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Your Facebook questions answered: Vitamin D and arthritis pain

“I’ve  read that there’s evidence that vitamin D has analgesic effects for those with arthritis pain. Do you know anything about this?”, asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Alison Smiley. Alison, ...

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Before you skip breakfast, read this

One after another, the headlines screamed, Why Breakfast May Not Be The Most Important Meal Of The Day, Skipping breakfast might not be bad for weight loss  and then finally ...

Mary Anne Davis

5 easy ways to help stop portion distortion

Portion distortion is definitely a major contributor to girth control issues. Even if you’re going for healthy options (other than maybe low-calorie vegetables),  large servings can make the calories and ...


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Tomato Heaven – Roasted Tomato, Ricotta and Egg Sandwich

Last month I had the pleasure of accompanying my travel writer daughter, ...
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Blueberry, Watermelon and Walnut Salad

While ice cream may be an occasional summertime treat,  blueberries and watermelon ...
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Bocconcini Tomato Salad with Quinoa from The Healthy Italian

Fina Scroppo is one busy lady.  Over the years, I worked with ...

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Cognitive function: sorting through the science and science fiction

Maintaining cognitive function is a hot topic indeed.  From scientific research and books on the topic to  smart food choices, supplements and tonics,  there is definitely growing interest in how to maintain your smarts. One interesting area of research is the link between insulin resistance and Alzheimer’s disease.  Type 2 diabetes begins with insulin resistance […]

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Mary Harrsch

Food for thought – the latest on maintaining your smarts

Food for thought has become a hotbed of research as our population ages. Statistics show that the proportion of  seniors are climbing and with these increasing  figures comes  a greater concern about  maintaining cognitive function. If you are seeking solutions to  stave off  a decline in brain power for yourself or a loved one, be […]

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Tomato heaven at a marketplace in Nice

Making summer tomatoes last longer

What’s better – fresh versus processed? l While there is truly nothing better than to pick a warm tomato off the vine, wash it and pop it into your mouth (just ask my little granddaughters as they spied ripe ones in my backyard and then squealed with delight as they picked each one),  nutritionally speaking,  […]

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My backyard tomatoes- Black Krim and Matina

Does a tomato a day keep the doctor away?

There’s a growing list of health benefits associated with the “golden apple” During the summer, there’s nothing more tantalizing than a home grown sliced tomato, topped with fresh basil and drizzled with a fruity extra virgin olive oil. In nutrition circles, tomatoes are often thought of only in terms of the perks provided by lycopene, […]

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A savoury treat: Peachy Grilled Salmon Fillet

There’s no doubt local peaches are a wonderful taste treat on their own or in desserts, buy why not add their deliciousness to savoury dishes too?  And when you consider their disease-fighting weaponry, using them as often as you can during peach season just makes good sense. This recipe is adapted from Foodland Ontario. While […]

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Temperature’s rising – so is the risk of kidney stones

While keeping hydrated is definitely a concern when outdoor temperatures rise, the issue is even more important for those at risk of kidney stones. If you have ever had a kidney stone or have seen someone suffer through the pain, you know it’s a situation you definitely want to avoid. A new U.S. study points […]

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Zechariah Judy

5 top reasons to eat peaches

It’s a time of year so many of us impatiently await: peach season. Is there anything better than enjoying a luscious local peach?  It’s true that  trying to stop the juices from running down your  arm can be a little tough but it’s all part of the wonderful peach experience. Peaches and their kissin’ cousins, […]

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Charmoula Sauce – Enjoy your herbs for longer

If your garden is anything like mine, the herbs are abundant.  The cilantro, oregano, mint and more are all flourishing. While I have plenty of delicious ways to use them, I also love to savour some tastes and nutritional goodness of my garden through the autumn. Here’s an offering from Morocco which will liven up […]

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