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Why knowing what’s in packaged food matters

Have your say as to what’s in our food Many people believe that the easiest route to healthy eating is to simply avoid any food that’s packaged. But painting all ...

Rex Roof

Sodium – when you don’t want to be a world leader

  There are times when being a world leader puts you in an enviable position but at other times, it’s the last place you want to be. It would appear ...

Rodrigo Soldon 2

5 tips for avoiding winter weight gain

Here we go again. It’s that time of year when energy levels wane while appetites and food cravings gear up for winter. As spring approaches and many people take stock ...


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

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

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This is what bugs me the most about Canada’s new healthy eating strategy

  If you live in Canada, you’ve likely heard the news that on October 24, 2016, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada is seeking to help Canadians make healthy food choices. The announcement included a number of strategies and areas that will be targeted including: •    Revising Canada’s Food Guide […]

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6 ways to get whole grain pasta love

Are you celebrating World Pasta Day today? It’s an annual event that got its start in Naples almost 20 years ago.  Since that time, we’ve seen this traditional food take more than its shares of attacks but on this day, let’s set the record straight. Pasta has been an age-old favourite around the world for […]

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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 was “Oh, no. One more thing to limit” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Jennifer Burnham Jennifer, unfortunately what you have been hearing is correct. The […]

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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 is a great deal of fact and science fiction when it comes to healthy eating strategies and food combining is up there near of the […]

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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 interest and stakeholders and what that really means for you. The guidelines for research sponsorship have indeed changed since the sugar industry’s hidden interference in […]

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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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