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3 Easy Steps to Beat the Winter Blues

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Winter is here – which means less sunshine and, for many of us, the winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can be triggered by a lack of sunlight; researchers estimate that it affects about 4 to 6 percent of the population every winter.[1][2] Although the percent of people with SAD is relatively small, the lack […]

7 Steps To Reduce Your Diabetes Risk

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Prediabetes, which is also referred to as metabolic syndrome, is not a passive condition over which you have no control. In most cases, a combination of diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications can help to turn your health around. Step #1 – Consume Blood Sugar Balancing Foods Focus your meals around whole foods: non-starchy vegetables, legumes, […]

Inflammation: The Silent Bone Killer

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Chronic inflammation is an epidemic that silently affects countless North Americans, increasing their risk of chronic disease. What you may not know about inflammation, however, is that there is a long established connection between inflammation and bone disorders. Your bones are constantly undergoing a cycle of building (formation) and degrading (resorption). Normally bone resorption prompts […]

5 Middle Eastern Spices You Need to Try

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Take a trip to the Middle East and you’ll find all kinds of aromatic and medicinal culinary spices. Some you are already familiar with, such as cinnamon, ginger and cumin. However,  there are a handful of super healthy spices that North Americans rarely use – and are definitely worth trying. So read up, stock up […]

5 Thanksgiving Foods to Load-Up On

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Thanksgiving is about graciousness and gratitude but let’s be honest, for most of us it’s also about a delicious feast! Indeed overindulging on Thanksgiving is a common ‘tradition,’ and it’s one that can leave you feeling lethargic, sluggish and bloated, and sometimes even sick and/or guilty. Fortunately, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be an unhealthy ordeal; […]

7 Sensational Foods for Flight Inflammation

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Reduce your risk for arthritis and a host of other diseases (including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s) Start by de-stressing daily, exercising regularly and making quality sleep a priority in your life. Then, add in an anti-inflammatory eating plan that includes the following seven inflammation-quashing superfoods and you have yourself a recipe for vibrant […]

5 Fabulous Whole Grains You Need to Know

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It’s time to re-connect with whole grains! Grains have had a bad rap since the dawn of the Atkins Diet in the 90’s and the recent Wheat Belly craze. Of course, not all grains are created equally! Whole grains (which contain the bran, the germ and the endosperm) can improve your health in a myriad […]

Shake It-Up at Your Farmers Market with these Unusual Picks

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A stroll through your local farmers market may reveal all sorts of unusual and funky looking foods. There is no better time than now to sample all that nature has on offer! Channel that adventurous spirit of yours and stock up on these flavourful, nutritious and not-so-mainstream fruits and vegetables. Read on as we help […]