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Spring Ahead: How to Achieve the Unthinkable in Your Life

Anita Saulite | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

The first day of spring is just around the corner. The colder winter months will soon be gone and with spring on our door step, it's time to get moving in the right direction with your life and working on your goals. It's also a great time to reflect on where your life is heading as every new season offers new possibilities and a time for renewal.

Don't Let Cupid Shoot an Arrow Through Your Healthy Lifestyle

Devon Peart | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Devon Peart

So you're going along quite well, thank you very much. Sticking to your new year, new attitude! And then along comes Cupid to shoot an arrow right in the heart of your healthy living plan. With a little creativity, you can come up with lots of fun ways to celebrate that won't sabotage your quest for healthy living.

Almond Milk & Carrageenan: Stop the Panic!

Melissa Ramos | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

Finally I had found my non-dairy alternative answer. Until, WAIT, carrageenan, an ingredient found in almond milk tetra-packs, was apparently evil and promoting intestinal damage and even cancer. But before you go crying over almond milk, let me just say this: stop freaking out.

Your Health Care Shouldn't Be All About Drugs

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

As a practicing family doctor, I have always been fascinated with health and healing. Over my 20-year career, I have marvelled at the resiliency of the human body. Most of us are taught that our bodies are basically stuck with a disease and there is little hope. My questioning mind and search for more has taken me down a slightly different path.

Why We Need to Break the Silence on Eating Disorders

Andrew Boozary | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Boozary

Are we doing enough about an illness that is silently eating away at both a mother and daughter? Twenty years ago, People Magazine headlined one of their covers with, "Princess Di: Struggle with Bulimia Brings a Puzzling Disease Out of the Shadows." Eating disorders still remain a private battle for millions of young women, and the faces of those affected are changing. We'd be downright wrong to frame it as a "rich, white girl's disease." How do you capture the cost of subjecting millions of women to calorie counting or religious scale stepping?

As a Man, I No Longer Feel the Need to Apologize For Crying

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada
Lawrence D. Elliott

I recently contributed a personal story to a book titled 101 Awesome Things To Do For Someone Who's Sick. Created by actor and award-winning author El...

My Psychologist Says I'm OCD-Free, But I'm Still Obsessed

Eternity E Martis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

I left my psychologist's couch three years ago, feeling bitter and yet relieved. "You don't have OCD," she says, "everyone has these compulsions, I wouldn't worry." And yet I was worried. As I've gotten older, the triggers have gotten worse: homework, deadlines, boyfriends, grades, lack of sleep, insomnia over quarter life crises -- you name it.

How Protein Can Improve Your Health

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I was 20-something and it was the 90s, low-fat was all the rage. Everything you could probably think of was low fat. Back then everyone thought if you ate low fat then you would never put on fat. Looks like the joke was on me. Looking back, I can see how unhealthful that was and thankfully there is more reliable nutritional information out there now.

Oils and Fats: The Big Fat Truth

Devon Peart | Posted 12.01.2013 | Canada Living
Devon Peart

Fats are on the forefront of our minds everyday. As new studies crop up, the choices can seem all the more confusing. But here's the skinny on fats as it stands today. Not all fat is bad. In fact, including fat in the diet is necessary for healthy functioning.

8 Fun Fitness Facts

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of my favorite annual events is the Can-Fit-Pro fitness conference and trade show. I hang out with friends, attend heath related lectures, and buy new fitness gadgets. A fitness instructor's heaven! Every year I think "fitness enthusiasts would want to know this stuff!" So, I decided to compile a list of the top "fit facts" I learned and share the secrets with you. Enjoy!

Whitewashing With Sugar and Salt

Carol Dombrow | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Living
Carol Dombrow

A couple of weeks ago I was in a high-end gourmet food shop. One of the suppliers was doing a food demonstration promoting bottled soup. I am always ...

Why I Skip Breakfast to Maintain my Weight

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

It may come as a shock to you, but I always skip breakfast. Instead of rushing to prepare a large breakfast every morning, I practice intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting consists of fasting for a minimum of 16 hours per day. It is a simple dietary approach to achieve longevity, better health, and fitness performance.

50 Simple Things I Do To Reduce

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Impact
Lisa Borden

I must admit, I would have never guessed that reducing would have been a hobby of mine, but, once I started, I realized that I was good at it, and it felt good too. I hope that what I've done (so far, because it's a work in progress) inspires you on your own path of living a little bit lighter.

Why Your Business Should Coin Its Own Term

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

Meghan has coined the term UnDiet -- you've seen her book, right? And yes, I believe that it is good business to coin a term -- it's not easy, but it is worth it. Want to know how Meghan is able to "own" her term, UnDiet, and make it stick? Here are 10 (of the many) reasons.

Stop Your Kid From Getting the Spring Flu

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

If there is one thing we know for sure about day care, it is that it is crawling in germs of great density and diversity. Despite the new flowers and warmer weather, the germs and colds appear to be providing one final hurrah as we usher spring through the door. Here's how to boost your child's immune system.

The Four Best Ways to Spring Clean

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada
Dr. Meghan Walker

As a naturopathic doctor, spring also coincides with a series of visits and questions related to spring cleanses, detoxification and lifestyle transformation. On Earth Day, it seems appropriate to review the most impactful changes we can make as part of our spring cleansing.

The Healthy Food Trends of 2013

Carol Dombrow | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Living
Carol Dombrow

I'm always interested to see if what the experts predict about healthy food trends actually comes true. So, I scanned the internet for the latest healthy food trends and compared them to what I'm seeing in the marketplace. There were a number of predicted trends that I love and hope come true.

Why These Supposedly 'Common' Health Problems May Not Be Normal

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

What do menstrual cramps, hot flashes, one bowel movement every three days and heartburn have in common? They are all symptoms we would classify as common, but none of them are normal. Taking control of one's health means eating well, exercising and sleeping sufficiently -- but also listening to your body.

A Natural Solution to the Obesity Epidemic

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

Many different organizations and health experts have purposed various solutions to solve the western world's obesity epidemic. But the underlying problem to the obesity epidemic is the current population's lack of connectivity to the soil, the environment and the food supply. If we can reconnect our current population with the food supply and the community, we will create a healthier and brighter future for generations to come.

Kids These Days...Have Hypertension and High Cholesterol

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

Kids are suffering unnecessarily. This is the first generation predicted to have shorter, more disease-laden life spans than their parents. While we may view our personal food choices as our right, our children deserve more respect. What will it take for us, the adults, to step up to the plate and demand better?

5 Tips for a Healthier New Year

Danielle Mika Nagel | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Danielle Mika Nagel

The New Year is a time where many of us reflect on the previous year and set intentions for drastic change. Often these intentions are for reasons that are not powerful enough to follow through with the dedication and commitment it takes to manifest real change. Below are five simple tips for a healthier and happier you.

The Skinny On 6 Low-Fat Foods

Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Living

It’s a tough world for the fat-lover these days. While certain fats are good fats that we should make room in our diets for, most of the time, fat i...

The Top 10 Cancer Breakthroughs Of 2012

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living

While cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada — a recent report by the Canadian Cancer Society estimated that in 2012, 200 Canadians di...

Recognize Red Flags - They're Everywhere!

The Experts At TD | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Living

A constant ticking. A low grumble. A quick little pop. A drawn out crack. All are sounds and signs your may hear or see in your home, car or even your...

Nearly 10% Of Acute Hospital Patients Readmitted

CBC | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Living

About one in 12 patients end up back in a hospital bed within a month of being discharged, according to a new Canadian report. ...