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Low FODMAP diet: benefits and food list
Low FODMAP diet: benefits and food list
Having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract, can interfere with your everyday life. It often causes pain, discomfort, and constant trips to the washroom. And, IBS may be even worse if you aren’t sure…

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Do I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Do I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Everyone’s dealt with an unpleasant episode of bloating, diarrhea, or constipation. But if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), symptoms like these are constant. Despite affecting between 13-20% of Canadians at any given time, the causes of IBS aren’t…

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Can you control diabetes with diet and exercise?
Can you control diabetes with diet and exercise?
Diabetes influences your quality of life and increases your risk of developing other diseases. It affects the way your body processes the food you eat and it’s chronic. With appropriate treatment, however, diabetes…

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Why do I fart so much and why does it smell so bad?
Why do I fart so much and why does it smell so bad?
You know things are bad when the smell of your own farts is unbearable. While other peoples’ farts are gross, most people find that their own farts don’t bother them. If you’re passing gas smelly enough to offend yourself, or…

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How to boost your immune system with food
How to boost your immune system with food
What you eat can have a major impact on your quality of life. From your earliest days to the last years of your life, nutrition has a profound impact on your health. One of the major ways it does this…

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Are “natural” ingredients really natural?
Are “natural” ingredients really natural?
Knowing what’s in the food that you eat is increasingly important to consumers. Chances are that labelling is key to how you assess a product’s healthfulness. Seeing the word “natural” on a label might make you feel better about buying…

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How intuitive eating can improve your relationship with food
How intuitive eating can improve your relationship with food
You’re bombarded with diet advice every day. From the media to grocery store labels to your family and friends, everyone seemingly has ideas about what your diet should be. All of this can leave you worrying more about what you…

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5 tips for healthy eating over the holidays
5 tips for healthy eating over the holidays
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and also the most gluttonous. If you’re getting together with friends and family over the next few weeks, chances are you’re also dodging a constant stream of baked goods, charcuterie boards,…

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Five weight loss myths that will change the way you think about your health
Five weight loss myths that will change the way you think about your health
When it comes to weight loss, there’s a lot of information out there. Not only is there a lot of information, but you might hear a “weight loss tip” from one source that directly contradicts a…

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How a dietitian can help you reach your weight loss goals
How a dietitian can help you reach your weight loss goals
Taking the first steps in your journey towards weight loss can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. Dietitians are a fantastic resource you can leverage when you’re trying to lose weight. They…

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