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Bone broth: Are the benefits based on science or science fiction?

Move over coffee shops. Bone broth cafes have taken over in many cities as customers pay big bucks for cups of bone broths. Meanwhile those who know their way around the kitchen are simmering pots of bones for up to 48 hours for their own potions. So what’s the fuss all about and is it […]

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Protein powder or real food – what’s really best?

Have you noticed the displays of gargantuan containers of protein powder for sale at all kinds of stores? When you see them advertised in Costco flyers, you know they’ve gone from the domain of body builders to the everyday consumer. The same goes for protein bars. Then there’s the choice of whey, soy, hemp or […]

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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 carbohydrates that stimulate and feed the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. I promised you more info on the latest research on whole grains […]

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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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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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Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month: Take the fight out of food!

It’s hard to believe it’s already  March and that means, it’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month. This year’s theme, Take the fight out of food!, expresses so much about what is happening on the food and nutrition front nowadays. And front is definitely the right word as many people are at war with their food […]

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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 processed food with the same brush can leave you shortchanged on many nutritious eats as there are a host of processed foods offering a wealth […]

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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 that Canada is currently in this position right now with the release of  a new survey  by World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) which […]

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