Category: Health and Nutrition
In order to answer this question let’s start by understanding what candidiasis is, the infection caused by a Candida type of yeast. On the human skin and mucous membranes (mouth, vagina, digestive system) we can find different types of yeast including that of the genus Candida, which includes more than 100 different species, the best […]
Several studies have suggested that eating nuts improves cardiovascular health and therefore reduces the risk of mortality from cardiovascular diseases. A new international study, including 123 329 participants aged 35 to 70 from 16 countries, was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and confirms this correlation.
In 2019 the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released a consensus report on the nutritional treatment of diabetes based on the most recent evidence. Here are the main recommendations from this report:
Unfortunately for us, bad habits are easy to begin and are sometimes difficult to stop. Here are 5 easy-to-incorporate daily habits that can positively impact your health.
We are hearing more and more about lectins and their potential negative impacts on our health. They are mentioned as being responsible for promoting weight gain, digestive disorders and the development of food sensitivities. This is why some, including Dr. Steven Gundry with his book “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That […]
The popularity of collagen supplements has exploded in recent years. Collagen is also being introduced to a variety of processed foods such as protein bars, teas and creamers. There are also foods that are naturally rich in collagen, the most popular of which is bone broth. Collagen is credited with a large range of benefits, […]
We often hear that it is important to have a snack or to eat carbohydrates before a workout in order to have enough energy. But could it also be beneficial for sports performance to train on an empty stomach? Let’s shed some light on this question!
Faced with the uncertainty that we are all living with in the context of the COVID-19 confinement, it is normal for many to seek comfort through food. In fact, it is recognized that in times of stress, to compensate for our concerns, we may dive into food without restraint, especially into foods high in fat […]
Smoking is the main preventable cause of death and illness. In addition, a smoker will see their life expectancy decrease by 10 years. Note that quitting smoking is associated with many health benefits such as reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer, or chronic respiratory disease. Many smokers say that they do not want […]
In a previous article, I mentioned that ultra-processed products account for almost half of the caloric intake in many countries and that they are harmful to your health. Following this article, a reader asked me how they could recognize ultra-processed foods. They wondered if tofu and sweetened fruit yogurts could be considered ultra-processed foods in […]
The immune system is complex, and its proper functioning is influenced by several factors such as stress level, exercise, age, diet, tobacco, sleep… If we want it to be as effective as possible to protect us from pathogenic microorganisms, we must support it with a healthy lifestyle, which includes a balanced diet. Eating well is […]
More and more people are removing animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy products) from their diets and turning to a more environmentally friendly, animal-friendly, so-called vegan diet, that will be better for their health while also being less expensive. However, be careful not to fall into the trap of vegan junk food because this will […]