Nutrition

February 3, 2017

Could your next doctor’s prescription look like this?

It’s the American way. You get sick, go to the doctor’s office and leave with a prescription for medication to make you better. But what if your doctor handed you a prescription for healthy food instead? It’s really happening. At the University of Toronto doctors are writing prescriptions (like this one) for foods to help patients lose weight, lower their blood sugar and improve their cholesterol. So, what kinds of grub are doctors prescribing? Plant-based […]
November 22, 2016

Six hacks for a healthier holiday

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? Before you know it we’ll all be swept up in a vortex of holiday dinners, parties and brunches. Fun, but not so great for fitting in to your favorite jeans – or your health. That’s why you need a game plan before the merry making begins. Try these six hacks for a healthier holiday. You’ll end up lighter, leaner and saner.   Start your day […]
November 14, 2016

The Hidden Source of Stress in Your Diet

Mornings can be hectic. But if you sometimes skip breakfast, it could be stressing you out even more. When researchers in a brand new  study compared breakfast eaters to breakfast skippers, they found that those who ditched their morning meal were more anxious than people who ate in the a.m. But that’s not all. Those who didn’t eat breakfast also wolfed down more added sugar, saturated fat and sodium. And, amazingly, those habits lingered on into […]
September 22, 2016

Five foods to keep you off the couch – and out of the doctor’s office

Don’t you love fall? Shorter, darker days are a great excuse to spend more time in the kitchen. Rib-sticking foods like winter squash, sweet potatoes and pears are at their peak. And the weather is just right for long runs outside. What’s not to love about fall? Cold season. Without taking the time to take care of yourself, it’s easy to end up sidelined on the couch for days, cuddled up with a box of […]