Plant-Based Meat Products on the Rise

Recent data shows that more and more consumers are opting for plant-based meat alternatives when making dietary choices. Research released in 2018 by Mintel, reveals that 53% of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives with one in five (18%) consuming meat alternatives a few times a week. Studies have shown that plant-based alternatives can have [. . . more]

Physical Fitness Lowers Risk of Dementia

Health experts agree that lifestyle plays an important role in whether or not a person develops dementia. Two recent scientific studies further support evidence that living a healthy, active life and being physically fit can reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life. An English study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics [. . . more]

Alcohol vs. Cannabis and Brain Health

We will post articles and the latest research ahead of the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada set to begin October 17. Marijuana is already legal for medical use while ongoing research continues exploring the benefits and potential harms of using and/or smoking marijuana. A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder is hoping [. . . more]

Pets Benefit Our Mental Health

A recent study conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton suggests that pets can actually alleviate mental health symptoms. The study, which was published in BMC Psychiatry in February 2018, is the first systematic review of research related to the role of companion animals and analyzes the impact of pets on [. . . more]

Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, consuming a certain kind of curcumin daily improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric that gives curry its yellow colour, is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This new study [. . . more]

“What’s New in Sex?”

The title for this article is a line of dialogue spoken by actress Marlo Thomas, who portrayed Rachel’s mother Sandra Green on TV show “Friends”. In this episode, Rachel’s mother was ready to enter the dating scene again after splitting from Rachel’s father and posed the question bluntly to her daughter. It was a funny [. . . more]

Reducing Salt in Your Diet Has Many Benefits

Table salt consists of two elements, sodium and chloride, and both are essential for normal physiological functions. Sodium plays key roles in maintaining the water balance in our bodies and ensuring that nerve impulses can be transmitted to and received by various tissues. The kidneys are responsible for helping to regulate the amount of sodium [. . . more]

Hearing Aids Help With Hearing Loss & Happiness

Hearing loss can be difficult to bear for anyone whether a small child, an older adult or somewhere in between, but the good news is that hearing aid technology has advanced steadily. If you or someone you know may be experiencing hearing loss, before buying any device or service to assist with hearing, always consult [. . . more]

Obesity Adversely Affects the Spine

According to the US CDC over 70.7% of adults in the USA are overweight, and 37.9% of those are considered obese. In Canada, about ¼ of adults are obese and on both sides of the border childhood obesity has steadily increased since the 1980’s. Now, research published at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) [. . . more]