When you eat might be just as important as what you eat

Timed eating patterns such as caloric restriction and intermittent fasting have shown promising benefits with respect to weight loss and other metabolic changes. Recent research has gone one step further to show that timing of daily meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner –  can also have important implications on metabolism, blood pressure and diabetic outcomes.

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Eggs Actually Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes!

By Viktoriya Zabigaylo & Orest Szczurko

Most people who are concerned about cardiovascular health and cholesterol have been told or have chosen to avoid eating eggs.  However a closer look at older and most recent research shows that eggs can actually be beneficial.
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Vitamin C reduces the risks of developing colon cancer

By Viktoriya Zabigaylo & Orest Szczurko

Colon cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in Canada.  Processed meats such as kovbasa, ham and sausages significantly increase the risk of developing colon cancer.  But vitamin C eaten with these processed meats can reduce that risk.  Please read below for a thorough discussion of the research.

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Owning a dog can decrease your risk of death

By Orest Szczurko

A large study cross referenced the health records of Swedes with that country’s dog register and analyzed the results for the risk of death and heart related death.

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Exercise Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer

By Orest Szczurko

When data from runners and walkers were evaluated together, the risk for breast cancer mortality decreased by an average of 24% per MET hours per day of exercise, where 1 MET hour equals a little less than a mile of brisk walking or about two-thirds of a mile of running.

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Change of Season Soup

by Viktoriya Zabigaylo & Orest Szczurko

Seasonal changes may impact our health in a number of ways as our bodies adjust to the changes in weather and amount of daylight. Mood, sleep, appetite and energy can be affected, and we may be more susceptible to catching a cold. For this reason, fall and spring are important times of the year to support the immune system and heighten the body’s defense mechanisms. 

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Overnight Fasting Can Help With Cancer Prognosis

By Orest Szczurko

A 2016 study published in JAMA Oncology showed breast cancer survivors who fasted for 13 hours per night had a 36% reduced chance of recurrence than breast cancer survivors who did not fast.  The study appears scientifically accurate, as it followed 2413 women for 7 years, while breast cancer or any cause mortality was tracked for 11 years.

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