Category: Health and Nutrition
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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!
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 […]
If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you must have already heard of the low-FODMAP* diet. This diet is divided into three phases. First of all there is the elimination phase during which one removes from their diet, for 2 to 6 weeks, the 6 families of carbohydrates (Fructans, Lactose, GOS, Fructose, Mannitol and […]
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Introduced into the market in 1974 by Monsanto, under the brand name Roundup, glyphosate is a herbicide known for its high efficiency. It is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In 20 years, the amount of glyphosate applied in the fields has increased fifteenfold. To eliminate weeds, glyphosate is sprayed on crops throughout […]