Archive for the ‘Healthy Living’ Category

Summer strawberry & chicken salad

The warmer weather is finally starting to show itself so that means it’s time to start thinking about backyard bar-b-ques and delicious fresh salads. Our strawberry salad (you can have with or without the chicken) is light, tasty and packed with vitamins. Dress it with strawberry vinaigrette for added punch on a hot summer night.

Wendy’s ‘poutine’ push!

Wendy’s Canada is bringing the Quebec classic dish to the country with the addition of poutine to its menu. They are also launching an online “Poutition” to make it Canada’s national dish as a media hook. There’s no denying the savory taste of Wendy’s iconic fries, served hot and crispy with a sprinkle of sea […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Dita Von Teese

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the summer soiree season with the Cointreau MargaDita – the latest collaboration from Dita Von Teese, International Queen of Burlesque, and Cointreau, the original French triple sec. As the global Cointreauversial ambassador since 2007, Dita Von Teese proudly introduces her latest namesake cocktail, the Cointreau MargaDita, a bold and seductive […]

Yoga or Pilates? Which is right for you?

Yoga and Pilates share a lot of the same benefits: slimming, flexibility, balance, strength building, so which is best? Well, it’s a personal preference really, so here is a menu of reasons why each are masters in their own respects.

Hand Sanitizers Carry Unproven Claims to Prevent MRSA Infections

Don’t believe claims that hand sanitizers and antiseptic products prevent MRSA infections. These statements are unproven, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a bacterium that can cause severe—even life-threatening—infections that do not respond to standard treatment with the antibiotic methicillin. FDA has warned companies that these unproven claims break […]

Beneath the Surface: Gulf Seafood’s Fight for Survival

The Food Channel® ( ) is releasing a WebTV video that takes a look at the future of seafood following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill which occurred a year ago, April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. The crew shot in New Orleans, La., over a ten day period to catch up with what […]

Get Growing – If the 100-kilometer diet is a good idea… isn’t the 100-meter diet better?

Buying produce from local sources is a fast growing trend among the quintessential health-conscious consumer.  I’d like to take things a step further, and  suggest that growing your own fruits and vegetables would be even better. This year, it is predicted that home-grown fruit and vegetables will increase in popularity at a greater pace than […]

The Cadbury Bicycle Factory program brings change to Ghana – one bike at a time

For kids in rural Ghana, a bicycle represents much more than just fun – it represents access to education and a chance for a brighter future. That’s why Cadbury’s Bicycle Factory has its gears in motion for a third consecutive year – to inspire Canadians to help build even more bikes – and lots of […]

New Guidelines in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

For the first time in 27 years, new criteria and guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease have been published by three expert workgroups spearheaded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The workgroups published four articles including ready-to-use clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s […]

The Bitter Sweet Rush of Sugar

The amount of refined sugar found in most packaged foods is considerably high. I bet you never realized that a tablespoon of ketchup contains a tablespoon of sugar? Even if you read labels religiously, it’s hard to gauge just how much sugar is added in varied forms such as fructose glucose, maltose and lactose.