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5 Simple Food Combining Suggestions for Good Digestion

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 3 December 2015, Digestion, Healthy Eating
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With the holidays quickly approaching, so too are many nights of hearty meals, good wine, and great company. Eating large meals with heavy foods, however, may cause some indigestion, especially for those of us who have sensitive stomachs.

To combat the unpleasant after-effects of dense meals, proper food combining may be an approach that can work for you.

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Is it possible to do without caffeine?

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 December 2015, Healthy Eating
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Are you one of those people who drink a cup of coffee as soon as they wake up? If so, you may be surprised to learn that, contrary to popular thinking, this habit could lower your alertness. The fact is that caffeine curbs the secretion of cortisol, and a lack of this hormone leads to drowsiness.

Would you like to overcome this bad habit and limit your consumption of caffeine? Here are a few tips that will help you put caffeine behind you.

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Palm oil vs. the orangutan: Let’s act responsibly!

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 September 2015, Environment, Healthy Eating
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co-written by Marie-Claude Coupal,
Food Manager at A.Vogel 

Did you know that every time you wash your hands with soap, spread margarine on a piece of bread, snack on cookies, apply lipstick or light a candle, you are jeopardizing the survival of the orangutan?

All of these products contain palm oil, which is widely used in the food and cosmetic industries due to its many qualities:

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Eating for the wrong reasons? Keep cravings at bay!

by Sonia Chartier, on 10 August 2015, Digestion, Healthy Eating
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Hippocrates said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”  As we have all heard it before, being reasonable and living a well-balanced lifestyle can unequivocally reduce stress and sickness.

Here and now, that’s easier said than done!  Most families need two working parents to afford living more or less comfortably.  This in itself places stress on every family member. The parents, most of all, for having to juggle between work, household chores and parenting and the children because of earlier social involvement and reduced free playtime –without a screen that is.

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Food intolerances and food additives…Be on the lookout!

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 June 2015, Allergies, Digestion, Healthy Eating
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It is not unusual to hear about people reacting to certain food additives. We all have friends or colleagues who react to too much caffeine or salt. Others react to dyes and preservatives in foods.

These are not allergies per se, but could be deemed intolerances. In fact, it is difficult to ascertain who will get hyper from too much caffeine and who will drink twelve cups a day and sleep like a baby.

Apart from these rather obvious reactions, there are more subtle responses to additives.  Symptoms are sometimes so subtle that they go unnoticed, and unless someone is really looking for the causes of a repetitive condition or symptoms, they may go unnoticed for decades.

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