Canada Nutrition

The Real Reasons Why You're Having Stomach Problems

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

The gut is like a highway junction to every part of the body. The mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) gives direct access to the blood stream which carries nutrients, oxygen, toxins, waste products, and inflammatory markers to the whole body. So when there is trouble in the gut, you can have health issues throughout your body.

Are Blenders Better Than Juicers?

Deepi Harish | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

It depends on which smoothie/juice junkie you ask. One thing is for sure; the marketing for popular blender brands surpasses that of any juicer. When was the last time you heard someone talk about their juicer? Let the great debate begin!

3 Risks To The Aging Population Of Canada

Michael Gazer | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

Canada is experiencing a demographic shift. Baby boomers, currently the largest generation, are rapidly reaching retirement age. By 2021, 17.8 per cent of the total Canadian population will be over 65 - that's nearly seven million people. By 2041, that number is expected to jump to 9.7 million, or 22.6 per cent.

This Is How We Can Use The Internet To Improve Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The world wide web is filled with health advice. Unfortunately, recommendations may not be all that reliable. That's why many public health professionals look down on this type of consultation. That being said, this trend has risen over the years and shows no signs of slowing.

How To Get Motivated To Reach Your Health Goals

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

If you find your motivation waning, you might just be bored. Finding new activities or foods that you enjoy can make the difference between quitting and succeeding. Whenever you find yourself in a rut, try a new activity, take a cooking class, or recruit a workout partner. If it's been a few months, it may even be time to set a new goal!

A New Parent's Guide To Choosing The Healthiest Baby Food

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Thanks to all of the celebrities and mommy bloggers out there, many new moms feel plenty of pressure to make organic baby food from scratch. Some feel guilty if they don't make all of their own baby food, as if they aren't giving their child the best start possible. But when time and sleep are limited, what's a loving parent to do?

It Is Time India Declared Independence From Monsanto And Big GMO

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

Monsanto is now very much embedded in India. It has even been called the 'contemporary East India Company' and says GM food is necessary to feed the world's burgeoning population. Such claims are hidden behind a veil of humanitarian intent, which is easily torn away to expose self-interest. India does not need GM to feed itself and no false argument or regulatory delinquency to force them in can disguise this.

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.