Tag Archives: Osteoporosis

Your Facebook questions answered: The truth about calcium & osteoporosis

“I would love your opinion on this article – “The truth about calcium & osteoporosis”, asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Stacey McLean. Stacey, after reading this article, I have to say that I feel it’s mix of science and science fiction. Or maybe I should say it’s an article full of half truths. Before going […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Consequences of eliminating dairy

“I recently went on a diet that excluded dairy. Are there not many cultures that don’t use milk? What are the consequences of a middle-aged female going dairy-free for a month, a year, or longer?” , asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Dorothy Dobson. Dorothy, there are many reasons that people decide to cut dairy out […]

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Does a tomato a day keep the doctor away?

There’s a growing list of health benefits associated with the “golden apple” During the summer, there’s nothing more tantalizing than a home grown sliced tomato, topped with fresh basil and drizzled with a fruity extra virgin olive oil. In nutrition circles, tomatoes are often thought of only in terms of the perks provided by lycopene, […]

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Tim Hortons’ sodium minefield and Health Canada inaction

When it comes to the villains of the fast food world, McDonalds is often put forth as a chief example.  In the meantime, Canada’s favourite coffee chain, Tim Hortons,  lurks quietly behind the scenes without getting much negative attention. But if you’re a Timmie’s fan, do you have any idea of the minefield of sodium […]

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The superstar vitamin you should be getting more of

Vitamin E is set to make a big comeback as a powerful protector of your health. But if you’re someone who takes or has taken supplements containing vitamin E, you likely won’t recognize it as it’s not the same old face you may be used to. Tocotrienols, as they’re known, are part of the vitamin […]

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