Detox

Are Your Alternative Cures Helpful Or Hooey?

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

It pains me to hear the nonsense my patients are subjected to by sometimes well-meaning, yet utterly uninformed, self-taught mental health experts. Their lack of scientific training is merely a preamble ("I'm no doctor but..."). They speak with enthusiasm and authority as they peddle supplements, homeopathic tinctures, detox enemas and antioxidant smoothies, with the goal of liberating my patients from their evidence-based treatments and dollars from their wallets.

Look Out For These 7 Toxins You Consume Every Day

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Anything that enters our bodies through direct contact with our mucosal membranes, inhaled into our lungs or touches our skin for long periods of time has the highest chance of entering our blood stream and influencing our health, for good or bad.

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.

What Gisele Bundchen's Private Raw Master Chef Keeps In Her Fridge

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Christine E. Laprade

Meet Joanne Gerrard Young, holistic nutritionist, master raw food chef and well-being educator behind The Healing Cuisine, who happens to also be the Brady-Bündchen family and friends' private chef when they are in town (Joanne is based out of Costa Rica).

Harm Reduction Drug Policies Are Saving Lives

Dr. Julio Montaner | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Julio Montaner

Treatment as Prevention (TasP), pioneered by the BC-CfE and implemented in British Columbia with support of the provincial government, has shown that bringing HIV services to those in need where they are at saves lives, prevents new infections and contributes to health care sustainability.

We Busted These Fad Diets By Drinking Them For You

Abbey Sharp | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living
Abbey Sharp

Weight loss isn't as easy as those before and after photos may make it seem. There is no one food (or drink, more like) that's going to sculpt your abs and give you buns of steel. Likewise, there isn't any one food that's going to miraculously boost your energy, get rid of "brain fog," and "cut inflammation." Yep, lot's of quotation marks around here, guys, and you know what that means.

Teatox: What A Tea-Based Detox Really Is And Isn't

Sheena Brady | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Sheena Brady

We've all heard of the ever-so-popular detox programs; whether you're reducing your alcohol consumption, juice cleansing, or simply removing high fat content from your diet, we've all been there, we get it. But, have you heard of North America's biggest detox trend: teatoxing?

3 Natural Ways To Spring Clean Your Gut

Kathy Smart | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Your gut is such an important part of keeping your immune system strong. Some 70 to 80 per cent of your immune system tissue is located in your digestive system! That's why ensuring that you are supporting your gut is so important for increased energy, ability to fight colds and flus and to keep your energy levels at their optimal capacity!

Allergy-Friendly Detox Superfoods

HypeFoodie | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
HypeFoodie

Start the year off with a fresh and clean palette. These five nutritious, delicious and allergy-friendly ingredients all have powerful cleansing properties.

5 Detoxes That Will Actually Accomplish Something

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living

No juice required.

Debunking The Detox Delusion: How To Do A Science Based Detox

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As January marks the New Year and new beginnings, health resolutions are in full swing with aspirations for healthier, cleaner and leaner versions of ...

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.

I Went Six Days Without Netflix

Ashley Redmond | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living
Ashley Redmond

This Netflix cleanse was obviously not on purpose and I don't advocate it for everyone. But by forcing myself to be alone and engage in activities that I like such as organizing and chatting on the phone I was allowing myself to be with my thoughts and be present in the moment. It was kind of awesome.

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Quit Sugar

Abby Langer | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

I know it's a surprising title, especially from a dietitian, right when quitting sugar is the trendiest thing to do these days. I think most people eat too much sugar -- 25 teaspoons a day is the average, which is higher than the recommended six to nine teaspoons -- so this post isn't about encouraging you to eat more.

Some Dirty Truths About Juice Cleansing

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 06.11.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

If you are trying to lose weight there is no doubt that you have been told about the so-called miracles of juice cleansing. While it is true that juicing may lead to rapid weight loss, it may also result in problems with weight management.

How to Make Grain-Free Almond Bread

Meghan Telpner | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This was one of the first ever recipes I created for my blog, and it has since gone through numerous variations. I have been loving this bread with pretty much everything on it. It is great topped with a simple bruschetta mix with chopped heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, some minced garlic, olive oil and sea salt.

Juice Cleanses: Just Don't Do Them!

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It's funny how the fads come and go. Cleanses and detox diets have actually been around for more than 100 years. But Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator April Thorimbert says, it's not always a good thing when history repeats itself.

The Cleanse That Might Just Change Your Life

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

This cleanse is really the easiest thing I have ever done. I chose to do it while I was on vacation with my family, but it is equally amenable to a cooler, snowier climate. It helped me shed pounds, increase my focus and re-invigorate my passion for career and family. Do you want in?

Follow These Steps to Make the Perfect Green Smoothie

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

Juice bars are popping up everywhere, offering "healthy" juices and smoothies to aid in weight loss and help with energy and longevity. Before you completely buy into the green smoothie craze, it's important for you to know how to distinguish between a healthy green smoothie and an unhealthy one.

5 Things To Consider Before Doing A Detox Diet

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living

Our bodies are equipped with ways of eliminating toxins, but the organs in charge of these vital processes are overwhelmed at times, especially in the...

Top 5 Detox Foods For Your Body

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

There is no such thing as a truly detoxifying food, according to Nathalie Negro, a nutritionist at French weight loss resort Thermes de Brides-les-Bai...

Why You Shouldn't Listen To Dr. Oz For Detox Advice

CBC | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living

​Popular “detox” cleanses, including one promoted by Dr. Mehmet Oz on his popular TV show, are unproven and ineffective, a CBC Marketplace inves...

Do You Really Need To Go On A Detox Diet?

CBC | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Living

Overindulge during the holidays? Looking to get your health back on track for 2014? You’re not alone. “Detoxing” is a multibillion-dollar indust...

Feeling Toxic? Four Tips For a Fall Detox

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

The large number of pollutants we encounter every day complicates the body's detoxification efforts, which in turn leaves the body more vulnerable to illnesses and disease, not to mention hormonal imbalances. While you may have the perfect detox diet and supplements already lined up, by integrating these four steps you will ensure a more successful fall cleaning.

What Happened When I Went on a Detox Diet

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

My detox experience was pleasant surprise. I'm sorry I didn't do it 10 weeks ago. My energy couldn't be higher, and I could feel healthier. This is something I hope ever single person tries. If you read this, you may want to give it a try now, and not wait. It's time to get healthy and go enjoy life to its fullest.