July 2019. We just surprised our latest winners with more than $125,000 in prizes! – Health Article

Glen and Katrina spent the past 12 months transforming their eating habits, health, bodies, and lives with personal help from a PN coach. And now? They’re our latest Grand Prize winners. See how we surprised them with $25,000 each, and meet the rest of our July 2019 Precision Nutrition Coaching winners. ++++ Every six months, in our Precision Nutrition Coaching program, we give away more than $125,000 to the men and women who have the most incredible, inspiring body transformations. Yep, that’s more…

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The healthiest restaurants in the world – Health Article

The healthiest restaurants in the world. Where can you go to get a ‘good’ meal? And when we say good we mean a sustainably sourced, nutrient-dense, predominantly vegetarian or vegan, plant-based, all dietary requirements considered, conscious meal. Going out to eat is always an indulgence and quite often the result is that we splash out and select foods which we would not normally eat. Sometimes we don’t end up going for the healthiest option, and often we aren’t being served…

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Why You Shouldn’t Induce Labor Too Early – Health Article

Physicians are inducing labor earlier and earlier. Is this a good idea? Learn why you shouldn’t induce labor too early. By Danielle, contributing writer Nearly every woman birthing in the United States has to worry about her birth provider pushing her into induction. After nine months of poking and prodding, 38 weeks comes along, and although it is normal for the baby to go yet another four weeks, the provider starts getting antsy about delivery and wants to induce labor.…

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Healthy drinking according to Ayurveda – Health Article

Nutrition advice is so focussed on food, but here’s what you should and should not be drinking according to Ayurveda. The ancient traditions of Ayurveda focus on there being three body types or ‘doshas’; pitta (fire and water), kapha (water and earth) or vata (space and air). To work out what your dosha might be (you can lean towards more than one but usually there is a dominant one) you can complete a simple online questionnaire. Whatever your constitution tendency…

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Is It Normal? Third Trimester Edition – Health Article

Your third trimester of pregnancy can be loaded with all sorts of complaints. But does it need to be? Is it normal to have things like heartburn, incontinence, varicose veins and hemorrhoids, leg pain, pelvic and back pain, or to feel less movement from the baby? Let explore which of these third-trimester complaints are biologically normal and which can be prevented or helped! Heartburn Heartburn is something that many pregnant women struggle with. But, is it normal? Let’s look at…

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Using your privilege as a platform for advocacy… – Health Education Article

March 26, 2018 If you’re working with kids who come from a place of financial privilege and are teaching them about advocacy, it’s important they understand what that privilege really means. In this great clip, NBA star Dwayne Wade talks about how his popularity gives him a voice, and why he feels an obligation to use it for those who might not be able to. He also talks about the survivors from Parkland behind the #NeverAgain movement and how they understand that as well- and how that…

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Go nuts over cheese & butter! Plant-based dairy can change your world! – Health Article

Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or meat eater you simply have to try making your own nut dairy. Plant-based diets are the ultimate in healthy eating and dairy is off the table so these recipes are a huge part of maintaining variety and flavour. I personally love to have a range in the fridge just waiting to be added to toast, salads, curries, soups, buddha bowls…well pretty much anything actually! PEANUT BUTTER The world’s favourite has got to be…

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How to solve the two biggest health and fitness problems most guys face. – Health Article

Work stressing you out? Life in general? Having trouble staying consistent with your exercise and nutrition plan? If so, this article is for you. ++++ Why do most guys tend to get weaker, fatter, and less healthy when they get into their 30s, 40s, and 50s? Chalk it up to increased stress, increased responsibilities, and decreased time and energy. We know we need to eat better. We know we need to take better care of ourselves. But most guys simply…

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Upcoming Workshop! | The Health Teacher – Health Education Article

August 14, 2018   As educators, we might not agree with every initiative that comes down the pipe, but we all want our students to be healthy and happy. In an ideal world, this would mean that every school would have a stand-alone health and wellness program. However, in most international schools, this still isn’t the case. Wellness is being taught, but it’s happening in pockets throughout the school- PE, advisory, counselor talks, core classes- and often comes down to the passion of certain…

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How to Handle Cord Prolapse – Health Article

