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Face It Liver Disease Awareness

  March is liver month and a new campaign called “Face It” will educate Canadians about their own risk factors and encourage everyone to be tested. If you were asked if you had a chance of developing liver disease most would say ... Read More »

Fast Food Addiction

 Many of us are addicted to fast food and unaware of it. Restaurants, fast food outlets and processed food options are food magnets hard to pull away from. They have a formula which addicts us to fat, salt and sugar  which make ... Read More »

Cost of Healthy Eating

The truth is that eating a healthier diet costs at least $1.50 more per day, that’s $500 per year according to a Harvard Public Health study. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish cost more than refined grains, processed foods and cheaper ... Read More »

Habits That Make You Gain Weight

This cold winter forced many of us into hibernation mode which added extra pounds of layering to keep us warm! Losing weight is easy compared to keeping it off. What are the main habits that cause you to ... Read More »

Best Foods for Snacking

Snacking is a Canadian pastime.  We eat close to 600 calories a day from grazing which is about 1/3 our daily calories. Snacking can be the reason you either lose or gain weight. You need snacks that are lower in calories, fat, saturated ... Read More »

Anti-inflammatory Foods

Chronic inflammation is the cause of serious illnesses including heart disease, cancers, obesity, diabetes type 2 and Alzheimer’s.  Stress, toxins and lack of exercise can contribute as well as the foods we eat. There’s an anti-inflammatory food pyramid that describes the best ... Read More »

Best Foods for Winter

During the colder months many of us suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), leaving us in a poor mood and often more vulnerable to viruses.  Certain foods can raise our happy hormone serotonin and build our immune system: Oatmeal – stick to your ... Read More »

Menopause and Diet

Benjamin Franklin once said, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” But then again he was a man! The other thing he forgot about is that all women will go through menopause. Studies show that a better diet helps with the unwanted symptoms Calcium-rich ... Read More »

Meat Entrees

Most meat contains excess fat and saturated fat – but if you love meat there are better choices: Select roasted chicken over roasted duck, which has double the calories and 8 times the fat, due to the dark meat and excess fat Select beef tenderloin over prime rib which ... Read More »

Chipotles

Chipotles, a Mexican fast food casual restaurant now has a handful of locations throughout Toronto. You line up and select the perfect combination for your burrito, bowl, taco or salad. Looks so healthy, but beware looks are deceiving! A typical burrito with chicken, white ... Read More »