Marc Davis
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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.

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3 Ab Exercising Myths Exposed

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2016 | 6:15 AM

Well-defined abdominal muscles ("abs") are the Holy Grail of a lean, athletic, sculpted body.

Most men and women, alike, can't help but stare with either fascination or lust -- sometimes both -- when they see someone showing off a great set of abs.

However, your midsection can be one...

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Medical Marijuana Could Help End Canada's Veteran Suicide Crisis

(11) Comments | Posted November 25, 2016 | 11:00 AM

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Fabian Henry is a veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Former Canadian combat engineer Fabian Henry used to thrive on adrenaline -- especially in combat zones -- during his 12 years in the military.

Now he smokes medical marijuana...

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Medical Science Is Rising To The Challenge Of Obesity

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2016 | 8:18 AM

It's an insidious, unseen, creeping ailment -- one that can sabotage your health for the rest of your life.

Once you're middle-aged, there's a 50/50 chance it will trigger the onset of one or more deadly degenerative diseases.

"Metabolic dysfunction" is a seemingly innocuous term that may sound...

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Knowing Why You Overeat Is The Key To Making Healthier Choices

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2016 | 3:39 PM

Do you know your body's enemies?

If weight gain is one of them, then it's useful to know exactly how it can get the better of you.

Here's how: Our meal portions are too typically loaded with insulin-spiking processed carbohydrates. And we're conditioned to eat far too many of...

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Meet The Canadian Start-Up Catalyzing The Green Energy Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2016 | 6:49 PM

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High-power lithium-ion HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) batteries. (Photo: Argonne National Laboratory via Getty Images)

Green renewable energy has finally come of age.

Thanks to the United Nations' recent Paris Agreement, its speedy integration is being mandated by governments throughout the industrialized world....

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Mini-Fasting Has Kept Me Strong And Lean Into My 50s

(20) Comments | Posted September 30, 2016 | 12:03 PM

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At 52 years of age, I have around five per cent body fat. And I haven't done a lick of cardiovascular exercise since I gave up playing soccer in my late 20s due to a knee injury.

Seriously, the only exercise I do is...

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Finally, A Medical Cannabis App Exists

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2016 | 12:27 PM

No way! There's an app for that?

Much to everyone's surprise, there is now. And it's free, easy-to-use and convenient.

But this app isn't a new kind of Pokemon GO game for the kids.

It's for adults, and only the ones who qualify as medical marijuana patients in...

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Great Skin Is Way Simpler Than We All Thought

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2016 | 1:07 PM

Want to keep your skin healthy-looking and youthful?

Would some practical and penny-wise advice appeal to you?

And no, I'm not just talking to the ladies. This is for you guys, too.

First, you don't have to buy expensive facial creams -- nearly all of which are ridiculously...

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Red Meat

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2016 | 12:54 PM

In moderation, red meat is a healthy food, right?

That's what we've always been told, haven't we?

Well, what if the truth is both "yes" and "no?"

That's because most meat isn't what it used to be. What's typically sold in supermarkets isn't what our ancestors ate. And it...

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Never Forget What's Really In Your Energy/Sports Drinks

(6) Comments | Posted August 26, 2016 | 10:16 AM

Summer's not over yet. And if you like outdoor exercise, you'll know how important it is to stay hydrated.

But are the fashionable fluids you're drinking actually sabotaging all your hard work?

For all-too-many of us, the answer is "yes".

So what should you drink?

Well, let's...

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Wait, There Are Purely Practical Reasons To Sculpt A Sexy Six-Pack?

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2016 | 1:06 PM

Without a doubt, well-defined abdominal muscles are the Holy Grail of a lean, athletic, sculpted body.

In an age in which so many of us are out of shape and over-tired, abs have become the ultimate symbol of virility and vitality.

They're also considered seriously sexy. So much so...

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Yes, You Can Catch Superbugs From Your Chicken Dinner

(3) Comments | Posted July 29, 2016 | 1:39 PM

It sounds like a script for a scary blockbuster Hollywood movie.

But it's fast becoming a chilling reality.

Imagine a not-too-distant future where the survival of mankind hangs in the balance because modern medicine's frontline defenders -- antibiotics -- are being outsmarted by deadly microscopic enemies.

I'm...

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Your Modern-Day Diet Is Robbing You Of Calcium And Healthy Bones

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 1:51 PM

Are you setting yourself up for brittle bones (i.e. premature ageing) without even realizing it?

Well, you are if you consume lots of sugar and salt, which tend to interfere with your body's absorption of calcium. And carbonated soft drinks can be even worse because they're loaded with a corrosive,...

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10 Easy Thinning Tips That Work

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 3:31 PM

The following ten thinning tips will go a long way towards giving you a lean, healthy physique. And they're surprisingly easy to follow. Try some of them (or all of them) and see for yourself.

1) Skip Breakfast!

Unless you're really hungry after awakening,...

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How Cannabis Has Given An Ontario Boy A 'New Lease On Life'

(18) Comments | Posted July 4, 2016 | 3:04 PM

It's a remarkable transformation. Even a shocking one.

Especially considering the unlikely remedy.

Six-year-old Tyler used to be tormented by hundreds of painful seizures a day. Which would leave him absolutely exhausted at bedtime.

Even so, his doting mother would still have to pin him down to...

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The Bee-Friendly Pesticide Alternative That Has Farmers Buzzing

(4) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 6:38 PM

If you want to stay healthy by eating right, there's a catch: It's getting more and more expensive.

For fruits and vegetables alone, price increases of 10 to 15 per cent per annum have become the new norm.

In which case, here's society's crucial challenge: Can...

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Chilling Out Can Help You Slim Down For Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 3:45 PM

Summer is here! And those of us who are looking forward to the beach, here's some good news: Stress reduction is by far the best sweat-free way to shed any unwanted pounds.

Exactly will stress reduction benefit your physique? By learning to relax more often and more effectively, your...

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Why You Need Wild Salmon (And Why It's Running Out)

(5) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 12:56 PM

How much do you value your nutritional health? A little ... or a lot?

What if it was taken away from you? How much would you care then?

In other words, should your right to dine on inexpensive, store-bought wild salmon be worth defending?

I'm talking about a...

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How Gold Investment Gurus Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 5:34 PM

The global economic recovery is stumbling badly. We all know that.

Even in the U.S., weakening corporate earnings are deflating stock prices. We can all see that, too.

What's not so obvious to most stock market investors is what to do next. How can they leverage a bad...

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Cannabis Industry Unexpected Boost For Alberta's Struggling Economy

(31) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 5:43 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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