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Picking Healthier Options when Eating Out

Posted on Sep 05, 2014 0 comments

Preparing and cooking your own meals at home is almost always healthier than eating out at restaurants or fast food establishments. However, we know that there are some times when making your own meal simply isn’t an option. This doesn’t mean that you’ll have to settle for unhealthy food, however. There are ways to choose healthier options when eating out.

Here are a few tips.

Eating Healthy on Vacation, Even with a Food Intolerance!

Posted on Aug 07, 2014 0 comments
Summer is a great time to take a vacation! If you’re planning on going on a trip this summer, you might be concerned with how you’re going to eat healthy food when you’re travelling. This is an even bigger concern for those who have food intolerances, food sensitivities or food allergies.

 

You may think that eating healthy on a vacation isn’t possible. Sure, most vacations are filled with over-eating a variety of decadent and unhealthy foods followed by a few too many drinks, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can find healthy options just about anywhere.

Eating Well & Regular Exercise are Important for Heart Health

Posted on Feb 05, 2014 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND

February is Heart Month. Heart Month was established by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke and to raise funds for heart research. Heart disease and stroke are two of the three leading causes of death in Canada. In 2008, cardiovascular disease accounted 29% of all deaths in Canada. Nine in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. These risk factors include smoking, drinking alcohol, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes.

Thankfully, there are ways to control many of these risk factors and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular issues. These include being physically active, eating a healthy diet and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The good news is that doing the first two can help achieve the third!

Eating for Heart Health

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 0 comments

Valentine’s Day was last week, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be thinking about your heart! However, instead of focusing on love and romance, you should try thinking about the health of your heart instead. Heart health is important for everyone, regardless of age or gender. However, some people may be more susceptible to heart issues than others. If you have any heart issues or if you have a history of heart problems, you should consult a doctor.