Digestion Archive

  • An effective strategy for holiday feasting would be to finish dinner and then “fast” until lunch or dinner the following day, usually 16-18hrs is ample. During the holidays, when it’s not uncommon to have multiple “feasts” per month, using this fasting strategy can effectively save you a ton of calories and the excess fat gain that comes from eating like a pig.

    Strategic Holiday Eating – Eat More, Weigh Less

    An effective strategy for holiday feasting would be to finish dinner and then “fast” until lunch or dinner the following day, usually 16-18hrs is ample. During the holidays, when it’s not uncommon to have multiple “feasts” per month, using this fasting strategy can effectively save you a ton of calories and the excess fat gain that comes from eating like a pig.

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  • Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

    Chocolate: 5 Health Reasons You Should Eat More of It

    Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

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  • If you’ve been struggling with blood sugar, looking to improve your diet, digestion, and/or want to lose some weight, introducing resistant starch foods may be a step in the right direction

    The Benefits of Resistant Starch for Fat Loss

    If you’ve been struggling with blood sugar, looking to improve your diet, digestion, and/or want to lose some weight, introducing resistant starch foods may be a step in the right direction

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  • More than one-third of Americans now use some sort of ‘alternative medicine’ for the purpose of improving health, of which, nutritional supplementation is heavily relied upon. The use of nutritional...

    The 3 Best Supplements You’ve Never Heard Of

    More than one-third of Americans now use some sort of ‘alternative medicine’ for the purpose of improving health, of which, nutritional supplementation is heavily relied upon. The use of nutritional...

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  • A half-teaspoon (of cinnamon) a day keeps the doctor away: There are a number of powerful natural compounds capable of helping to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels, and cinnamon...

    Natural Remedies for Blood Sugar Control

    A half-teaspoon (of cinnamon) a day keeps the doctor away: There are a number of powerful natural compounds capable of helping to stabilize and regulate blood sugar levels, and cinnamon...

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  • This is an article I wrote for a local supplement company called Nutrasumma. You can view the article on their website HERE Don’t get caught up in the myriad of...

    Beyond the Benefits of BCAA’s

    This is an article I wrote for a local supplement company called Nutrasumma. You can view the article on their website HERE Don’t get caught up in the myriad of...

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  • Did you know that in order to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat close to 5000 calories of food, every day! The fact of the matter is we just don’t have the nutrient dense soil of our ancestors and need to fortify those minerals any way we can.

    Coconut Water: Healthy or Hype?

    Did you know that in order to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat close to 5000 calories of food, every day! The fact of the matter is we just don’t have the nutrient dense soil of our ancestors and need to fortify those minerals any way we can.

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  • It seems that just because it’s sweet like sugar does not make guilt-free, in fact, it may actually be much worse for you than real sugar.

    The Bitter Truth about Artificial Sweeteners – [How They Make Us Fat]

    It seems that just because it’s sweet like sugar does not make guilt-free, in fact, it may actually be much worse for you than real sugar.

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  • As it turns out, the concept of nutrient timing may not be as important as we once thought. In fact, for most people just trying to lose some weight and feel better, focusing more on what we eat, and how much, rather than when, may be of utmost importance.

    Nutrient Timing: Does When You Eat Matter for Weight Loss?

    As it turns out, the concept of nutrient timing may not be as important as we once thought. In fact, for most people just trying to lose some weight and feel better, focusing more on what we eat, and how much, rather than when, may be of utmost importance.

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  • How to Eat (and Live) for Heat by Ben Brown 2014 is officially upon us and there are actually a few people that have not yet ditched their new years...

    How to Eat (and Live) for Heat

    How to Eat (and Live) for Heat by Ben Brown 2014 is officially upon us and there are actually a few people that have not yet ditched their new years...

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  • What if I told you that there was a way to lose body fat that caters to your unique body type. A multifactorial model that assesses not just how much...

    What Your Body Fat Says About You

    What if I told you that there was a way to lose body fat that caters to your unique body type. A multifactorial model that assesses not just how much...

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  • 10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge: published in Scottsdale Health Magazine (November 2013) Check out the magazine ——-> HERE

    10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge

    10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge: published in Scottsdale Health Magazine (November 2013) Check out the magazine ——-> HERE

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  • Eating out doesn’t have to be challenging. Simply knowing what to look for can be the difference between a 250 calorie meal and a 1000 calorie meal. Face it, we...

