Dr. Cathy Chargualaf CSC, DCH, Ph.D. 

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Chewing: To achieve maximum absorption of all your vitamins and minerals

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 6:20 PM


Digestion initially begins in the mouth. As you start to chew your food, digestive enzymes found in saliva begin to break it down, preparing for nutrient absorption. It’s important to chew your food thoroughly to achieve maximum absorption of all your vitamins and minerals.



• To get into the habit of chewing foods thoroughly, try counting the chews in each bite, aiming for 30 to 50 times before swallowing.

• T...

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Tips To Curb Sugar Cravings

Posted on June 22, 2016 at 2:55 PM

20 Tips To Curb Sugar Cravings

1. Eat Regularly - Eat three meals and two snacks or five small meals a day. For many people, if they don't eat regularly, their blood sugar levels drop, they feel hungry and are more likely to crave sweet sugary snacks.

2. Choose Whole Foods - The closer a food is to its original form, the less processed sugar it will contain. Food in its natural form, including fruits...

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Posted on June 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM



 Artichoke

 Arugula

 Asparagus

 Avocados

 Beets/Beet Greens

 Bell Peppers

 Bok Choy

 Broccoli

 Brussels Sprouts

 Cabbage

 Carrots

 Celery

 Collards

 Cucumbers

 Eggplant

 Garlic

 Gree...

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What do Salt And Sugar Food Cravings Mean

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM

What do Salt And Sugar Food Cravings Mean

When it comes to food cravings, you're either the type to crave something sweet after dinner or a salty snack mid-day. For some of us, it's both.

One reason people get sugar cravings, for example, is due to levels of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, says registered dietitian Nicole Osinga of Oshawa, Ontario

"Sugars, like other simple carbohydrates, signal the body to release serotonin, which boosts y...

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Eat for 4 Your Blood Type

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Eat for 4 Your Blood Type

Blood Type is a way of individualized the way you eating. Keep in mind the blood reorganizes itself by it environment. Our ancestors had unique biological blueprints that complemented their environments. Genetic characteristics of our ancestors live in our blood today.


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What is a Health & Lifestyle Coach

Posted on April 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM


A Health & Lifestyle Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with you to help you feel your best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing a diet or a lifestyle, Dr. Chargualaf will tailor your individualized wellness programs to meet your needs.

Health and Lifestyle Coaching focuses on health and lifestyle choices, helping you make better decisions and learning how you...

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