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Tag: Health

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Migraines and Diet: Is There a Link?

23 February, 2017 No Comments

Migraines are no fun! Suffering from them myself, I know how debilitating they can be. Each person experiences them differently, whether through a heightened sensitivity to noise, light or smells, vision problems, and all this with headaches that vary from very uncomfortable to nearly unbearable. Despite the fact the medical community doesn’t understand the process […]

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20 Years of the Expo Manger Santé

23 February, 2017 No Comments

In 1997, Renée Frappier launched a public event centered around natural and organic food. Pleasure, sharing, education, this year marks 20 years of Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert. The 18 and 19 March in Quebec, then from 24 to 26 March in Montreal, new and regular visitors are invited to the latest, which is […]

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TOP 8 Foods to Prevent Alzheimer’s

22 February, 2017 No Comments

In a previous article on the MIND Diet as prevention against Alzheimer’s disease, I mentioned a few foods to focus on. I’m back today to remind you of those foods, and tell you why they’re so interesting from a nutritional standpoint.

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What is the best way to prevent Alzheimer’s?

10 February, 2017 No Comments

Each year in Canada, 25 000 people are diagnosed with dementia… and the numbers keep rising! Of these 25 000 new cases, several will develop into Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, the medical world doesn’t 100% understand the way this illness develops, nor the way to cure it, or even slow its’ progression.

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Omega 3: The Most Effective Nutrient for Memory and Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the University Laval, including Frederic Calon, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of neurological illnesses, have reviewed the literature on the use of Omega 3 to reduce cognitive decline associated with age related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Origins of Alzheimer’s Disease

Studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer’s disease. This realization brings us to the question: where does this illness come from? Experts have ascertained risk factors, but causes…. Do any researchers have any interest in the origin of illnesses?

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Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline: Prevention and Possible Treatments

Let’s take a look at ways to prevent this illness. For more clarity, and because Alzheimer’s is hard to diagnose in the early stages, the prevention tools presented here will cover both Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive decline. Between you and me, you don’t want to wait until the diagnosis (or for it to […]

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The Microbiome of a Hockey Player

13 December, 2016 No Comments

If you could see all the organisms that make up your microbiome, the first thing you would see is that there are many more of them than you by a factor in the trillions. Researchers always blow me away with the estimation that we may be carrying as much as 5 pounds of microbial weight! […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis – What Is the Best Diet to Reduce Inflammation?

14 November, 2016 No Comments

I’m sure you’ll agree when I say rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can REALLY damage your quality of life. On a daily basis, you’ve got to deal with pains and swollen joints. Often you have to abandon some of your favourite activities, like dancing, cycling and piano playing. What’s more, anti-inflammatory medications have a host of […]

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Diet

7 November, 2016 No Comments

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is characterized by an excessive proliferation of bacteria in the small intestine. Normally, the majority of bacteria are found in the large intestine, or colon. However, certain conditions or illnesses can cause bacteria in the colon to migrate up the digestive system, towards the small intestine. This can cause several […]

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3 Ways to Enjoy Halloween Candy (and not overdo it)

Are you able to enjoy Halloween candy without over-doing it?  Did you know that how we approach Halloween treats is how we will approach other food temptations?  This topic is important since every holiday (ie. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter) has food temptations. The good news is that we do not have to […]

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Premenstrual Syndrome : Diet and Foods that Help Fight PMS

21 October, 2016 No Comments

We’ve recently received a question from one of our members about premenstrual syndrome (PMS). She wants to know whether there is a way of managing the symptoms with nutrition. Because this is definitely something that is of interest for many women, our team of nutritionists has reviewed scientific literature to bring you the latest information […]