Chiot's Run

Whole Grains Survey – the New Norm

Whole Grains Council Survey Reveals Whole Grain Habits It’s Whole Grains Month and it looks like there’s some good news to report on our whole grain eating. A just released ...

Photo courtesy Oldways Whole Grain Council

Search For the Whole-Y Grain

Grains of truth during Whole Grains Month Talk about a pendulum. Grains have really been put through the mill lately:  First they were believed to make us fat, then they ...

Alice Popkorn

Have you entered the temple of clean eating?

When did enjoying a decadent delight become a sinful pleasure or a guilty indulgence? How did being gluten-free, choosing organic foods or non-GMO options become a badge of honour? How ...


Jessica and Lon Binder

Kasha Varnishkes (a.k.a. bow ties)

Whole Grains Month is coming to an end as are the Jewish ...
Courtesy of Foodland Ontario

Charred Broccoli Salad

During the summer, can you ever have too many recipes for tomatoes, ...
Photo courtesy BC Blueberry Council

Blueberry, Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Summertime is definitely tops on my list of favourite seasons. Besides the ...

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Florida Fish and Wildlife

Why bigger may not better when it comes to certain fish

Fish certainly offers a bounty of benefits – an arsenal of health promoting  and disease-fighting compounds right through the life cycle. But, according to a recent report published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, there are some you definitely want to avoid: large reef or tropical fish. These fish contain a toxin […]

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Tomato heaven at a marketplace in Nice

Your Facebook questions answered: Tomatoes – can you eat too many?

“Hey Rosie! I have a question: how much is too much tomatoes? My 4 year old is obsessed with tomatoes. She will eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper if you let her. It’s her favourite snack all through the day. If we let her she would happily eat a whole 680 gram pack of […]

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Brad Higham

Your Facebook questions answered: Is modern wheat toxic?

“Recently a dietitian friend of mine posted The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten by Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Facebook. One comment that came back to her was: “This article did not address the genetically modified wheat of today. That is why our bodies are recognizing wheat as a toxin/foreign substance, because it is not as natural […]

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Health Canada’s campaign of misinformation

Time after time, Health Canada, the federal agency whose mission it  is to promote good health and provide leadership on issues, is once again showing their ineptitude.   Yes, they do strike expert committees when various nutrition concerns arise. But when it comes to acting on the recommendations, such as sodium and trans fat, they ignore […]

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John Twohig

Your Facebook question answered: What’s your take on Coenzyme Q10 and statins?

“My husband takes Crestor, and the pharmacist told him to ask his doctor about his Coenzyme Q10 levels. I’ve looked at the University of Google (as Joe Schwarcz calls it) and the Mayo Clinic etc. don’t think it’s worth worrying about. What’s your take on statins needing nutritional supplements?”,  asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Linda […]

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Rikard Elofsson

Your Facebook questions answered: Am I getting enough protein?

“I am 60 years young, a pescatarian (eat fish, no other meat). Am I getting enough protein from mainly vegetables, cereal, cheese ?” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Gillian Mcdougall. Gillian, I love your attitude! 60 years young is definitely the way to look at it and taking care of yourself can indeed play a […]

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Melissa Wiese

Your Facebook questions answered: Is VitaFiber too good to be true?

  “I have a question for you about something a co-worker of mine just ordered on Amazon. It’s called VitaFiber. Are you aware of it? It sounds too good to be true, so I told him I’d ask you about it & see what you thought.”, says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Alison Smiley. Alison, something […]

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Ana Reinert

“When ‘You’re So Skinny!’ isn’t quite a compliment”

Have you ever felt like you’ve had foot in mouth disease after complimenting someone about their weight?  Or maybe you’ve paid what you thought was a compliment to someone about your perception of their body.  I, as a dietitian who deals with weight issues and eating disorders, am usually very careful about not falling into […]

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