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Canada’s Senate Set to Tackle the Food Industry

MONDAY, MARCH 07, 2016 Yoni Freedhoff MD Last week saw the publication of the Canadian Senate’s Report Obesity In Canada A Whole-of-Society Approach for a Healthier Canada. My friend and colleague Dr. Arya Sharma criticized the report for not recognizing the pervasive and damaging nature…

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Nutrition 101: Carbohydrates [INFOGRAPHIC]

Continuing with our Nutrition 101 series, today we’re talking carbohydrates! Love ’em or leave ’em (personally, I’m a fan), carbohydrates are found in pretty much everything – fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, dairy, sweets, soda, the list goes on. It’s a good thing…

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Elimination diets. [Infographic]

Try eliminating processed foods from your diet first, then add a few fermented vegetables or a good probiotic.  Quite often that’s all that is necessary. Give your gut some time to adjust to real food again and you’d be a mazed at the difference in…

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Can eating too little actually damage your metabolism?

Exploring the truths and fallacies of ‘metabolic damage’. By Brian St. Pierre   There’s a lot of discussion in the fitness industry about whether crash dieting can cause metabolic damage. In this article, we’ll take on this interesting topic and separate fact from fiction. We’ll…

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Would I be healthier if I quit drinking?

My quest to understand the real tradeoffs of alcohol consumption. by Camille DePutter In my mind, Friday = cocktails. If I quit drinking, would it mean better health and ripped abs? Or is that end-of-week Old Fashioned actually good for me? Want to listen instead…

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Research Review:

Weight lifting improves blood pressure By Helen Kollias A program of regular weight training decreased blood pressure in middle aged hypertensive men. Consider exercise before you rush to medicate yourself. Ask your doctor what activity improves your health — whether that’s losing weight, fixing your…

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How I quit weekend overeating.

5 strategies that helped me ditch the bingeing, guilt, and extra weight. By Krista Scott-Dixon In my world, weekend overeating (and over-boozing) was ‘just what people did’. But when I let go of weekday food rules, the cycle broke. I dropped the guilt, improved my…

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Fighting acne with food:

Can what you eat worsen or help your acne? By Ryan Andrews SHARE   Acne is a multi-factorial disease. While each case is unique, you can greatly improve your chances of clear skin with food and lifestyle strategies. What is acne? Our skin is the…

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