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Please enjoy this collection of health articles, tips, recipes and news from our expert clinical team members, including physicians, dietitians, kinesiologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists and family health nurses.

the health benefits of turmeric

The health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric, the bright, vibrant, yellow spice added to everything from curries to smoothies to oatmeal and even lattes (i.e. “golden milk”), has gained quite a reputation for being a nutritional superstar for its touted anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. But where exactly is the science with this, and how much turmeric does one need to ingest to boast any health benefit?

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Golden Temple Soup

Adapted from Pinch of Yum, this cozy, bright, and nourishing “golden temple” soup is loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric, cauliflower, and cashews.

Scholarship Finalist Alberta - Robert Broos

Seniors Exercise Classes and Dogs: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (AB)

Read one of the short listed submissions from Alberta for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Robert Broos

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Precision Medicine, AI and Individualized Care: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (BC)

Read one of the shortlisted submissions from BC for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Vishwathsen Karthikeyan

Vaping in youth: What you need to know

What exactly are “vape” products, how common have they become and how bad are they really?

Here’s why you should reconsider your January juice cleanse

While a cleanse may sound promising, the fact is, juice cleanses usually don’t deliver the right, or healthful, results.

3 tips to help you reach your New Year’s health goals

Each January, the New Year brings with it new goals and resolutions, especially when it comes to health. But before you get started, get informed

5 healthy eating tips to try for Super Bowl Sunday

Here are 5 tips for a foolproof game plan that will keep your healthy eating plan on track and have your guests cheering for more

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Data Design: A Powerful Option for Public Health Education and Engagement: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (AB)

Read one of the short listed submissions from Alberta for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Harshbir Kang

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Improving movement through muscular coordination, not isolation

In real life, we rarely use a muscle group in isolation. Therefore, no matter how valuable exercises are for specific muscle groups, they offer the greatest benefit when performed in coordination with other targeted muscles.

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Evidence-based Guidelines in Physiotherapy: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (AB)

Read one of the short listed submissions from Alberta for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Emilie Dick

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Balanced exercise: How to get started

Work, family, play – it’s no wonder exercise often gets pushed to the bottom of the priority list. Learn how to get started on a balanced plan.

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Why you need to cool down after exercise

Most of us know we should stretch after a workout, but fewer know why, and even less know what a proper cool down should look like.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Cook with Your Children

Cooking with your children is going to be the first time they are exposed to working in the kitchen, so make it exciting! If they enjoy cooking with you, they will look forward to it as they grow older.

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One-pan lemon roasted salmon, potatoes and asparagus

One-pan meals are ideal for the busy individual, and this recipe for a one-pan lemon roasted salmon with potatoes and asparagus covers all of your nutritional bases.

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Top 5 Nutrition Takeaways for 2020, From a Registered Dietitian

We’ve compiled all of our favourite tips to have your best year yet with food – enjoy this list of our top nutrition messages for 2020!

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Health Literacy to Empower Children: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (BC)

Read one of the shortlisted submissions from BC for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Hermeen Dhillon

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Mental Health in Schools: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (BC)

Read one of the shortlisted submissions from BC for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Hayley Carolan

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Fear Tactics Have No Role in Preventive Medicine: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (AB)

Read one of the short listed submissions from Alberta for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Chu Lin

The health benefits of gratitude

The simple task of acknowledging what we have to be grateful for offers a surprising number of health benefits, but it doesn’t come naturally to all of us.

6 tips for managing holiday loneliness

The holiday season is often synonymous with spending extra time with friends, family and coworkers — but it can also trigger feelings of loneliness.

4 reasons to use virtual care this winter

Virtual healthcare services like Medisys On-Demand let you consult with a healthcare professional from the comfort of your home

3 surprising things a Nutrigenomix® test can reveal

A Nutrigenomix® test will indicate how an individual’s body metabolizes certain nutrients. Here are 3 things that you can learn from a Nutrigenomix® report.

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Sexually transmitted infections: What you need to know

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are some of the world’s most widespread diseases. Here’s everything you need to know about STIs.

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Dear Future-Self: 2019 Scholarship Winner (BC)

Read the winning submission for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Melissa Wan

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Is vitamin K2 the answer to stronger bones?

While most people typically think of calcium and vitamin D the ultimate vitamins for bone health, vitamin K2 is one of the latest nutrients that can help strengthen your bones.

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Spiced sweet potato soup

This spicy sweet potato soup recipe is the perfect addition to your repertoire and also contains a secret ingredient: chickpeas!

