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10 ways to reduce added sugar

10 Ways to Reduce Added Sugars in Your Diet

Registered dietitian Michelle Ross offers 10 ways to reduce added sugars in your diet and cut back on unnecessary sugar intake

The sweet truth about sugar

The Sweet Truth About Sugar

It may be that you’ve heard a lot of conflicting views on sugar. Registered dietitian Michelle Ross explains what it is and how much you should be having.

a beginners guide to plant based diets

The beginner’s guide to plant-based eating

Plant-based eating is a hot topic in the media lately. So what’s all the hype about? We break it down to the basics for you.

5 steps to overcoming weight loss plateau

5 steps to overcoming your weight loss plateau

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ll probably know that weight loss plateaus can be frustrating. Dietitian Linda Cuda shares advice on how to break through your plateau.

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Master your fitness & weight goals with these cognitive behaviour techniques

Ready to make a change, know everything you should be doing, yet can’t seem to create momentum? Try these cognitive behaviour techniques and finally reach your weight loss and fitness goals!

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Are those last 10lbs a health risk?

Registered Dietitian Nina Hirvi discusses the health risks of holding extra weight, and provides some ideas and advice on how to lose those last 10 pounds.

When knowledge is not enough overcoming psychological roadblocks to lifestyle change

When knowledge is not enough: Overcoming psychological roadblocks to lifestyle change

While knowledge can be empowering, knowledge alone does not necessarily translate into healthy living. Research suggests a number of psychological roadblocks can, and often do, sabotage our efforts at healthy living, even if our lives depend on it.

6 disease-preventing diet changes

6 disease-preventing diet changes

When dietary “trends” come and go like last season’s fashion line-ups, making sense of it all can get a little overwhelming.

Change

8 Steps to guide change

Changing behavior toward a goal is one of the most important pieces when trying to reach a target and this doesn’t only relate to weight.

Apps and gadgets to keep you honest top picks for weight loss tools

Apps and gadgets to keep you honest: top picks for weight loss tools

Whether dropping a few extra pounds or cutting down on daily fat intake, most of us need a source of accountability when taking on new health challenges.

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Calls for restricting the marketing of unhealthy foods to children ignored by policy makers: What can we do?

Copeman Healthcare physician, Mark Gelfer, MD, CCFP, FCFP, along with Eric Mang, MPA; Tara Duhaney, MHSc and Norm Campbell, MD,FRCPC, address the impact on our health, the health of our children and the action required to address the federal government regulations over the marketing of unhealthy foods.

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Gluten-free and the Gastrointestinal System

Not everyone who has tried eliminating gluten from their diets has experienced beneficial change but some have noted health improvements.

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Hot trend in food: Brazil

A couple of months ago, Brazil launched a new version of their national dietary guidelines which takes a look at food and nutrition in a new and interesting way.

Eat your age

Eat your age: A guide to optimal health throughout the decades

If you’ve been eating the same way your entire life it may be time to re-evaluate your personal menu.

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Vancouver man gets long overdue diagnosis from mysterious symptoms

When Jason Watt’s regular clinic did not adequately address several ongoing health concerns, he decided it was time to try an alternative – private healthcare.

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DASH towards a healthier you

“DASH” was initiated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.

5 stages of change

Five Stages of Change

Adding healthy habits to your routine or changing unhealthy behaviour can be an easy decision, but how ready are you to make changes and ultimately succeed?

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What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome is a disorder of body metabolism consisting of abnormal glucose, cholesterols, blood pressure and large waist. Know your risk, as only your health professional can diagnose and help you manage it.

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Lifestyle Lessons: Blood Pressure and your Heart

One of the cheapest and most effective ways to strengthen the heart muscle and improve blood flow throughout the body is through regular exercise.

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Metabolic Syndrome —the “Perfect Storm”

Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a group of risk factors that collectively increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.