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May Newsletter - Hypertension Awareness Month

By Medisys | May 08 2018 | Newsletters
The average Canadian consumes more than DOUBLE the daily recommended intake of sodium. Too much ...
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Smokers cost their employers thousands of dollars in lost productivity and absenteeism

According to the Conference Board of Canada smokers cost their employers, on average, nearly $4,000 ...
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Homemade 100% Mango Fruit Roll Ups

By Medisys | April 28 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
According to research conducted by the University of Montreal,  48.3 per cent of Canadians’ daily ...
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5 Products That Make Health Easy

By Medisys | April 27 2018 | News, Physical Health
Want to make the most of your time? These are our favourite gadgets that make health and wellness ...
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What you should and shouldn't eat before your workout

While most runners will worry about what to eat before, during and after training or competition, ...
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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
You can’t prevent cold and flu viruses from making their appearance, but you can bolster your ...
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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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Is your house putting you at risk of lung cancer?

By Medisys | April 06 2018 | News, Physical Health
True or false: If you don’t smoke, you’re not at risk of developing lung cancer. 
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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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Keto Spicy Sautéed Kale

By Medisys | March 31 2018 |
Even if you are not a kale lover, you'll like this keto-diet friendly kale side dish. Interested in ...
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Eating Well While On The Go

By Medisys | March 31 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Fewer and fewer people these days are eating all of their meals at home. Making home-cooked meals ...
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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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Apps and Gadgets: Top Picks for Weight Loss Tools

By Medisys | March 16 2018 | Physical Health
Keeping track of what you eat, how well you sleep, how you feel, how much water you drink, or how ...
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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 Newsletter - March is National Nutrition Month

By Medisys | March 01 2018 | Newsletters
Discover the top trending foods in 2018 such as chaga mushrooms and activated charcoal, learn ...
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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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What you need to know about Vitamin D

By Medisys | February 16 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
In a country with little, if any, opportunity to synthesize enough vitamin D during the fall and ...
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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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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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Stop Multitasking at Get More Done

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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Blood Pressure: What is Considered Normal?

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 - Have a Healthy, 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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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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How much alcohol is too much? A lot less than you may think.

How much alcohol is too much? According to a new study published in the Lancet, any amount of ...
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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 components of ...
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Sesame Ginger Salmon

By Medisys | January 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
This Asian-inspired salmon recipe is one of our favourites. 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
Ready to make a change? Healthy living can be delicious too!   80% OF CANADIANS AREN’T GETTING ...
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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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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 - The Holiday Survival Guide

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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Sweet and Spicy 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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Feeling Moody? Try Drinking More Water.

Why is water so important, how much exactly do we need to drink, and what happens to our bodies if ...
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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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