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Keeping Seniors Socially Active: 2019 Scholarship Winner (AB)

Read the winning submission for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Michael Duncan

Stay Safe and Healthy While You Travel A Travelers Checklist

5 Pro Travel Tips: How to Stay Healthy this Winter

Whether for work or play, here are some important things to consider before bidding bon voyage. And don’t forget your virtual care app, Medisys on-Demand

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Asparagus: 2019 Scholarship Winner (BC)

Read the winning submission for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Ilyana Voth

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2019 Preventative Healthcare Post-Secondary Scholarship Winners

Scholarship 2019 This year Copeman Healthcare was excited to award our second annual post-secondary scholarship. In 2019 we increased the grants to three worthy students in British Columbia and Alberta. We were delighted to see the quantity and quality of great applications across both provinces. 130 students wrote short essays on how they hope to […]

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Healthy Eating Habits: The Definitive Guide

Do you believe you are practicing healthy eating habits? Are you content with your current “diet”? Are you fueling your body with the optimal foods for your personal health needs? What if we could help you redefine your ideas about healthy eating, find a diet you can stick with for life, and base your food […]

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The importance of baseline cognitive assessments

At Copeman Healthcare we pay special attention to your brain health. The baseline cognitive assessment is usually the starting point for any further consultations and is recommended for all clients who wish to be vigilant about their cognitive health.

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Cauliflower “potato salad”

Cauliflower-based substitutes are everywhere these days. Turns out, it’s a pretty delicious alternative for potato salad too!

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Is an IgG antibody test the answer to your food sensitivities?

Upset stomach, bloating, irregular bowels, aches, pains… sounding all too familiar? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one test could offer all the answers on how to be free of these symptoms for good?

Copeman Cookbook – Dietitian-Approved Recipes for Fall

The Copeman Healthcare registered dietitian team has compiled a cookbook with ten of their favourite healthy go-to meals in the fall. From breakfast to dinner, Thailand to Italy – there is a wide variety to suit everyone’s food preferences. Kick-start your healthy diet this year with the second edition of Copeman Cooks.

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Copeman Cookbook – Dietitian-Approved Recipes for Spring

The Copeman Healthcare registered dietitian team has compiled a cookbook with ten of their favourite healthy go-to meals in the spring. From salads to chicken, pork and tofu – there is a wide variety to suit everyone’s food preferences. Kick-start your healthy diet this year with the first edition of Copeman Cooks.

Dr. Rose Martel supports Summer Universiade Games in Italy

Dr. Rose Martel recently supported the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Summer Universiade Games held in Italy this past July as part of Team Canada’s core medical team.

How to reduce chronic inflammation through exercise

Many people are surprised to hear that appropriate amounts of exercise is one of the best ways to reduce chronic inflammation.

4 common issues that can be treated with virtual care

What conditions are most appropriate for online care, and when do you need an in-person visit? Here are 4 common health issues that can be treated with an online doctor visit.

Rosacea: Symptoms, causes and prevention

While there is no cure for this chronic skin condition, the good news is that there are several things that you can do to treat the condition.

The link between chronic inflammation and disease

Inflammation that we can’t always see or feel—also known as chronic inflammation—is significant because it can have a number of different impacts on your long-term health.

The anti-inflammatory diet: Is it worth the hype?

It’s true that the foods we eat can have a profound effect on our body’s inflammation. But before you spend a fortune on turmeric lattés, it’s important to separate the inflammatory facts from fiction.

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Health-ifying Pumpkin Spiced

Yhis time of year the world tends to go a bit overboard when it comes to things “pumpkin spiced”. How can we make it healthier?

instant pot moroccan chickpea stew

Instant pot Moroccan chickpea stew

This recipe for Instant Pot Moroccan Chickpea Stew is full of protein and fiber. Plus, it incorporates a fall favourite – pumpkin!

4 nutrition hacks to fuel for life

4 Nutrition Hacks to Fuel for Life

These four nutrition hacks will help you to pack food to nourish your body not only for your day-to-day activities, but for life.

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Chicken meatballs (without breadcrumbs)

These chicken meatballs substitute oats to help retain their structure, plus can easily be made gluten-free without sacrificing flavour or nutrition.

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If you tend to skip your warm up, you’ll want to read this

From time to time, we all might be guilty of skipping a warm up. But if that has become your norm, it’s time to rethink how you allocate your exercise time.