Emily Lunardo

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.

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Not all vegetarian diets are made equal

By: Emily Lunardo | Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 06:00 AM
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Eating a vegetarian diet is often seen as being the best choice for reducing the risk of heart disease. People often assume that it means eating strictly fruits and vegetables, but there is a vast array of choices available. For… Read More

What causes phleboliths in the pelvis?

By: Emily Lunardo | Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:00 PM
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Phleboliths are masses of varying sizes found in a vein within the pelvic area. They are composed of lime or calcium deposits, with their presence possibility hinting at a more serious underlying condition or disease. However, phleboliths are typically harmless… Read More

Almonds found to improve HDL function

By: Emily Lunardo | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 05:00 AM
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Almonds are not only a convenient bite sized snack, they’re also packed with so much nutritional value that they’ve been coined a super food. Previous studies have found that almonds decrease heart disease risk by keeping blood vessels healthy. They’re… Read More

How to combat overeating

By: Emily Lunardo | Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 05:30 AM
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Do you eat to live or live to eat? How you answer that question may reveal a lot about your eating habits. Eating is a way for our body to receive essential nutrients so that we can continue to support… Read More

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