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Your questions answered: Coconut oil – fact and fiction

“I am hearing friends commenting on coconut oil and claiming it has cholesterol- lowering properties. What about it? It seems to be the new Big thing – is it? Any real benefits using this oil? I have always favoured canola, and olive oils. Am I wrong? Thanks for any info you can provide on coconut […]

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Time for a new Food Guide

Canada’s Food Guide has long been a source of heated discussion. The latest controversy comes courtesy of a debate entitled, “Does Canada’s Food Guide promote weight gain?”. Ottawa’s Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute, squared off with Dr. Hasan Hutchinson, Director-General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health […]

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Buyer beware: green tea extracts

Are you already contemplating waist management strategies for the new year, even  as you’re  still  partaking  of the season’s decadent delights? If so, here’s one to scratch off your list of possible options: green tea extract. While those interested in waist management may have followed the increasing number of studies  linking green tea with elevated […]

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How to put a stop to your night time nibbling

Are you an endless muncher in the evening? Well, you’re not alone. Many of my clients come to me for help to put an end to their night time nibbling. Among the  countless reasons for their snacking,  habit is usually number one. Or so they think. My first question following this call for help frequently […]

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How to build up your children’s self-esteem and body image

Love thyself. Yes, that’s what I said. Love thyself – especially if your body is not to your liking. It’s one of the most important things to teach your child. I thought of how times have changed from the past few generations until now as I was reading a blog post by Kim Bongiorno entitled, […]

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If a healthy weight is on your 2013 agenda, don’t neglect your shut-eye

If hearing yet again that a lack of sleep can affect your weight and health feels like a bit of a yawn, shake off those cobwebs and take a listen:  A German study  found that just one night without sufficient shut-eye can reduce your metabolism enough to make a difference in your weight. And chronic […]

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Eggs vs. bagels: Which is the healthier breakfast choice?

Hens across the country have likely been working overtime in preparation for the holidays of Easter and Passover. Eggs are definitely front and centre on many celebratory menus. But at other times of the year, they continue to get a bad rap. For many, the fact that they contain cholesterol has often unfairly overshadowed their […]

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