June 1, 2013
Blood pressure is based on the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.
High blood pressure
) is when the force of the blood against your artery walls is higher than normal. If this is the case over time, it can lead to both ...read more ›
April 23, 2013
Recent estimates indicate that about 1/3 of the adult population in the US is obese [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009] and while 2011 estimates in Canada indicate that approximately 1/5 of Canadians adults are classified as obese based on self-reported height and weight ...read more ›
April 10, 2013
The “Paleo Diet” is a modern nutritional regime based on an ancient diet believed to have be eaten during the Paleolithic era — a period of about 2.5 million years which ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture and grain-based diets. Proponents of this diet argue ...read more ›
April 10, 2013
by Joy Y. Kiddie, MSc, RD -
While eating unlimited amounts of any calorically-dense food such as chocolate may increase the risk of overweight or obesity, consumption of chocolate, especially dark chocolate has been associated with several health benefits.
What is chocolate?
Chocolate is a food produced from the seed of the tropical theobroma cacao tree. The seeds of the cacao tree ...read more ›