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Archive for April, 2014

Feel full, Not fat

Dr Joel Fuhrman, a nutritionist and author of Eat to Live, breaks down whole foods that will fill you up. Red Kidney beans ( cooked, 100g)-Beans digest slowly,stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce feelings of hunger. Strawberries (chopped,100g)-Naturally sweet and low in sugar, they don’t raise blood sugar levels like bananas or dates. Chia Seeds(100g)-These act as a fat sponge in the digestive tract. Walnuts(raw, 100g)-These are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids,and a natural anti inflammatory. Broccoli(raw,100g)-Dark green vegetables are packed with nutrients and are low in calories. Blueberries(frozen, 100g)-These are a good source of dietary fiber and have a low glycemic load. Tomatoes( raw,100g)- These are high in the carotenoid antioxidant Lycopene. Lycopene helps defend the bodies tissues…

Do you suffer from allergies?

Spring is finally upon us! While we all welcome the warm weather, for many of us, spring also brings itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, coughs, and stuffed up sinuses. Pharmaceutical commercials promise relief and clarity – but are they the only solution? Far from it! From a naturopathic perspective, allergic symptoms are caused by an abnormal immune reaction to something that is normally harmless. This triggers a production of inflammation in the body which leads to allergic symptoms. With this in mind, we can then prevent and/or manage allergies by reducing inflammation in the body and balancing the immune system through changes in diet, and nutritional and herbal supplements. Contact King West Chiropractic’s naturopath, Dr. Cristina Allen, ND for…

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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