Obesity as a Symptom

Obesity is now considered to be a pandemic, with over one-third of the North American population classified as obese. The blame is usually placed on the wide availability of foods that cause people to

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that progresses from forgetting little things (e.g., keys) to forgetting how to do things you have done your entire life. In Alzheimer’s disease,

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Meat and Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer makes up 13% of all new cases of cancer in Canada. People with colorectal cancer have a five-year survival rate of 65%, which is considered average. Recent evidence has revealed that

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis occurs when bone mass decreases and bones become porous. As a result, there is an increased risk of fractures, commonly in the hips and vertebrae. Osteoporosis most often occurs in women,

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Food Categories to Avoid for Weight Loss

Obesity is now considered to be pandemic. Mexico now has the highest number of obese people in the world, followed by the U.S., where 35% of the population is now classified as obese. In China, there are

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Thyroid Disease

The thyroid gland, located in the neck behind the trachea, is responsible for regulating metabolism, which affects mood, energy levels, and weight. Damage to the thyroid gland can cause thyroiditis (inflammation), 

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Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain is caused by damage to nerve endings in an amputated limb. It is a difficult and complex condition to treat. One of the common triggers is changes in barometric pressure. Conventional

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Why is high-fructose corn syrup so fattening?

Different Types of Sugar Sucrose, or table sugar, comes from sugar cane or sugar beets and is made up of glucose molecules. Fruit, on the other hand, contains the sugar fructose, which has a slightly different

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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease affects approximately 1 in 100 people in Canada. People who have celiac disease have an immune reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein that is found mainly in barley, rye, and wheat. Symptoms

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Three Myths About Diabetes

Myth 1: It’s okay for people with diabetes to drink diet soft drinks. A 12 oz can of a typical regular soft drink contains close to 40 g of sugar, or about 9 teaspoons, and causes blood sugar levels

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