Fitness: Tips from trainer Jillian Michaels

The fitness powerhouse has just released a new workout DVD called Killer Abs and will be returning to Read more


News: Woman loses 76 pounds on ‘Starbucks diet’

What happens when you eat most of your meals at Starbucks for two years? You lose a lot of weight.At least that’s what happened to 66-year-old Christine Hall, who chose Starbucks as an alternative to other weight-loss programs out of convenience, and... Read more


News: Genetic similarities found between two different types of cancer

New research, published online in the journal Nature, has found basal-like breast tumours (one of the most deadly subtypes of breast cancer) and ovarian... Read more


A weekend to savour

This week I have tons of fresh fruit and veggies in my fridge thanks to attending Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival in Stratford, Ontario this past weekend (September 21-23). This was the... Read more


Meatless Monday: Spinach Pasta with Pumpkin Coconut Cream Sauce

When fall arrives, there are certain things I can't stop thinking about. Cozy sweaters and scary movies rank pretty high, but mostly I think about food: Pumpkins, cinnamon, apples, hot chocolate - the list is endless. Then, I channel those thoughts into... Read more


News: Could chocolate actually be addictive?

Research findings from a team at the University of Michigan have revealed why it's so hard to stop eating chocolate once you start.The study, which was published... Read more

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News: How your BMI compares to people around the world

Do you have the body mass index of a Russian, a Brazilian or a Kenyan? A cool new tool from the BBC can answer that. Its BMI calculator is based on data put together by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It tells you if... Read more


News: Should you exercise less if you want to lose weight?

Good news for those who spend hours at the gym each day in the hopes of shedding pounds: A new study says you don’t have to. Read more


News: Are only children at a higher risk for obesity?

If your siblings have always annoyed you, a new study might make you grateful for them.The study, published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes, shows that people... Read more


Meatless Monday: Quinoa and Chickpea-stuffed Butternut Squash

As the weather starts to cool down, there's nothing I love more than bundling up in a sweater and scarf, going for a walk to my local farmer's market and picking up fresh fall veggies. This squash was on my table for a few days before I decided what to... Read more