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Sugar: a child-catcher even for adults

by Sonia Chartier, on 9 August 2016, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
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Back when we humans were fighting for survival against the odds, anything sweet meant lots of lovely carbohydrates to store up against potential famine just around the corner.

And bear in mind that famine was an ongoing threat – it’s only relatively recently in evolutionary terms that shops bursting with cheap, calorie-crammed food have been available on every corner most of the hours of the day and the night.

So we’re programmed to go for sweet, and this is especially evident in stressful situations where our inner cave person takes over and prompts us into survival behavior. Even those of us who don’t really have much of a sweet tooth under usual circumstances might find ourselves unaccountably tackling the chocolate biscuits when the pressure’s on…. Continue reading >

Vegan food: what you need to know

by Sonia Chartier, on 4 July 2016, Healthy Eating
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Giving up meat, cheese and even honey is all the rage these days, and not just in Hollywood. Books, magazines and TV shows are feeding consumers a steady diet of information about veganism. So what’s the real benefit of a vegan diet?

No butter, no milk, no eggs, no cheese, no meat, no fish, no honey, no down comforters and no leather! Most people have a hard time understanding why anyone would want to give up all those things…

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Diet and sex drive, is there a connection?

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 January 2016, Healthy Eating
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Everybody’s sex drive is different, so if you’re wondering how “normal” your libido is, remember it is up to you to decide what normal means to you!

But, if you’ve noticed a significant dip in your sexual desire, or don’t feel like you don’t have any libido at all, there could be more pressing health concerns.

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Allergy and intolerance – Find out the difference

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 17 December 2015, Allergies, Healthy Eating
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It is easy to confuse allergies with intolerances. They both make us feel sick, lethargic, and downright miserable.  Allergies and intolerances are your body’s reaction to particles in food, air, or through contact.

While both are a response by your immune system, they differ in many key ways: their time of onset, severity of physical symptoms, and immune system mechanism of action.

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