Category Archives: Nutrition

Senior Couple Being Served Meal By Carer

Meals on Wheels: Bringing Shut-Ins and Community Together

By Dianne Steinley, Editor OHW Magazine

“We deliver smiles.”

Vernon’s Schubert Centre, an independent organization run primarily by volunteers, offers activities and programs that help local seniors boost their quality of life. Since 1984, the centre has been well-known as a social and recreational hot spot in which to gather, have fun, and enjoy great food. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

By Shauna Jones

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Research shows that drinking high-pH water may extend your life.

Water is an essential for life since it makes up 50 percent to 65 percent of the human body. It works in organs, tissues, and cells to help regulate temperature and maintain bodily functions such as eliminating waste and helping distribute vitamins, minerals, and glucose to nourish your cells. Continue reading

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Build Strong, Healthy Bodies with Liver

By Michale Hartte BASc (Nutr), NNCP, CH

Love it or hate it, this nutritional powerhouse is so good for you—and here’s a way to sneak it into your diet.

Want to have more energy, feel stronger, and be leaner and healthier? Look to liver!

Liver is one of my “super stars” in the arena of nutrient-rich foods that my family and many of my clients eat regularly to become healthy and stay that way. Continue reading

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Diabetes: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Jan Hux, Chief Science Officer, Canadian Diabetes Association

Separating fact from fiction around a disease that affects 11 million Canadians and has a shocking growth rate, with a new diagnosis every three minutes.

Diabetes is a disease with many causes and no known cure. It’s a global issue, but the impact is felt in communities throughout Canada. If you don’t have diabetes, there is a very good chance someone in your family or circle of friends does. Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Supplement Smarts

By Claire Volpatti

A quick and easy guide to getting the vitamins and minerals you need for great health.

Supplements provide your body with the nutrients you may not get through food alone. Some necessary nutrients, like vitamin E, for example, are present in only a select number of foods and it can therefore be difficult to get the recommended daily intake without supplementation. Continue reading

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