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Should You Quit Sugar?

With news headlines shouting, “Sweet Poison” and “Sugar is Toxic”, many people are wondering if we should stop eating sugar. Yet basic nutrition has taught us that sugar is an essential energy source. What is the truth—should we quit sugar? Pros and Cons of Sugar Documentaries such as CBC’s Big Sugar and Hollywood’s Fed Up […]

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Reduce Sugary Beverage Liquid Calories

Finding alternatives to soda and sugary beverages might be one of the best things you can do for your health. Research has shown the negative effects of sugar on our health, and sugary drinks have been linked to weight gain, especially in children. It is suspected that weight gain occurs from consuming sugary drinks because […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Studies have concluded that bariatric (weight loss) surgery is a successful way to treat type 2 diabetes (DM2) in the obese population, however only a few studies have examined whether bariatric surgery can prevent DM2.

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Do Cinnamon Supplements Help Diabetic Patients?

New research suggests that short bursts of fast walking lead to more health benefits than continuous walking.

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7 Steps To Reduce Your Diabetes Risk

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, […]

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Inflammation: The Silent Bone Killer

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 […]

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5 Middle Eastern Spices You Need to Try

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 […]

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Artificial sweeteners may actually raise blood sugar and promote obesity, study finds

The Journal of Nature released a study suggesting artificial sweeteners alter intestinal microbiota.

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