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Here’s what to do if stress makes you unable to eat

In my previous posts, I’ve talked about the issue of stress, cravings and mindless eating. But there are many people who simply can’t eat as they try to cope with the surreal world we’re living in. For some, especially those who are isolated on their own, the stress can make eating a difficult task. For […]

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Break the habit of distracted eating

In my recent post on the topic of stress eating, I offered some tips on how to be a more discriminating eater of those foods many classify as treats. Being a mindful eater lets you have your cake and eat it too. But there can be another problem if you’re staying at home during these […]

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Nutrition Month: More than Food – Handling stress eating

It’s hard to believe that it was just last month that I wrote about appetite regulation and how so many of us have lost our ability to know when we’re hungry and when we’re satisfied. Yes, each day now seems like it’s a week as everyday life has changed so dramatically as we deal with […]

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It’s time to stop smearing canola oil’s reputation

Everywhere we turn these days we hear about so-called fake news. Well, food myths are certainly no exception.  One example that abounds are those dealing with canola oil. Questions about its safety stream in on a regular basis from my readers. The rumours simply won’t go away. It’s high time to restore the reputation of […]

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Why not make your own fermented food to reap microbial benefits?

  It seems like not a day goes by without hearing of the health benefits of healthy bacteria. But as is often the case, we look to quick fixes for a healthy microbiome (that collection of trillions of bacteria in your gut). Many turn to a probiotic supplement, perhaps, or a probiotic yogurt and bam, […]

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What kind of apple to use for ripening your avocado

If you’re an avocado lover, you know of the difficulties you can encounter when trying to find the perfect avocado – one that’s at the exact stage of ripeness you want. How many times have you approached a huge display of avocados at your local store and after touching more fruits than you can count, […]

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Is your choice of cheese packed with protein? Not all are

There’s no doubt that protein is a hot nutrient: everywhere you look, product labels tout their protein content. The timing of when you eat that protein is also a current topic of discussion as our penchant of saving it all for dinner does a body little good. We’re finally getting the message to spread our […]

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Oats – so much more than just comfort food

Oats –the Whole Grains Council grain of the month Science continues to show how smart our mothers were back when they told us to eat our oatmeal just because it was good for us. Now decades later, a breakfast bowl containing oatmeal, which is chock full of soluble fiber and other top-notch nutrients, may be […]

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