Bedtime Belly Buster Challenge!

🌞Summer is near and many of us are working hard on our summer bodies. 👙We have a super exciting announcement to help you all get flatter tummies.


What’s the Bedtime Belly Buster?
•Protein pacing and thermogenesis
•Lose belly fat while you sleep
•Support muscle recovery
•Minimize bloating
•Rev up your metabolism while you have the most restful sleep.
•Satisfies night time cravings

What you need to do? Be willing to purchase a few products (3) and commit to taking this easy, delicious concoction every night before bed.

We will add you to a FB group for support and to share results.

No membership required. Email us or Text us for more information!

#bellybuster #whowantsin #summer #6pack #proteinpacing

Why not lose weight for Christmas?

Just enough time to lose 10-15 lbs before Christmas! Oh, and develop some amazing eating habits BEFORE you add your Summer weight to your Thanksgiving weight to your Christmas weight, and try to take it all off in January! What a great Christmas present! Ask us how! Gift certificates available!  #loseweightbeforechristmas   #giftideas2016


Isagenix Improves Body Composition During Weight Loss and Long-Term Weight Maintenance


When used as part of a system combining Shake Days and Cleanse Days, Isagenix products improve body composition and contribute to better heart health during weight loss. They also offer better long-term weight maintenance compared to traditional heart-healthy dieting.

These are the findings of a study published as data sets in two peer-reviewed journals—the first appeared on July 30 in Nutrients and the second on August 29 in Frontiers in Physiology (1,2).

In the study, both men and women using Isagenix products significantly reduced total, abdominal, and visceral body fat, and increased lean body mass percent and metabolism. The body composition changes also contributed to better measures of cardiovascular health during weight loss after 12 weeks.

After initial weight loss, those who continued using Isagenix products also had significantly improved weight maintenance and body composition as well as continued benefits on cardiovascular health measures after 52 weeks in comparison to those who transitioned to a traditional “heart-healthy” diet.

The study was conducted by researchers at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York under the direction of principal investigator and senior corresponding author Paul J. Arciero, Ph.D., Director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory and Professor of Health and Exercise Sciences.

“The novel findings from this study may very well revolutionize how we prescribe weight-loss diets moving forward because of the increase in proportion of lean muscle and drastic reductions in abdominal and visceral fat mass during initial weight loss and the ability to maintain these favorable changes over the long term,” Dr. Arciero said.

Long-term Study Design: Phase 1 Weight Loss and Phase 2 Weight Maintenance 

The researchers designed the new study to evaluate weight loss in both men and women from an Isagenix System over 12 weeks and to determine if the results could be sustained over a year.

The study would also be the first to evaluate how weight loss using Isagenix products affected other factors. These included lean muscle, abdominal and visceral fat, as well as energy metabolism and arterial health.

The design of the 15-month study included one week of phase-in baseline control where subjects maintained a stable weight and, afterward, broke into two phases: Weight Loss Phase 1 of 12 weeks and Weight Maintenance Phase 2 of 52 weeks.

During Weight Loss Phase 1, all participants performed six Shake Days and one Cleanse Day per week.

During Weight Maintenance Phase 2, participants chose to transition to one of the following options:

  • Continuing on an Isagenix weight maintenance system by replacing two meals per day with IsaLean Shake or IsaLean Bars, eating a normal diet without food restrictions, and performing 1-2 Cleanse Days per month.
  • Transitioning to a dietitian-counseled diet that emphasized eating whole foods, lean meats, and fruits and vegetables in line with American Heart Association recommendations for being “heart healthy.”

Results: A Third of Visceral Fat Lost, Lean Mass Gained, Better Arterial Health, and Enhanced Metabolism

During the initial weight-loss phase (Phase 1), the subjects lost an average of 10 percent of their total body weight, nearly 20 percent body fat, and 33 percent of their visceral fat. They also increased their proportion of lean body mass (9 percent) and had significantly improved cardiovascular health with improvements in arterial flexibility (11 percent).

Over the yearlong weight maintenance period (Phase 2), the subjects who continued following an Isagenix System had a significantly lower body weight (6 percent), lower amount of total body fat (10 percent), and improved lean body mass (5 percent) compared to those who followed a “heart-healthy” diet.

Additionally, those who followed the Isagenix plan had better maintained their initial improvements in arterial health.

“As an active nutrition and exercise science researcher for over 30 years, these were very impressive findings and clearly established our protein-pacing [Shake Days] and intermittent fasting diet regimen [Cleanse Days] as an effective short- and long-term strategy to promote healthy body weight, abdominal and visceral fat mass loss as well as enhanced metabolism and cardiovascular health compared to other commonly prescribed diets,” Dr. Arciero said.

One of the more intriguing findings from the weight loss phase (Phase 1), said Dr. Arciero, is that “the subjects had a five percent increase in resting metabolic rate, which is likely due to ‘protein pacing,’ or spreading doses of whey protein over the course of the day.”

During the weight-maintenance phase (Phase 2), the study also measured positive effects toward maintaining metabolic rate. “This was possibly related to a higher proportion of calories obtained from protein in the subjects during the Isagenix weight-maintenance phase,” said Eric Gumpricht, Ph.D., Isagenix Manager of Research and Science, and a co-author on the Nutrients publication.

Company’s Continued Commitment to Science

The study demonstrates the continued commitment of Isagenix for funding clinical studies supporting the safety and health benefits of Isagenix products as a way to promote and maintain weight loss, Dr. Gumpricht said.

