Fasting – essentially a therapeutic dietary intervention – is the ancient practice that’s as popular as ever in our modern times.
Fasting doesn’t just help you to lose weight – practitioners believe that it can improve multiple aspects of your overall health, helping you to:
Boost your metabolic health
Improve your memory
Optimize gut health
Enjoy abundant energy
Improve muscle tone
Experience increased satiety
Enjoy clearer skin
Many people who want to try fasting for the first time find themselves overwhelmed by information. What kind of fast should you try? How long is it safe to fast for? Should you introduce foods gradually, and if so, which ones?
It’s summertime and that means juicy watermelon! I have the perfect, healthy watermelon pizza to satisfy your sweet tooth. This is super-easy and very simple to make – it takes just minutes to put together.
Watermelon is a wonderful, juicy and delicious treat that is actually lower on the glycemic index which means your blood sugar won’t skyrocket. The watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, and raspberries are all not only delicious low-sugar fruits, but alkaline as well. Adding alkaline foods and water to your diet will help protect you from an acidic body, and that will protect your health.
All berries rate very high on the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). …
Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On July 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Who doesn’t want to be happy? We all do. However, getting there may be challenging for many who are unwittingly sabotaging their health and happiness intentions.
Knowing what to do is vital in every area that we want to improve. The actions we take, no matter how small, can have a powerful impact on our happiness meter.
Take a look at these 7 Health and Happiness Tips to get you there… with a smile on your face.
Eat a Nutrient-Rich Diet
The types of foods you eat have a direct impact not only on your overall health but your mental well-being. Eating a diet that promotes the right neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine can be a game-changer …
Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On June 29, 2020 12:00 pm
Dr. Lori Shemek is back with another delicious, healthy recipe! Many people are choosing to reduce carbohydrates in their diet for health and weight reasons, yet still, that big elephant in the room remains… no more bread. This can be frustrating for many who adore bread. Have no fear, I have the delicious solution for you!
When we lower carbohydrates in our diet, we are doing an enormous benefit that we will experience not just in the present, but in the future as well. The average person ingests a whopping 300 grams of carbohydrates daily and it is leaving our global communities with a myriad of health conditions. In America, 78% of the population is either overweight …
Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On June 8, 2020 12:00 pm
There isn’t anything more delicious than a creamy pudding. Unfortunately, most puddings are high in sugar that cannot only encourage weight gain, but inflammation as well.
Chia seed pudding is a very healthful swap for unhealthy traditional pudding! It is decadent, creamy and can be used as a snack, for breakfast or even dessert. Dr. Lori Shemek is back with another delicious alkaline recipe!
Why are chia seeds so healthy?
Here are the top 7 reasons to add chia seeds to your diet:
Chia seeds are loaded with healthy omega-3 fat
They are high in fiber – boasting 11 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons
These delicious seeds also have 4 grams of protein per serving
Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On May 4, 2020 12:35 pm
Dr. Lori Shemek is back with another delicious alkaline recipe! This smoothie is not only quick, easy, and delicious; it tastes just like ice cream! It is Keto, Paleo and it takes only a minute to whip up to promote superior health.
Here are 5 reasons to Make a Smoothie Today!
Blueberries are low in fruit sugar.
Blueberries help promote brain health.
Strawberries and blueberries are alkaline fruits that help promote a healthy body resistant to disease.
Both berries confer antioxidant and polyphenols that promote healthy cells, skin health, bone health, help prevent cancer and reduce blood pressure.
Yogurt increases gut health – the epi-center of health, immunity, weight, brain, and mental well-being.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2020 12:58 am
Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 reasons why drinking water may help you lose weight!
1. Water Helps Metabolize Fat
Without drinking water, the body is challenged to properly metabolize fat and stored glycogen or carbohydrates. This process is called ‘Lipolysis’ and needs water for the first step called ‘Hydrolysis.’ Animal studies have shown that drinking water increases this fat burn process.
2. Drinking Water Helps Suppress Appetite
Drinking water can help stave off those pesky urges to snack and help stop mealtime overeating. In fact, research shows that people who drink two glasses of water immediately before a meal eat 22% less than those who don’t drink any water.
Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss her top 5 tips to help beat fatigue!
Feeling rundown, old or tired? Chances are your fatigue points to your habits or routines that are promoting lack of energy.
Many people are challenged every day with low energy and unfortunately, opt for short-term artificial energy boosters such as sugar or caffeine.
You don’t have to live tired and unmotivated. With just a few simple changes, you will have the energy to meet the day’s demands. Activity and nutrition are an important part of putting more energy into your daily life.
Check out these 5 healthy changes to create more energy each day!