Category Archives: weight loss

Strategies to Reduce the Many Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

WEIGHT GAIN, ANXIETY, HOT FLASHES – STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE MANY SYMPTOMS OF PERIMENOPAUSE AND MENOPAUSE

Perimenopause and Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life where hormone levels start to decline and changes start to happen in her body.
As a woman, our body goes through changes as we get closer to Menopause. During the decade before menopause, these changes may seem to develop faster. This is the time to embrace the transition our body is going through. We are wiser, have greater confidence, understand ourselves better and know what makes us happy! However, some of the physical and emotional changes we go through may be difficult.

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? I Exercise Regularly and Eat a Clean Diet…

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Is your scale not budging? Nothing is more disheartening than eating right and exercising only to find that you’re not losing weight. While losing weight may seem like a straightforward process, many factors can interfere with a person’s ability to shed excess pounds.

Could Your Belly Bloat Be Due to a Yeast Overgrowth? Natural Ways to Reduce Belly Bloat!

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Its April. Here in Vancouver we are definitely ready for spring and sunshine. At this time of the year, many people are hitting the gyms, getting on healthy eating plans and have weight loss on their mind. After all, summer is just around the corner!

digestive system

How Your Digestive Health Affects Your Metabolism Including Energy and Weight Loss

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Metabolism is a big topic today! Many chronic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, Neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and even Autism can be viewed as metabolic disorders; stemming from underlying problems in metabolism.

Belly Fat and the Metabolic Syndrome

Dr. Quinn Rivet B.Sc., N.D.
Dr. Quinn Rivet B.Sc., N.D.

“The results from both epidemiological and physiological studies have demonstrated a strong association between excess abdominal adipose tissue and the presence of metabolic risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), including insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and increased circulating inflammatory proteins”(1).

Is Stress Affecting your Weight Loss or Muscle Building Program?

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

I commonly hear many of my patients mentioning they are having a difficult time losing fat or gaining muscle even though they are working out very hard, lifting weights and eating very clean. The problem may be due to the amount of stress they are under. Specifically I am referring to Cortisol levels.