Magnesium

Magnesium is naturally present in a variety of foods, available as a supplement, and an ingredient in antacids and laxatives. The mineral plays an important role in assisting more than 300 enzymes to carry out various chemical reactions in the body such as building proteins and strong bones, and regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and […]

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral most often associated with healthy bones and teeth, although it also plays an important role in blood clotting, helping muscles to contract, and regulating normal heart rhythms and nerve functions. About 99% of the body’s calcium is stored in bones, and the remaining 1% is found in blood, muscle, and other […]

How to Engage Your Core

If you’ve ever worked out with a personal trainer or in a group fitness class, you’ve likely heard your trainer or instructor say something along the lines of:  Brace your core! Engage your abs! Stable midline!  Other cues that trainers use include “pull your belly button toward your spine” and “flex your abs”. Though there’s […]

The 5 biggest obstacles to losing weight

Losing weight is not only about eating less and exercising more. Those are less common reasons people give as to why they can’t lose weight. 1: “I don’t know what to do” What’s a healthy diet and what’s an unhealthy diet is an ongoing and sometimes furious discussion, so anyone can be excused for not […]

Functional Fermented Foods

DON’T ALL FOODS SERVE A PURPOSE? To refuel our bodies and provide essential macro and micro nutrients!Well, not all foods are “made” equal, hot dog anyone! Fermented foods provide our bodies with nourishing nutrients, 100’s of beneficial probiotic bacteria to support digestive functions, bowel movements and immune health just to state a few.The most common […]

Why Doing Too Much Can Keep You Fat

Have you ever wondered why you still can’t get rid of your gut even though your constantly active and exercise all the time?  Well, if you’re one of those people that exercise regularly and eat really well but can’t seem to get rid of your stubborn belly fat…it may be that you’re simply doing too […]

Understanding Muscle Soreness – How Much is Too Much?

So you’ve decided to focus on getting a little healthier and you start an exercise program. Your first workout goes great, and you’re really proud of yourself. That is, until the next morning when you’re so sore you can barely get out of bed. You ask yourself, “What happened? Did I do something wrong? Did […]

Aviva Method

When, how and in what cases does the Aviva Method help WOMEN? You conceived in spite of using contraceptives? You have strong premenstrual or menstrual pains? Your period lasts more than five days? You suffer from obesity yet you don’t eat too much? You are infertile and there is no evident medical explanation? You suffer […]

What Is Diastasis Recti & How Is It Treated?

What is diastasis recti? Diastasis recti is the partial or complete separation of the rectus abdominis, or “six-pack” muscles, which meet at the midline of your stomach. Diastasis recti is very common during and following pregnancy. This is because the uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen to accommodate your growing baby. One study found that […]