The Importance of Thinking Outside The ‘Crohn’s’ Box and 3 Ways to do it NOW!

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Living with the diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease can feel sometime’s like you’re living in a box.

It can feel like there’s restrictions everywhere:

1) what foods you can and can’t eat,

2) what activities you have or don’t have the energy for,

and 3) where you can and can’t go based on washroom accessibility.

Sometime’s the thoughts around Crohn’s can feel overwhelming and that your life is closing in on you.

You look on Facebook and Instagram and see all of the things your contacts are doing and you feel like somehow you missed out. It’s not fair. You want to do all of those things too!

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Vitamin C – Are You Getting Enough? An Important Antioxidant for Those Living with Crohn’s Disease

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Did you know that animals have the ability to produce Vitamin C in their body?

It’s actually their livers that produce it. This is amazing!

But what happened to us humans?

Well, we got left out of the genetic coding when it came to making our own Vitamin C, so we need to rely on getting Vitamin C through our diet.

Find out why Vitamin C is so important and what foods you can find it in.

You’ll want to read this article to find out which food has the highest amount of Vitamin C. And no, it’s not an orange!

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Garlic: “Nectar of the Gods”

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Did you know that garlic is also known as Nectar of the Gods?

It’s true!

There’s so many benefits and applications to integrating garlic into our everyday lives.

Keep reading to find out other common names that garlic falls under and the Top 10 Health Promoting applications where you can use it and a few secret tips from a holistic nutritionist to curb “garlic-breath”.

Don’t say no to the garlic dip next time you’re offered some at a party. Go for it!

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L-Carnitine: Food for Energy

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When I first learned about this amino acid, I was looking for ways to increase the amount of weight I could lift and the distance I could run.

For 3 years now I’ve been competing inThe North Face Canadian Death Race, a 125km cross-country adventure relay through the bear-filled, rugged terrain, and steep mountains of Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada (8 hours north of Calgary) over a 24 hour period.

I really wanted to learn more about optimizing energy and taking my training to the next level.

That’s when I came across L-carnitine…

and since then have seen great improvements in my personal fitness and my nutritional and personal training clients with regards to increased fat loss and energy levels, and pushing past plateaus.

L-carnitine is a nonessential amino acid (aka protein) and has many exciting roles and functions in the body.

Although it is not an essential amino acid, it’s still great to learn about and find out how you can get it through food.

taxiThe function of L-carnitine is to taxi (yup, just like a taxi driver!) long-chained fat molecules to the energy producers in our bodies (you may already known of them: mitochondria) which are located inside our cells.

The mitochondria’s function is to make energy from glucose, protein and fat.

In aiding the body to break down fat, L-carnitine helps with fat-loss and lowering blood triglycerides.

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Boost Metabolism plus Cinnamon Flax Applesauce Dessert Recipe

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Boost your metabolism and kick-start your fat-burning fire with this high-fiber, high Omega-3 dessert!

Cinnamon is a great spice found in the kitchen that supports healthy insulin sensitivity.

Kick your late-night sugar and carb cravings to the curb with this delicious dessert. Your body will love you for it!

A great recipe to help you Be Healthy and Feel Fabulous.

What are you waiting for? Make it tonight!

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