet – fiber.  As I talked about in the previous article, this is arguably the best time of year to start eating better.  Local fruits and vegetables are in season, and farmers markets are filled with growers, chefs…

Healthy Eating – Part 1

It’s almost officially summer and I’ve finally come out of hibernation, ready to write about nutrition and fitness again.  This is my favorite time of year and I become more motivated during these months to adopt a healthier lifestyle.  I typically maintain the same high level of fitness throughout the year, but during the spring…