One theory suggests that modern diets cause excess acidity in the body, which, in turn, causes a variety of health problems and excess weight gain … This theory is based on the following hypothesis: Some “acidifying” foods cause an imbalance in one’s metabolism. The best way to counteract this acidity in the body would be […]
As mentioned in my article Fasting to Live Longer?, I will now talk to you about the role of fasting in weight loss and weight management, in some chronic illnesses and in cancer.
Nutrition is a constantly and rapidly evolving science. So much so that it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest revelations relating to nutrition. That’s why I recently took part in the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference St. John’s. I found the 3 days enriching, and I was able to meet dietitians specialized […]
Each week, there seem to be new products appearing on our supermarkets shelves… it can be really difficult to know which ones have actual health benefits, and which ones should be avoided. To save you from having to do the research, let’s have a look at kombucha together, the various health effects attributed to it […]
In order to treat and/or prevent cancer, it can be tempting to turn towards alternative options to traditional medicine, as it is for many other diseases. This article isn’t about encouraging or discouraging you to do that, I simply want to make you aware of certain dietary myths that surround cancer and nutrition.
According to a scientific study that appeared recently in the journal Molecular & Cellular Oncology, an antioxidant phenolic compound found in olive oil has the ability to selectively kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells untouched. This compound known as oleocanthal would explain at least partly why people who adopt the Mediterranean diet are 15% […]
Good news for spicy food lovers: the active ingredient found in chili peppers – capsaicin – could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research team from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine fed capsaicin to mice that were genetically susceptible […]
Each year, in January, millions of people look for some miraculous fixes to counteract the harmful effects of the holiday overindulgence (… and all the excess of the previous 12 months). I personally do not believe that such quick fix exist, and rather prefer to eat well and exercise throughout the year. But if I […]
Over the last fifty years or so, there has been growing scientific data on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet to prevent heart attacks, strokes as well as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer-type dementia and even depression. Here are the 7 main features of this diet, which is usually represented graphically by a pyramid:
Healthy eating is a key component of our health and well-being. Did you know that the daily consumption of vegetables and fruits might help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer? Moreover, regularly eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables can also reduce the risk of heart disease. Yet it is not always easy […]
“(…) After a whole year of surgery and treatment, food tasted like cardboard and it took a few months for my sense of taste to return. And during this entire period when everything tasted like cardboard, I did not cook. I didn’t have the energy to either shop or cook. (…) So either my friends […]