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Hearty, high fibre, lentil vegetable soup

By Donna Acal, RD | September 08 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Not only is this hearty lentil soup high in fibre and great for those crisp autumn evenings, it’s ...
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Is your poop trying to tell you something?

By Jessica Tong, RD | September 08 2017 | Physical Health
Let’s get down to business. About 15-30% of Canadians suffer from chronic constipation1, ...
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Are you drinking the calorie equivalent of a pile of donuts?

By Jessica Tong, RD | September 07 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Do you enjoy a glass of wine to help you unwind after a stressful work day or a cold beer on a hot ...
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September Newsletter - Stress: The Silent Killer

By Medisys | September 01 2017 | Newsletters
Stress is implicated in nearly every major chronic condition from Alzheimer’s to obesity and ...
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Three reasons why your company needs a wellness program

Employee wellness programs simply make good business sense.  According to Corporate Wellness ...
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Want to combat heart disease? Eat more chocolate!

According to research, chocolate helps prevent heart disease, fights cell damage, and improves ...
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Think diet pop is a better choice? Consider this...

Consuming zero calorie sweeteners may actually lead to weight gain and a host of other health ...
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Three reasons why your diet isn’t working

By Medisys | August 12 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Here are three common diet traps that may be stopping you from reaching your weight loss goals.
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"Healthy" Takeout Meals with More Carbs Than Half a Loaf of White Bread!

Busy work days and an endless array of lunch options can make healthy work days a daunting task. By ...
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How to Build Healthier Snacks

Balance your day with simple snacks that are low in sugar and rich in protein and healthy ...
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What is the "quadrivalent" flu vaccine?

By Medisys | August 06 2017 | Physical Health
Until recently, seasonal influenza vaccines were designed to protect against three different ...
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Certain diets associated with a lower risk of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

By Medisys | August 04 2017 |
Studies suggest that healthy diets are associated with a lower risk of depression, anxiety, bipolar ...
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What is the difference between the flu and a common cold?

By Medisys | August 03 2017 | Physical Health
As fall begins, we start to see the leaves change, the temperatures drop and the number of coughs ...
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Foods That Make Your Skin Glow

How diet affects skin health remains controversial, but as research progresses, certain nutrients ...
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August Newsletter - Healthy, Informed Eating

By Medisys | August 01 2017 | Newsletters
Which has more carbs: a burrito bowl or 10 slices of white bread? Discover how well-balanced your ...
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28 grams of nuts a day keeps the doctor away

By Medisys | August 01 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
According to a large study, eating a small portion of nuts each day protects against heart disease, ...
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Getting Calcium From A Dairy-Free Diet

By Medisys | August 01 2017 |
Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, is vital for building strong bones and teeth but ...
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Why you should eat more fermented foods 

By Medisys | July 31 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
If you don't eat fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, kombucha or natto, consider ...
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Lentil marinara sauce

I love this lentil marinara sauce on spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or shirataki noodles but ...
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How pomegranates protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease

By Medisys | July 29 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Recent research suggests that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting ...
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Want lower cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease? Eat more pistachios!

Consuming pistachio nuts may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease in part by decreasing ...
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Feeling Moody? Drink More Water!

By Medisys | July 12 2017 |
We all know that we need to drink water, especially in the hot summer months, but why is water so ...
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Sleep Deprivation: As Damaging to Brain Health as Binge Drinking?

In our January issue we talked about the eight proactive things you could do to improve brain ...
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Medisys Travel Health Alert: Tick Safety

By Dr. Jay Keystone | July 07 2017 |
Ticks are small biting creatures that can range in size from as small as a grain of sand to ...
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Four things standing between you and a better life

The barriers to a successful, sustainable, positive lifestyle changes are often deep-rooted and ...
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Five ways to make your fitness dreams a reality

By Medisys | June 30 2017 | Physical Health
Follow these five easy tips to get the most out of your workouts and to make your fitness dreams a ...
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Potassium: think outside the banana!

By Medisys | June 30 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
When it comes to potassium, think outside the banana. 
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To roast or not to roast? That is the question.

The sweet potato is an extremely versatile vegetable which has been studied for its anti-cancer, ...
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Away on business? How to stay healthy when eating out for every meal.

