Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation and damage to the joints, with progressive destruction of cartilage and bones. Genetic and environmental factors determine one’s susceptibility to develop this condition. In recent years, a growing number of studies have shown that diet plays a central role in the risk and progression […]
We have already known for several years that the way we eat has a direct impact on our health, our aging and our life expectancy. But until now there was no simple method to estimate how much each change in our diet can extend our life.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a group of conditions whose two main forms are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These diseases cause inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract and disrupt the body’s capacity to digest and absorb nutrients. People with IBD may experience acute periods of symptoms (active phase) and other periods when […]
Dementia is a syndrome in which memory, reasoning, behavior and the ability to perform daily living activities are impaired. Although dementia primarily affects older people, it is not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing. Nevertheless, there are 50 million people living with dementia in the world, and every year there are nearly 10 million […]
The global prevalence of diabetes is on the rise, currently estimated at more than 422 million people worldwide. In recent years, popular trends are moving towards low carb diets such as the ketogenic diet and the Low Carb High Fat diet (LCHF) to prevent or improve the control of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) […]
Update January 2022: For the fourth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet has been named the best overall diet by the U.S. News. It also ranked first as the best plant-based diet, best heart-healthy diet, best diabetes diet, best diet for healthy leaving and the easiest diet to follow. The U.S. News diet ranking […]
Wherever we go, we hear about a new diet or way of eating that seems to be THE solution for weight loss, blood sugar control, or whatever our problem is. Whether it’s a low carb diet, the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, a high protein diet, the Mediterranean diet, the hypotoxic diet, a vegetarian diet or […]
Since 1994, the 21st September has marked World Alzheimer’s Day: a day dedicated to raising awareness and spreading information about this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 47.5 million people have dementia globally. No less than 7.7 million cases are diagnosed each year, that’s a new case every four seconds.
Mediterranean food spans several countries and cultures, from wonderfully aromatic African spices to the subtle and classic herbaceous French cuisine. There are common threads though: olives, seafood, and bright, bold flavours. Mediterranean recipes tend to be light, often served family-style or as tapas (smaller dishes to be shared and tasted), and make the most out […]
According to a scientific study that appeared recently in the journal Molecular & Cellular Oncology, an antioxidant phenolic compound found in olive oil has the ability to selectively kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells untouched. This compound known as oleocanthal would explain at least partly why people who adopt the Mediterranean diet are 15% […]
We are very proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the Montreal Heart Institute’s Centre for Preventive Medicine (EPIC Centre), through its Foundation. Through this initiative, the Registered Dietitians of the EPIC Centre will prescribe our ‘Heart-Healthy’ meal plans to the patients. These meal plans are totally in-line with the Mediterranean diet, use mostly […]
Quite a few people with the maximum longevity live along the Mediterranean coastline. These people eat lots of fruits, vegetables, olives, nuts and beans that are locally produced in great abundance and variety, thanks to the favourable climate. For decades now we’ve seen the correlation between this type of food and a lower incidence of […]