There isn’t a specific diet for osteoarthritis, but studies do suggest that certain foods and nutrients can lessen joint pain and possibly even slow disease progression
Aug 18, 2014
Adding beans, lentils and chickpeas to meals boosts satiety on low-calorie diets
Aug 18, 2014
Research suggests that due to their high protein, fibre and water content – or their sheer bulk – the following foods help you feel fuller longer, possibly aiding weight loss
Aug 18, 2014
A Mediterranean-style diet – fruit, veggies and little red meat – plus lots of fish oil, nuts and vitamins C and D can keep a dreaded disease at bay
Aug 11, 2014
The truth is, men do have a competitive edge when it comes to losing weight, both physiologically and psychologically
Aug 06, 2014
If you’ve given up gluten, you could be doing your diet – and your body – a disservice
Aug 04, 2014
Summer fare tends to be laden with calories, fat, sugar and sodium. These tasty alternatives will have guests coming back for more
Jul 28, 2014
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Jul 23, 2014
New research shows women who have been under psychological pressure burn fewer calories and less fat after a high-fat meal
Jul 21, 2014
Unlike fruit juice, smoothies made from whole fruit are good sources of fibre
Jul 14, 2014
As one of Canada’s leading nutritionists, Leslie is the National Director of Nutrition at BodyScience Medical and has run a thriving private practice in the heart of downtown Toronto since 1989. She continues to help thousands of individuals achieve their nutrition and health goals. Her integrative approach offers clients dietary advice, personalized meal plans and science-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. At BodyScience Medical, Leslie oversees the development and delivery of all nutrition programs including; the HormoneSync™ program and one-on-one customized diet plans.
Leslie is recognized by the media as an authority on nutrition and food issues and is an experienced communicator in television, radio and print media. She writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper and appears every Thursday on CTV News Channel’s Direct noon show. Leslie’s nutrition advice can also be heard weekly on Montreal’s CJAD Morning Radio.
Leslie is the best-selling author of 11 books on nutrition and health: Leslie Beck’s Healthy Kitchen (January 2012), Leslie Beck’s Longevity Diet, The Complete A to Z Nutrition Encyclopedia Heart Healthy Foods for Life, Foods that Fight Disease, The No-Fail Diet, 10 Steps to Healthy Eating, Healthy Eating for Preteens and Teens, Leslie Beck’s Nutrition Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, The Complete Nutrition Guide to Menopause, and The Complete Nutrition Guide for Women. Her books are published by Penguin Group Canada.
Leslie consults with many leading businesses and international food companies and delivers nutrition seminars and workshops to corporate groups in North America. Leslie is a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Having a strong interest in sports nutrition, Leslie acted as nutritionist to the Canadian International Marathon and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors Basketball Club. Leslie keeps fit herself by running, cycling, and weight training.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Leslie obtained her Bachelor of Science (Dietetics) from the University of British Columbia and proceeded to complete the dietetic internship program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She studied a Masters in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. She is a member the College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada.