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Many people view January 1 as an opportunity to start fresh, setting health goals, such as losing weight, improving their diets, and starting an exercise routine. At DeerFields Clinic though, we know that all too often though, they set unrealistic  and unachievable goals, leading most...

It's always a good idea to eat a balanced diet - and achieving optimal health through food and nutrition isn't accomplished by following fads or restricting yourself to a mere handful of trendy foods. Good health is best supported by eating a variety of nutritious...

These days, it's hard to miss the scores of articles and papers proclaiming the next wonder foods for gut health optimization. Scientists are discovering the central role gut bacteria plays in our health, and though it may be tempting to latch on to each new...

For many years, I greeted December and the upcoming holiday season with both anticipation and trepidation. I looked forward to time with family and friends, but more or less dreaded the "holiday hoopla" that seemed to cover the month from start to finish. While some people...

The connection between the gut and the brain is fascinating! In this episode, Dr. Simran Rattan, MD, an integrative medicine physician, integrative health coach, meditation coach and tai chi instructor, explains the gut-brain axis and how inflammation, mental health and chronic disease fit in. You’ll...

There's all sorts of information "out there" about what we should and shouldn't be eating to bolster our aging brains and prevent related disease.  Happily, Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide (An Evidence - Based Approach to...

Intermittent Fasting is arguably one of the biggest health trends in recent years and has been associated with numerous related benefits.  I wrote about this topic over a year ago (check my original blog here) and thought now would be a great opportunity...

As a continuation from my Carbohydrate 101 article, I have broken down another well-known macronutrient called protein.  In this post, I will take you through what proteins are, how they are created, and some common foods that contain them. What are proteins? Proteins are organic...

Our favorite super foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, that minimize the cell damage that can lead to heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases. Although one of the best ways to stay healthy is to eat a wide variety of vitamin-rich foods,...

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