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Toronto Star - Health

Keto, vegan, fasting: How to cherry-pick the best parts of the super-diets - They're the diets we keep hearing about: keto, vegan, intermittent fasting. But how do you take the best parts of each and make a diet you can stick to?

1 month ago

Do online groups push extreme diets too far? -- Support is good when you're trying to change your diet, but misinformation can proliferate online

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She lost 100 pounds and became an Instagram sensation. Then she realized how diet culture was affecting her kids -- When she saw the negative affect it was having on her children, Sarah Landry changed her message and got rid of all the scales in the house.

1 month ago

Can you follow the Mediterranean diet in Toronto? -- While the Mediterranean diet is nothing new, if you live in Toronto, accessing it can be challenging and costly, as winter produce can be inconstant, and seafood has to travel long distances.

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Forget dieting. Lasting weight loss requires a lifestyle change -- If it took you several years to gain the weight, you can't expect to lose it in a couple weeks, experts say.

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Why your workout may not be helping you lose weight -- Most people burn way fewer calories than we think we do, even with a rigorous workout.

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Chloe Wilde tackles taboos with Healthy Is Hot -- The Healthy Is Hot star talks mental health, periods ... even poop

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How to stick to your New Year's resolutions -- Expert strategies for following through on your goals in 2020

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These are the latest ways to relax -- Test-driving the newest relaxation offerings, from sound baths to sweat studios

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Do you need to go to the doctor if a cat bites you? Probably not, but you should keep an eye on it.

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Core strength? Check. Cardio? Yes. Sex appeal? Absolutely: 'Pole is a little of everything' -- Coming off of this year's Super Bowl performance and sex-positive media like the film "Hustlers," women are swarming pole dancing classes with hopes of mimicking the iconic Jennifer Lopez, fitness club owners say.

4 days ago

Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain -- When surgery is necessary in epileptic patients, research scientists can ask to piggyback on the procedures for a rare chance to study the brain directly.

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A researcher at U of G is mapping toddlers movements to find out how they spread germs -- Researcher at University of Guelph is mapping movements of toddlers to determine where germs build up with the goal of minimizing the hot spots.

11 days ago

Turns out your music playlist really does affect your workout -- High-tempo music can reduce the amount of perceived effort of a workout and help boost cardiovascular benefits more than slower tempos, a new study says.

11 days ago

How do you manage the anxiety of the news cycle? Hint: Don't unplug -- Neither constant monitoring or complete avoidance of stressful events are great solutions, the key is to be realistic about what is an actual threat.

17 days ago

Walking is the best thing you can do for yourself. Except when it kills you -- Walking is good for our mood, hearts, lungs, bones, even our brains, but cars and traffic can make it deadly.

18 days ago

How Canadian researchers are using data to track the spread of the coronavirus -- The coronavirus comes from the same family that caused the 2003 SARS outbreak which killed at least 774 people worldwide, including 44 people in Canada.

25 days ago

Iodide pills protect you in a nuclear disaster. So, why didn't more people have them before the Pickering scare? -- It's the only tangible thing you can do in the event of a nuclear disaster, but outside of Durham region many people aren't aware of them

29 days ago

Loss. Grief. Acceptance. How the ancient Tibetan practice of sound baths brought me peace -- Sound baths use frequency and vibration to support the body and to allow it to heal, writes Jen Kirsch.

1 month ago

Miscarriage and the myth of control -- A reproductive historian offers context to misunderstood and painful event for today's parents

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Need a nap on the go? Welcome to Toronto's mid-day midtown recharge crash pad -- Napping, done correctly, is one of those rare, great things in life that both feels good and is good for you. Like eating avocados.

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Zinc and folic acid supplements did not boost men's fertility, says new U.S. government study -- A rigorous U.S. government-led study found that zinc and folic acid supplements don't boost men's fertility, despite promotional claims that they do.

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I did a cleanse promoted by GOOP (so you don't have to) -- Cleanse appears to be a mash-up of Ayurvedic medicine, but felt like a starvation diet

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Black teens who experience daily racial discrimination show depressive symptoms, study finds -- For years, scientists have connected health disparities in the United States to racism and discrimination. African Americans are more likely than white people to die from diabetes and suffer from hypertension and heart disease.

1 month ago

Why I'm going on an Instagram diet for 2020 -- For many, 2020 brings a lot of pressure for a "New Year, new me." But there's the dark side of that pressure in the age of Instagram influencers and beauty goals.

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