Flaxseed: The true superfood?

By Swati Shetty, Every morning my parents make a hearty bowl of oatmeal and mix in their one and only miracle ingredient: flaxseed powder. According to nutrition experts, this seed is supposed to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood and promote a healthy cardiovascular system. However, does recent research support these claims and how [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

The Mediterranean diet and your cardiovascular health

By Aleksandar Borisov, Canadian healthcare in the 21st century is at an important crossroads. Over the past 50 years, Canadians’ needs have changed, however, our healthcare system has remained almost unchanged. What was once an effective healthcare system equipped well to deal with acute disease is today struggling in certain aspects and ranked 9th out [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

Orthorexia Nervosa: Classification

By Johanna Fee, Orthorexia nervosa is an eating behavior. It is an obsession of eating only foods deemed ‘biologically pure’ or ‘healthy’. It includes severe limitation of diet, coupled with obsessive thoughts about food consumption, and can lead to social isolation. [1] This issue may be augmented by current trends in health and diet such [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Article, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oh Cholesterol, what do you do?

By Andrew Golin,   The terms “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol” are used repeatedly to describe high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) respectively. But what are HDL or LDL? What actually is cholesterol and why do we need it? In order to understand what HDL and LDL are and why they are regarded as [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

The Importance of Proper Diet During Training Recovery

By Benny Freedman, Rest between bouts of strenuous exercise is key to allow the body adequate time for recovery. Most athletes understand conceptually that rest and recovery are essential for optimizing performance, but often treat recovery as a passive necessity rather than an opportunity to actively help achieve their training goals. Ultimately, the body focuses [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|Article|0 Comments

Alcohol and Cardiac Health

Alcohol and Cardiac Health By Emma McIver Alcohol: detrimental or preventive? You have likely heard both sides of the argument and wonder which to believe.  A study conducted in 2006 monitoring almost 2500 test patients aged 70 to 79 with no prior history of cardiac disease suggests that in moderation, alcohol may have a positive effect on cardiac health. The study monitored the [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Article|0 Comments

Nutrition and Cardiac Health

When seeking to improve one’s cardiac health and well being, a primary avenue that many individuals initially consider undertaking is an increase in adherence to exercise programs focused on aerobic and/or circuit training. It has been shown that as little as thirty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (ie. running, skipping, etc.) at least five days [...]

By |March 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments