Diet & Nutrition

7 Cancer Fighting Foods

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April is Cancer Awareness Month. (Watch for me on Breakfast Television in Vancouver on Friday morning, we’re talking about cancer prevention!) Here, I’ve rounded up a few delicious things that can help you prevent cancer. Feast on these: Garlic Garlic is bursting with phytonutrients and antioxidants. Several large studies have found that people who eat more garlic have a lower risk […]

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What to Snack On When You’re Stressed

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I know–when life is throwing you curveballs, your impulse is to bee-line for the freezer (chocolate chip cookie dough Haagen-Dazs, anyone?) or the snack cupboard (hello, Sea Salt & Vinegar Kettle chips…). But that’s not going to make anything better. Especially not your coronary arteries. Or your muffin top. So I’ve rounded up some healthier options–and snack […]

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

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It sounds like the holy grail: Boost your metabolism, lose weight without even trying! Is such a thing even possible? All manner of supplements trumpet this claim. But to my mind, that seems pretty dubious. Chemicals to boost metabolism are out there for sure (meth, anyone?)…but they’re not always healthy.  So, instead of that, are there […]

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How To Lose That Cursed Belly Fat

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Women used to complain about their hips and thighs. Now, it seems, it’s all about belly fat. I suppose this could be my imagination since I have, in recent years, joined the post-baby ranks…and now share this particular preoccupation. Or maybe it’s the attention paid to apple vs pear-shaped physiques. Which is an important distinction, actually. […]

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Why You Should Drink Tea

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So I talk a lot about coffee. I love my Starbucks. But what about tea? Yes, I love tea too. At my house, 3 pm is definitely tea time. This is more a cultural thing than anything else, for me, having British parents and having spent two sabbaticals in the UK. Most people have a […]