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  • Lose Weight: Doctor’s Orders!>>

    Many of us struggle to get into our favourite jeans. But there's no need to banish that slice of chocolate cake from your fridge. Adopting Dr. Melissa Hershberg's mantra of "Eat. Cheat. Defeat" may help you shed those unwanted pounds.>>

  • 4 Ways to Handle Allergies>>

    Teary, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing. Yep, it's allergy season again. It can be tough to find some form of relief, so we asked four experts to give us some advice for this common problem.>>

  • 5 Unexpected Causes of Weight Gain>>

    When it comes to being overweight, you know the usual suspects: too many calories, too much sugar and fat, not enough exercise. But there’s much more to weight gain than meets the eye. You may not realize it, but these five factors could be making you fat.>>

  • 3 Tips for Fighting Osteoporosis>>

    Approximately 1.4 million Canadians suffer from bone-crippling osteoporosis. In fact, many older people are unaware of it until a first fracture. Click through for three tips on reducing the chances of being affected:>>

  • Jump Start Your Heart Health>>

    Through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, you can give your heart a fighting chance against cardiovascular disease. Help protect your ticker with these suggestions.>>

  • 6 Steps to Revamping Your Diet>>

    Is your diet in need of a makeover? Here are six steps to developing a weight-loss program that delivers the results you’re looking for.>>

  • 4 Ways to Treat Erectile Dysfunction>>

    Nearly 1 in 5 men ages 20 and up has had erectile dysfunction. Here are four expert solutions to one common problem.>>

  • 30 Ways to Cut 100 Calories>>

    Shave just 200 calories a day from your diet -or burn them off with simple activities- and you could lose 22 pounds in a year. Start with one or more of these easy ideas and you won't even notice that you're working towards weightloss.>>

  • Snacking For Diabetes>>

    To maintain healthy blood-glucose levels, meals and snacks should be balanced to provide a mixture of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Because people with diabetes need to eat fairly often to maintain a healthy blood sugar, developing healthy snacking habits is particularly important. Check out these helpful tips and snack ideas that are sure to help keep your blood sugar, and overall health, in check.>>

  • How to Build a Healthy Sandwich>>

    A deli can be a dieter’s best friend, believe it or not. The options are endless, and if you’re vigilant, you can craft a satisfying and sensible sandwich with this guide. Just pick an item or two from each slide, put it all together and you’re ready to go!>>

  • Cut Your Cancer Risk>>

    While it is true that the development of cancer is related to genetic material, your cancer risk can be lowered through healthy eating. Find out what to consume and what to cut back on to diminish your risk.>>

  • 50 Habits of Naturally Thin People>>

    Forget about the latest diet trend, or that strenuous workout routine. You can lose weight by making small changes in your daily habits. Read on and learn how to burn calories while brushing, and pick up tons of other tips to get a slimmer body without a lot of extra work. >>

  • Food to Change Your Mood>>

    Have a tendency to quell your sorrows with snacks? You might be on the right track. Or,  you might be digging yourself deeper into your depression. Some foods can boost serotonin production in your brain, elevating your mood. Others can provide a brief high followed by an inevitable crash. Check out how changes in your diet can help with depression.    >>

  • 10 Ways to Cut Saturated Fat>>

    Getting rid of the saturated fat in your diet does not mean you have to give up all of your favourite foods. Find out how you can make a significant change in the amount of saturated fats you intake by making small substitions in your diet. Believe it or not, it can be done without taking all the flavour out of your meals.>>

  • Caring for Senior Pets>>

    As your pet continues to age gracefully, you'll have to make changes to their normal routine in order to accomidate them. Here's some things to keep in mind and allow your pet to live it up in their golden years.>>

  • Detox Diets Busted!>>

    For some of us, spring cleaning may mean a spring detox diet. But before rushing out to purchase one of those kits or before trying a detox diet made famous by a celebrity, read on. >>

  • Tiny, Powerful Flaxseed>>

    Teeny-tiny, shiny brown flaxseeds are a godsend to your blood sugar as well as your heart, so if you haven’t tried them yet, it’s time for a trip to the store. >>

  • Know Your Rice>>

    Who knew rice could be so complicated? Here’s a rundown of rice terms to help get you through the rice maze.>>

  • Healthy Eating Obsession>>

    Eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia are well-known to most of us, but how many know about the latest—orthorexia? This obsession with healthy eating is affecting more people each day. The media pummels us with information—often conflicting—about eating right. But what happens when nutritious eating becomes a harmful obsession?>>

  • How to Lose the Diet and Stay Slim>>

    Trimming your meals doesn’t have to mean counting your calories. Here’s how to streamline your diet without driving yourself mad or making any superhuman sacrifices.>>

  • Sneaky Ways to Make Meals Healthier>>

    Who says healthy cooking has to be boring? Try these tips to turn up the nutritional value of your favourite dishes without turning down the flavour.>>

  • Eat Well to Sleep Well>>

    Can't sleep? Try these tips for snoozing and catch up on your zzz's.>>