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Does It Make Sense Or Is It Oxymoronic?

Lisa Borden | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

As much as I would love to spend a night in a yurt and eat off my own organic farm (preferably in a tropical location), I'm hardly an eco-hero, most of us aren't, even if we are making better choices and dedicating our time, work and efforts to caring and doing. BUT, there is a big difference between not being perfect, and being downright untruthful.

Is Sugar Secretly Killing You?

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

Saying no and depriving yourself of sugar can do more harm than good. By saying no while your body is craving a particular type of food, you're essentially torturing yourself, and it can result in binge eating. The trick is to listen to your body and allow yourself to eat those sweet cravings in moderation. Eating in moderation will prevent you from binge eating later and having a sugar relapse.

Nutrition Tips To Help You Stay Sane Over Easter

Lindsay Gee | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Lindsay Gee

As a continuation in my pursuit to help you remain sane over the four-day long weekend filled with candy chicks, chocolate eggs and Easter brunches smothered in hollandaise sauce, I figured the need for some nutrition tips was warranted.

The History Of Healthy (And Not-So-Healthy) Ice Cream

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

The history of ice cream is a messy one. No one has been credited with inventing ice cream, but many nations and individuals claim to have. Between its origins almost 2000 years ago and the present day, huge tweaks and changes have been made to the formula, bringing us to a present day where we may finally have created a healthy ice cream. But to know where we're going, we first need to know where we've been.

Cereal Liars: How Your Food Is Fooling You

Amy-Rose Lane | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Living
Amy-Rose Lane

The food industry is notoriously misleading, undeniably corrupt, and has the one of the largest revenue streams in the world. Coca Cola has lobbyists in Washington, and the meat industry makes no bones about being in bed with the political process. Despite our leaps and bounds in medical science, why can't we effectively tackle the obesity epidemic?

Taste The Feeling With Coca-Cola

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Taste the Feeling is Coca-Cola's newest global campaign that hopes to capture the hearts and minds of a younger generation. Although the brand has been under a dark cloud of increasing scrutiny due to an ever-increasing and health-conscious public, Coca-Cola is resilient. And iconic.

Healthy Eating Is A Sucker's Game

Steven Shehori | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Steven Shehori

Is it just me or is the food game kinda rigged? You know, stacked against us like a cruel joke. We all want to eat healthy, but the obstacles placed in our way are both myriad and insurmountable. What gives?

Is Pomegranate Juice Healthy?

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

As part of a heart-healthy diet, pomegranate juice could have several benefits. The juice may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and prevent platelets from clumping together. Prevention of this clumping is important for preventing buildup of plaque in the arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

How To Reset Your Body After The Holidays

Leah Morrigan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It was one of those moments when I proclaimed, "I'll never eat again!" For me, it was just that one meal, but for others, this may have happened daily for a couple of weeks, so you may not feel your best right now. The time has come to clean out your system and renew your energy.

Make This Gingerbread Cake To Celebrate Holiday Happiness

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

If you're an avid baker like me and doing a LOT of swirling and mixing this time of year, I understand that it can be stressful. Supermarkets can run out of the necessities you need. But, I assure you that my gingerbread cake is easy to make and assemble. It's also stupendously forgiving.

Cutting Down On Sugar Can Make Everything Taste Sweeter

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living

Sounds like a win-win to us.

Two Sodas A Day Could Cause Heart Failure

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living

There's a new reason why you should stop drinking pop.

How to Choose Healthy Bread in 3 Simple Steps

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 08.16.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Choosing a healthy bread can be tough in today's crazy world of food. Some people advocate low carb, or eating paleo or going gluten-free but where does this leave bread? If you chose to eat bread, there are three things to look for to make it a healthy loaf.

Why You Should Stop Using Agave Nectar

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

We live in an increasingly health conscious era, though it is oddly juxtaposed against our fast food, fast results, sweet tooth culture. If we can find a way to make the best of both worlds, it's bound to be a big seller. Such is the story of so-called natural sweeteners.

Are These Three New Sweeteners Safe or Scary?

Theresa Albert | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Everyone is removing sugar from their coffee, tea and cereal topping choices and opting for honey, maple syrup or raw sugar. But every single sweetener has its downside, the goal should always be the reduction of foods that contain added sugars.

Why I Won't Back Down to My Online Bullies

Abby Langer | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Go ahead and present me in a calm, polite way with evidence against my viewpoint, and I will read it with an open mind. I will happily engage in civil conversation with someone who doesn't agree with my take on something, because that sort of discourse helps my practice by teaching me about other perspectives.

Sugary Drinks May Cause 184,000 Deaths A Year

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living

Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. Bi...

The Sugary Bacteria In Your Gut Could Change How You Think

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living

A diet that's high in either fat or sugar could promote changes in the gut bacteria community that could represent a significant knock to cognition in...

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Quit Sugar

Abby Langer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

I know it's a surprising title, especially from a dietitian, right when quitting sugar is the trendiest thing to do these days. I think most people eat too much sugar -- 25 teaspoons a day is the average, which is higher than the recommended six to nine teaspoons -- so this post isn't about encouraging you to eat more.

Three Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Consumption

Theresa Albert | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Sugar is the new sodium, reviled for its evilness. It is contributing to the rise of everything from diabetes to Fatty Liver Disease, according to The Canadian Liver Foundation. It is virtually impossible to tease out what is added sugar and what is naturally occurring just by reading the label.

How To Cut Back On The White Stuff

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living

In the nutrition world, sugar is a drug, but if you actually think about all the sugar you eat in a day, you know it's almost possible to quit it all ...

The Type of Sugar North Americans Should Worry About

Mike Sheridan | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Mike Sheridan

Those following the government guidelines are eating upwards of 150g of glucose before noon. This is far too much for a healthy active individual to be consuming, let alone someone carrying excess fat, bordering insulin resistance, and living a sedentary lifestyle (i.e. 3/4 of the population).

Promote a Healthier Halloween Without Getting Your House Egged

Theresa Albert | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Here comes the sugar rush. You know how much fun it was for you to trick or treat and you want the kids to have the same kind of fun. Only now, you know that sugar is really bad for them. So how do you balance the fun with the responsibility of knowledge (without getting egged for giving out lectures for Halloween)?

The Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

It's been a rather tough year for artificial sweeteners. In that time, three new studies have been released suggesting they are poor substitutes for sugar. In the spring, an investigation into their use revealed a disconcerting association with the onset of depression. Then, a long-term analysis of their use revealed they may contribute to overall weight gain.

Pharmacy Refuses To Sell Sugary Drinks

CBC | Posted 11.15.2014 | Canada Business

A Cape Breton pharmacist has pulled all sugary drinks off the shelves of his store in a stand against sugar. Graham MacKenzie, pharmacist and owner...