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Category: Nutrition

I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I see who beat themselves up about eating late at night. “My biggest problem is I can’t seem to stop snacking at night,” or, “I try not to eat after 7:00 p.m.” are two of the most common comments I hear. To be perfectly honest…

Sleep struggles are typically the result of one of three things: Our genetics, our environment or our lifestyle—or a combination of the three! This month, we’re tackling a specific lifestyle choice that can help get you a happier sleep and a healthier life: Quitting smoking. We all know smoking is one of the worst things…

Tzippy Bernstein, in-house dietitian, back for the last post in our Sleep & Hormones series. We’ve already learned about ghrelin, leptin and cortisol, but there’s one more hormone we need to really keep our eye on when it comes to weight, appetite and the risk of chronic disease: Insulin. Insulin is our sugar-regulating hormone. It’s…

Did you know that approximately 72% of Canadian men have unhealthy habits? That men are 57% more likely to die from diabetes than women, and 79% more likely to die from heart disease than women? How about the fact that 67% of Canadian men are overweight or obese, and that those men are 40% more…

Since 2014, wine lovers across Canada have raised a glass every May 25th to celebrate National Wine Day. As for their wine consumption on the remaining 364 days, it’s hard to say—but we’re not here to judge, only to help. We know first-hand how a drink in the evening feels like the balm you need…

How many times have you felt like the burden is on you when it comes to managing your weight and regulating your appetite? “I have no willpower”, “I have no self-control”, “I don’t have the energy” are common thoughts that bog us down when it comes to making healthy choices related to food and portions,…

The road to determining your connection between sleep and nutrition has loads of different paths, each person taking their own combination of twists and turns to end up at that final endpoint. Eat Well. Sleep Well. Live Well.

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