Tests of Life

What is feeling like human again? What is it like to feel normal? Normal, is there a such thing? Do you want to be “normal”? Would being normal help you feel more human? Would being normal make you feel like you again? In this life we all have struggles. In this life we are given …

Change

Have you ever had your world turned upside down in an instant? Or struggled to re-align with a big change in your life? Or wished that some aspect of your life would shift? Being in a physical form means that you are constantly invited to adjust to change, whether joyous or frightening. From your first …

Types of Dietary Fat

There are three main types of fat in food: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated.  Other types of fat are cholesterol and fats formed during processing of unsaturated oils (hydrogenated fat and trans-fat). Saturated Fat The saturated form of fat is usually solid at room temperature.  Key food sources are animal fats such as butter, lard, milk, …

Six Basic Nutrients Required for Good Health

Carbohydrates Carbohydrates can be grouped into two categories: simple and complex.  Simple carbohydrates are sugars whereas complex carbohydrates consist of starch and dietary fibre.  Carbohydrate provides about 4 kcal (kcal = kilocalories = Calories) per gram (except for fibre) and is the energy that is used first to fuel muscles and the brain.  Soluble fibre (fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, brown rice, and …