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The Healthier Takeout Lunches Guide - Free Download

Small changes to your takeout lunch order - like swapping crispy chicken for grilled - can have a ...
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The Healthy Low Carb Living Guide - Free Download

If your idea of low-carb living is eating meat and cheese for every meal, it might be time to ...
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The Ultimate Sleep Guide - Free Download

What's worse for brain health: chronic sleep deprivation or binge drinking? Download our sleep ...
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How pomegranates protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease

By Medisys | April 19 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Recent research suggests that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting ...
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Lunch ideas that will save you thousands of calories

By Medisys | April 19 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Did you know that the average order of Pad Thai contains TWO DAYS worth of sodium and over 1,500 ...
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Want to shed a few pounds? Replace just ONE serving of fruit juice or pop per day with flavoured water or herbal tea!

By Medisys | April 19 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Think one sugary drink (or one glass of water) won’t make a difference? Think again.
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Nutrition 101: Four things you didn't know

By Medisys | April 18 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Q: How much is too much coffee? 
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8 foods to boost your immune system

By Medisys | April 18 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
It’s that time of year again. Perhaps you’re already fighting a cold. If you’re lucky you’ll make ...
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Foods that help fight sun damage

Most of us are familiar with the guidelines for sensible enjoyment of sunny weather - eg. no ...
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Top trending superfoods for 2018

March is National Nutrition Month in Canada and we’re looking at which top foods are trending this ...
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Reduced sugar lemon, blueberry, millet muffins

By Medisys | April 15 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Many of us enjoy a sweet treat like a warm blueberry muffin, straight from the oven, with its ...
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4 reasons to add more nuts to your diet

By Medisys | April 05 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
According to a large study, eating a small portion of nuts each day protects against heart disease, ...
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Thyroid Health 101: Is your thyroid doing its job?

According to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada, about 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from a thyroid ...
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Ginger-scallion steamed fish

Did you say fish? Fish is packed full of important nutrients. It is generally lower in saturated ...
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Red Thai Salmon Curry

Homemade Red Thai Salmon Curry is a simple dish that can be on the table in 20 minutes. This hearty ...
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April Newsletter - Spring forward to a healthier future

By Medisys | April 01 2018 | Newsletters
Spring has arrived! As the weather warms and the days continue to get longer, your weekly “to do” ...
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The best-ever cauliflower mashed "fauxtatoes"

By Medisys | April 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
As yummy as mashed potatoes are – with all that added cream and butter, your mashed-potato recipe ...
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Increased fibre intake linked to 18% reduction in Type 2 diabetes risk

By Medisys | March 31 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Apart from weight loss and increase in physical activity, the development of type 2 diabetes can ...
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Healthy frittata recipe 

Try this frittata recipe loaded with fresh vegetables to step up your brunch game! 
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Skin cancer rates among young girls reaching epidemic proportions.

By Medisys | March 27 2018 | Dr. Vivien Brown
Tanned skin is damaged skin. Period.  The incidence of melanoma among children, adolescents, and ...
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Trouble conceiving? It's possible that one or both of you may be consuming too much alcohol.

By Medisys | March 15 2018 | News, Physical Health
In a report released by the World Health Organization, it was found that Canadians aged 15 and ...
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If you want to take charge of your future, consider these 5 things

Don't underestimate the power of putting your goals on paper! Are you a planner? Most of us are ...
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10 behaviours that should raise red flags

Mental illness affects people of all ages, cultures, races, income levels, and educational ...
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4 Week Micronutrient Challenge Sign Up

By Medisys | March 07 2018 | News, Challenges & Guides
Canadians (especially kids) are getting more than half of their daily calories from processed ...
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Is what you are doing to keep your food safe actually putting your health at risk?

By Medisys | March 04 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
We know we should wash our hands before and after handling foods, especially raw meats, rinse fruit ...
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March is national nutrition month

By Medisys | March 01 2018 | Newsletters
March is national nutrition month! Discover top trending foods in 2018, strategies for emotional ...
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Healthy Pepper-Crusted Salmon

By Medisys | February 24 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Salmon is a heart healthy food because it’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Use a good quality ...
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Healthy aging 101: why good genes aren't enough

By Medisys | February 24 2018 | Dr. Vivien Brown, News
It's never too late, or too early, to start putting your health first! 
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Marijuana In The Workplace: What Employers Need to Consider

By Dr. Farrell Cahill | February 16 2018 | Mental Wellness, News
As the legalization of marijuana in Canada approaches, employers are getting increasingly anxious ...
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5 foods that are falling off the popularity list (for good reason)

By Jessica Tong, RD | February 15 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Some food trends stick around for decades, others fall in and out of fashion like styles of jeans. ...
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7 eco-friendly habits that are great for your health

By Medisys | February 13 2018 | News
      Eco-conscious habits like turning down the heat, powering down electronics, and walking or ...
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7 superfoods to watch out for in 2018

By Medisys | February 08 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
A healthy, varied diet is essential for optimal health. But what about so called "superfoods"? A ...
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The anti-inflammatory diet. Your questions answered.

