From February 1st to 7th, it’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week in Canada. Despite the fact that eating disorders are often a taboo subject, they affect nearly 1 million Canadians. NEDIC, the National Eating Disorder Information Center, organizes this week each year in order to raise awareness to the issues people with an eating disorder face. This is done in the hopes that people who are affected can find the help they need.
Although each eating disorder deserve its own article, I’ve decided to talk to you about a lesser known eating disorder called orthorexia.
Sustainable fishing is performed by a fishery that ensures that fish have the time to reproduce and does not harm the environment and other species. Without careful attention, the resources on our planet are becoming limited. But how can you make sure you are buying sustainable fish when making your purchases?
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the news… Canada’s Food Guide long awaited update has finally been published on January 21st! The reveal took place in Jean-Talon Market, in Montreal, the perfect sport to launch the new food guide which encourages you to increase your consumption of veggies and fruits. Here’s a summary of the new recommendations.
The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized for its protective effects against various chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes, several types of cancer and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. With the emergence of new dietary trends such as the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, is the Mediterranean diet still among the best choices?
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also known as fatty liver, is characterized by an excessive accumulation of fat in the liver. It affects about 25% of the world’s population, 65% of obese people and 85% of morbidly obese people. Often, it does not show any noticeable symptoms. It is diagnosed by blood tests indicating abnormal liver enzymes (AST, ALT and GGT) and an ultrasound of the liver that shows that the size of the liver is increased. If the fatty liver is not treated, it can have serious health consequences and lead to liver cirrhosis and cancer.