We often associate our health with the health care system. We believe that our doctor is there to keep us healthy and that regular visits will help us live a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, maintaining good health isn't that simple. Certainly your doctor is there to monitor your health and identify disease so that, if
In recognition of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month – wear a daffodil and support Canadians living with Cancer. In their book Foods that Fight Cancer – Preventing Cancer Through Diet, the authors Belliveau and Gingras describe in detail that our risk of cancer is about one in three, and that a small number of cancers are
Can I Eat Nuts For A Snack? When I talk about diet to my patients, I often get asked whether nuts make a good snack. I have to be honest, I’ve wondered this myself. The short answer is yes. But first I would like to mention that if you are hungry between meals, try and
In my last few posts we’ve been talking about beans. We looked at the different types of beans and why you want them in your diet. I really believe that adding even half a cup to your diet twice a week can improve your overall health. If there one major drawback to beans, it’s that
Ok, so we all know that beans are good for you. In my last post, I listed the most common types of beans available. But what exactly are the beans benefits that makes them so great?
Most people know that beans are large plant seeds. What I’ll bet you didn’t know is that a bean is also known as a ‘pulse’. Not the heart-beating type of pulse, but the edible legume-type of pulse. Beans, peas, and pulses all belong to the legume family. Some studies show that legumes help prevent heart
I find that people are always looking for a simple ‘fix’ to their health. Patients are always asking me to tell them what the easiest thing they can do to get healthy. I understand. You want to bend time and get healthy quickly and painlessly. I’ve compiled a Top 10 list of things that I
In my last post, I talked about the importance of reading labels and making sure you’re actually eating ice cream and not ice Modified Milk Ingredients. Modified Milk Ingredients are mostly raw products that are derived from milk, such as: Butteroil, Casein, Whey and Powdered Milk. In this post, we’re going to take a closer