Category: Health and Nutrition

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Sports Nutrition for Vegetarians and Vegans

15 August, 2017 No Comments

A healthy vegetarian or vegan diet has many health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. And with careful planning, it can meet all your energy and nutrient needs to ensure you perform at your best. However, certain nutrients require […]

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What Should I Eat Before My Workout?

15 August, 2017 No Comments

Do you ever get tired or sick to your stomach halfway through your workout? Are you starving right after your gym class? Or maybe you’re not getting the results you are expecting. If so, you’re pre-workout meal or snack may be to blame! If your activity lasts less than one hour, there are no clear […]

Diet, Nutrition and Diverticular Disease

7 August, 2017 No Comments

If you suffer from diverticular disease, I’d like to offer some diet recommendations, both for the active stages of the condition (diverticulitis) and the remission (diverticulosis), as well as set straight a few myths that surround this illness. Diverticular disease is a common illness. Small pockets (diverticula) form on the lining of the large intestine, […]

85 Years Old: It’s Never Too Late to Run a Half Marathon

6 August, 2017 No Comments

If you’re lacking motivation to add a little activity to your day, then we’ve got an inspiring story for you. At 85 years old, Deidre Larkin holds the world record for half-marathon (21 km) in the over 80’s category (2h05). Last year she completed 65 races including several half-marathons. Do you think she’s beginning to […]

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Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference: Three news

Nutrition is a constantly and rapidly evolving science. So much so that it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest revelations relating to nutrition. That’s why I recently took part in the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference St. John’s. I found the 3 days enriching, and I was able to meet dietitians specialized […]

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Towards a New Canadian Food Guide

It’s been on the cards for several years, but is now official: a new food guide will be available by 2018. The current food guide (pdf) will be replaced by a set of resources that will help the public and health professionals make healthier dietary choices, and better guide patients and clients. On June 10th, during […]

Common Allergies: Nuts, Fish and Seafood, Sesame

In the last two articles, we covered Peanuts, Wheat, Milk, Mustard, Eggs, and Soy. This week, we’ll look at nuts, fish and seafood, and sesame.

Common Food Allergies: Peanuts, Wheat, and Milk

Food and health organisations have made life easier for people who live with food allergies. Here in Canada, the most common food allergies must be labelled on products in a way that’s fast and easy for consumers to understand. However, in a world where every bit of a product is used, labels aren’t always enough. In […]

6 Facts and Fictions About Gluten and Celiac Disease

The trend for gluten-free diets cannot be ignored. In fact, based on the wide availability of gluten-free foods, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re in the middle of a gluten intolerance epidemic. But with all the conflicting information on gluten and the disorders it causes, how do you know what’s real?

A Balanced Vegan Diet in 3 Easy Steps

Veganism is increasingly on trend, just look at the number of vegan restaurants and shops opening their doors. This “extreme” version of vegetarianism forbids the consumption of any product containing animals or animal derivatives. That means no meat, gelatin, dairy, eggs, or honey. Some adepts don’t even wear animal products, so no wool or silk […]

Diet Tips to Combat Sleep Disorders

Each year in March we lose an hour of sleep. This change can result in difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the night, disrupted sleep…. With as a consequence, tiredness that can last days or even weeks.

Going Vegetarian to Avoid Alzheimer’s?

The statistics around Alzheimer’s disease are far from encouraging. They predict that within 15 years, around 1 million Canadians will be affected by a cognitive disease. Wouldn’t it be good if there existed a type of diet that would enable us to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s?