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Eight things you may not know about Parkinson’s disease

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the body's movement. Currently there is no cure, but many people can live with the disease for years and treat the symptoms with medication. While symptoms of the disease like tremors, slowness and stiffness and impaired balance may be commonly known, here are some additional facts about Parkinson’s you may not be familiar with:

  • Each day in Canada, more than 10 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. It’s estimated that by 2031, the number is...

Nutrition month taste test: Unlock the potential of food

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:00 AM

We decided to unlock the "potential of food" for Nutrition Month with a bit of an nontraditional food taste test. We tracked down some willing taste-tasters and one of our dietitians created a three course meal with a hidden healthy add-in in each dish. Watch how easy it really is to make our favourite dishes even healthier as our taste-testers put on their blindfolds and try...

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Five nutrition myths debunked

Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:00 AM

Knowing how to give your body what it needs is no easy task. With health-related information coming in from different directions, it is often difficult to decipher good nutrition from bad. If your newspaper, Twitter feed and next-door neighbour are all telling you different things, we’re here to help. We have debunked some of the biggest nutrition myths out there today to give you a better idea of how to best feed your body.

Eating eggs is bad for your cholesterol level

Cholesterol is a fat found...

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Five easy things you can do to love your heart

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00 AM

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, each year more than 350,000 Canadians are hospitalized for heart disease or stroke. Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke cases are preventable by adopting healthy behaviours. Show your heart a little love and do something healthy by implementing these tips:

Cut down on sugar

Eating too much sugar has been linked to cardiovascular disease and several other health issues. Sweeten homemade smoothies, cereals, muffins or salad dressing with fruit...