By Danielle, Contributing writer A prolapsed cord occurs when the baby’s umbilical cord falls into the vagina, with or beyond the presenting part of baby’s body. This can constrict the cord, decreasing or even cutting off the flow of blood and oxygen to baby. This normally occurs following a woman’s water breaking, and the head comes down onto the cervix, squishing the cord. A breech presentation may not prove to be an issue. With a cord prolapse, a small portion…

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The power of our thoughts and how to use them to our advantage – Health Article

Our thoughts are potential seeds of creation manifesting within us. What we think essentially becomes what we do and determines the life we lead on a daily basis. Being in control of our thoughts is an incredibly powerful tool with which to guide ourselves on the best path we can. Our thoughts are a commanding force of energy, to harness that energy and direct it to benefit us gives us the power over our emotions and behaviour. How do we…

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7 Things to Do Instead of Spank – Health Article

A well-disciplined child rarely needs punishment and it has been proven that spanking is not beneficial for our children. Find out what you can do instead of spank. By Danielle, contributing writer This is a controversial subject that’s very private to most parents — how they discipline their children, especially the subject of spanking. Let’s keep in mind that discipline and punishment are two different things. Discipline teaches how to control one’s self, while punishment is repayment for a deemed…

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Analyzing the Scientific Evidence Behind Health News – Health Education Article

August 20, 2018 Another awesome lesson plan from the folks at New York Times. This one takes an in-depth look at health news and hits NHES3 (Accessing Information), NHES2 (Analyzing Influences) and NHES 8 (Advocacy). Would love to team up with the librarian and a science teacher for this! Source: ‘Chocolate Found to Stave Off Death!’ Analyzing the Scientific Evidence Behind Health Headlines – The New York Times This is only a snippet of a Health Education Article written by…

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Why Infertility Happens: Finding Your Root Cause – Health Article

Struggling with infertility is a heartbreaking journey to be on. There can be underlying anxiety that develops as people search for their root cause trying to figure out why infertility happened to them. While it is a good idea to relax and trust the process it’s also good to do some research and try to find your own unique root cause. Both men and women can struggle with infertility. There are many medical reasons for infertility that medical doctors can…

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Health Sites Web Quest | The Health Teacher – Health Education Article

August 28, 2018 Hey 6th graders! Did you know that online health searches are now the third most popular activity on the web? While googling information about our health can  be helpful, sometimes it can give us misinformation as well. Read the following article from Choices: Will You Fall for Fake News? After reading all of the ways you can identify useful valid websites, you’re going to come up with a puberty or health related question of your own and…

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How to solve the two biggest health and fitness problems most women face. – Health Article

Feeling overworked and under-appreciated? Having trouble staying consistent with nutrition and fitness because of life’s demands? Wondering if you’ll ever be able to find time to achieve the body and health you want? This article is for you. Putting others’ needs before your own? For lots of women, it’s an everyday reality. Whether you’re a high-powered professional, a mother, a caregiver, a partner, a worker, a daughter, a friend, or all of the above and more…. ….if you’re a woman,…

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Profile: Catnip – Modern Alternative Mama – Health Article

Catnip is a must have for your herbal medicine cabinet that is useful for much more than felines. Learn all about catnip benefits and find out why you should keep this herb on hand, especially for little ones! By Danielle, contributing writer Catnip, scientific name nepeta cataria, is a plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is also known as cat wort, cat mint, and field mint. It is grown in Europe and North America. The plant has small, purplish-white…

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our top 10 healing ingredients – Health Article

We all want to eat food that is tasty, nutritious and, most of the time, healthy. Well how about looking at your food not only in terms of being good for you, but also being able to heal you? The following ingredients are all helpful in delivering flavour and enhancing the taste of your dish, but they also boast healing properties that will raise your meal from ordinary to extraordinary. Cinnamon This spice, often associated with Christmas aromas in the…

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8th grade tech balance | The Health Teacher – Health Education Article

September 3, 2018 Hi guys! This unit, we’re going to be looking at the influence of technology and media on our personal and family health. After reflecting in your journal, here are the resources you’ll need! Brainstorm in your group on the chart paper. What is the impact of technology and media on our health and wellness? Make two columns- one for the opportunities and one for the challenges. Read the article: Fortnite Debate Formulate your thought on the issue and decide…

