Tag Archives: Vitamin D

Do you know about the vitamin D-sunlight and gut connection?

It’s not uncommon for many people to say that they suffer assorted symptoms, such as lethargy and depression, as the days get shorter but new research shows that the lack of sunlight affects so much more. There appears to be a connection between skin exposure to UVB light and the microbiome – that mix of […]

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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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Health Canada’s campaign of misinformation

Time after time, Health Canada, the federal agency whose mission it  is to promote good health and provide leadership on issues, is once again showing their ineptitude.   Yes, they do strike expert committees when various nutrition concerns arise. But when it comes to acting on the recommendations, such as sodium and trans fat, they ignore […]

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Salmon & Corn Chowder

When you’re looking for a quick meal, here’s an easy-to-make one in a bowl that can be made from items you likely have on hand in your pantry and freezer. While this recipe makes 2 generous servings, it’s easy to double it for a family. Canned salmon not only provides omega-3 fats and vitamin D […]

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A vitamin D-cancer link

Vitamin D has been linked to a defence against a growing list of illnesses including various types of cancer. But many people have been quick to point out that the association has been just that – a connection and that may be it. For example, those individuals with low levels of vitamin D in their […]

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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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Food for thought – the latest on maintaining your smarts

Food for thought has become a hotbed of research as our population ages. Statistics show that the proportion of  seniors are climbing and with these increasing  figures comes  a greater concern about  maintaining cognitive function. If you are seeking solutions to  stave off  a decline in brain power for yourself or a loved one, be […]

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Want to see these changes to nutrition labelling? Make your voice heard (Part 2)

In yesterday’s post, I highlighted Health Canada’s proposed changes to the nutrition labelling regulations involving sugar. But there is so much more great news to share about the proposals. Check out all the info below for  a taste. Here are a few highlights: •    Serving sizes will be standardized   You will no longer need […]

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