Category: Health and Nutrition

Is Food a Solution to Defeating Candida?

In order to answer this question let’s start by understanding what candidiasis is, the infection caused by a Candida type of yeast. On the human skin and mucous membranes (mouth, vagina, digestive system) we can find different types of yeast including that of the genus Candida, which includes more than 100 different species, the best […]

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Include Nuts in Your Diet to Help You Stay Healthy

Several studies have suggested that eating nuts improves cardiovascular health and therefore reduces the risk of mortality from cardiovascular diseases. A new international study, including 123 329 participants aged 35 to 70 from 16 countries, was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and confirms this correlation.

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Are Low-Carb Diets a Solution for People with Diabetes?

In 2019 the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released a consensus report on the nutritional treatment of diabetes based on the most recent evidence. Here are the main recommendations from this report:

5 Good Habits to Adopt to Improve Your Physical Condition

Unfortunately for us, bad habits are easy to begin and are sometimes difficult to stop. Here are 5 easy-to-incorporate daily habits that can positively impact your health.

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Should You Be Afraid of Lectins?

We are hearing more and more about lectins and their potential negative impacts on our health. They are mentioned as being responsible for promoting weight gain, digestive disorders and the development of food sensitivities. This is why some, including Dr. Steven Gundry with his book “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That […]

Should I Take a Collagen Supplement?

21 April, 2020 No Comments

The popularity of collagen supplements has exploded in recent years. Collagen is also being introduced to a variety of processed foods such as protein bars, teas and creamers. There are also foods that are naturally rich in collagen, the most popular of which is bone broth. Collagen is credited with a large range of benefits, […]

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Can Fasting Before Exercise Improve Sports Performance?

10 April, 2020 No Comments

We often hear that it is important to have a snack or to eat carbohydrates before a workout in order to have enough energy. But could it also be beneficial for sports performance to train on an empty stomach? Let’s shed some light on this question!

Maintaining Your Good Mood and Waistline During a Period of Confinement

30 March, 2020 No Comments

Faced with the uncertainty that we are all living with in the context of the COVID-19 confinement, it is normal for many to seek comfort through food. In fact, it is recognized that in times of stress, to compensate for our concerns, we may dive into food without restraint, especially into foods high in fat […]

6 Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight When You Quit Smoking

Smoking is the main preventable cause of death and illness. In addition, a smoker will see their life expectancy decrease by 10 years. Note that quitting smoking is associated with many health benefits such as reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer, or chronic respiratory disease. Many smokers say that they do not want […]

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How Do I Recognize Ultra-Processed Foods?

In a previous article, I mentioned that ultra-processed products account for almost half of the caloric intake in many countries and that they are harmful to your health. Following this article, a reader asked me how they could recognize ultra-processed foods. They wondered if tofu and sweetened fruit yogurts could be considered ultra-processed foods in […]

What Should You Eat to Help Strengthen Your Immune System?

The immune system is complex, and its proper functioning is influenced by several factors such as stress level, exercise, age, diet, tobacco, sleep… If we want it to be as effective as possible to protect us from pathogenic microorganisms, we must support it with a healthy lifestyle, which includes a balanced diet. Eating well is […]

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Vegan Junk Food: No Thanks!

More and more people are removing animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy products) from their diets and turning to a more environmentally friendly, animal-friendly, so-called vegan diet, that will be better for their health while also being less expensive. However, be careful not to fall into the trap of vegan junk food because this will […]

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