Have you ever visited my website to read a blog post and wondered what it might be like to work with me? Perhaps been curious about the different types of food-related problems I help people solve? Well, today’s article is for you. Yes, I could just direct you to the

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Today’s article promises to be a fun one, and very likely the last one I’ll publish this year. In order to best understand consumer health trends, I frequently monitor Amazon Canada’s top selling supplements list. This is an imperfect but serviceable way to understand which types of supplements are being

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Ashwagandha, scientifically Withania somnifera, is a plant species that is perhaps best known for its use as a herbal remedy in Ayuverdic medicine. It is commonly sold in supplemental form, where it occupies 3 of the top 100 selling supplement spots on Amazon Canada. My regular readers will recall that

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I’ve been known to take a great scientific interest in the effects of caffeine consumption on human health. And why wouldn’t I? Something like 80% of the global population ingests caffeine on a daily basis, the overwhelming majority of which comes from coffee. Coffee is, in fact, the top source

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According to Statistics Canada data, approximately one million Canadians meet the diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder (ED). Eating Disorders are often diagnosed during teenage years as they represent a tumultuous life period for many young people. The Public Health Agency of Canada says: “Teens who develop eating disorders are

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Today’s article is inspired by the recently published results of a 15-year long study out of The Journal Of Investigative Dermatology which found that in men and women aged 45+ a diet higher in antioxidants reduced skin photo-aging by ~10% as compared to individuals in that demographic with diet’s low

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The Institute Of Medicine (IOM) suggests that male’s consume around 3.7 L of fluid daily and women consume 2.7 L of fluid daily. Fluid, of course, can be ingested in various forms including water (the most likely candidate) as well as tea, coffee, other beverages as well as modest contributions

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A significant number of adults in Canada consume too much sodium. How significant you ask? Recent data suggests its close to 75% of men and 50% of women who consume sodium beyond recommended levels. The problem is admittedly much more significant in men with more than 90% of males between

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Building on my recent series exploring common nutrient inadequacies among the general public, today my gaze turns to potassium & fibre. I’ve chosen to group them together because, as is often the case, it is a very similar core group of foods that are high in both of them. If

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