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The Future of Aging

The Future of Aging

Not just sci-fi: regenerative medicine works. Words by James Tonin In 1992, the renowned futurist and healthcare administration expert Dr. Leland Kaiser coined a term that was widely viewed as…

Birth of the Bionic Man

Birth of the Bionic Man

How bionics are changing the face of limb replacement technology. Words by James Tonin It sounds like something straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster: doctors graft futuristic implants to the body…

Viral Wednesday Bonus: Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide

Viral Wednesday Bonus: Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide

What is altruism? Put simply, it’s the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great…

Hacking the Human Body

Hacking the Human Body

New technology may change the world forever. Words by James Tonin A strange, dark and fascinating phenomenon has risen in the basements, garages, isolated buildings and shadowy corners of the…

Blueberry Shark: Creating the Healthiest Kids in the World

Blueberry Shark: Creating the Healthiest Kids in the World

Blueberry Shark is a not-for-profit movement focused on creating the healthiest kids in the world, right here in Canada. Named after a healthy fruit and the only animal that doesn’t get cancer,…

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Epidemic or exaggeration? Words by James Tonin While scientists are still struggling to explain it, new research seems to support what anecdotal evidence has been suggesting for years: food allergies…

Scientific Saint or Dinner Sinner?

Scientific Saint or Dinner Sinner?

There’s no documented harm genetically modified organisms, but there is fear of the unknown.  Words by James Tonin  Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as they are commonly known, have stirred…

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

Do you really need a gluten-free diet? Words by James Tonin From oat bran and Atkins to grapefruit and cabbage soup, recent history is littered with fad diets which have proven to be…

Radical Solutions

Radical Solutions

Antioxidants are life savers. Words by James Tonin ou are made up of about one trillion cells. These basic structural units govern every bodily function you experience. You’re able to move because of muscle…

Diet for Success

Diet for Success

Reviewing the facts behind the fads.  Words by James Tonin  According to a recent Time magazine poll, losing weight and getting fit is the most commonly broken New Year’s resolution. Even…

Smart Moves

Smart Moves

Live better and longer through mental exercise. Words by James Tonin You already know how important it is to take care of your body by eating a healthy, balanced diet…

Weight Debate

Weight Debate

We weigh up the pros and cons of two high-profile weight-loss techniques. Words by James Tonin Fad diets. Magic pills. Amazing machines. Weight-loss fads have become a multibillion-dollar industry, complete…

The Benefits of Fitness

The Benefits of Fitness

The fountain of youth in you. Words by James Tonin It’s no secret that regular exercise makes you more energetic, helps you lose weight and leads to restful, satisfying shut-eye…

Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

A primer in nutritional supplements. Words by James Tonin If getting fit and losing weight are on your New Year’s resolution list and you are finding this daunting, the good…