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  • Swap Out These 5 Foods for Better Health>>

    Employ these simple dietary substitutions to boost your health.>>

  • 9 Weight-Loss Solutions From Around the World>>

    From Brazil to Thailand to Germany, we share ways to whittle our waists from all over the globe.>>

  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Arteries From a Fatty Meal>>

    High-fat meals can constrict arteries for hours, reducing blood flow. If you can't give up grill time, this advice from holistic heart doctor Joel K. Kahn, MD, will help make a splurge meal less toxic to your arteries.>>

  • 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Calories>>

    Losing a few pounds doesn't have to be a struggle. These simple swap-outs let you enjoy all the tasty goodness of your favourite treats but with a fraction of the calories!>>

  • Gluten Be Gone: Deconstructing the Wheat-Free Diet>>

    Just a decade ago, the word “gluten” was foreign to many Canad­ians. Now it’s become nearly as ubiquitous as “low fat” on food labels, and eliminating the substance—a mix of two proteins, gliadin and glutenin, found in wheat, barley and rye—from daily diets is a runaway trend. But is going gluten-free really the healthiest course for everyone? >>

  • Quiz: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight?>>

    If you're gearing up to shed a few pounds, take this quiz to determine what's true and what's false when it comes to the best ways to lose weight.>>

  • The 2-Day Diabetes Diet: What to Eat to Lose Weight>>

    In the new Reader's Digest book, The 2-Day Diabetes Diet, dieting just two days a week blasts fat and balances blood sugar.>>

  • 6 Diet Tricks To Prevent Dog Obesity>>

    Keep your dog slim and trim by taking some easy to follow dieting tips and tricks.>>

  • 10 Diet Tips To Help You Sleep>>

    The foods that appear the most effective in assisting sleep help boost chemicals that cause the body to relax. Combined with plenty of exercise and some stress reduction, these tricks may just be your ticket to sweet dreams.>>

  • In Treatment: How Safe is Cleansing?>>

    Are cleanses and elimination diets safe? Discover the potential risks and rewards with our panel of Canadian health experts.>>

  • 6 Smart Holiday Diet Tricks>>

    You'll probably be in a house full of family and friends celebrating this holiday season. Avoid going overboard and packing on extra pounds with these six simple tricks to avoid overeating.>>

  • 10 Best Diet Tricks for a Skinnier Halloween>>

    Don’t be frightened by candy temptation. Discover expert secrets for picking healthy candy, cutting your cravings for sweets, and bouncing back from a candy binge.>>

  • What Is the Digest Diet?>>

    Reader's Digest Editor Liz Vaccariello reveals the science behind the Digest Diet and its healthy weight-loss plan. Find out how you can safely curb cravings and shed pounds in three simple (and tasty) phases. >>

  • 5 Things to Never Do After Overeating>>

    Overate recently? Move past the inevitable diet slip-up and get back on track with these five guilt-free tips.>>

  • 8 Ways to Control Your Hunger>>

    The sight of food can make your mouth water even if you’re already full, but eating too much is unhealthy and bad for your figure. Stop succumbing to temptation with these simple tips and a little willpower.>>

  • 6 Salad Secrets to Boost Your Weight Loss>>

    Making bad salad choices can mean putting on more weight than you're losing. Learn how to combine the ideal ingredients for staying healthy and slimming down. >>

  • 5 Diet Foods That Can Make You Fat>>

    Don't let secretly fattening foods hijack your dieting efforts. Slim down the smart way by ditching these "healthy" foods that could keep you from losing weight. >>

  • 8 Surprising Calcium Sources for Dairy Haters>>

    Not a fan of yogourt or milk? Going vegan? Try these excellent foods to get enough bone-building, fat-burning calcium.>>

  • The Ultimate Golf Meal Plan>>

    Your golf scores may be sub par, but your eating habits shoudn't be. Perk up your game with handy diet tips that take you from morning to night.>>

  • 23 Ways to Keep Fast Food in Your Diet>>

    Don't eliminate fast food, just make smart choices!>>

  • An In-Depth Look at Nutritional Disorders>>

    Few people in the developed world are short of food or suffer from a severe lack of essential nutrients. The majority of nutritional disorders and deficiencies in developed countries are caused by poor dietary habits or conditions that prevent digestion and absorption, limiting the body’s ability to draw the required nutrients from food.>>

  • Dietary Approaches to Preventing Yeast Infections>>

    Ask a baker about yeast, and you'll hear stories of the miracles it creates in the oven—airy pastries and crusty breads that can make you swoon. But ask a woman who has had a yeast infection, and you'll hear a very different tale. Having too much of a certain type of yeast in your body can make you miserable, leaving you itching and irritated in the most intimate places.>>