Disease

A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

University of Toronto News | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.

Your Smartphone Could Help Fight Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Through the use of a common smartphone, we may be even closer to germs than ever, with the ability to not only see them, but also help researchers and medical professionals with applications ranging from disease diagnostics to helping in the fight against global health threats such as malaria.

Is Gluten Really That Bad? [Part 1]

Josh Gitalis | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living
Josh Gitalis

Why has gluten become the new food villain? Haven't we eaten gluten for thousands of years without any problems? To answer this question we must pick on a particular grain: Wheat.

What Could I Have Done to Avoid Parkinson's?

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Dr. Soania-Mathur

More than 15 years ago, at the start of my medical career and expecting my first child, the neurologist confirmed what the first clinician had suspected -- the tremor I had been experiencing over the preceding year was Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. Genetics seemed to have loaded the gun, but what exactly pulled the trigger?

Can What You Eat Really Help You Fight Off Disease?

Rose Reisman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

When we eat a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, we feel better, have increased energy and improve our immune system. Here are my favourite picks of delicious affordable foods that can help fight chronic disease. And the bonus is that nutrient dense food tastes great!

The Hotdog Condiment That Can Fight Cancer

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada Living
Harriet Sugar-Miller

Like other fermented foods, sauerkraut contains hefty amounts of beneficial bacteria -- and those bacteria ferment the fiber you eat to produce butyrate, a powerful fatty acid. That's right! The stuff that you lather on top of your hot dogs actually fights cancer, and here's how!

Please, Mr. Harper, May I Have More?

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food recently toured Canada and reported, "very desperate conditions, and people who are in extremely dire straits" in terms of hunger. The Conservative response was to deny the problem and to attack the credibility of the Rapporteur. The government is turning its back on almost three million Canadians who are struggling to meet their nutrition needs.

Can the WHO Make Chronic Diseases Less Chronic

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Chronic diseases account for 36 million deaths annually, over 60 per cent of the human mortality rate. They continue to accelerate globally and are advancing across all regions, affecting all socioeconomic classes. It is expected that almost three-quarters of all deaths will be caused by chronic diseases by 2020.

The Google of Medicine

Miro Cernetig | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Miro Cernetig

We live in an age when the stethoscope, one of modern medicine's oldest tools, and the microchip, the device powering the digital revolution, are now linked. It presents the most exciting healthcare breakthrough we have today.

Many Inoculated Against Science In Understanding Schizophrenia

Marvin Ross | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada
Marvin Ross

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