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The facts about canola oil

“Many people won’t use canola oil because it is too highly refined. How does refining affect the oil, or does “higher refining” ruin an oil? Or why is it refined, if it is at all?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Jennifer Burnham. Jennifer, canola oil seems to be one of those foods where much controversy […]

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What are the warnings about young kids and plant-based milk all about?

“Hello Rosie, I’m wondering what your thoughts are regarding this news article “Plant-based milks shouldn’t be main beverage for young children, health experts say. Pediatricians, dietitians say well-intentioned parents may be ‘withholding important nutrients”.  My friend and I have been discussing it and she’s questioning why we need cows milk at all, and is also […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Am I getting enough protein?

Question: “I make all my food from scratch – bread, soups, sauces, casseroles, muesli, yogurt, etc. I never buy prepared foods. In addition, while I am not a vegetarian, I don’t eat meat, except chicken, fish, and seafood two or three times a week. I also eat dairy products such as cheese and yogurt. Eggs, […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: What’s a better choice: butter or vegetable oil?

  “Cooking with butter may be more heart healthy than vegetable or oil.” This article is so bad–butter is better than margarine or shortening but they’re touting it is better than (generic) oil?! As much as I would like to believe that I should*eat butter with abandon….” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Karen Jorgensen Cooper. […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Are GMO foods nutritious and safe?

“Rosie, could you please help me understand the issues regarding GMO. I find it difficult to find credible, non-partisan information. How do you answer the questions: are GMO foods nutritious and safe? I have another question- about this link. Do you want to tackle it for me? http://www.realfarmacy.com/plu-code-fruit/ Love your writings!!!!”, says Enlightened Eater Facebook […]

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What’s the best diet for arthritis sufferers? Part 2

In my last post, I sorted through some fact and fiction about  arthritis and diet – particularly foods that are frequently avoided.  All too often, though, when it comes to dietary solutions for various ills, people focus more on what they should cut out rather than what they should eat. While it’s true there are […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: What’s the best diet for arthritis sufferers?

  Q: “Recently a friend asked why I wasn’t following an anti-inflammatory diet (gluten, dairy, sugar and red meat free – from a naturopath) for my arthritis. The diet was prescribed to her for psoriatic arthritis. However, mine is osteoarthritis (OA). So, I was looking for some thoughts on arthritis-related diet. Perhaps leaning towards anti-inflammatory […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Are there concerns about arsenic in infants’ rice cereals?

“I recently heard, a few times, that mothers have been advised to avoid rice cereal for infants as a first choice cereal because of arsenic contamination. Any thoughts? My instinct was “Oh, no. One more thing to limit” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Jennifer Burnham Jennifer, unfortunately what you have been hearing is correct. The […]

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