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Guest Author, Dai Manuel

Have you heard about the Paleo Diet? A growing number of Canadians are adopting this dietary lifestyle. The Paleo Diet has a lot of good things going for it. It excludes processed foods and refined sugars and emphasizes fruits and vegetables as well as animal-based proteins. Yet carb-based foods like pasta, bagels and oatmeal are not on the menu.  And with the exception of a small variation, dairy is excluded too. Could this be good for you? Our Health Ambassador, Dai Manuel, thinks it could be. Learn more about the Paleo Diet in part 2 of Dai Manuel’s 4 part series that we will be posting weekly in October.  

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An Introduction to the Paleo Diet

Guest Author, Dai Manuel

Have you heard about the Paleo Diet? A growing number of Canadians are adopting this dietary lifestyle. The Paleo Diet has a lot of good things going for it. It excludes processed foods and refined sugars and emphasizes fruits and vegetables as well as animal-based proteins. Yet carb-based foods like pasta, bagels and oatmeal are not on the menu.  And with the exception of a small variation, dairy is excluded too. Could this be good for you? Our Health Ambassador, Dai Manuel, thinks it could be. Learn more about the Paleo Diet in part 1 of Dai Manuel’s 4 part series that we will be posting weekly in October.  

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Whether you work 9 to 5 Monday–Friday, shift work, or part-time, having a workplace that supports your health and wellbeing is extremely important. 

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When you look at your breasts what are you analyzing? Their size, shape, how they look in your work clothes? Whatever it is make sure you’re also thinking about what you can do to prevent breast cancer – a disease that affects 1 in 9 women in Canada each year.  

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Beets have become a popular food choice and for good reason. Not only can you grow them in your back yard but they are packed with vitamins and minerals and are high in antioxidants like immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, potassium and vitamin B just to name a few!

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Cases of diabetes are on the rise. It’s estimated that 285 million people worldwide have diabetes and that number is expected to grow to 438 million by 2030. Here in Canada, approximately 9 million people are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, also known as insulin resistance. One of the biggest jumps in new cases is in men.

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There are many forms of cancers – some specific to men and others to women. September brings awareness to one form of cancer specific to women – ovarian cancer. Approximately 2,700 women in Canada are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, making it the 5th most common cancers for women.

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