Category: Health and Nutrition

5 Tips to Help End Constipation While Following a Ketogenic Diet

By definition the ketogenic diet is an extremely low net-carbohydrate diet, between 20g and 50g per day. But low-carb also means low-fiber. Fiber is found in carbohydrate-sourced foods such as cereals, legumes, fruits and vegetables. It is well known that fiber is our best ally in preventing constipation, so it’s no surprise that many suffer from […]

A Real Bargain or a Booby Trap?

23 November, 2020 No Comments

To discover good prices, flyers are very useful but … you still have to be vigilant. Radio Canada’s L’Épicerie show has just aired a report on the subject of grocery store discounts in order to help consumers recognize the real bargains amongst the myriad of promotional offers. And for the 8th time in 13 years, […]

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Gastrointestinal Disorders and Stress From Confinement

23 November, 2020 No Comments

Lack of physical activity, poor food choices, stress and anxiety, are all reasons that can lead to suffering from gastrointestinal disorders during this period of pandemic uncertainty.

How Can the VIP Dietitian Service Help Me?

13 October, 2020 No Comments

We all know that the link between good nutrition and good health is clearly established. However, we don’t necessarily know how to successfully change our eating habits, or how to interpret the signals our bodies are sending us. Not to mention the fact that certain medical conditions require adapted diets which are not always easy […]

New Partnership with the Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec

6 October, 2020 No Comments

Those who follow our blog know that we have always emphasized the importance of being physically active in order to be healthy. In fact, we have published some 200 articles to date with the keyword “sport”. Some of these were written by kinesiologists who are members of the Quebec Kinesiologist Federation (FKQ), whereby the articles […]

TOP 10 Low-Carb and High-Fiber Foods

29 September, 2020 No Comments

When following a ketogenic diet, i.e. a very low-carb diet (between 20 and 50g of net carbohydrates per day), it is very difficult to consume enough fiber, since the main sources of fiber, such as grains, legumes, and fruits and vegetables, are at the same time a source of carbohydrates. But if you choose your […]

10 Remedies for Constipation

28 September, 2020 No Comments

Constipation is an intestinal disorder that is characterized by difficult, infrequent, or incomplete defecation and Bristol 1 or 2 type stools. It can be defined as an individual having less than three stools per week. However, some people may be constipated and still go to the bathroom daily. Chronic constipation affects up to 27% of […]

New Guidelines in the Treatment of Obesity

7 September, 2020 No Comments

The issue of obesity raises a lot of debate and discussion, particularly in the health field. This debate is all the more active now since the new guidelines for its treatment were released on August 4, 2020. Published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the new guidelines have been updated, replacing their previous publication in […]

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How to Choose a Low FODMAP Bread?

31 August, 2020 2 Comments

Eating foods that are low in FODMAPs* can be helpful for many individuals by helping them better control their symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). However, finding low FODMAP products, like a good bread, can be tricky. If you are currently following a low FODMAP diet, I invite you to read this article to […]

Everything You Need to Know About Histamine Intolerance

19 August, 2020 No Comments

Histamine is a chemical compound derived from the amino acid histidine. It is known for its role in the body’s immune response to foreign proteins, especially the allergic response. During an allergic reaction, antibodies cause histamine to release, which can trigger a series of inflammatory reactions and cause symptoms to arise. On a daily basis, […]

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Physical Activity: The Best Medicine!

The many benefits of physical activity on your physical and psychological health no longer need to be proven. Exercise helps control the effects of aging including the loss of cognitive function, improves your functional capacities, quality of life and even your life expectancy. So that you can live longer and live better!

Obesity and COVID, Is There an Increased Risk?

Not all of us are equal in the face of the complications that COVID-19 can cause. It is well known that the elderly, but also those with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or kidney failure and cardiovascular disease are more vulnerable. In addition, a growing number of studies tend to show that people […]

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