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What Are the Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet?

Article written by visiting blogger Dr. Nikola Djordjevic

Over the past few decades, the trend of excluding gluten from diets has become extremely popular with millions of people around the world adopting this way of life. Some do so without being fully aware of all the information regarding gluten, and whether gluten exclusion from their diet would actually impact their health positively.

A gluten-free diet can provide some benefits to the overall health of most individuals, but before we come to these advantages, let’s start with the basics – what is gluten anyway? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale and it derives its name from the glue-like characteristics of wet dough. It helps food retain its shape, so it is often used, and not just in the food industry. It is interesting to note that gluten can even find its way into lipsticks, shampoos, and envelope labels.

Gluten can also be found in a wide range of foods such as bread, baked foods,...

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The Ultimate 2019 Fitness Planning Calendar

The New Year often starts full of hope, anticipation and excitement. We are often more motivated than ever to finally conquer that area of our life we’ve felt like we haven’t had control over for some time. But hope and desire alone isn’t enough. We need a plan.

I’ve been following the same annual fitness plan for some time now. It’s not perfect. Nothing ever is. I need to amend it at times and I’m certainly always improving it. But I feel as though the small changes I’ve made for 2019 bring it very close. In fact, I’ve found this plan to be so effective that it sets the foundation for every area of my life.

So here it is! My Ultimate 2019 Fitness Planning Calendar. Follow this calendar to reduce your risk of injury, fatigue or plateau, and enhance your fitness to greater levels than ever before.

The Ultimate 2019 Fitness Planning Calendar

3 Week Intro Program

Use this time to get back into your exercise regime. If you’re new to...

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What is Soul Food?

We all have our own soul foods. No, not food that we get from the deep south of the United States. The food that we eat for our soul. The foods that we absolutely love. Our comfort foods. But comfort foods that aren’t just good for our taste buds, but that are good for our mind and body too!

"Regardless of what type of foods you like, or the way you eat, we all have our own comfort foods."

Everyone has their own definition of what a comfort food is. That’s because our taste buds are as unique as we are individuals. We’ve become accustomed to certain foods and flavours. And what we consider to taste good or bad can change based on the foods we eat. It really takes very little time to change your taste buds. As little as three days in fact.

Regardless of what type of foods you like, or the way you eat, we all have our own comfort foods. And in most cases, those comfort foods are probably less-than-ideal when it comes to fuelling your body with the good stuff. So...

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How to Get Motivated for Exercise

We all know we should be exercising. But for many people, finding the motivation to exercise, and the ongoing motivation to make it a habit, is extremely difficult.

For a while now I’ve been paying attention to what the people who are successful do in their pursuit of health, and what the people who aren’t successful don’t do. And there is one major distinction.

That distinction is in how they start their journey. The ones who get off to a good start are far, far more likely to not only be successful, but to integrate exercise into their life long-term.

How to Get Motivated to Exercise

  1. Get enough pain. 
    We all move towards pleasure and away from pain. However, we will do much more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure. Therefore, most people start a new fitness regime when they’ve finally had enough of where they’re at, and motivated to do something about it.
  2. Do more of what you already do. 
    We all do something...
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