Canada Nutrition

Uncommon Causes Of Constipation That Easily Go Overlooked

Theresa Albert | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

As a nutritionist, I know how important number two is, and I have focused on that area of my own health for decades. When my transit time started slowing down, I took it as a personal affront to figure out the odd causes of constipation.

Your Modern-Day Diet Is Robbing You Of Calcium And Healthy Bones

Marc Davis | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

The biggest culprits for robbing your body of calcium are processed foods, including fast foods and beverages. A majority of them are full of unhealthy levels of sugar and/or salt, as well as excessive calories in most cases. But how exactly do acidic foods and drinks make your bones increasingly porous?

How To Stay Healthy Over The Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

We wait all year for long summer days filled with BBQs, pool parties, cottage weekends and food festivals. But these endless social events can have you overindulging in food and drink more than any other time of year. So how can you stay healthy over the summer? We asked our experts for their advice.

Pick Your Food For A Better Mood

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

There's been lots of discussion recently about the gut microbiome, an ecosystem which consists of several hundred different species of bacteria. An imbalance in this ecosystem (an overgrowth or 'bad' bacteria or a lack of diversity), can lead to negative symptoms connected to a range of diseases, including autism, obesity, depression, anxiety, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma and other digestive and mental health issues.

There's A Simple Reason Why People Ignore Nutritionists' Advice

Desiree Nielsen BSc RD | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Desiree Nielsen BSc RD

Having an authoritative voice tell you that gluten is the devil -- or that red meat is -- gives you a clear set of rules that makes healthy eating seem less ambiguous. Because when nutrition professionals give advice, we are always preaching moderation and balance.

Is Industry Or Individual At Heart Of Obesity Epidemic?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Do food manufacturers bear a responsibility for the global obesity crisis? Of course they do. So do restaurants that offer nutritionally poor fare and exorbitant portion sizes. But the decision to consume foods and drinks that cause waistlines to expand ever further still rests with the individual.

Keep Kids Hydrated This Summer Without Resorting To Sugary Drinks

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Summer means kids are off school and finally free to do what they do best -- run around outside, climb trees, build forts, play sports, ride bikes, swim and more. It's hard enough to get them to come in for lunch to eat something, let alone get them to drink water throughout the day. On hot summer days, that can be a big problem.

10 Tips To Help Train For An Ironman

Melissa Jovanoski | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Melissa Jovanoski

Preparing and completing an Ironman is one the greatest physical challenges any human can endure -- but one of the most rewarding. So that's why we talked to Toronto native Lynn Tougas, who has competed in several to date. If you're planning to compete, check out her 10 tips for success!

Independence Brings Seniors Happiness

Michael Gazer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

While the wait lists for long-term care homes continues to grow in Ontario, the number of seniors choosing to live independently in their houses and apartments is increasing, as we see on a daily basis. The key in all of this appears to be the ability to have the choice to do this.

Finding A Personal Trainer Fit For You!

Nathane L Jackson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Living
Nathane L Jackson

There are incredible benefits to in-person training, which allows real time communication and ability to make adjustments on the fly. Still, it has its drawbacks. The best of the best may be outside of your budget. You will fight for prime appointment times. Missed sessions and cancellation fees cost money, momentum and progress. The trainer you want to work with may live in a different city or country than you.

Making Healthy Choices This Summer Is Easier Than You Think

Desiree Nielsen BSc RD | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Desiree Nielsen BSc RD

Can you hear it? It's the sound of a million grills igniting, just in time for summer. Somehow, the addition of live fire makes anything taste better and yet we often make a ton of unhealthy choices in the absolute tastiest season for eating well.

5 Nutrition Keys To Follow After Surgery

Jamie Logie | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

If you have gone through any form of surgery, have it upcoming or know someone who does getting informed on how to heal and nourish yourself after will be a huge step in helping the recovery process. To allow your body to heal efficiently and quickly you want to make nutrition a priority as I found myself having to do not long ago.

Not All Seniors Have Access To Basic Needs Like Proper Nutrition

Michael Gazer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

While it's great to hear a majority of Ontario seniors have access to proper nutrition, there is still a big number of those who don't for many reasons. And as more individuals live longer and independently, it's important to continue the dialogue about how to create solutions, especially during Seniors' Month in Ontario.

Simple Tricks For Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle This Summer

Abigail Keeso | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and summer planning is in full effect. For most of us, this means an increase in beach days, barbecues, backyard parties, weddings and drinks on the patio. All of this fun can make it really hard to maintain healthy habits.

What Gisele Bundchen's Private Raw Master Chef Keeps In Her Fridge

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Christine E. Laprade

Meet Joanne Gerrard Young, holistic nutritionist, master raw food chef and well-being educator behind The Healing Cuisine, who happens to also be the Brady-Bündchen family and friends' private chef when they are in town (Joanne is based out of Costa Rica).

The Hidden Costs Of A Poor Diet

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

If you're someone who justifies poor eating habits based on cost, it's time to look in the mirror and determine whether you're misinformed, complacent, or both.

Are You Too Busy To Eat Healthy?

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

A small investment of time pays off by keeping you healthy, eating well and feeling your best. Ultimately, it makes life easier. Even the simple strategy of cooking once and eating twice by making more than you need and enjoying leftovers is effective in promoting better nutrition on a daily basis.

5 Fun Nutrition Facts You May Not Know

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Ditch the "drink as much water as possible when exercising" and "always drink eight to 10 cups of water during daily life" mentality! Fitness professionals used to be told to advise everyone to drink as much as possible when working out, and to always drink a minimum of eight to 10 glasses of water per day. Turns out, neither guideline is ideal.

Bad Fitness Advice Isn't The Problem, You Are

Lee Boyce | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

People actively search for a second opinion or at least do their homework on the guy they're about to hire to do their accounting, their surgery or their drywall. Strangely, in the fitness world, all it takes is a six pack and a grin to make consumers reach for their pocketbooks to buy the new AbCrusher off a TV infomercial.

Tempting And Tasty Hacks To Add More Veggies To Your Diet

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Encouraging people to eat more fruit is fairly easy; however convincing them to add more vegetables daily is a different story! Getting the recommended seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day can seem overwhelming for some. However, there are delicious and simple ways to include veggies in your diet.

The Reasons To Love Sugar Go Beyond Sweetness

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

When most people think about sugar, sweetness is the first thing that comes to mind. Sure, sugar is often added to foods to make them taste good, and does it ever work. But sugar serves other purposes in the food supply, and some of them aren't so easily replaced.

4 Reasons You Need To Drink More Water

Jamie Logie | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Your brain needs water to function properly and if more people were hydrated there's a good chance Donald Trump would not be getting the votes that he is.

Experts Debunk The 9 Most Damaging Health Myths They Know

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

There are far too many "health gurus" preaching so-called "health advice." Problem is? Most of it is just not true. I reached out to the REAL leaders in this industry and asked them ONE simple question: "What's the most sabotaging health myth you wish the mainstream world had not been exposed to entering 2016?"

Healthy Ways To Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Bod Back

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Excessive weight loss worries and an overly restrictive diet can cause heath problems for both you and your baby, interfere with maternal-infant bonding and disrupt the supply of breast milk. So, forget the crash diet and consider instead these 10 doctor- and mom-approved tips to getting your body back after baby.

Gardening Newbie? 5 Expert Tips To Get You Started

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Spring is finally here -- and so is time to dig in the garden! 'Tis the season for planting beets, radishes, herbs and baby greens.