Digestive Health

Weight Loss Surgery Was Just The Beginning Of Dawn's Journey

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living

Who: Dawn Barnable, Realtor Age: 44 City: Trenton, Ont. By The Numbers: 284 pounds at my heaviest, currently 160 pounds (though 140 pounds at m...

After Losing 51 Pounds, This Man Isn't Giving Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Living

Who: Mitchell Shannon Age: 23 City: Oshawa, Ont. By The Numbers: 242 at my heaviest, currently 191 for a total loss of 51 pounds. I am also 18 ...

10 Of The Best (And Worst) Flavoured Breads

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada Living

We may all think we know that brown bread is generally healthier than white, but when it comes down to the specifics, it's the ingredients that count....

Turns Out Milk Might Not Do The Body Good At All

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Living

Drink lots of milk to strengthen your bones and boost your health, doctors say. But a study in The BMJ medical journal Wednesday said Swedes with a...

Lately, We're Obsessing Over Pomegranates

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Living

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Pomegranate They may be messy and a bit of pain to take apart, but pomegranates are worth the work. While they may b...

LOOK: 15 Things To Know About Your Pee

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living

We pee every day and rarely think too much about it. But urinating is a pretty vital function. You need to pee not only so your body can get rid o...

Teen's Drastic New Look After Losing 13% Of His Body Fat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living

Who: Andy Mazzucco Age: 16 City: Vaughan, Ont. By The Numbers: 203 at my heaviest, currently 170 pounds of lean muscle for a total weight loss o...

Potato Milk (Yes, Potato Milk) And 6 Other Milk Alternatives

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Living

For anyone who is lactose intolerant, this four-letter word may make shudder. But luckily for you (and the vegans in the house), there are several dai...

6 New Superfoods That Are Having A Moment

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living

By now, you probably think you've heard of every single superfood in the book — from common "everyday" veggies like kale and cauliflower to more ex...

10 Options That Will Make You Love Brussels Sprouts

CP | Alison Ladman, The Associated Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Living

Not so long ago there really was only one way to eat Brussels sprouts.It involved boiling the sprouts into oblivion. Once they were reduced to near mu...

Unraveling The Mystery Of Natural And Artificial Flavours

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavours used to rev up the tast...

Hangry At Work? You Need These Healthy Office Snacks

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Living

You may be the type of person who routinely hits an afternoon slump at work and can only think about coffee or chocolate (or both). And when that happ...

How This Woman Went From Trendy Diets To Personal Trainer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Abbie Hunt AGE: 25 CITY: Kingston, Ont. By The Numbers: 180 at my heaviest, currently 120, for a total weight loss of 60 pounds. The Weig...

10 Seeds We Should All Be Eating Regularly

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Living

Seeds are often an afterthought: they make up toppings for muffins or buns and are often salty or spicy snacks. But it's about time we start seeing se...

How To Enjoy Pumpkins All Year Round

Jane Dummer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

When you think of pumpkins, you probably envision jack-o-lanterns or holiday pies! You're not alone. However, pumpkins are more than just fun Hallowee...

'Healthy' Cereals Ranked By How Much Sugar They Have

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Living

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but if you're eating a sugary bowl of cereal, is it really worth it? Cereals made with chocola...

Reduce The Symptoms Of Celiac Disease... With A Worm?!

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada Living

A small pilot study achieved big results, reducing symptoms of Celiac's disease -- the autoimmune disorder that requires a gluten-free diet -- by infe...

Get to Know Your Food Better

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

There are far too many people, who are so far removed from what they eat that they don't understand what they are doing to their bodies. Our farming practices have become big business, and the little farms need to come back to the spotlight. It's not all doom and gloom, but we need a few tweaks on some things. Here are my big thoughts.

How I Live With Anorexia

The Purple Fig | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

The moment I put on my dream wedding dress, I cried tears of disappointment and frustration. It was exactly as I had pictured, with a corseted top that tied like a ballet slipper in the back, shiny white beads on the front, and a flowing, silky train. The dress wasn't the problem. It was how I looked in it. "You look beautiful," my mother said, thinking I was crying tears of joy. In that moment, I knew I still wasn't "better." I thought I had recovered, and I thought this meant I'd love the way I look. I hate that my eating disorder tainted this precious moment that I cannot have back. I use this hate to empower myself. Today, five years later, I think I'm "normal."

Toronto Man's Incredible 215-Pound Weight Loss Story

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Matthew Jones AGE: 25 CITY: Toronto By The Numbers: 450 at my heaviest, currently 235, for a total weight loss of 215 pounds in 18 months. (...

8 Food Myths I Learned at Nutrition School

Abby Langer | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

I hate to age myself, but I went to school for my nutrition degree more than a few years ago. Things have changed since then, and while my practice has changed, we still see some of these gems being recommended to this day. Here's where we got it wrong all those years ago.

Drink Diet Pop All The Time? Stop It

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Living

Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their w...

Which Country Eats The Most Sugar? (It's Not The U.S.)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living

We may not know how much sugar we're eating on a daily basis, but we can all agree it's probably not a healthy amount. On Tuesday, the Heart and S...

Cutting Out Junk And Setting Goals Helped This Man Lose 140 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Jamieson Wolf, writer and office worker AGE: 36 CITY: Ottawa By The Numbers: 310 at my heaviest, currently 170, for a total weight loss of ...

Dating With Digestive Issues, Food Allergies and Intolerances

Sondi Bruner | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Sondi Bruner

While not a requirement, first dates often involve activities like eating at restaurants and going out for drinks. When you've got food allergies or intolerances, a digestive disorder, or simply like to eat clean, many restaurants become a minefield of potential dangers and embarrassing moments.