Category: Health and Nutrition

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Three Tips to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia is a syndrome in which memory, reasoning, behavior and the ability to perform daily living activities are impaired. Although dementia primarily affects older people, it is not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing. Nevertheless, there are 50 million people living with dementia in the world, and every year there are nearly 10 million […]

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Canadian Men’s Health Week

The Canadian Men’s Health Week takes place every year the week before Father’s Day. It has been celebrated in Canada since 2014 and is inspired by other weeks of the same kind that were already taking place around the world, particularly in the United States and Australia. It emphasizes the importance of the health and […]

Is Intermittent Fasting Really Effective?

Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity. There are claims that it has many virtues, including weight loss and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But is it really effective? We’re about to shine a light on intermittent fasting and its effects on health below.

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How to Eat to Prevent and Treat Diabetes?

The global prevalence of diabetes is on the rise, currently estimated at more than 422 million people worldwide. In recent years, popular trends are moving towards low carb diets such as the ketogenic diet and the Low Carb High Fat diet (LCHF) to prevent or improve the control of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) […]

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Does Eating Organic Food Reduce the Risk of Cancer?

The increasing availability of organic foods on the market is attracting interest as well as many questions. A recently published study suggests that organic food consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Are organic foods really better for your health? Let’s look into it!

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Psyllium, a Small Healthy Seed

27 April, 2019 No Comments

Recognized for millennia for its health benefits, psyllium is a perennial herb native to India, with tiny seeds (1,000 seeds weigh less than 2 g), hence its name from the Greek psyllia, which means flea. The seeds can be black, brown or blond depending on the species. Like chia seeds, once in contact with a […]

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3 Tips to Avoid Getting Injured When Starting Back Running

25 April, 2019 No Comments

With the arrival of spring, many people start back running outside. But did you know that more than 50% of runners will get injured during their running season? The most common injuries include plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, patellofemoral syndrome and stress fractures. Here are three tips to prevent this from happening to you!

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Can It Be Harmful to Have Too Much “Good” Cholesterol?

It is often said that to prevent cardiovascular disease, one must reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol. But is it possible to have too much “good” cholesterol? Keep on reading to find out the answer!

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What to Eat and What to Avoid If You Have Gout?

Gout is a disease related to arthritis that has been known for hundreds of years. Indeed, gout is sometimes called the disease of the kings, since it is associated with a diet high in fat, animal protein and alcohol. Dietary recommendations and diets for gout found on the internet may seem drastic. In addition, the […]

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The Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics

25 March, 2019 1 Comment

We hear a lot these days about probiotics and prebiotics. They can be found in many foods and supplements. But what is the difference between the two? What are their health benefits? Should you consume them? Here are the answers to all theese questions!

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Do You Spend Too Much Time Sitting?

21 March, 2019 No Comments

According to a recent study, sitting for extended periods of time outside of work hours is associated with an increased risk of death, regardless of one’s level of physical activity. The study analyzed data from 127,554 subjects obtained over a 21-year period. The data revealed that sitting for six hours or more per day, outside […]

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Shirataki/Konjac: Noodles with Zero Calories

27 February, 2019 No Comments

Have you ever heard of Shirataki noodles or konjac noodles? They are white noodles made from the root of the konjac plant, native to Southeast Asia, and which also grows in China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. Mixing konjac flour with lime water gives konnyaku, a traditional ingredient in Japanese stew. Konnyaku is consumed in many […]