Nutrition

Five Ways To Lose Weight Without Going Hungry

Lindsay Jang | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada
Lindsay Jang

We know that refined sugars don't do much for us, but how does this impact weight loss? Refined sugars in things like sweets, juice and pop are digested and absorbed very quickly. This can leave us with spikes and drops in blood sugar levels that leave us tired, grumpy and craving more sugar.

The Top Five Unhealthiest 'Health Foods'

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada
Dr. John Dempster

Soy contains isoflavones which interfere with an enzyme that we need for T3 and T4 (Thyroid Hormone) production. A Japanese study at the Ishizuki Clinic found that just 35 mg of isoflavones per day caused thyroid suppression in healthy individuals in just three months which can lead to many problems including weight gain, malaise, loss of libido, and hair thinning.

Improve Your Overall Health With Chocolate

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgWhile the goodness of chocolate may appear to be solely based on cacao, recent research has revealed another player -- actually trillions of them -- in the contribution to better health. The collection of bacteria in the gut, known as the microbiota, plays a distinct role in ensuring the chocolate you eat will leave you happy and healthy.

Are You Getting The Top 5 Foods That Fight Cancer?

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

Turmeric is popular spice that is found in curries, etc. It contains enormous anti-inflammatory properties that can act as a natural 'fire extinguisher' to quench inflammation. Inflammation provides cancer cells an advantage to grow, thus anything we can do to reduce it will help reduce our risk of not only cancer, but most chronic disease facing developed nations today.

Would You Pay $45 To Turn a Starving Child Healthy?

Susanne Courtney | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Susanne Courtney

It's common knowledge that millions of children in the world still suffer from hunger. But did you know that with proper treatment, between 90 - 95 per cent of children can regain full health? And that full treatment can take just 45 days, and cost a mere $45?

Is Your Body on Fire? Here's How to Reduce Inflammation

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

Did you know that most adults over the age of 40 are harbouring unwelcome and unwanted toxic metals in our body? Toxic what?? We have all been exposed to metals such as; mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium, arsenic, etc. at some point from our environment. Common sources include paint & gas fumes, flames, vaccinations, fish, and dental procedures, etc.

Are We Taking "Motivational" Fitness Too Far?

Lee Boyce | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

Push yourself in the weight room. If you want results, you have to. No argument there. But where do we draw the line? I can't say I'm eager to see the results of pushing far beyond typical thresholds on someone's body.

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.

How to Become Your Own Olympian

Jane Dummer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Passion and hard work are recurring themes when you ask people how they achieve their success. Supporting your inner champion with an optimistic mindset is also key. As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia it's a great time to reflect on your own fitness and nutrition goals and aspirations.

Do Personal Trainers Need College Degrees?

Lee Boyce | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

Lack of degrees or certain certifications sometimes can bar very competent individuals from receiving promotions or raises, regardless of how many years of experience and industry-specific accomplishments they may have achieved. It's not about the certs or degrees, but about the experience and practical application of foundations of personal training as they're found specific to each client on a case by case basis.

Looking to Boost Your Metabolism? Make Sure You Do This

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

Yes, you heard me right. Fat is good for us, and unfortunately we've been fed a load of garbage when told to eat a low fat diet to obtain our best weight and optimal health. Fat is required for the production of hormones, optimal brain cell function. We have to eat fat to lose fat. However, not all fats are created equal and not all fats are healthy.

Super Bowl Food Fight! Nachos vs. Wings

Kristin Wiens | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kristin Wiens

We are pitting these dishes mano a mano in their most traditional forms. The classic hot wings... and the nachos =.

Thinking of Going Vegan? Try One of These Seven Methods

Frédéric Côté-Boudreau | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Frédéric Côté-Boudreau

There are probably as many ways to become a vegan than there are vegans. Embracing veganism is a personal approach -- you need to respect yourself if you want to successfully make the transition into veganism and remain a long-time vegan. For those of you who need a few ideas to ensure a smooth transition, here are seven different methods that you could learn from.

Are Natural Supplements Really Good For You?

Melissa Ramos | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

And before you go thinking I'm anti-Western med, know that I believe there are some pretty incredible Western medical doctors around doing great things. I simply believe that what we need to do is analyze the entire spectrum of an individual's case rather than group a subset of individuals with similar symptoms (cancer for example) containing multiple root causes.

Top 7 Food Rules for People in Pain

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

One of the most important yet misunderstood steps in addressing chronic pain, is the discussion of underlying food sensitivities. Known as a delayed allergy, these reactions are identified by an IgG, IgA or an IgM antibody reaction. These are very different than the true (immediate) allergy, defined by an IgE reaction.

Don't Be Fooled By the Instagram Personal Trainer

Lee Boyce | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

As unregulated an industry as personal training is, the world of social media has made things even more...interesting. This public eye-candy "showcase," as it were, is only popularizing the cosmetic superficiality of exercise and fitness training.

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make at the Gym

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Don't let someone else dictate why you live healthy. Once you have decided, don't fall prey to the common pitfalls that most people make. Here is what I see as the four most common mistakes made at the gym and when people decide they want to improve their health.

Do Vitamins Really Make You a Healthier Person?

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

How many times have you heard that supplements are merely just expensive urine? Have you also heard that supplements are not needed as we get everything we need from our diet today? Even worse, recent mainstream media articles have also suggested that vitamin supplements are even harmful. It's time to shed some light on these myths.

Why "End Hunger" Deserves a Place on Your New Year To-Do List

Susanne Courtney | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Impact
Susanne Courtney

Chances are, food will remain on your mind in the early weeks of the new year as you make choices to start off right. And that's a good thing. In 2014, Canadians have the power to change the landscape of hunger. Here are three reasons why helping end hunger should be on your 2014 to-do list.

What I Want for Christmas: No More Hungry Children

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

At this time of year, when many Canadians are about to make a child's Christmas a little brighter, a senior federal Minister had to apologize for inse...

Top Nutrition Trends Of 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living

While Google has already revealed that this year's most-searched diets were the Paleo diet (also known as the Caveman Diet) as well as the juice clean...

Let Them Eat Soup!

Kristin Wiens | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kristin Wiens

The halcyon days of salad-loving summer may be long over, but does this mean we are all doomed to gain weight? Salad is a bastion of weight loss diets everywhere, but there is a new weight control food in town - soup!

Eat This! Leafy Winter Greens

Kristin Wiens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kristin Wiens

Kale, schmale! Of course, we are joking - we love kale - but there are a variety of delicious and nutritious leafy greens available this time of year.

Phosphate Additives: The Next Trans Fat?

Kristin Wiens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kristin Wiens

Phosphorus is a mineral people rarely think about. Sure, it's important for bone health but it doesn't get nearly the same press and attention as calcium and vitamin D. That's because most of us get plenty of phosphorus in our diets from meat, milk, grains and, increasingly so, from processed food.