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How We Get All Our Homeschooling Materials {Affordably} – Health Article

I know lots of people who spend hundreds on homeschooling materials for their kids each year. I just can’t bring myself to do that.  I know we won’t use most of it.  I know we’ll pick and choose what works for us.  And, I like to have a wide variety of different things to choose from.  So, I just don’t buy curriculum-in-a-box. But, as I said, I do want a lot of things around.  I’m going to share with you…

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Natural ways to improve your daily life – Health Article

Since I began writing this blog for the School of Natural Health Sciences I have found myself making natural alterations to our family’s daily routine which have been positively life-changing. For me, a holistic approach to health, and life, is the first option. I much prefer to reap the benefits of nature than dive straight into a pharmaceutical solution. So, once I began researching into holistic therapies I became inspired to incorporate the concepts and remedies I was writing about…

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Will a high-protein diet harm your health? The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein. – Health Article

Will protein help me lose weight? Should I eat it at every meal? Could too much damage my kidneys? At Precision Nutrition, our inbox is filled with questions about the pros and cons of eating more protein. In this article we’ll set the record straight, so you can finally separate the facts from the fiction. ++++ Maybe you’re a protein promoter. You buy protein powder in “bucket with a handle” format. You know the protein counts of every food you…

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National Cancer Control Month & National Minority Health Month – Health Article

April is both National Cancer Control Month & National Minority Health Month    At Cook For Your Life we are not necessarily in the business of cancer prevention, rather we aim to be the primary cooking resource for those touched by cancer including patients, caregivers, and survivors. However, time and time again, amidst fad diets, and diets that promise to “cure” cancer we remain true to the idea that the first step to healthy eating is cooking at home –…

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Is It Normal? Postpartum Edition – Health Article

If you thought pregnancy was riddled with questions about what’s normal and what’s not, just wait until after you give birth! There are some common things women experience after the birth of their sweet babies, but which of them are normal postpartum and which are not? Prolonged Bleeding All women go through a period of postpartum bleeding once their new baby arrives. Usually, women will have somewhat heaving bleeding for the first few days, then it tapers off from a…

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Spiritual Wellness. What does it mean to have it? – Health Article

Spiritual Wellness. What does it mean to have it? What exactly is it? And who can help inspire and influence you in a positive way, daily? For many, spirituality is sometimes hard to define. We can’t touch it or hold it, and sometimes it just doesn’t seem tangible. Wellness in its spiritual format is fast becoming a regular terminology in many westerners’ lives. No longer is this just a buzz word for people who are looked up to and respected…

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Support Dan Lenard and Donate to Cook For Your Life! – Health Article

Yacht designer Dan Lenard started his adventure on January 20th from Cadiz, Spain: A transatlantic crossing departing for Miami, USA and expected to arrive around February 14th. His mission is to raise awareness and money for two amazing non-profit organizations – Cook For Your Life and Water Revolution Foundation. Since 2007, our client Cook for Your Life has provided in-person/online healthy cooking classes for people who’ve been touched by cancer for free. The Water Revolution Foundation was recently established by…

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Best Toddler Pillows For Your Little One – Health Article

​The delicate nature of your infant and toddler is the very reason why you must be careful in choosing which one is the best toddler pillow for him.  Your child’s bones and neck are still very fragile and one wrong choice can lead to serious issues for your child’s development and growth. This article intends to provide you the guide which you essentially need to ease your child in his toddler stage. We will be discussing the importance of using…

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The Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification Master Class. – Health Article

Want to achieve total confidence in your coaching skills? Get (and keep) more clients? Grow and strengthen your business? If so, the Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification is definitely for you. The Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification is designed specifically for Level 1 students and graduates who realize that knowing all about the science of nutrition is never enough. Part master class, part graduate program, part mentorship, it’s the only course in the world that helps you master the art of…

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Colloidal Silver: Why It Should Be In Your Medicine Cabinet – Health Article

There are many things that you should have in your natural healing medicine cabinet. Many include colloidal silver at the top of the list! But what is colloidal silver and what can you use it for? Ancient civilizations knew that silver had antimicrobial qualities and used it to help heal wounds and purify drinking water. From the time of Hippocrates right up until now doctors have used silver in dressings to help with sanitary and quick wound healing. Even soldiers…

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