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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Healthy, hearty, wild mushroom, lentil, and barley soup

By Medisys | January 16 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Although quick and easy to prepare, this soup is loaded with nutrition and will keep you full until ...
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Guess what a 2,000 Calorie lunch looks like

By Medisys | January 06 2018 | News, 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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Canadians drink more alcohol than Americans. How much is too much? Less than you may think.

In a report released by the World Health Organization, it was found that Canadians aged 15 and ...
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Guess why your diet isn't working? Hint: it may have nothing to do with food.

By Medisys | January 04 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
          Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy balanced diet will always be important ...
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8 things every woman should do for her brain

By Medisys | January 02 2018 | Dr. Vivien Brown, News
Eight powerful ways to improve the health of your brain.
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Sesame Ginger Salmon

By Medisys | January 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
This Asian-inspired salmon recipe is a favourite in my house. It also works well if you bake this ...
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Looking for healthy meal ideas? Download our free recipe book.

By Medisys | January 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Eat right with the right tips.    80% OF CANADIANS AREN’T GETTING ENOUGH of the health-promoting, ...
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Office job? You may be causing more damage to your health than you think.

Could a standing desk save your life and protect you from heart disease? Possibly, according to new ...
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January Newsletter - Make Your Health Goals a Reality

By Medisys | January 01 2018 | Newsletters
It’s 2018, time to start making your health goals a reality! In this month’s issue, discover tips ...
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MOST ADULTS GAIN 1-5 POUNDS DURING THE HOLIDAYS, AND KEEP IT ON

By Medisys | December 18 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
December holidays come but once a year, can’t we let loose a little? Do you really want me to spoil ...
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Is Lipolysis Really Worth All the Hype?

By Medisys | December 04 2017 | Skin Care, Women's Health
How common is cellulite?
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December Newsletter - Healthy Holidays

By Medisys | December 01 2017 | Newsletters
Between holiday parties, family gatherings, eggnog, cookie exchanges, and advent calendars,  the ...
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Later bedtimes in children linked to learning difficulties, ADHD, and lower grades

By Medisys | November 30 2017 | Mental Wellness, News, Physical Health
Canada is one of the most sleep deprived countries in the world, with 30% of us  sleeping less than ...
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Refined Sugar Free Holiday Gingerbread Loaf

By Medisys | November 27 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
This recipe is adapted ...
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Spiced Holiday Nuts

By Medisys | November 25 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Sweet, salty and spicy – these walnuts have it all!  And they’re an excellent source of plant-based ...
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1 in 5 Canadians will get skin cancer. Protect yourself year-round.

By Medisys | November 25 2017 | News, Skin Care, Women's Health
While the death rates for many types of cancers are going down in this country, thanks to earlier ...
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Stop consuming energy drinks

By Medisys | November 25 2017 |
Most energy drinks typically contain large amounts of caffeine; added sugars; and legal stimulants, ...
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Beet hummus - an easy, healthy, festive, holiday dip!

By Medisys | November 24 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Looking for an easy, festive holiday recipe to serve at your company pot luck? Try our beet ...
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Feeling Moody? Try Drinking More Water.

By Medisys | November 23 2017 |
The holiday season is pften filled with sugary treats, salty foods, and alcohol (all of which can ...
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Men die up to 10 years younger than women, why?

By Medisys | November 16 2017 | Men's Health, Physical Health
Across the world, men die six to ten years younger than women, for reasons that are largely ...
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Turn it off: why blue light has a dark side

By Medisys | November 16 2017 | Brain Health, Mental Wellness, News
Canada is one of the most sleep deprived countries on the planet, with 30% of us getting less than ...
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