Cover-photo credit: Josh Mazza, 2015 I recently came across an interesting article. The title boldly stated that “elephants don’t get cancer,” which at first caught my eye, admittedly because I figured it was a click-bait and I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to these sorts of articles. But then, after reading […]
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The key to longevity is eating right and being active. Ask anyone – your doctor, your nutritionist, or your third-cousin ( twice removed), and they will re-iterate the fact that healthy lifestyle choices and physical activity will help you age gracefully and live a healthy life. It seems simple enough: nourish your body with the […]
Read More Rad Research: Mimicking Caloric Restriction
Today was a scorcher! This summer has started off sunny and hot, and I have to admit, I’ve been loving every minute of it! Keep it up, Mother Nature – you rule! These high temperatures have been ideal growing conditions for lots and lots of delicious (and nutritious!) veggies in the garden. Our humble little […]
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Happy Summer! The warm weather is finally here and in full swing – and what better way to celebrate the season than by getting outside and being active?! While I don’t mind the occasional outdoor winter run, I usually chicken-out and just stay inside, opting instead for the treadmill at the gym. Winter in Canada […]
Read More Summer Sports Nutrition: Check Out These Smoothies!
Probiotics have been making headlines all over the world, with their recent proposed ties to anxiety and depression, as well the booming market of probiotic products (1). It’s no question that the human gut microbiota plays a serious role in over-all human health, and research has explored everything from the beneficial effects of probiotic supplementation […]
Read More Rad Research: Probiotics, & Why They’re Worth The Hype
It’s almost on the daily that we hear someone comment on his or her weight. In our thin-obsessed society, it’s hard not to be sucked into the mentality of “the thinner, the better”. We’ve grown accustom to the idea that fat is fat, and that fat is bad. Super-models prancing the runway conceptualize the unrealistic […]
Read More Rad Research: Friend or Foe? Here’s why you should love your (brown) fat
Freddie Mercury belted out this profound question, and now, researchers are wondering the same thing – but maybe more importantly, how do you live forever? How does one prolong lifespan, all the while remaining youthful and able-bodied, with sharp wits and one’s mobility intact? Certain societies in the world have got it down-pat. That is […]
Read More Rad Research: Who Wants to Live Forever?
Dust off your running shoes, grab some water, and fight your way through the crowds, it’s that time of the year again – the start of the health and fitness new years resolutions. Each year, it seems that more and more people are keen on making this year “their best yet”; weight loss and fit […]
Read More Resolutions: One Quick Trick for a Healthier Year
It’s been the month of coffee for me. Maybe it’s because of the festive Tim Hortons cups that look like little knit sweaters, or maybe it’s because of the projects and reviews I’ve been working on while thoughts of Christmas dance through my head. Or maybe it’s grad school, and I’ve finally made the transition […]
Read More Could This Drink Be Your Liver’s New Best Friend?
I love chocolate. That’s a well known fact among my friends. There’s no doubt that if I had no self-control whatsoever, I would be eating chocolate at every meal, every single day . Luckily for cocoa lovers like myself, there are loads of healthy alternatives to a chocolate bar which will still help satisfy that craving. One of my favourite chocolate-inspired recipes […]
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As a child, I used to hate tomatoes. Coming from a fruit and veggie lover, that seems absurd, doesn’t it? I wasn’t exactly a picky-eater, but I sure as heck did not want anything to do with tomatoes. They were too squishy, too seedy, too red – basically, anything and everything was wrong with them, […]
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Gee whiz, the weather is beautiful! After this ridiculously long winter, I am beyond thankful that spring has finally sprung, and the temperature is slowly warming up. Today was an exceptionally nice day in Niagara, and with it being Sunday, I couldn’t help but sit outside with a good book, catch some rays, tank up […]
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