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Do You Need To Take Vitamin D Supplementation?

Vitamin D Article by Shawn Nisbet Do You Need Vitamin D Supplementation? VITAMIN D “The Sunshine Vitamin” Vitamin D is so important that your body makes this hormone in the skin in the presence of sunlight but this can pose a problem for us living in the northern climates. Most of us know we need vitamin D for strong bones. Now it appears that vitamin D, or rather a lack…

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The Sunshine Vitamin: Are You Getting Enough?

With winter on the way, it’s time to make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D, ‘the sunshine vitamin’. Because our bodies make this hormone naturally in the skin in the presence of sunlight, these shorter days with less sunlight can pose a problem. We need vitamin D for strong bones. All ages require sufficient vitamin D levels: recent research shows older people with adequate vitamin D levels have better muscle…

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Drink Up! Why Water is Vital to Your Health

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine Did you know your muscles and brain consist of about 75% water, and that your blood is about 82% water? That’s why it’s important to keep your body sufficiently hydrated to ensure it functions at its best. But how much water do we need to drink on a daily basis? And how much is too much? Shawn Nisbet makes it crystal clear! According to…

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Feeling Stressed? What to do. What not to do and How to handle your Stress

In her four-part series on the keys to overall wellness, Shawn Nisbet has already covered exercise and nutrition. In this issue, she turns her attention to stress and how to handle it. At times, stress can be beneficial. But unmanaged stress is toxic. What we think and feel, and for what length of time, has an enormous effect on our overall health, wellness, and even our weight. Yet many of…

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Foods that Nourish and Protect Your Skin!

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine One of the easiest ways to look after your skin is through your diet. Shawn Nisbet reveals the foods that will help you eat your way to a healthier, glowing complexion and fight the signs of aging. What is skin? Skin is alive. It’s made of many thin layers of flat, stacked cells containing nerves, blood vessels, hair follicles, glands…

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Waist not Weight

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine If you’re watching your weight, be sure to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well. Your overall health is about waist – not just weight – management. Many people who are watching their weight may well be short-changing their general health. Combining weight management with a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent and/or manage blood pressure, blood lipids, cholesterol and blood…

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Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Weight!

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine Hormones control almost every aspect of your physical and mental health. When one hormone is a bit off, all of your hormones are a bit off. If they are not balanced, it is almost impossible to control your weight – no matter how little you eat or how much you exercise. Our bodies produce dozens of hormones that control virtually…

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The Power of Sleep

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. – Irish Proverb In 1910, North Americans slept about nine hours a night. By the mid-1970s the average night’s sleep had dropped to seven-and-a-half hours and to just seven hours by the late 1990s. According to a recent survey by Statistics Canada, one in seven…

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How to Rev Up Your Metabolism!

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine You used to eat anything and not gain an ounce. Now it seems you just look at a chocolate doughnut and you gain weight.  As we age, our metabolism slows down, but there are many things you can do to speed it up. Metabolism: What is it? Metabolism is the process by which your body burns calories (food energy), and…

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Hormones, Hormones, Hormones!

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine Do I need to take hormones to feel like myself again? And while bio-identical hormones are said to be a safer source, are they right for me? The decision whether or not to take hormones is not an easy one. Shawn Nisbet offers some advice. Whether women decide to take hormones or not, it is important that they take a…

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