Nutrition Tips for Athletes

by Dr. Michael Mason-Wood and Joy Dertinger

Is your child in sports? With a son in hockey, soccer and curling, we find there are many different influences from coaches, teammates and parents about what is healthy. And then there is the internet.

It can be confusing on who to trust and which information is correct.

What’s In Your Summer BBQ? Series (part 1 of 2)

It’s the best time of the year for outdoor get-togethers. What better way to relax, have fun, connect with friends and have something to eat? But how can you get the most out of BBQs without letting your health go up in flames? This article series will break down foods commonly chosen for BBQs and offer healthier alternatives.

The Skinny on Cholesterol… and How to Fix It – Part 3 (Cholesterol’s shady past)

Cholesterol’s Shady Past

Up until 2013, Medical Doctors were trained to keep an eye on risk of heart disease by monitoring cholesterol levels. The instruction was straightforward: keep total cholesterol below a certain number to be safe. At first, it was below 6.2mmol/L, then 5.2mmol/L. Doctors would use lifestyle or pharmaceutical interventions and thought it was all the same to the body.

The Skinny on Cholesterol…and How to Fix It – part 2

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on cholesterol: how to understand your levels, and more importantly, how to fix them if they’re troublesome. Part 1 introduced some lifestyle and diet modifications that are helpful for managing high levels. Part 3 sheds some light on cholesterol’s shady past. 

But some people feel that changing your diet can be tough.

The Skinny on Cholesterol…and How to Fix It – part 1

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on cholesterol. Part 2 gives a comprehensive diet plan for managing cholesterol levels. Part 3 sheds some light on cholesterol’s shady past.

The Skinny on Cholesterol

Cholesterol levels have become known as being dangerous for the heart and blood vessels,

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