Tag: Diabetes

Sugar Substitutes – Should You Use Them?

13 September, 2019 No Comments

With low carb diets becoming more and more popular many people are looking for ways to decrease their sugar intake. A promising solution seems to be sugar substitutes. Potentially, providing you with fewer carbs – or even none- they appear to be the perfect alternative to regular sugar. But are they really?

How to Tame Your Sweet Tooth in 10 Easy Steps

13 September, 2019 No Comments

Almost everyone has heard at some point in their life that they should eat less sugar. Maybe you’ve already tried to do this and you have been successful – in that case congratulations! But for those who haven’t tried or think that it would be too hard I would like to offer you some practical […]

Is Intermittent Fasting Really Effective?

Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity. There are claims that it has many virtues, including weight loss and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But is it really effective? We’re about to shine a light on intermittent fasting and its effects on health below.

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How to Eat to Prevent and Treat Diabetes?

The global prevalence of diabetes is on the rise, currently estimated at more than 422 million people worldwide. In recent years, popular trends are moving towards low carb diets such as the ketogenic diet and the Low Carb High Fat diet (LCHF) to prevent or improve the control of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) […]

Is It Better To Choose Low Glycemic Index Foods?

12 November, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever heard that it is better for your health to choose foods that have a low glycemic index? Here are some explanations to help shed some light on the matter!

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Quantity of Carbohydrates in Our Diabetes Meal Plan

We recently received a comment from one of our diabetes menu users who was puzzled by the amount of carbohydrates in the menu. It seemed to him higher than the official recommendations… What at first glance may seem true, is in fact due to the exceptional precision of our system. I take this opportunity to […]

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Can Fasting Help Prevent and Manage Chronic Disease?

21 December, 2017 No Comments

As mentioned in my article Fasting to Live Longer?, I will now talk to you about the role of fasting in weight loss and weight management, in some chronic illnesses and in cancer.

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Sweeteners and Weight Loss: A winning Combination?

31 December, 2016 No Comments

***To make this article easier to read, I use the term sweetener(s) to cover non nutritional/artificial/synthetic sweeteners.*** With the arrival of the new year and the resolutions that are taken at this time, losing weight is often a priority for many. This article doesn’t focus on weight loss itself, as we have already covered this […]

Diabetes and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

4 November, 2015 No Comments

Diabetes and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are two diseases that are extremely prevalent in the western world. If you or a loved one suffer from these two diseases, the below tips will help you follow the low FODMAP diet while also keeping your diabetes in check.

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Understanding carbohydrates and blood sugar

4 November, 2015 No Comments

Carbohydrates represent the bulk of our diet. They are our main source of energy, a vital fuel for the brain and muscles. Some people also call them “sugars”.

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Sugar Coated: Is Sugar the New Tobacco?

9 September, 2015 No Comments

It’s the provocative question that’s explored in the documentary “Sugar Coated”, by filmmaker Michèle Hozer. The film is now running across Canada and should not be missed. The subject of the film is that sugar is potentially very bad for your health, in case of overconsumption. But its more disturbing message is how the sugar […]

GMO Apples developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.

17 February, 2015 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is OK for two varieties of genetically engineered non-browning apples to be sold in the United States. The apples will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, based in Summerland, British Columbia. These apples are modified versions of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, […]