By Medisys | June 08 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Staying healthy while travelling can be tough. Medisys Registered Dietitian Jessica Tong has ...
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Substitutions to your takeout lunch order that will save you thousands of calories

By Medisys | June 08 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Did you know that eating an excess of just 150 Calories a day can lead to 15 pounds a year of ...
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Healthy workday lunch tips

By Medisys | June 08 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging when you don’t have access to a kitchen, like when ...
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Calin Rovinescu on the successful turnaround of Air Canada

By Medisys | June 07 2017 |
Since he was appointed CEO in 2009, Air Canada’s share price has risen over 1600%. Calin describes ...
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Meet Dr. Rola Masri, Medisys Vancouver

By Medisys | June 05 2017 | Meet Our Experts
Dr. Rola Masri is an executive and occupational health physician based out of the Medisys Vancouver ...
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July Newsletter - Summer Edition

By Medisys | June 01 2017 | Newsletters
Which is worse for brain health: binge drinking or poor sleep habits? Learn the shocking truths ...
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June Newsletter - Health and Successful Workdays

By Medisys | June 01 2017 | Newsletters
This month's issue is all about healthy and successful workdays. Discover simple substitutions to ...
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Meet Dr. Botha, Medisys Calgary

By Medisys | May 15 2017 | Meet Our Experts
Dr. Lachelle Botha is a Family Physician with Medisys in Calgary. Botha was born in Zimbabwe and ...
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Meet Dr. Kathee Andrews

By Medisys | May 15 2017 | Meet Our Experts
Dr. Andrews has been a family physician for more than 25 years, she practices preventive medicine ...
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Meet Dr. Ali Tausif, Medisys

By Medisys | May 15 2017 | Meet Our Experts
Dr. Tausif started his medical career in General Surgery in the UK. He then switched to family ...
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Meet Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Travel Health, Medisys Toronto

By Medisys | May 12 2017 | Meet Our Experts
Dr. Jay Keystone graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School, he studied internal ...
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Meet Dr. Morris Gordon, Medisys Vancouver

By Medisys | May 12 2017 | Meet Our Experts
Dr. Morris Gordon was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, and graduated from the University of ...
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Meet Cindy Da Costa, Registered Nurse, Medisys Montréal

By Medisys | May 12 2017 | Meet Our Experts
Cindy graduated in nursing from the Cégep Bois-de-Boulogne in 2012 and started her career as a ...
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Vaginal atrophy affects more than 2 million Canadian women but intimacy does not need to be sacrificed.

Vaginal atrophy (VA) is a common, but treatable condition, affecting post-menopausal women. VA is ...
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Men’s Sexual Health – What is Considered Normal?

By Medisys | May 08 2017 | Men's Health
An interview with Dr. Nathan Thakur, Medical Director with Copeman Healthcare, a member of the ...
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How Weight Gain May Impact Sex Drive

Research suggests that being overweight can impact your libido. According to a study from Duke ...
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Libido Boosting Recipe: Ahi Tuna Poke

By Medisys | May 05 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Ahi Tuna Poke Ingredients Rice: 1/2 cup cooked jasmine rice (cooked and cooled, or use leftover ...
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How processed foods may lead to “food addiction” and obesity

Accumulating evidence has documented neurobiological and behavioural similarities between ...
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New Malaria vaccine could save tens of thousands of children

By Medisys | May 03 2017 | Travel Health
Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Travel Health, comments on malaria vaccine report and its relevance ...
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May Newsletter - The Sexual Edition

By Medisys | May 01 2017 | Newsletters
Learn the latest on sexual health, diet and health weight management, and how processed foods lead ...
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The ROI Of Wellness

By Medisys | April 22 2017 |
Optimize the returns of your wellness investment The popularity of workplace wellness programs has ...
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Protecting against skin cancer year round

By Medisys | April 11 2017 | Skin Care
While the rate of new cancer cases and death rates for many types of cancers are going down, ...
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A lifetime of prevention: Dr. Vivien Brown on women’s health, and why you should never be too busy for yourself.

By Medisys | April 09 2017 | Dr. Vivien Brown
Dr. Vivien Brown has been a family physician in Toronto for more than 35 years, and is the Vice ...
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Want younger looking skin? Exercise!

With the winter weather often comes less physical activity, less engagement in outdoor leisure ...
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Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

By Medisys | April 04 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Pure dark chocolate is rich in flavanols (plant compounds with antioxidant properties) which can ...
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April Newsletter - The Skin Health issue

By Medisys | April 03 2017 | Newsletters
 Learn about skin conditions and treatments from leading Medisys Montreal dermatologist Dr. Amina ...
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Rosacea: symptoms, causes, and prevention

By Medisys | April 01 2017 | Skin Care
Did you know that nearly 3.6 million Canadians suffer from rosacea? Rosacea is a common condition ...
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30 Day No Sugar Challenge

By Jessica Tong, RD | March 07 2017 | Challenges
Canadians consume, on average, 88 pounds of total sugars from all sources, each year. That's FOUR ...
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How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet May Slow Aging

If you don't consider your chromosomes when deciding what or what not to eat, it might be time to ...
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Watermelon Cake In Canada

By Medisys | March 03 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Celebrate your next special occasion with the Medisys free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday ...
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