Radishes: the overshadowed disease-fighting summertime treat

At this time of year, when you visit a farmer’s market, who can blame you if you’re immediately drawn to the tomatoes and corn? But don’t forget about those bunches ...

The 2017 Xtreme Eating Awards

  Extreme is right! As I read through the 2017 results of the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) notables, I have to say that  nowadays it seems ...

Can whole grains improve your microbiome? Part 2

In my last post, I provided insight into a recent study on breads which went against the grain of current thinking about prebiotic foods. These are plant foods containing indigestible ...


Sweet and Crisp Kimchi Salad

In my last post, I extolled the nutritional perks of radishes. Here’s ...

Whole Grain Rotini with Smoked Tomatoes, Blue cheese and Sorrel-Infused Oil

In my last post, I offered tips from Barilla Executive Chef Lorenzo ...

Roasted Cabbage Salad

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

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Can whole grains improve your microbiome?

When it comes to health news, everywhere you turn you hear about the health promoting effects of a healthy microbiome – those trillions of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Research is showing that the health perks may extend from head to toe including risks for many chronic diseases and may even have an impact on […]

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8 tips to spot fad diets and health scams

It’s hard to believe just how many fads come and go. But some get so much hype that it’s really tough to sort through the fact from fiction. Here are some tips to help guide you. • If it promotes common every day foods as being toxic to everyone, steer clear of the recommendation. Case […]

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A must have for gluten-free eaters: Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide

  Going gluten-free can be an incredibly daunting task – even nowadays with all the information at your fingertips on the internet. It’s not just about reading labels and looking for ingredients you should avoid, but it’s about knowledge -the know-how you need to identify which foods and beverages contain gluten but also how to […]

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Who told us coconut oil was healthy? It wasn’t reputable scientists

The headlines are screaming about coconut oil and the fact that science doesn’t consider it to be healthy. Oh No! Coconut Oil Might Not Be As Healthy As We Thought ,  and Coconut oil isn’t as good for you as you might think are just two examples out of dozens that say we’ve been mistaken. But […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: What’s a better choice: butter or vegetable oil?

  “Cooking with butter may be more heart healthy than vegetable or oil.” This article is so bad–butter is better than margarine or shortening but they’re touting it is better than (generic) oil?! As much as I would like to believe that I should*eat butter with abandon….” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Karen Jorgensen Cooper. […]

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The real stinger in the buzz about bees

  *The original version of this story was to appear in Macleans magazine in 2016.  I am posting it with permission from Macleans. i i Buzz the Bee,  the yellow and black mascot, which usually appears on  boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios,   once again vanished this past spring  leaving only a white outline  as the […]

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The gifts my mother gave me

As you may have noticed, I have not posted in quite a while. The reason for my absence is that I lost my mother last month. As I write this on Mother’s Day and reflect upon the life of this amazing woman, I wanted to share with you what a profound impact she had on […]

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The most important thing you should do before you go gluten-free

  For some people to Take the Fight out of Food, the theme of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month,  means solving digestive woes.  As I mentioned in my last post, there are steps to take when it comes to ending food battles. These include: 1.  Spot the problem. Define what’s causing your fight […]

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