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Is this device a new weight loss aid or a method of torture?

Yes, this is for real. “A world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic.” Yeah, sure. According to New Zealand’s University of Otago and UK researchers, DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth. Its magnetic device, with custom-manufactured locking bolts, allows […]

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What’s fishy about the latest seafood study?

You’re not alone if hearing various news reports about scientific studies leaves you confused – or you could end up simply being misinformed. You might think that if the research was published in a reputable journal, the conclusions would be valid but unfortunately, science doesn’t always work that way. Keep in mind that when a […]

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Should you be wary of eating eggs again?

When it comes to the pros and cons of eating eggs, do you feel like you have whiplash? If so, you’re not alone. It seems that on a regular basis, scientific research is published which shows that eggs can either kill you or offer a host of nutrients. New research just published shows that eating […]

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Pandemic fuelling rise in eating disorders- Here are a few tips on what to look out for

  Life as we’ve known it has not been the same for almost a year. The pandemic has disrupted school, work -basically all of our routines while, at the same time, we’re socially isolated. As a result, many of our kids are in trouble: mental health issues among this age group are soaring. According to […]

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Just eat it: yet more evidence that food beats supplements

Somehow as we increased our knowledge about nutrition over time , we ended up linking certain foods with specific nutrients. Whole grains became all about fibre, fish about omega-3s, protein foods about protein itself, and citrus about vitamin C. For instance, fibre, omega-3 and vitamin C supplements and protein powder mistakenly became synonymous with the […]

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Let’s make food literacy education happen in Ontario

It’s time to add a critical new component to what has traditionally been known as the three Rs of education – reading, writing and arithmetic. This phrase has been around since the 19th century but students need much more of a foundation to go forth in the 21st century. Food literacy is key to developing […]

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Can zinc supplements prevent Covid?

As we head into  what  might be a very long and isolating winter, everyone is looking for answers on how to prevent Covid-19. Even those who have previously avoided getting flu shots are now heeding the advice to do so. And while washing our hands regularly, wearing masks and social distancing are among the first […]

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Here’s an important reason to pay attention to your vitamin D status this September

It’s that time of year again as the days are getting shorter and the sun will start to shine a little less brightly. While for those of us who love summer, the end of summer can be somewhat depressing, but  there can also be real physical consequences to this change in seasons. After the summer, […]

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