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Why Zinc is the Nutrient You Must Have

The Importance of Zinc Zinc is the second most abundant trace mineral in the body and is found in every cell. It’s an important nutrient required by hundreds of enzymes that help in metabolism, digestion, nerve function, and more. It’s also essential for the maintenance of vision, taste and smell. The recommended daily amount (RDA) is 8mg (women) and 11mg…

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The Gut Microbiome and the Brain

Since the Human Genome Project was followed by the Microbiome Project, we have been learning more and more about how important our gut flora are to our health. More bacteria than cells The bacteria we have in our guts weighs up to 2kg (3-4lbs). The gut contains tens of trillions of bacteria that are made up of over 1000 different…

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The 4 Steps to Beating Depression

What impact is depression having around the world? Depressive disorders are common mental disorders that occur in people across all world regions and of all ages. So, how big of a problem is it? Well, from the 2013 article “Burden of Depressive Disorders by Country, Sex, Age, and Year“, which is based on the results of the Global Burden of…

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Postpartum Depression: What happens after birth?

More than just the blues Why talk about Postpartum Depression? In the last few years, I’ve had friends and clients that have suffered from this illness and were completely shocked. They felt underprepared and as if the medical system they came into contact with just ‘glazed over’ the issue. The feeling is that many people in the industry just don’t…

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Movement for Mood

With my work in movement and exercise, I hear this type of comment a lot: “I feel so good after training” ” I feel so much better on the day I come to bootcamp” “I’m so glad I came to the session” Benefits beyond the body The benefits of training and movement can help so much in terms of your…

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Exercise vs Chocolate: a stand-off in the fight for happiness

Have you ever wondered why exercise is so important for your health? A new cure for depression? Let’s consider our mental health. Have you ever experienced anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, trauma or ADHD? These are some of the most common mental illnesses which we come across today. Constant rushing around and dealing with the problems of everyday life may make you…