Scientists Make Key Discovery In Fetal Alcohol Disorders

CP | Linda Givetash | Posted 09.04.2016 | Canada Parents

Discovery could help develop tests for early diagnosis.

Mead Is The Delicious Dram Behind Your Honeymoon's Sweet Name

Lesley Anderson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

It was believed that if the couple drank the honey-based mead on a regular basis throughout the first moon of their marriage it would bring them luck and fertility. More specifically, drinking the mead allegedly ensured that the woman would become pregnant within their first year of marriage.

The 'Natural Viagra' Of Saint Lucia

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

If you have a desire to sip on an endless string of rum cocktails by the beach -- well, dream no more -- it can be your reality. Feed your piggy ban...

Plan Ahead Before Partying With Your Professional Contacts

Reggie Ramone | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Reggie Ramone

One of the first suggestions I would make for those looking to have full recollection while out networking with a drink in hand: you need to understand how much your body can handle. You need to understand how much of this potent yet delicious stuff can sit in your body.

How To Deal With The Emotions You've Been Avoiding

Erica Berman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

When it comes to trauma, in particular, pushing away the thoughts and feelings can often exacerbate the intensity of the symptoms. The more you try to evade the problem, the more the internal pressure will build, until you explode. The problem won't just go away on its own.

Even A Little Bit Of Alcohol Can Increase Your Odds Of Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living

You might want to skip happy hour.

The Couple Who Gets Drunk Together, Stays Together

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Living

Drunk in love.

Heavily Regulated Marijuana Distribution No Benefit To Ontarians

Aaron Binder | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

The LCBO is hoping to cash in on marijuana sales. The dubious reasoning being that they, and only they, are capable of handling the burdensome task of quenching the insatiable thirst of millions of Ontarian adults -- so obviously they and only they are responsible enough to distribute marijuana. Too bad Ontarians don't view it this way.

Could Canadian Alcoholics Finally Get A Cure?

David Leonhardt | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

A startup based in British Columbia is offering Canadians a new, and effective, way to combat alcoholism. It flies in the face of Alcoholics Anonymous' "cold turkey" method, which has been shown to have a sucess rate between 5 and 10 per cent. There's just one catch: You need to keep drinking.

The Message In A Bottle Needs To Change

Lianne Castelino | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

I'm not saying having a drink should be a punishable offence. I am saying that as a society and as individuals, we tend to be rather cavalier about our general attitude towards alcohol. Nonchalant about the powerful impact it can have on one's faculties, decision-making and motor skills, among other things.

How I Self-Destructed At The End Of A Decade-Long Relationship

Lily Burroughs | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Lily Burroughs

No matter how independent, self-reliant, and strong we are, sometimes there's a part of us that wants to self-destruct. Usually, after a traumatic experience, when we feel especially vulnerable, scared, and alone. And after the devastating breakup with my fiancé and boyfriend/best friend of nine years, I self-destructed in a big way.

Duty-Free Shopping Is Not Always A Deal

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

While some items are absolutely worth buying at duty free, others are likely the same price that you'd find at stores around your own city (and you don't have to lug them around in your carry-on). We've done some research and discovered what you should pick up and what you should leave behind the next time you're killing time at the airport.

The Health Effects Of 5 Different Kinds Of Alcohol

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

While not as therapeutic, an alcoholic drink may actually be healthy for you in moderation. Depending on your health status, the concentration of alcohol and what it's mixed with, a moderate amount of alcohol can benefit a healthy body in various ways.

Coffee Can Do A Body Good After Drinking Booze

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living

We suddenly have a new appreciation for Irish coffees.

Employees Affected By The Recession Are Drinking More

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Romeo Vitelli

Employees dealing with job insecurity, high workloads and general workplace stress may resort to alcohol as a form of self-medication. Though fear of losing their job may cause workers to be more careful not to allow alcohol use to affect their work, the Great Recession is linked to greater alcohol use for those who are still employed.

How To Reset Your Body After The Holidays

Leah Morrigan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It was one of those moments when I proclaimed, "I'll never eat again!" For me, it was just that one meal, but for others, this may have happened daily for a couple of weeks, so you may not feel your best right now. The time has come to clean out your system and renew your energy.

2016 Is The Year I Kick My Addiction To Work

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

Last night, my husband spoke the three most terrifying words in the English language. "Take a break." I was horrified. My blood ran cold. "But, but..." "No buts about it. Take the day off. Why don't you have some fun?" he suggested, smiling. Fun? Fun!? I drew a blank. And that's when I knew I had a problem.

Hangover Helper: 12 Tips To Help You Recover Faster

Andrea Sarjeant | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Sarjeant

Hydrate! Even if you can't drink a glass of water between each alcoholic drink, at the very least, try to drink a massive glass of water when you get home and again when you wake up the next day. This will have the greatest impact on how you feel the next day.

Alcohol Use In Pregnancy Is Part Of A Complex Set Of Issues

Chelsea Ruth | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Chelsea Ruth

In my work as a neonatologist, I've looked after many, many babies. I've seen families of all ages, cultures and circumstances. But I've never seen a mother who wanted to harm her growing baby. Yet too often I still see mothers who use alcohol during pregnancy despite extensive educational campaigns about its harmful effects on the growing fetus.

If You 'Only' Socially Smoke, You'll Want To Read This

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living

That correlation between cigarettes and alcohol is no coincidence.

A Message of Hope to Anyone at a Crossroads

Allan McDougall | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
Allan McDougall

For anyone who truly feels stuck, who lacks motivation, or who honestly doesn't see a way out, here's an adage to take to heart: "The anticipation of change is worse than actually undergoing change." I should know. I am the poster child for turning around a ravaged life.

The Type of Whisky You Need to Have on Hand This Fall

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

As improbable as it seems, the cool weather is quickly descending upon us. So a much needed respite from the chilly air for me is undoubtedly, a fine glass of whisky in hand. But I'll be the first to admit that it took time for me to appreciate the velvety coil of flavours that unravel in each varietal.

Stigma of Mental Illness Cuts Deeper For Canada's Aboriginal People

Sandra Charron | Posted 09.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Sandra Charron

I recently attended a mental health first aid course in order to further educate myself on the various mental illness disorders, the consequences of their severity and their overall prevalence in the population -- My eyes were opened to an entire population of our Canadian people whose rate of suicide was too horrifying to further ignore. As statistics related to aboriginal suicides were listed, I realized that this war being waged against the stigma of mental illness is but one of the many battles that will need to be addressed honestly in order to understand the magnitude of the affliction our mentally ill population is facing. As communities of aboriginals are fighting an invisible disease, society can dismiss the reality of the stigma by citing drugs and alcohol as the weak link in this people's history.

Why Less Is More for Your Health as You Age

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When it comes to diet and lifestyle choices, older adults are well advised to practice moderation. Whether it concerns weight management, physical activity, or alcohol and tobacco use, health experts urge people to consider their limitations and changing needs as they approach their senior years.

Cheers to Vancouver's Craft Beer Scene

Yelp Canada | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Yelp Canada

As we all know, Vancouver is in one hell of a drought right now, let's all save water by drinking more beer! In the past few years Vancouver's craft beer scene has exploded into a myriad of fabulous places to imbibe fresh, local beer, and we're here to give you the heads up on some of the best.