I Went Six Days Without Netflix

Ashley Redmond | Posted 07.27.2015 | 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 06.18.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | 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.

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Winter is finally over and at long last spring is here! What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than by spring cleaning our lives, not just our closets. We can use this time to make over our meal plans, dust out our thought patterns, and shed new light on our routines.

The Anti-Cancer Properties of Onions

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
Harriet Sugar-Miller

The sulfur compounds of the Vidalia onion are extremely healthy -- harbouring the potential to lower your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, to thin your blood, to bolster your immune system and to fight cancer directly by helping your liver detox carcinogens.

5 Common Health Myths Exposed

Melissa Ramos | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

White rice isn't exactly bad for you. Gasp! I know right? How could this be? All the heath gurus telling you to inject your tummy full of whole grain goodness and then I spring this on you? Blasphemous! So here's the deal... According to Chinese Medicine, people have used white rice therapeutically for years.

Four Tips For a New Year's Detox

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Whether it's from everyday toxins, or compounded from too many holiday parties, many people head into January feeling frumpy and fatigued. While you may have the perfect detox diet and supplements already lined up, by integrating these four steps you will ensure that your New Year's resolutions are well within reach.

Get Your One-Day Cleanse On

Meghan Telpner | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Following a night of over indulgence the key to resetting and feeling great as quickly as possible is in hydrating and alkalizing the body. Both sugar, alcohol and most other treats along with a lack of our ideal amount of sleep, will strip the body of vital nutrients and water. Repair from a night of indulgence with a one day re-set cleanse.

Winterize Your Skin and Get a Holiday Glow

Candice Batista | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Style
Candice Batista

The holidays are upon us and in most cases all of us will eat and drink way too much sugar, salt and fat. These type of foods can wreak havoc on our skin. If you want your skin to glow this holiday season, here are a few tips and products that will do the trick, beautifully.

9 Reasons Why Juice Cleanses Don't Work

The Huffington Post Quebec | Catherine Levesque | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Living

As soon as any holiday or big dinner ends, many people like the idea of detoxifying everything out of their systems. Our bodies constantly work i...

Eight Easy Detox Strategies to Ward Off a Cold

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Every single year we know that this is cold and flu season and instead of doing what we need to do, we just sit and wait for it plough us over. It's the germ that gets us but our own terrain that sets the stage to welcome in the germ. There are some crazy simple things we can start doing now to help ward off the autumn cold so that instead of calling in sick, we can call in healthy and go out and play.

"Organic" Products? Check the Label For Toxins

Isla Traquair | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Living
Isla Traquair

Despite clever packaging, branding and commercials featuring more jungle than the Planet Earth series, the true origin of our products is a lot more industrial than we'd like to think. Cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market, so you could be exposed to a cocktail of chemicals you'd be better off using to clean your cooker or degrease your car engine.

Why I Started a Cleanse During the May 2-4 Weekend

Jacqueline Vong | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Living
Jacqueline Vong

So there I was during our first long weekend of the summer, May 2-4, trying to muster up the courage to start my pre-cleanse. I was sitting on my own patio with a group of friends, barbecuing over the long weekend with no will power to cut out processed foods and stop drinking alcohol...a three day cleanse was ahead of me.

'Ecoholic Body' A Source On Everything That Comes Into Contact With Our Bodies

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Adria Vasil, an expert on all things green, unveils what's hiding in our hairstyling aids, sunscreens and even our clothing in "Ecoholic Bod...

Quebec Coroners Say Woman Was 'Cooked' In Spa Detox Treatment

CBC | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Living

A Quebec woman who died last summer after a reported spa detox treatment was actually a member of a self-improvement group practising risk...