Staying Healthy During Winter

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The colder months of the year can be a difficult time for those of us trying to stay healthy. We tend to spend more time indoors, we get sick more frequently, and thanks to the holidays we have higher stress levels and are more likely to overeat! However, there are many ways that we can overcome the winter blues and stay on track! Here are a few of my favourites.

 

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7 Ways to Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Whether your New Years’s resolutions are to quit a bad habit, hit the gym more often, eat healthier, or to better yourself as a person; this guide is for you! Here are some helpful tips to keep you on track in 2015.

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Book Review: The Paleo Approach Cook Book

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This week I have been reading through Sarah Ballantyne’s (The Paleo Mom) new cook book! I really admire the research she has done into autoimmune conditions and how to manage them through proper nutrition. I don’t buy cook books too often but this one is special because all the recipes are autoimmune friendly (AIP) which is not an easy feat! Today I will be reviewing The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul.

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You Can’t Control Everything (An Experience with Pityriasis rosea)

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In the last few years I have read quite a lot of books on nutrition. The underlying message in almost all these nutrition books seems to be that you can control almost anything to do with your health through nutrition. Most of these authors probably don’t intend for this to be the message that comes across; they are merely trying to prove the point that nutrition is a very important factor in obtaining and maintaining good health. While it is true that a proper diet is very important for good health, there are also other factors to consider. The truth is that you are never going to be 100% in control of your health. The belief that every aspect of your health can be reflected through nutrition leads to baseless feelings of guilt and discouragement. Today I am going to share an experience that served as a reminder that it is impossible to control every detail of my health.

WARNING: This post contains somewhat graphic pictures of a skin condition

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The Art of Saying Nothing

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Have you ever received unwanted advice or suggestions about your diet or lifestyle? Although the person offering advice is usually someone just trying to help, it can feel like a personal attack. Most of us have been on both ends of this situation, and it can be frustrating for everybody involved. As with any subject you are knowledgeable about, it can be difficult to not share your opinion when the subject comes up. But it’s different when it comes to nutrition and health. What you choose to eat is personal and can also be based upon religious or ethical beliefs; not necessarily what is healthiest. Read on for 3 ways to avoid this social faux pas.

 

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