Entries by Merridy

5 Tips to Reduce Your Food Allergies

What are food allergies? When we think of food allergies we often recall peanut allergies, that may send a person to the emergency room with an anaphylactic reaction. This is called an immediate reaction or an IgE hypersensitivity reaction. It can result in swelling of the face & eyes, extreme itchiness, severe rashes, swollen tongue […]

Reflux Relief for People in a Hurry

GERD Many people suffer from a condition called GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and are often prescribed medication for high stomach acidity. But is this treating the real cause and is it the best treatment? Stomach pH It is a well-documented fact that as we age we produce less hydrochloric acid in our stomach. This acid […]

Want To Live Longer, Live Healthier? Who Doesn’t!

… Start by looking after your “telomeres”. These are the tiny end units of our DNA strands, which prevent the DNA from unraveling. (… Think of a shoelace which has it’s ends bound tightly.)  As our cells replicate our telomeres shorten. Longer telomeres lead to longevity. So how do we lengthen them? Lengthen your telomeres, […]

How To Lose Belly Fat

No amount of daily sit-ups will help you lose belly fat. Some lifestyle, exercise and dietary adjustments are necessary. Incorporate a few changes at a time so you are not overwhelmed.  Exercise adjustments: Include HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) one to two times a week, for about 20 mins a session. Muscle tissue burns 3-5 times […]

Lost your Drive & Motivation?

You may be dopamine deficient. Dopamine is one of a 100 neurotransmitters in our brain. It is sometimes called the ‘motivation molecule’. People low in dopamine tend to: feel fatigued, forgetful, unmotivated to finish things and moody; they may crave sugar and have difficulty concentrating. Boost your dopamine production naturally with foods that contain tyrosine, […]

Why Sitting is Bad for You!

Just as exercise can’t counteract the effects of smoking, it can not counteract the effects of sitting for lengthy periods of the day. Here’s why: After 1 hour of being seated – electrical activity in our muscles and our ability to burn calories both reduce significantly. After 3 hours – our arteries reduce in diameter by […]

7 Ways to Ease Migraine Pain & Reduce Your Risk

Migraine headaches can be debilitating. Follow these 7 steps to help prevent future attacks and reduce the pain when you have a migraine: Avoid processed foods containing nitrates – these are found in cured & processed meats, canned vegetables, packaged seafood, hotdogs, etc. Reduce or avoid common food triggers – gluten or yeast products, dark […]