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Kathy Maraz

Kathy Maraz is a Nutritionist with a background in the culinary arts. She developed her training as a pastry and baking chef through George Brown College. And has her designation of Registered Holistic Nutritionist, from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Her specialty is helping those with food allergies and sensitivities which include: gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. She loves helping her clients understand the importance of reading food labels, and how to change recipes to incorporate this new way of eating. She is dedicated in providing her clients with easy ways to create balanced lifestyle choices with natural food. And that eating nutritiously can be easy and delicious.
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The Quickest Way To Increase Brain Health Is Taking Memory Supplements

Posted by Kathy Maraz

July 21, 2015 at 2:58 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - The Quickest  Way To Increase Brain Health Is Taking Memory Supplements

What we consume greatly influences our brain chemistry and function – making nutrition an important factor to the brain’s overall function, mood, and behavior. I think we can agree that most people want to improve their memory, mood, clarity and focus, while also protecting against mental decline, depression, anxiety and dementia.  To support all brain functions, there are specific nutrients that you should ensure that you are getting. They include Vitamin B12, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Choline, GABA, 5HTP, and Vitamin B1. Let’s further explore these nutrients.

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Topics: Vitamins and Minerals, Diet, Nutrition

Here's A Quick Way To Make Your Own Sports Drink

Posted by Kathy Maraz

July 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Here's A Quick Way To Make Your Own Sports Drink

Exercising causes the body to become depleted in many nutrients.   Athletes that exercise for long and strenuous training sessions are especially prone to grab sports drinks.   When exercising you lose minerals, electrolytes and water through sweating.  If these electrolytes aren’t replaced you can become dehydrated, which can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. 

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Topics: Diet, Fitness

Fresh Vs. Frozen Food (the answer will surprise you)

Posted by Kathy Maraz

February 17, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Fresh Vs. Frozen Food (the answer will surprise you)

If you’re anything like me, you’ll often find yourself at the grocery store shopping for your family. Many people don’t realize this, but grocery shopping shapes the health of your family. Think about it: good health starts with digestion and grocery shopping determines what we put into our digestive systems.

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Topics: Nutrition

5 Ways to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet Today

Posted by Kathy Maraz

February 6, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - 5 Ways to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet Today

Did you know that the average Canadian consumes about 26 tablespoons of sugar a day?[1] That’s a whole lot of sugar. And the consumption of large amounts of sugar is directly related to the rise of obesity and chronic disease, like kidney and heart disease, in Canada.

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition

The Types of Nootropics

Posted by Kathy Maraz

December 2, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - The Types of Nootropics

Many supplements can help with brain health. Now, more than ever, people are seeking out ways to improve their brain function. Doctor Corneliu E. Giurgea coined the word, Nootropics, to describe nutrients that enhance brain function. Nootropics are often referred to as “smart drugs,” and can help with:

  • Boosting memory
  • Enhancing learning ability
  • Protecting the brain from injuries
  • Strengthening learned behaviour
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Nootropics

8 Brain Boosting Foods That You Already Eat

Posted by Kathy Maraz

November 10, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - 8 Brain Boosting Foods That You Already Eat

Whole body health is important. There’s no doubt about that. From your head, all the way down to your toes, you should consider every part of your body when it comes to health – this includes the brain.

The brain is one of the most important parts of the body and certain foods can help improve brain health. The benefits of these foods are that they can:

  • Decrease stress
  • Increase memory
  • Improve mood
  • Help with depression
  • Aid with Alzheimer’s and dementia
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Topics: Nutrition, Nootropics

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