Total Nutrition

Metabolic Balance offers a total nutrition approach that emphasizes intensive and individual care. Each personalized nutritional plan helps you to realize:

• Which food will provide you with the nutrients you need.
• The right combinations of foods together with learning the optimum quantities for you.
• Help you maintain new eating habits for balance, well-being and long term health.

To learn more visit our website!

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Aging

Getting older is a beautiful part of life and a natural process. An important component of aging that can help keep up your health is nutrition. The foundation for vitality and youthful appearance into old age is the way of nutrition and a balanced life. The Metabolic Balance program can bring you closer to this goal. Check out our website to find your Metabolic Balance practitioner and start your youthful aging today!

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Christmas Season

Christmas markets and holiday parties are starting take place again this year for many of us. 

Enjoy a safe and healthy Christmas and holiday season and get through it with our tips without gaining weight:

-Eat only 3 meals a day and take a 5 hour break between meals.

-Always start your meals with the protein portion of the dish. This way you activate the satiety hormone glucagon right at the beginning.

-Use bitter substances after the consumption of sweets.

-Christmas punch or mulled wine are also allowed during the Christmas season. But remember to drink plenty of water and unsweetened teas between meals!

Persimmon Smoothie

Ripe persimmons are very sweet and perfect in a spiced smoothie. Give this recipe a try!

Ingredients:
1 cup (250 mL) of milk
2 persimmons
1 frozen banana
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cloves

Preparation:
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy!

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Nutrition and Wellness

With a healthy and balanced nutrition, you do something good for the body not only internally. Many foods also have a positive effect on skin and hair, which is something to be proud of! Apples or parsley, for example, ensure a firm connective tissue. Dried apricots boost the metabolism and nuts contain a true beauty cocktail and make skin and hair silky smooth with potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and pantothenic acid.

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast just as the name suggests is a type of fungi called Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is a food product that has increased in popularity in recent years. It is the same type of yeast used to make bread but unlike in baking yeast, nutritional yeast is no longer alive in the final product. Nutritional yeast has a nutty, cheesy, and savory flavor which is one of the reasons it is commonly used in plant-based cooking. In addition to having a great flavor, nutritional yeast is great for your health. It is considered a complete protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids that humans cannot synthesize on their own. Additionally, it is packed with B vitamins and trace minerals that are important for the body. Consider trying out this great ingredient by sprinkling it over salads, adding it to soups, or trying out a new recipe.

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Nutritional Yeast

Sugar and Cholesterol

Did you know that sugar can raise cholesterol?
We often think of saturated fat as the main reasons for elevated cholesterol but actually sugar can also play a crucial role.

When we eat sugar (including fruit, ‘natural’ sugars such as honey and maple syrup, and refined carbohydrates) any excess is stored in the liver. Here, it is converted into fat molecules including VLDL cholesterol. This VLDL is then carried around the body, where it can cause plaques in arteries. This in contrast to HDL which absorbs cholesterol and carries it from the tissues back to the liver.

Metabolic Balance® is a personalized nutrition plan which limits sugars of all types. Using results from your blood test and health history, we provide you with a customized food list for your body. Find out more about how Metabolic Balance can help achieve your health goals !

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Diabetes

With World Diabetes Day approaching we wanted to share a little bit of information about common metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

Around 1 in 11 adults suffer from diabetes globally and this number continues to rise. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 (insulin dependent), Type 2 (insulin resistant), and gestational diabetes. Around the world, Type 2 is most common form and results from the body becoming resistant to insulin or not being able to produce enough insulin.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which allows cells in the body to take up glucose. If the body is lacking insulin, cells are unable to take up glucose and levels remain high in the body. Uncontrolled glucose levels can have dangerous health effects.

One of the best ways to control your blood sugar and glucose levels is via a healthy diet and exercise!

Metabolic Balance Nutrition

In order to create a custom and personalized meal plan for you, we need your blood results. You might be wondering why that is!

Well, your blood test results together with your personal information, such as body measurements and food preferences, is the vital information that we need to create a Metabolic Balance nutrition plan that is custom for YOU! Rather than a cookie cutter meal plan that is the same for everyone, we tailor what you eat to your body and lifestyle!

It is only when we know all this information that we can select the right foods which will match your nutritional and metabolic needs. In this way, your food can optimally support and balance your metabolism and you can reach your health goals!

Vitamin D

Do you also wonder why you often catch a cold in the cold season, even though you eat healthy and get enough exercise? 
The reason may be a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is important for the immune system, but it can only be produced in the skin with the help of sunlight.  
So in the gloomy months, you are bound to have a vitamin D deficiency and should take the sunshine vitamin as a dietary supplement in consultation with your doctor.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to remedy an acute vitamin D deficiency through diet alone. In the overall vitamin D balance, the vitamin D ingested through food takes up only 10-20% of the total required. Of course, there’s still no harm in trying to supplement your own balanced diet with vitamin D-containing foods.