“We observed safe and efficient weight loss with Isagenix during the weight loss phase for both men and women,” he said. ”But more importantly, that continuing incorporating intermittent fasting as Cleanse Days alongside caloric restriction as Isagenix Shake Days helped subjects better maintain those favorable changes to body composition—weight, fat, and visceral fat loss and lean body mass retention and arterial health.”

The findings provide additional scientific validation after earlier work performed at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) found that Isagenix products demonstrated superiority when compared to a traditional heart-healthy diet for improving body composition during weight loss in women after four weeks (3, 4).

The earlier findings from UIC appeared in Nutrition Journal and in Nutrition and Metabolism in 2012.

The new Skidmore College study was registered at National Institute of Health’s, a publicly and privately supported registry of clinical studies conducted around the world.


  1. Arciero PJ, Edmonds R, He F, Ward E, Gumpricht E, Mohr A, Ormsbee MJ, Astrup A.  Protein-Pacing Caloric-Restriction Enhances Body Composition Similarly in Obese Men and Women during Weight Loss and Sustains Efficacy during Long-Term Weight Maintenance. Nutrients 2016, 8(8), 476; doi: 10.3390/nu8080476
  2. Li Z, He F, Tinsley G et al. Comparison of High-Protein, Intermittent-Fasting Low-Calorie Diet and Heart Healthy Diet for Vascular Health of the Obese Front. Physiol. 7:350. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00350
  3. Klempel MC, Kroeger, CM, Bhutani S et al. Intermittent fasting combined with calorie restriction is effective for weight loss and cardio-protection in obese women. Nutr J 2012 11:98. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-98.
  4. Kroeger CM, Klempel MC, Bhutani S et al. Improvement in coronary heart disease risk factors during an intermittent fasting/calorie restriction regimen: Relationship to adipokine modulations. Nutr Metab 2012;9:98. doi: doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-9-98

Autism and ADHD

Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kathryn Docherty, and I have ADHD. I was diagnosed at the age of 11 years, in Grade 6, and unable to tap my full potential due to my special needs. It took me 9 years, and lots of struggle without support to figure my brain out, and realize that I had an enhanced ability, not a DISability. 10 years ago, I was blessed with a beautiful daughter, who was diagnosed with ADHD and ASD at age 8, and my journey began again. This time as a mother, an advocate, teacher, and a role model, sent to provide guidance, structure, and hope in a world that is so confusing to her. Everyday she lives in her world, and I am blessed to be a part of it. (Cue tears). Now that I am past the initial denial and have started to educate myself, I am realizing that I have resources to help others. I am a Registered Massage Therapist, and own a health care clinic, in which we provide services that can help children and adults with special needs.
Alternative non-medical interventions, focus on improving the social and emotional health of children and adults with autism and ADHD. We are social beings with a need to interact with others, and this is the same for people living with autism. It can be difficult and frustrating for someone who doesn’t have the tools or the coping mechanisms. Through the use of Therapeutic touch, massage therapy techniques, breathing and much more, we are able to provide positive stimuli and learning strategies for coping with the challenges that autism and ADHD present. Once thought to be aversive to attachment and touch, children with autistic behaviors have been shown to respond to the bonding process and, as is evident in studies, are in fact calmed by touch. Increased attention span, and being more receptive to interaction and redirection in the classroom are some results that have been seen.

Massage therapy and Chiropractic are covered under Extended Benefit plans, and we provide solutions for those who do not have coverage. Please consider how your child, family member or friend could benefit from our therapies. In a world where there are funding cuts, and decreased availability of resources to help, let us help where we can. Autism doesn’t end at 5, and neither does the need to do everything we can for our children, family and friends. My struggle for myself continues, and so does my struggle for her….bring it on.

Nice to meet you,

Kathryn Docherty
RMT and Owner
Active Natural Health & Wellness Centre
139 Baldwin St.
Brooklin, ON

Flat-feet: How Chiropractic Can Help

We live in an age where counting our steps everyday has become the norm. People spend an average of four hours each day on their feet and take 8,000 to 10,000 steps. It’s easy to forget the part of our body taking the brunt of those steps, our feet! For those with flat feet, the repetitive stress can take a toll.

What does it mean to be flat-footed?

Flat-foot means a lack of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot.

Few people have actual flat-feet. A true flat-foot is referred to as rigid pes planus. This is where the foot is completely flat even during non-weight bearing. This condition affects just under two per cent of adults.

What most people with flat-feet suffer from is called flexible (or functional) pes planus. Between 20 and 25 per cent of adults are estimated to have this form of flat-feet. (In this case, the arch will appear normal when the person is sitting (i.e. not bearing weight). However, when you stand up, you won’t be able to place an index finger under the arch. This is the form of flat feet we’re referring to in this blog.

Over time, flat-feet can lead to problems, including;

  • heel pain,
  • bunions,
  • hammertoes,
  • shin splints, and
  • knee, hip or back pain.

How can I relieve the pain associated with flat-feet?

A visit to your chiropractor can do wonders for those feeling the pain of flat-feet. Your chiropractor will likely suggest individually fitted, orthotic arch supports once they’ve determined flat-feet to be the cause of your discomfort.

Orthotic arch supports are heat moldable plastic shoe inserts designed to support the arch on the inside of the foot. Orthotics also help in realigning your foot’s ankle joints and bones.

A study even found orthotics to be effective in increasing athletic performance for those with flat-feet. Those tested ran with better efficiency and consumed less oxygen when running with orthotics.

On the Second Day of Christmas…

On the 2nd day of Christmas,

ANH gave to me…..

10 Massage Therapy 60 minute sessions at 2015 pricing!

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