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Mediterranean Diet 101

The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they had...

9 Ways to Break Free From Stress

Meditation is thought to be the secret sauce that takes your wellness up to the status of the elite gurus. It’s considered to the “be-all and end-all” intervention for beating the infamous health-buster called “stress.” But it's not the only way to get there. The entire purpose...

Do I Need Vitamin B12 “shots”?

You may have come across clinics offering vitamin B12 “shots” (a.k.a intramuscular cobalamin injections) and wondered whether you should I get one too. I often get asked; what’s the difference between oral and vitamin B12 “shots”? Is there a difference between types of vitamin B12? (did you...

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Protein is a critical building block required to repair damage, digest food, fight infections, build muscle and bone, create hormones and even for maintaining good moods. Higher protein diets can help fight high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis. Not to mention protein's great benefits for...

What to Avoid if You Get Migraines

Migraines are debilitating headaches, especially if they stick around for hours or even days. They can cause terrible pain, vision problems (including aura), and nausea. About 15% of adults are affected by migraines. While the exact cause is not known, there are lots of known triggers....

The Truth About Turmeric: Miracle Spice or Myth?

Turmeric is a bright orange rhizome that grows underground similar to ginger. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for of many foods including traditional curries. You can find dried powdered turmeric in the spice aisle of just about any grocery store. Sometimes...

Sugar: How Much is Too Much?

Governments and organizations are finally declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One, they don’t all agree with each other. And two, health professionals don’t necessarily agree with them either. We all know sugar...

Fats: Keep the Good and Ditch the Bad

Fat is an essential macronutrient that supports your brain function, hormones, immune system and heart health. There are two types of fat: one that supports these functions and another that busts all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods). That is why the information...

Five Ways to Naturally Stop Bloating

Have you ever felt a bit over bloated or gassy in the belly after a meal? Not surprising, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms may come from build up gas, reactions to...

Need a Mood Lift? Eat This.

There no doubt that what you eat can affect how you feel. Both mental and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods.  While, we don't know the exact mechanisms how food and nutrition help,...

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is not a diet.  It is a pattern of eating with intermittent periods of fasting and feasting. It limits when you eat and not what you eat, which eliminates the need to count calories while still losing weight. Some believe that...

Stop Pain and Inflammation with THIS Diet

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating degenerative joint disease that affects millions of Canadians.  Osteoarthritis primarily affects cartilage, a cushion-like material between bones.  When the cartilage is healthy, joints move freely and without pain. In case of osteoarthritis, the cartilage progressively breaks down and causes pain and...