    How to Eat Healthy on the Go

    Eating out doesn’t have to be challenging. Simply knowing what to look for can be the difference between a 250 calorie meal and a 1000 calorie meal. Face it, we...

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  • Food for Thought: Seeing as May is national herb week, I thought it pertinent to briefly reflect on the importance of herbs in our day-to-day lives as well as many...

    Healing Power of Herbs

    Food for Thought: Seeing as May is national herb week, I thought it pertinent to briefly reflect on the importance of herbs in our day-to-day lives as well as many...

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  • By Kaitlin Mackay We need food to live. We need the nutrients in food to live even more so. So it is of great importance to maximize nutrient retention in...

    Shopping Farmer’s Market’s – A Guide to Freshness

    By Kaitlin Mackay We need food to live. We need the nutrients in food to live even more so. So it is of great importance to maximize nutrient retention in...

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  • by Kaitlin Mackay A hot topic on the market is coconut oil. Should you use it? Is it harmful or is it good for you? Ben once said to me,...

    Coconut Oil: Friend or Foe?

    by Kaitlin Mackay A hot topic on the market is coconut oil. Should you use it? Is it harmful or is it good for you? Ben once said to me,...

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  • Magnesium is essential in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body, many tied to sleep, energy, cognitive function, stress regulation, and heart health.  Deficiencies in this all-important mineral ultimately...

    Magnesium: The Mineral You Need

    Magnesium is essential in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body, many tied to sleep, energy, cognitive function, stress regulation, and heart health.  Deficiencies in this all-important mineral ultimately...

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  • Improved Health thru Better Digestion Ben Brown, Nutritionist, Owner, Body Systems Healing & Performance As you may already know, the process of digestion begins not in the mouth or the...

    Improved Health through Better Digestion and Stomach Healing

    Improved Health thru Better Digestion Ben Brown, Nutritionist, Owner, Body Systems Healing & Performance As you may already know, the process of digestion begins not in the mouth or the...

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  • Over the next several weeks you are going to be tried, tempted, tested, and tormented by all sorts of savory, sweet and sugary snacks.  Too often people throw caution to...

    5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Bulge

    Over the next several weeks you are going to be tried, tempted, tested, and tormented by all sorts of savory, sweet and sugary snacks.  Too often people throw caution to...

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  • How to Effectively Reduce Inflammation Achy back, sore knees, stiff neck, joint paint. Whether it’s getting out of bed, warming up on the range, post-workout soreness, physical trauma, or the...

    The WHOLE Truth about Inflammation

    How to Effectively Reduce Inflammation Achy back, sore knees, stiff neck, joint paint. Whether it’s getting out of bed, warming up on the range, post-workout soreness, physical trauma, or the...

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  • After extensive research, I’ve come to learn that humans have somehow survived for hundreds of thousands of years on foods that can’t be found in a cereal box, haven’t been...

    The Top 5 Secret Superfoods You’re Not Eating…But Should Be!

    After extensive research, I’ve come to learn that humans have somehow survived for hundreds of thousands of years on foods that can’t be found in a cereal box, haven’t been...

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  • Conveniently Unhealthy: Food Bars and Shakes In today’s quick fix society, we place a heavy reliance on supplemental food bars and shakes. Be it muscle gain, weight loss, or energy...

    Supplemental Bars and Shakes: Yay or Nay?

    Conveniently Unhealthy: Food Bars and Shakes In today’s quick fix society, we place a heavy reliance on supplemental food bars and shakes. Be it muscle gain, weight loss, or energy...

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  • Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, that’s not exactly accurate. I prefer to say, “You are what you digest, absorb and assimilate.” The digestive system supports...

    The Flu, Immunity, and You

    Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, that’s not exactly accurate. I prefer to say, “You are what you digest, absorb and assimilate.” The digestive system supports...

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  • Magnesium is a vital mineral that works synergistically in the body with calcium. We often hear about the necessity of calcium, however, rarely hear about the importance of magnesium as...

    Magnesium… Sleep lately?

    Magnesium is a vital mineral that works synergistically in the body with calcium. We often hear about the necessity of calcium, however, rarely hear about the importance of magnesium as...

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  • Whole grains are good for you, right? It seems that grains, whole or otherwise, have several potential problems that might just be causing more harm than good. For the purposes...

    Whole Grains Are Good For You?

    Whole grains are good for you, right? It seems that grains, whole or otherwise, have several potential problems that might just be causing more harm than good. For the purposes...

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