Unlock Your Full Potential: Embrace Health and Fitness

In today’s fast-paced world, achieving one’s full potential often feels like an elusive goal. However, by embracing health and fitness, you can unlock levels of vitality and productivity that might otherwise remain out of reach. This article explores the multifaceted benefits of health and fitness and provides actionable insights to help you on your journey towards a more vibrant life.

The Foundations of Physical Health

Nutrition: The Building Blocks of Wellness

A robust diet is the cornerstone of physical health. Consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods provides the energy and nutrients necessary for optimal body function. Focus on integrating whole foods into your diet, such as lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

Key Nutritional Strategies:

  • Micronutrient-Rich Foods: Include a wide array of fruits and vegetables to ensure you’re getting essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Hydration: Adequate water intake is crucial for maintaining bodily functions, from digestion to temperature regulation.
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The Four Best Selling Supplements on Amazon.ca

Today’s article promises to be a fun one, and very likely the last one I’ll publish this year.

In order to best understand consumer health trends, I frequently monitor Amazon Canada’s top selling supplements list.

This is an imperfect but serviceable way to understand which types of supplements are being purchased with high frequency in Canada.

So what I’m  going to do next is as follows:

  • Identify The Four Supplements Which Most Frequently Occupied The Top 5 Spots On The List
  • Comment On Whether The Supplement “Works” And Link To My Writing/Commentary On It

Let’s get to the good stuff!

Given that fish is the only truly robust source of Vitamin D3 and that a significant portion of the Canadian population has suboptimal blood levels of this elusive nutrient, it should come as no surprise that Vitamin D3 perpetually remains on the Amazon.ca top 5 list.

If you’d like

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Does Caffeine Affect Women’s Hormones & Fertility?

I’ve been known to take a great scientific interest in the effects of caffeine consumption on human health.

And why wouldn’t I?

Something like 80% of the global population ingests caffeine on a daily basis, the overwhelming majority of which comes from coffee.

Coffee is, in fact, the top source of dietary antioxidants for the average American and its moderate consumption is associated with numerous health long-term benefits.

The question we ask today, however, is does caffeine uniquely affect women’s hormones and menstrual cycle?

I have to thank my colleague Ayman Subhani (@livingwellwithaymen) for encouraging me to explore this intriguing topic.

With that said, let’s get right into the good stuff.

Caffeine & Women’s Health – Is There A Unique Connection?

I want to preface today’s content with a reminder that the Public Health Agency Of Canada recommends caffeine intake during pregnancy to be no greater than 300mg

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Evidence-Based Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

My goal with today’s post is simple – to shed light on some of the long-term health benefits of regular coffee consumption.

I’ll do so via sharing various infographics that will be linked either to further writing or research so that you may explore the claim that interests you most.

For the sake of simplicity, assume that coffee consumption refers to at least 1 cup a day of black or mildly modified coffee (small amount of milk/sweetener).

In many but not all cases, the long-term health benefits of coffee intake are associated with its rich anti-oxidant content and not to caffeine, hence why decaf coffee often shows similar benefits.

Coffee, by the way, represents ~40% of the average American’s polyphenol antioxidant intake.

With that said, let’s get right to it.


Coffee intake in the 3-4 cups daily range has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease &

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You Need To Eat More Magnesium – Here’s How

The majority of population level data suggests that that current magnesium intake levels are insufficient among a significant portion of adults.

Back in 2018 I was interviewed by Global News on the subject, and it remains as relevant as ever today.

Case in point, a magnesium supplement currently sits among the top five selling supplements on Amazon.ca.

This is a reflection of the great deal of public interest around magnesium as a nutrient of concern from the public health perspective.

And for good reason.

Inadequate magnesium intake may worsen or increase one’s risk of:

  1. Type 2 Diabetes/Insulin Resistance and related conditions such as PCOS
  2. High Blood Pressure
  3. Migraine
  4. Bone/Muscle Issues

From my perspective as a dietitian, the thing that really makes magnesium unique is that it tends to be found in specific food groups that are either undervalued or underappreciated but that, in my estimation, are all fundamental to

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