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Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook: Hoisin Chicken and Chard with Chili Garlic Quinoa

I first met the folks from Bob’s Red Mill over a decade ago at one of the early Whole Grains Council conferences. They were definitely passionate about their grain products – ones that were very uncommon in those days.  But when I returned home, packages of  Bob’s Red Mill were nowhere to be found. They […]

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The Oldways 4-Week Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan

There’s no doubt that vegetarian eating styles are on the rise. While I may be offended by campaigns such as the one  comparing dogs and cats to cows and chickens (check out why), going meat-free can indeed be a healthy way to eat and in fact, when done properly, can yield a host of  advantages […]

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Your Facebook questions: The Big Fat Surprise – Science or science fiction?

“I just heard science journalist Nina Teicholz on CBC’s The Current talking about her book The Big Fat Surprise. She says the low fat craze over the last few decades is what has made the population fat & unhealthy, and that we should all eat more fat, including saturated. Are you familiar with her book, […]

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Need a few last minute gift ideas? Here you go

Though you can’t give the gift of good health, you may provide a loved one or friend with an offering that could help them towards that goal.  Or why not get something for yourself   for enlightened eating in the new year. •     Pulke Herb Infuser I just love the look of this! The word pulke […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Grain Brain and gluten-free

“Rosie – I’m wondering your thoughts on gluten free, the book Grain Brain and David Perlmutter.”, asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Jennifer Burnham. Jennifer, you’re not alone in wondering about the validity of the book, Grain Brain. It has certainly received a lot of attention. In my opinion, it’s a smattering of science mixed in […]

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How to get off the diet rollercoaster: read The Diet Fix

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, M.D., an Ottawa physician who specializes in bariatrics and writes the popular blog, Weighty Matters, is well known for his blustering  criticisms of the food industry.  He believes our environment is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic  and as a result, is a very outspoken advocate for change. But as intolerant  […]

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The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents

“You’ve got such a pretty face. If only you could lose a few pounds, you’d be a knockout.” “Getting a little round, aren’t we?” “Are you really sure that you need that second serving?” Have you ever used lines like these on loved ones or those close to you in the hope of helping them […]

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Criticizing Wheat Belly – a risky proposition

Lose the wheat – it’s as simple as that or so William Davis, MD, author of Wheat Belly, would have you believe. But if you read any real critiques of the book, you’ll quickly find that removing wheat is just a tip of the iceberg. As I stated in my review, “While the book looks […]

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