The Paleo Diet – A Review

You probably know it as the Paleo diet, but it has also been called the Ancestral diet, the Primal diet, the Original diet, the Evolution diet and the Caveman diet. At Healthy Habits we stress the importance of an anti-inflammatory, natural, whole foods diet.  We’ve talked about it with you in…


Nutrition Over the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing.  Hopefully everyone is practising moderation…a bit more sugar, a bit more alcohol.  But no binges! Keep in mind that unhealthy foods, including sugar and alcohol loaded beverages, are all treats.  If you have five Christmas parties one week and splurge at each…


A Question From Cousin Ray – Part 3

Last week we learned about Ray’s leaky gut, a sign that his gut is now home to an unwelcome amount of bad bacteria.  To help relieve his unpleasant digestive symptoms Ray is Resting his gut by cutting out his trigger foods, the complex carbs in wheat, dairy and corn that his body was only partially…


A Question From Cousin Ray – Part 2

The Second R…Repair (Continued from blog post Cousin Ray is Bloated, Again!, posted November 2, 2012) We’re happy to report that Cousin Ray is feeling better having identified his trigger foods and eliminating them from his diet.  But poor Ray has discovered that some of his favourite foods are…


Cousin Ray is Bloated, Again!

A Question From Cousin Ray In today’s blog we’re going to answer a question from our cousin Ray. Cousin Ray asks “I often have bloating and uncomfortable, foul smelling flatulence.  Sometimes there is also gut pain.  It is embarrassing, especially when sharing a room with company at night.  Is this…


The FAMOUS ROTATION DIET

Metabolism is an intricate dance between glands,(pineal, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, pancreas, gonads), fluids that are intracellular and extracellular, muscle activity, and the liver and kidneys. Rotation diets are an easy way to integrate essential nutrients that support the glands (endocrine…


Food and Mood

The contents of your last meal affect which neurotransmitters are predominant in your brain. Neurotransmitters are tiny proteins that electrically interconnect the nerve cells in the brain. At any given