Diet.

Skip The Detox And These Other Nutrition Fads That Are Bunk

Dylan MacKay | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
Dylan MacKay

If you follow health tips in the media, you'd think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird? So here are three popular nutrition diet trends to steer clear of -- based on the best evidence.

The Truth About Nutrition Claims On Packaged Foods

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

You've probably noticed nutrition claims on packaged foods when you've gone grocery shopping. Boxes, cartons, cans and bags filled with some of our favourite foods all seem to be screaming "fat free," "low sodium," or "light."

The Series Of Events That Leads To Elderly Health Issues

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last few weeks, researchers have discovered a natural yet nasty phenomenon leading to troubles in the elderly. The reports focus on two very different parts of our bodies, the immune system and the microbial population in our guts. Though both studies were conducted in mice, the results unveil an inconvenient reality we may all face as we get older.

7 Recipes That Go Big On Flavour (Without The Fat)

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

There's a lot to be said about the deliciousness of deep-fried foods. You can pretty much fry anything these days from chicken to Mars bars to...even, butter! The possibilities are truly endless. And while deep-fried foods are super tasty, we all know that deep down it's not the healthiest of options.

You Are Not Your Cravings Or Your Unhealthy Thoughts

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I am not arguing that to be successful you need to eradicate unhelpful thoughts, cravings, and urges altogether. That goal is unrealistic and simply sets you up for failure. Having desires makes you human. I love training and I still sometimes want to skip it. Instead, learn how to manage cravings and urges.

My Favourite Things: The March Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

In February 2016, I compiled my first "favourite things" blog -- a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. This edition includes a workout format, helpful tips for eating out, a mindfulness trick for improved posture, and a life mantra that has profoundly improved my daily existence.

Why Even Pasteurized Milk Eventually Goes Bad

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Apart from sterilization, all treated milks eventually will go bad. Yet little research has been conducted to best understand how long milk will remain drinkable. This has left us relying solely on the best before date on the package to determine if we are risking a nasty mouthful.

How Often Do You Think About Nutrition?

Michael Gazer | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

Eating less may not be a problem if a person is reducing their level of physical activity. However, it is vital the diet is sufficient enough in calories and nutrients to maintain healthy organs, muscles, and bones. Skipping a meal every so often is not an issue for your body but when it becomes a regular occurrence it can lead to malnutrition and serious health problems.

A Bit Of Spring Cleaning Around The Kitchen Can Tidy Up Your Diet

Jane Dummer | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.

How Fibre May Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

For decades, good oral health has focused on three primary activities. We brush to keep teeth white, floss to maintain healthy gums, and for some, rinse with mouthwash to freshen breath. We want to keep bad microbes at bay. But there is a catch to this strategy.

Have A Plan And Make Bad Habits Utterly Inconvenient

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences - your daily habits - so that more often than not you are making healthy choices. You need to be consistently healthier. It sounds obvious, but consistency falls into the life category of "simple, but not easy."

Here's Another Reason To Add Fibre To Your Diet

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Earlier this month, an international team of researchers discovered even more benefits to fibre. Based on their findings, eating the indigestible may help our bodies stay balanced. Even more interesting, these improvements may occur without the help of our gut bacteria.

10 Kathleen-Approved Fitness Hacks

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

I am going to admit something. I didn't know "fitness hacks" were a thing until Lisa Davis asked me to chat about them on her show Talk Healthy Today....

9 Food Storage Tips To Help You Save Money

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

This is the time of year people tend to scrimp a bit more and in conjunction with people setting health goals for the new year, I wanted to pass on some money-saving tips. These tips, however, are not food shopping or coupon saving ideas but how to save money once you've brought that food home.

What's In My Food? A Guide To The Ingredients List

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The ingredients list on a food label is required by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to be listed on most packaged Canadian food products that contain more than one ingredient. Understanding the ingredients list can help you look for specific ingredients that you want or don't want because of allergy or intolerance, compare products, and make healthier food choices.

Go Green This Winter With An Edible Indoor Garden

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Just because a blanket of snow covers the ground doesn't mean you have to stop gardening this winter. I've brought my love for gardening inside with an indoor edible garden. There are many herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible plants you can easily grow indoors. They are just like us -- they need water, air, nutrients and light to flourish.

My favourite things -- the 2017 edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

My 2017 goal for you is to put yourself at the top of your "favourite things" list; make 2017 the year of YOU!

Expert Advice On How To Boost Winter Immunity

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
Christine E. Laprade

If you spend a lot of time on social media or watching reality shows, you might have heard of a high profile doctor or seen some posh black or gold caddies in some for your wellness feeds.

Step Off The See-Saw Of Guilt-Inducing New Year's Resolutions

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

There's a downside to these types of lofty resolutions - they simply don't work. These goals are often drastic and leave little room for compromise. They are often all-or-nothing plans that set people up for failure, and once you fall off the wagon, so to speak, you can't help but feel discouraged.

This Hollywood Fitness Trainer Says Abs Are Made In The Kitchen

Andrea Chrysanthou | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Andrea Chrysanthou

Harley Pasternak, a Canadian-born trainer is adamant that what you eat is more important than how you exercise.

A Plant-Based Diet Is A Resolution You'll Actually Want To Keep

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Shahzadi Devje

'Tis the season to make new year resolutions. For many, that often means vowing to commit to a new diet - again. And let's be frank, we certainly aren't restricted for choice of diets. The diet landscape is glutted with plans that promise rapid weight loss, yet fail to deliver.

Choose Joy By Choosing To Exercise

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I stay on my fitness horse by reminding myself that movement is a privilege and that the future Me will ALWAYS be happier if I move. The understanding that exercise positively affects my mood has informed my entire fitness philosophy. In fact, improving my mood is typically the primary reason I train.

Should I Be Gluten-Free?

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

GLUTEN-FREE (GF) IS A CATCHY FAD that has become more popular over the last few years. You've probably seen many different gluten-free options at rest...

How To Decode The Nutrition Label On Food Products

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Have you ever looked at the nutrition labels on a food product and wondered how to make sense of the information? If so, you're not alone! Food labels contain a lot of information, and it can be confusing to consumers.

5 Hacks To Avoid Extra Calories This Holiday Season

Jane Dummer | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner. So what's the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it's just a couple of pounds? Well, the fact is those pounds can add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor in your overall weight.