Tag Archives: Weight loss

How to get off the diet rollercoaster: read The Diet Fix

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, M.D., an Ottawa physician who specializes in bariatrics and writes the popular blog, Weighty Matters, is well known for his blustering  criticisms of the food industry.  He believes our environment is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic  and as a result, is a very outspoken advocate for change. But as intolerant  […]

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Can you spot someone with an eating disorder?

This week, from February 2nd until  the 8th,  marks  Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  It’s an annual event presented by National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC),  a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation. First things, first.  How can you tell if a person has […]

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Calming the fires of inflammation

No one likes inflammatory situations. They usually spell trouble. And when it comes to those related to your health, inflammation can indeed be risky. So taking steps to reduce any likelihood is very smart indeed. Inflammation is now a hotbed of research as it is emerging as a major factor in a whole range of […]

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Is vinegar a magical elixir?

No doubt you’ve read about the incredible properties of vinegar. It’s  long been used, dating back to ancient cultures, as both a seasoning and preservative. Then a few decades ago, apple cider vinegar became popular as a remedy for  all  sorts of ailments. Vinegar products are touted as  a cure-all: promoting  miraculous weight loss,  providing […]

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Buyer beware: green tea extracts

Are you already contemplating waist management strategies for the new year, even  as you’re  still  partaking  of the season’s decadent delights? If so, here’s one to scratch off your list of possible options: green tea extract. While those interested in waist management may have followed the increasing number of studies  linking green tea with elevated […]

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Five top foods to boost insulin sensitivity

Maintaining insulin sensitivity is key to promoting good health. In my last post,  I pointed to elevated insulin levels being a major culprit in disease development. Lifestyle – both enlightened eating and active living – can  play a major role in keeping insulin readings in check. In addition,  accumulating research  shows that low blood  levels […]

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Be more sensitive to reap assorted health perks: the ABCs of avoiding insulin resistance

It’s time to up your sensitivity ratings – insulin sensitivity, that is. Insulin resistance, or a lack of sensitivity to insulin, leads to high levels of this the hormone. It now appears that elevated insulin levels are a major culprit in disease development. Not only is it one step along the route to developing type […]

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Linguini With Oven Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic

Are you enjoying carbs at dinner or are you steering clear?  Research shows that if you’re practicing girth control,  having carbs at night can offer an assortment of health perks. And here’s a very tasty way to have them. This simple recipe is adapted from my book The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Foods Guide (Viking Canada). […]

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