The healthwashing continues: no artificial colours

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 ...

Geoff White

Come on Crayola – Keep your colours out of the mouths of babes

Exploring the world of brilliant colours can indeed be creative fun  for children. Eating these colours, though, is another matter entirely.  Science is showing that, for a vulnerable group of ...


Avocado magic: How to store your luscious fruit after cutting it

  If you love avocados as I do, you likely want to enjoy them regularly. But here’s the problem: if you stick to portions such as a quarter of an ...


Snack Girl’s Crunchy Sweet Roasted Broccoli

This recipe from Snack Girl to the Rescue! (Harmony Books) by Lisa ...
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Medjool Date and Barley Waldorf

Here’s a change of pace Waldorf salad that’s packed with fibre and ...

Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook: Hoisin Chicken and Chard with Chili Garlic Quinoa

I first met the folks from Bob’s Red Mill over a decade ...

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Kevin Trotman

Avocado love: 5 top reasons to eat avocados

I have a confession to make: I’m having a passionate affair with avocados.  I simply can’t get enough of them. I can eat them morning, noon and night.  At breakfast, a little avocado mashed on a slice of whole grain toast and topped with a fried egg (and maybe a dash of habanero hot sauce […]

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Why not let consumers make informed decisions?

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 […]

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Cocoa: why can’t we leave nature alone?

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 […]

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William Ismael

Your Facebook questions answered: What are the benefits of phytoplankton?

“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, […]

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Gluten free

4 scientific facts you want to know about gluten

  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 […]

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Gluten-free diets: separating fact from fiction

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 […]

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Nicolas Raymond

Your Facebook questions answered: A former heart surgeon’s agenda

“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 […]

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Meal Makeover Moms

Coconut oil lowers blood pressure –really?

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 […]

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