November 6, 2019

Coffee

The first thing many of us think about the minute we get up in the morning is a nice big cup of coffee to get that caffeine kick started. But did you know that coffee does a lot more than provide you with the much needed energy booster? Coffee increases what scie...

The newly published Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective, from World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), provides a comprehensive analysis of the worldwide body of evidence o...

As March is Nutrition Month, we focus on easy nutrition tips to follow and incorporate in your day to day life, and a hidden tool that some people forget is available at their disposal - the Dietitian.

Building a Balanced Diet – Finding a balanced diet can be difficult...

February 6, 2019

Healthy Food Choices

Plant based foods - Plant based diets/foods will provide more fiber and contain less saturated fats. Plant based diets/foods also provide the benefit of being heart-healthy.

Fruits and vegetables - The nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are vit...

November 21, 2018

The word "osteoporosis" is from the Greek terms for "porous bones".

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the "silent thief", bone deterioration can occur over a...

November 7, 2018

Today, there are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Every three minutes, another Canadian is diagnosed. Chances are that diabetes affects you or someone you know.
 

What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes usually develops in childhood or adolescen...

We are fortunate enough to live in a province that has a huge variety of local foods produced by local farmers. The fruit season in BC is under way with cherries coming out shortly followed by peaches, nectarines, blueberries…the list goes on and on. Buying local produ...

The month of June is dedicated to Brain Injury Awareness. One such injury is a brain attack or a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is compromised, depriving the brain of oxygen. Nerve cells in the affected area die within minutes. This means th...

March is national nutrition month as well as the infamous March Madness. We thought we would see which foods make it to the final four for being the most nutritious.

I’m sure if there was a single super food that we could eat to get all our daily nutrients we would do i...

October 7, 2017

Our experience of pain can include feeling local injured tissues and related symptoms such as numbness and tingling. Pain can also be affected by psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual factors that are individual to us. We each have our own story of where our b...

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