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Leslie and her team are continually researching and posting current and relevant articles to help you make healthy nutrition and lifestyle decisions. Whether you're looking for nutrition information on topics such as diet and exercise, vitamin supplements, food preparation, or just healthy eating advice, you've arrived at the right destination.
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Every Wednesday morning, you can tune into Leslie on Canada AM giving practical and science-based nutrition and diet advice. If you missed her interview on television, you'll find her most recent interview transcripts here.
Women have different nutrition needs than do men and are also at unique risk for nutrition-related health conditions including heart disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer and weight related problems. Search this section for articles and study findings relevant to women in all stages of life.
With almost two-thirds of North Americans considered to be overweight or obese, weight control is top of mind for many people. Whether you want to look better, feel more fit or stay healthy as you age, check out this section for study findings, tips, and articles to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
It used to be that when a woman became pregnant, she didn't alter her habits much. But over the past few generations, we've learned that what you eat before and during pregnancy is critical for producing a healthy baby. This section contains sound information for women who are contemplating pregnancy, those who are already expecting, and brand new mothers.
If you're a woman in midlife, you might be experiencing changes in your menstrual cycle or uncomfortable physical symptoms like hot flashes or sleep disturbances. If you're a post-menopausal women, protecting your bones and heart is probably top of mind. In this section you'll find information that can help you stay healthy and feel better before, during and after menopause.
Healthy eating is paramount to good health and is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and childhood years to middle age and beyond. A well balanced, nutrient packed diet can also help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Use the information in this section to help you and your family follow the healthiest diet possible.
Diet, exercise and alcohol affect a man's health today and his risk for developing certain diseases in later life such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and several types of cancer. Here you'll find the latest nutrition research and articles that can help keep you healthy, energetic and fit.
It is estimated that up to 40% of all cancers are preventable by eating right, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. In this section you'll find plenty of articles about how foods and nutrients can affect your risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Many of the risk factors for heart disease are modifiable, meaning you have some control over them and can take steps to help prevent heart disease. See this section for the latest research, tips and things you can do today to help keep your heart healthy.
Vitamins and minerals are essential for normal growth, function and health. Scientific evidence suggests that antioxidants - natural compounds in foods - can help ward off heart disease, cancer, cataracts, even Alzheimer's. Search this section for the latest research about how the nutrients and supplements can help keep you healthy.
If you avoid certain foods because you react to them, you're not alone. It's estimated that 3.5 million Canadians experience adverse reactions to foods. Whether you have food allergy or food intolerance, search this section for information that can help you manage your symptoms.
If you suffer digestive discomfort, choosing the right foods can make a big difference to how you feel. In this section you'll find research findings and articles about irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, gallstones, Celiac disease, colon cancer prevention and more.
In North America, type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. But the good news is you can prevent diabetes by exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and watching your weight. See this section for the latest research and tips to help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, you'll find information to help you keep your blood sugar under control and reduce the risk of health problems from diabetes.
Every week Leslie posts the latest study findings in the field of diet and nutrition. This is the place you'll learn about research on disease prevention, weight control, sports nutrition, vitamin supplements and much more. Visit this section each week to read about new findings (recent stories are listed first) or search for a topic that interests you.
If you're over 65, eating right and exercising can make a big difference in how you spend your senior years. A healthy diet can increase your energy level, mental acuity, resistance to infection as well as reduce the risk of health problems prevalent among older adults. This section contains information that can help you stay healthy and active as you age.
If you're serious about exercise, you probably know that fueling your body is as important as training it. Eating the right foods, at the right times, can enhance physical performance during training and competition. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, this section contains the latest research and articles about how nutrition affects exercise.
Eating well and being physically active are keys to a child's well-being. A healthy diet not only supplies all the nutrients that growing children and teens need, it also lays the foundation for future health. Scan this section for research findings and articles on how certain foods, vitamins, minerals, and physical activity impact a child's health.
Nutrition labels on food packages can help you compare brands, assess the nutrient content of foods, and manage a special diet. Search this section for articles to help you decipher label information that's relevant to your diet.
If you read the newspaper or watch the news, it’s impossible to ignore the dozens of reports about studies linking diet to health. Today we’re faced with the task of trying to make sense of an overwhelming amount of health information. Conflicting news stories, fad diets, “cure-all” supplements and a growing number of supercharged foods can leave the head of even savviest consumer spinning.
Here, you’ll find articles that translate the latest science into smart eating strategies. Leslie sorts facts from fiction to help you and your family follow a healthful diet. The articles in this section will help you navigate the grocery store, restaurant menus, and the supplement aisle in the health food store. Leslie’s goal is to help you make healthy, sustainable changes to your diet. And in the process, she hopes you’ll find that healthy eating is not that complicated after all.
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