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Your questions answered: What happened to dairy in the new food guide?

Q: “I read your comments on the new Canadian Food Guide. Would have liked to have you weigh in on the glaring absence of dairy in their guide. Sure this wasn’t an accidental omission. Your take?”, asks Enlightened Eater reader, Ange D’Andre. A: Ange, you’re not alone in your thinking. Many people have expressed concern […]

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What exactly is plant-based eating?

Confusion abounds about what plant-based eating really means. If you’re opting for this style of eating, perhaps you’re a vegan or a vegetarian. Or just maybe you’re neither and include animal products in your diet. Since the new food guide recommendations have come out, there has been a lot of discussion about what this term […]

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Which country ranks first for fewer diet-related deaths?

  I can’t tell you how often, over the years, I’ve heard a client tell me that they have indeed tried to eat better before coming to see me. But what eating better usually means to them is what they have cut out of their diet. It’s always a focus on what they consider to […]

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The Senate of Canada is putting the health of our kids at risk

Shame on them Yes, there have been many discussions about whether the Senate of Canada is an overpaid antiquated institution or if it’s a vital part of our system of governance. But now it seems we need to add a new question to the debate: if it is not a useful institution, is it one […]

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Is the supplement industry putting profit and competition before our babies’ health?

This is not a question I want to ask but it’s one that I must. In my last post, the topic was mainly about the concept of supplement excess. But when it comes to the B vitamin folic acid and pregnancy, either too little or too much can potentially have unwanted effects on babies. The […]

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The dose is the poison

Why is it that when we hear about how beneficial a particular nutrient or compound is in keeping us healthy or fighting off disease that we think that if a little is helpful, that more is better? Or that we think that if it’s for sale as a supplement, particularly a vitamin and mineral preparation, […]

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Savoury Moroccan Vegetable Soup with Charmoula Sauce

Yes, it is spring but it’s still time for soup. This one is packed with flavour and  an assortment of nutritional goodies: carotenoids (colourful pigments, which act as antioxidants), fibre from the vegetables and chickpeas along with a variety of disease-fighting compounds from the herbs and spices, to boot. It freezes well, so be sure […]

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How do you unlock the potential of discovering food for kids?

The subject of home economics is certainly one that has inspired passion in many people as my post on the topic certainly brought a lot of voices forth. The good news is that there were none that disagreed with the importance of young people learning about food-from shopping, cooking and decreasing food waste to basic […]

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