bi·o·ta /bīˈōdə/ noun ECOLOGY the animal and plant life of a particular region, habitat, or geological period... The true balance of an ecosystem does amazing things. It can regulate our climate and purify the air we breathe. It can clean the water and provide abundance for all that live within it. Our body [...]
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How Much Sugar Does Our Brain Need? It is common knowledge that the brain’s main source of fuel is glucose, (aka sugar) and our main source of glucose is Carbohydrates. Chemically, our brains run on about 25% glucose and yes, it is needed it to function. First we need to define “carbs”. In [...]
The Deets On Vit D! Did you know that vitamin D is actually something known as a prohormone?Prohormones are substances that the body converts to a hormone in 3 steps! Only about 10% of vitamin D actually comes from food. The rest the body produces itself. Our body produces a form of Vit D beneath [...]
Fake Sugar Is No Substitute! We are hardwired to like the taste of sugar as it is a trigger for the brain to expect food. If sweeteners are substituted for sugar often, it signals the brain that calories are coming, but they don’t. Artificial sweeteners only partially activate reward pathways, as they are [...]
"I'm Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry..." HMMM... Don’t you mean HANGRY? 'Hangry' added to Oxford English Dictionary in 2018 because irritable hunger happens. ... Hangry, an adjective, is described in the dictionary as "bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger." This term has less to do with actual hunger, and everything to do [...]
How Amazing Are We! The human body is pretty incredible. A human being begins life with one cell, and over a lifetime grows to contain more than 37 trillion cells. It is one of the most intricate and sophisticated organisms on earth. It can keep itself alive under some pretty threatening circumstances. It [...]
Collected With Care I love cast iron. It has so many benefits. If cured correctly it is nonstick. They add iron to your food. You can use it in the oven or on the stove without worry. It is chemical free and easy to clean, not to mention it lasts FOREVER... In fact, [...]
Meat Off The Bone! Especially good for bones and cartilage, broth consumption proves very beneficial. The low heat needed to simmer protects the integrity of the nutrients within. It also gives you the entire complex of cartilage components that our own tissue can benefit from. Bone broth has been used to heal digestive [...]
Should I Be Taking Vitamins? It is always best to get nutrients from the food we eat. Food is the most natural source of vitamins and minerals with the added benefit of fibre and taste! Unfortunately it is hard for some to make the transition to healthier eating, leaving them with little resources [...]
Should We Be Cutting Carbs? “Carbs” is a very general term that describes some very different foods. Carbohydrates are one of the three main classes of foods (along with Fats and Proteins) and a source of energy. Ideally, they are a combination of sugars, starches and fibre that the body breaks down into glucose [...]