By Medisys | February 08 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Inflammation is a localized response of the immune system to an external (infection, allergy, burn, ...
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Swap your beef burger for a plant-based one

By Medisys | February 08 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
According to restaurant consultancy group Baum + Whiteman in New York, "plant-based" foods will ...
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Fitness for the frequent business traveler

By Andrea Stokes | February 07 2018 | News, Physical Health
In many Canadian companies, a huge amount of stress and responsibility rests on the shoulders of ...
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Are high-protein diets safe?

There is a lot of hype surrounding high-protein diets in the media, within fitness communities, and ...
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The Real ROI of Employee Wellness Programs

By Medisys | February 07 2018 | Mental Wellness, News
Are you optimizing the return on investment of your company's employee wellness programs? According ...
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These 4 things are standing between you and a better life

By Medisys | February 06 2018 | News, Women's Health
What do you have in this life if you don't have your health?
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Meet Zeina Shukairy, Medisys Montreal

By Zeina Shukairy | February 05 2018 | Meet Our Experts
Zeina is a registered kinesiologist based out of the Medisys clinic in Montreal. Since childhood, ...
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Poor Time Management: 6 Ways to Take Back your Day

By Medisys | February 05 2018 | Mental Wellness, News
Do you ever find yourself wondering where the day went, feeling like you didn’t actually get ...
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Seven Tips for Achieving a Healthy Work-Life Balance

By Medisys | February 05 2018 | Mental Wellness, News
We all play a variety of roles in life, which is probably a good thing. A growing body of research ...
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Tips for Managing Blood Pressure

By Medisys | February 05 2018 | Men's Health, News, Women's Health
According to Canadian Health Magazine, high blood pressure is the most common health risk issue ...
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Sleep Deprivation: As Damaging to Brain Health as Binge Drinking?

By Dr. Farrell Cahill | February 03 2018 | Brain Health
If you are like many Canadians, you’re getting less than six hours of sleep per night, that's ...
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Why learning a new skill in adulthood builds "cognitive reserve" to protect against dementia

By Medisys | February 02 2018 | Brain Health, Mental Wellness
To optimize your memory and thinking skills as you age, it’s important to exercise both your body ...
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Medisys Travel Health: Tick Safety

By Dr. Jay Keystone | February 02 2018 | News, Travel Health
        Ticks are small biting creatures that can range in size from as small as a grain of sand to ...
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Dr. Jay Keystone: Top 10 Travel Health Tips

By Dr. Jay Keystone | February 01 2018 | News, Travel Health
Simple preparations can help you make the most of your holiday and avoid getting sick. To learn ...
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"Healthy" Takeout Meals with More Carbs Than Half a Loaf of White Bread!

By Jessica Tong, RD | February 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Busy work days and an endless array of lunch options can make healthy work days a daunting task. By ...
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Why you should never be too busy for your health

By Medisys | February 01 2018 | 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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February Newsletter - Happy Heart Month!

By Medisys | February 01 2018 | Newsletters
Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. 9 in 10 Canadians have at least one ...
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Women's nutrient needs vary depending on age. Here is what to focus on each decade.

By Medisys | January 27 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
It’s no surprise that women have different nutrition needs than men. Hormonal changes that occur ...
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Zika Virus 101: What Travelers Need to Consider

By Dr. Jay Keystone | January 26 2018 | News, Travel Health
Zika virus is a flavivirus related to yellow fever, West Nile virus, dengue fever and Japanese ...
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Is Zika taking a bite out of your travel plans this winter?

By Medisys | January 22 2018 | Travel Health
Looking for personalized travel health advice? Click here to schedule an appointment or inquire for ...
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Homemade shrimp wonton soup

Warm up to a bowl of Jessica Tong's ginger chicken broth with homemade shrimp wontons. 
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Gluten-free mini banana pancakes

These mini pancakes are perfect for lazy weekend mornings. Serve with plain Greek yogurt for a ...
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New study suggests dragon fruit may have anti-diabetic properties

Dragon fruit (also called pitaya) is a brightly coloured, beautiful fuit that grows on cacti. Rich ...
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28 grams of nuts a day keeps the doctor away

By Medisys | January 18 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
According to a large study, eating a small portion of nuts each day protects against heart disease, ...
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What does "clean eating" really mean?

Is gluten bad for you? Should you only buy organic? Is a plant-based diet healthier? Healthy eating ...
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