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Keto Diet: The Good, The Bad & The Bottom Line

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Keto Diet: The Good, The Bad & The Bottom Line

Image by: Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash If you haven’t been living under a rock lately, you’ve probably heard of the miraculous results people are having with the Keto Diet. But that’s just on the surface. We’re going to look deeper to see if it’ll work for everyone.  Let’s break it down: What is Keto? The Keto Diet is a method that consists of ingesting lower carbohydrates (usually less than 50g/day) and higher fats (about 75% of caloric intake) (2).  Carbs are used to power our bodies throughout the day and this is where Keto flips that thought on its...

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What the ‘Diet’ in Diet Coke Really Means

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What the ‘Diet’ in Diet Coke Really Means
If you think the 'Diet' in Diet Coke is gonna help you curb those sugar cravings, you've got another think coming to ya!

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Intermittent Fasting: Food for Thought and Not Your Stomach

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Intermittent Fasting: Food for Thought and Not Your Stomach

What is Intermittent Fasting?  Intermittent fasting (IF) is a way of extending the time that your body has to metabolize food, therefore, causing your body to rely on fat stores (1,2). In some recent research, you may find a few beneficial effects of IF (3).  The intake of surplus energy (calories), which is then stored as fat (4-6) leads to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and are all prevalent health concerns on a national scale (6, 10). Intermittent Fasting is a pattern of eating that alternates between abstaining from food and energy containing drinks (7).   Where Did Intermittent Fasting Come From?  Funnily...

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Quarantine Reality Check -- A Reflection On My Clinical Work Experience

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Quarantine Reality Check -- A Reflection On My Clinical Work Experience
DNI/DNR was not as easy to decide when it is your family member on the line....

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A LITTLE STRETCH & RELIEVE! THERE'S NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW!

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A LITTLE STRETCH & RELIEVE! THERE'S NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW!

Many students and office workers spend the vast majority of their time studying or at the desk. This month, most of us are now stuck at home, being responsible human beings. Whether cramming for a big exam or procrastinating, online shopping anyone? -- We’re stuck sitting for long periods of time. According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), approximately 85% of people in Canada experience back pain. With that being said, here are 5 exercises to help you stretch and relieve your upper back and neck while sitting:  Neck Flexion  You can perform this stretch either sitting down or standing...

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