Wellness

Most people want to eat healthier, but efforts to encourage healthy eating by providing nutrition information have not drastically changed habits. A new study suggests that labels emphasizing taste and positive experience could help.
In the early 1900s, diseases such as pneumonia and influenza were the top killers in North America. Today, healthcare has advanced so we can more easily treat these illnesses. Unfortunately, there have been new killers introduced – heart disease and cancer.
It's well known that keeping blood glucose levels in check can help individuals avoid or manage diabetes, but new research led by biologists at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that restricting blood glucose levels might also keep certain cancers at bay.
Nutrition goes hand in hand with pain management and acts as one of the most powerful adjunctive complements to chiropractic.
The link between obesity and cardiovascular disease is well-known but in what is believed to be the first study of its kind, an international team has found even restricting calorie intake moderately, by people only marginally overweight, can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack.
Poorer overall diet quality was linked with an increased risk of becoming frail in a study of U.S. community-dwelling older adults, published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The quality of the overall diet appeared to be more important than protein intake for a lower risk of frailty.
The federal health minister is forming a national task force to provide input on how to better prevent, treat and manage chronic pain, which affects one in five Canadians and is often addressed with opioids.
VANCOUVER—The British Columbia government is working on a provincial pain strategy that would provide greater access to services for chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain and fibromyalgia, the head of a patients' advocacy group says.
Lower back pain is the greatest source of global disability, ahead of nearly 300 other conditions, leading to huge levels of healthcare costs and suffering. And the effects go far beyond pain, weakness and stiffness – they also have a huge impact the social and family lives of sufferers.
Other than those doctors who “really get it,” nobody enjoys doing re-exams. For most of us in chiropractic, the argument is that we check our patients each time they come in, note changes and alter the program of care accordingly. But standards of practice dictate that there must be somewhere between 12 and 24 visits, evidence of a comprehensive review of the subjective and objective findings as compared to the initial intake and examination.
Communities across Canada have raised money for charity with the help and support of their local clinics and companies like Vitality Depot.
A man known for skiing on the edge of danger feels Canadian sport is a safer place.
We've all heard the saying 'don't put all of your eggs in one basket.' That's something I tell parents when it comes to their kids and sports. Because sports are competitive in nature, it's logical to think that the more time a person spends at a particular sport, the better they will perform. But with kids, especially those whose bodies are still developing, focusing on one sport can actually cause harm in the form of an overuse injury.
The historical practice of mindfulness is a burgeoning integrated medicine field associated with benefits for people with issues ranging from insomnia to chronic pain and fueled by more than $550 million in federal funding over the past 20 years.
Protein shakes have long been touted as a gym bag essential, consumed by gym-goers in an effort to boost muscle recovery and minimise post-workout muscle soreness, but they may not be the most effective way to relieve aching muscles, according to a new study.
Physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol play a greater role than genetics in many young patients with heart disease, according to new research. The findings show that healthy behaviours should be a top priority for reducing heart disease even in those with a family history of early onset.
"Five things to know about ... melanoma" in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides a brief overview of this malignant skin cancer for physicians and patients.
Exercising and eating right are certainly primary components of wellness. But don’t underestimate the importance of keeping stress down. High stress really can interfere with your healthy eating and workout routines.

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