Candy is still candy- no matter what colour it is While some candy companies are ignoring the research on artificial food colours, others, like the Dare Foods, are using parental ...
Why does it seem as though our governments prefer to opt for the financial health of food companies and restaurants over the physical health of its citizens? We’ve seen it happen repeatedly with the federal government in Ottawa as over and over again they have rejected the opinions of the experts on key issues such […]
Cocoa is food for thought If you’re familiar with my philosophy, you know I’m not an extremist but there are times when I simply don’t understand why we just can’t enjoy what nature provides to us. Case in point: cocoa. Yes, natural cocoa has a slight bitter edge to it and it’s not as dark […]
“I’m wondering what your thoughts are regarding the benefits of phytoplankton. Specifically Karen Phytoplankton (the FB page is Phytoplankton Biotech). It has come on the market here recently with some amazing testimonials, especially concerning use for digestive problems, skin problems and fibromyalgia. Thanks in advance, Rosie!” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Jennifer Burnham. Jennifer, phytoplankton, […]
In my last post, I provided some fact and fiction about gluten-free diets from the recent Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference sponsored by Boston based think tank Oldways and the Whole Grains Council. World-renowned experts such as celiac disease authority, Alessio Fasano, M.D., author of the recently published book, Gluten Freedom (Wiley Health), offered […]
How did gluten suddenly become dietary enemy number one? It is now a substance to avoid, even for those who have never adhered to any previous suggested dietary advice. Gluten-free diets have become the cure for all that ails North Americans. Along with the flood of gluten-free products in the supermarket, there has been a […]
“Hi Rosie — Would you please care to comment on this heart surgeon’s thoughts about what really causes heart disease? It’s showing up on a lot of my Facebook friends’ pages.” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Karen Jorgenson Cooper. Karen, my first thought when I started reading this piece by Dr. Dwight Lundell, M.D., was […]
Have you ever heard of the game Broken Telephone? It’s a kids’ game where you whisper something into the ear of the person next to you. That person does the same until you get to the last one who announces what they have heard. All too often, the outcome has nothing to do with what […]