Marc Davis
A long-standing journalist, Marc writes mostly about business but also has a passion for covering the health and wellness topics. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications all over the world, including most of North America's best-known newspapers.

Entries by Marc Davis

Cannabis Industry Unexpected Boost For Alberta's Struggling Economy

(33) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 4:43 PM

It's an unexpected shot in the arm for Alberta's struggling economy. And it's about as unlikely as it gets.

Alberta's only industrial-scale grower of medical marijuana, Aurora Cannabis, just served notice that business is booming. The company now has well over 2,000 customers, beginning from...

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Modern Stress And Our Misfiring Minds

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 10:27 AM

Did you know that your misfiring mind is probably harming you and your loved ones?

Let me explain: When you're stressed, you could be experiencing agitation, impatience, an increase in annoyance, pessimism, depression, and self-doubt.

Some of this negativity can even act itself out on a...

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Why Betting On An Economic Meltdown Is Enriching Gold Investors

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 10:34 AM

Something wicked this way comes!

So say many leading stock market forecasters, who worry that a bubbling witches' cauldron of global economic woes is in danger of boiling over.

Consequently, the threat of a renewed global recession looms large, they warn.

This is why investors have been...

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Why You May Need To Sleep More To Stay Slim

(10) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 12:24 PM

If you're trying to shed a few unwanted pounds in time for summer, you may be sabotaging yourself without realizing it.

Scientists have now discovered that a shortage of sleep can make you gain weight, regardless of what you eat and how much you exercise.

They have found...

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The Hidden Ingredient That Could Be Making You Fat

(3) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 3:32 PM

There's a controversial, hidden "flavour-enhancing" product in many processed foods that may cause you to pack on the pounds.

It's earned a dubious reputation over the past several decades. So it now goes by up to several dozen different aliases. They include such innocent-sounding ones as hydrolyzed vegetable protein,...

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Why We're All At Risk For Heart Disease

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 1:30 PM

While you read this, someone in Canada will die.

I'm assuming that it'll take you about seven minutes to read and contemplate the contents of this blog. And during that time, at least one Canadian is statistically destined to die from a stroke or heart attack.

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Is Cannabis the Solution To Canada's Painkiller Epidemic?

(11) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 3:55 PM

It sounds like torture. A living nightmare.

But it could just as easily happen to you or me. Accidents that result in severe nerve pain are quite common.

Victoria, British Columbia businessman Dave Brownell, 68, found this out when he herniated a disc and ended up with serious nerve...

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How Sleep Loss Leads To Weight Gain

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 10:50 AM

Here's an eye-opener that'll probably make you want to keep 'em closed: Most of us are sleep deprived. And it's taking a toll on our health.

At around seven hours per night, most Americans sleep about 20% less than a century ago, when they averaged about nine hours. This...

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Don't Underestimate Stress: How It Harms And Ages Your Body

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2016 | 12:42 PM

Stress has become a modern-day curse. We're all so busy juggling competing demands every day, that it's easy to get stressed-out.

But if you stay that way -- as all too many of us do - you're playing Russian Roulette with your health.

Biologically speaking, problems arise when...

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Is This Hidden Ingredient In Wheat Causing You To Gain Weight?

(9) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 4:10 PM

If you enjoy bread or any other wheat-based product, here's a bit of a spoiler alert: You may be putting on weight thanks to a hidden ingredient in modern-day wheat called glyphosate.

This weed killer is the active ingredient in "Round Up" -- a ubiquitous herbicide that the giant, controversial...

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Foreign-Owned Fish Farms Are Devastating B.C.'s Wild Salmon

(14) Comments | Posted March 2, 2016 | 3:11 PM

The salmon farming industry has long been banned in Alaska, where it's believed to be a threat to the state's healthy wild salmon populations.

But that's not the case in Canada, where Norwegian-owned aquaculture multinationals have done a terrific job of winning over the federal government.

These controversial...

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Eggs: Get The Most From This Power Protein

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 5:46 PM

Eggs are an often-overlooked power protein. Which is why you need them more than you realize.

Unlike most natural vegetarian foods, they're packed with muscle-building nutrients, including protein (up to 8 grams per egg). And they contain generous amounts of energy-generating vitamin B12, as well as the mineral choline,...

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Rediscover Tea, The World's Favourite Antioxidant

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2016 | 12:33 PM

Are you interested in an alternative to coffee that's not as strong but is still an effective pick-me-up drink? If so, then it's time to rediscover tea.

Tea's time-honoured appeal -- dating back to circa 2,700 BC Imperial China -- doesn't just stem from its light and pleasant taste....

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CBD Is The Chemical Medical Marijuana Is Buzzing About

(29) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 4:50 PM

It used to be all about the THC. In other words, cannabis' popularity has always been attributable to this psychoactive chemical, which gets people "high."

But marijuana's bad boy image has been getting a well-earned makeover in recent years, thanks in part to its surging popularity as a legitimate...

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Get Up And Move Around (Or You'll Be Sorry)

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 2:31 PM

As you're reading this blog post, you may be doing yourself a real disservice. Sorry about that. But it's true.

Frankly, too much sitting around is dangerously unhealthy for all of us. But if you feel you have no choice because you're seated at work each day or you...

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Dining Out: 12 Ways To Make Smart And Healthy Restaurant Choices

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 12:44 PM

Many of us are accustomed to trying to eat healthily when cooking at home. But when we dine out, we're often duped into consuming far too many calories. Why is this?

First of all, portions are often quite a bit larger than what we typically serve our family at the...

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Shed Dangerous Body Fat By De-Stressing

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 11:12 AM

The holiday season may already be a fast-fading memory. But for some of us, our jiggly waistlines are an unfortunate reminder of how much we over-indulged on yummy Christmas foods.

However, there's a simple and fairly effortless remedy: You can shed body fat and keep it off by making a...

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Pot vs. Tobacco: Which Is The True Cancer Risk?

(57) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 4:53 PM


As the reality of legalized non-medical marijuana looms large, Canadians want to know if it's as dangerous as cigarettes.

Or is pot actually "infinitely worse," as former Prime Minister Stephen Harper famously declared during the recent federal election?

It's neither, science now...

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