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Obesity

Raspberry Ketones – You Decide
2 years ago

Raspberry Ketones – You Decide

For years, wild claims used by supplement marketers promising miracle results have plagued the weight loss industry, yet in both Canada and the USA the rates of obesity in adults …
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Sugar Shock
2 years ago

Sugar Shock

Did you know Dr. Phil’s wife doesn’t eat sugar…Beets and carrots have too much sugar…Jamie Oliver suggests flavoured milk is the one of the key causes of childhood obesity…Sugar is toxic…

Yikes! …
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Type 2 Diabetes – relationship to Diet and Exercise

More than 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance). Out of the 2.7 million Canadians with diagnosed diabetes, 90 per cent (2.4 million) are type 2.


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Glycemic Index

  • It was 2004 and the ‘No Carb Craze’ still had momentum (more in the US than in Canada), when I was invited to a conference about Glycemic Index (GI) …
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Mindless Eating

As a dietitian, I’m fairly active with all the knowledge and expertise to have reasonable, healthy eating habits, however, I too sometimes get caught up in ‘mindless eating’.

What …
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Health Promotion…..What Happened? And how do we get back on track?

Since the 1980s, Canadians (government, industry, educators, health professionals and consumers) have been talking about health promotion. Now, it is 2011 and we are experiencing an obesity epidemic and an …
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February is Heart Month

Heart Month was inspired by a fundraising initiative called “Heart Sunday.” The concept was adopted in British Columbia in the mid-1950s; in Ontario in 1958, and has since expanded across …
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Trick or Treating. Some helpful, healthy tips!

Halloween is a great time for kids. They have lots of fun with costume parties and with trick-or-treating. The concern for parents is deciding what to do with those big …
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Workplace Wellness Programs

What is Workplace Wellness?

Workplace wellness programs include one or more common components such as a health risk assessment, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking cessation, and stress management. Each organization …
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Healthy eating includes lifestyle & time management

Over the years, I get the same story, parents are time starved and taking time to prepare and teach their children about healthy, nutritious meals is not part of their …
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