Scott & Elaine van der Chijs

Your Facebook questions answered: Are there concerns about arsenic in infants’ rice cereals?

“I recently heard, a few times, that mothers have been advised to avoid rice cereal for infants as a first choice cereal because of arsenic contamination. Any thoughts? My instinct ...


Your Facebook questions answered: Does food combining make sense?

“Some people swear by it while others dismiss it as just another fad… Does food combining make sense?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, HUGS – Humans Unifying Global Solutions There ...

Tim Stoll

Are there hidden agendas in nutrition research? Part 2

The secrets of how the sugar industry influenced scientific research decades ago was the topic in my last post. But I also promised you more on conspiracy theories, conflicts of ...


Courtesy Foodland Ontario

Roasted Cabbage Salad

I love roasted cabbage (try my Roasted Sesame Cabbage and Onions). Mind ...

Whole Grains Month: Roasted Salmon with Tomato and Roasted Garlic Farro

It’s nearing the end of Whole Grains Month but I’m in store ...
Courtesy BC Blueberry Council

Blueberry Watermelon Gazpacho

Blueberries are indeed one of the many pleasures of summer. They’re one ...

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Gunilla G

Your Facebook questions answered: Are there hidden agendas in nutrition research?

“What about this, eh? I am always highly (usually completely) skeptical when anyone mentions conspiracy theories, but there looks like there’s actually merit to this one! Unbelievable!”  asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Karen Jorgenson Cooper‎ Karen, while you may think of it as a conspiracy theory, when it comes to food companies and interest groups […]

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Health Canada’s arrogant lack of communication

Way back in the summer of 2014, Health Canada finally announced proposed changes to nutritional labelling regulations. The government laid out a timetable for the process which included consultations and input from consumers with quarterly actions by Health Canada. But somehow when they stated they would take feedback from the public and stakeholders until the […]

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A must have book: Nourish- Whole Food Recipes Featuring Nuts, Seeds and Beans

It’s  that time of year – time to hit the books. September is about new beginnings for everyone, not just the kids.  The leisurely pace of summer abruptly being replaced by the more rigid schedules of autumn, for many, often leads to  a re-evaluation of  habits and routines. A perfect solution to get you on […]

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david pacey

Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about added sugars on nutrition labels

  Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, As a practicing registered dietitian in Canada, it is indeed wonderful to see the example you set for our fellow Canadians. The headlines about your possibly being the fittest world leader and the articles about your fitness activities – yoga and boxing, for instance – show the citizens of […]

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Tricôs da Minha Blythe ♡

Are we teaching our kids that thin is best no matter what?

It continues to happen. Many people still think it’s alright to comment on a person’s weight. They just don’t get it. When it comes to commenting about how thin a person is they don’t give a second thought as to who might be around. After all, it’s a compliment – right? Those same people might […]

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Gonzalo Viera Azpiroz

The #1 thing you’re not doing with your watermelon but should

  It’s that time of year when you see shoppers leaning over bins of watermelons, madly tapping them in an effort to find the perfect ripe melon. After paying for them, for safe transport, these large fruits are often placed in car trunks or on the floor. They’re then brought in the house and placed […]

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Jonathan Steffens

What’s best: full fat vs. low fat dairy products? Part 2

In my last post, I presented the research which shows that although saturated fat may not be the dietary demon once thought, it also doesn’t offer the health perks found in unsaturated fat such as extra virgin olive oil and canola oil. But the question is what about dairy products such as cheese, yogurt and […]

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What’s best: full fat vs. low fat dairy products? Part 1

  “Do you recommend eating full-fat or lower-fat dairy products?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Karen Jorgenson Cooper. Karen, it’s no wonder you’re wondering about dairy fat these days. With headlines such as “butter is back” screaming out at you, it’s no surpise that many people might want to pitch their lower fat dairy products. […]

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