Whether you love the idea of genetically modified foods or not, they have grown to prominence for a reason. In today’s article, Lara will explore the number of factors that have made genetically modified foods so appealing to the food and biotechnology industries, and the benefits they confer to the

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Hello everyone, I am so thrilled to be introducing Lara, my first ever dietetic intern. Lara is a recent graduate from the Nutrition and Food Program at Ryerson University and is currently completing a portion of her independent internship with yours truly. Among a host of potential topics, Lara decided

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Dementia is becoming an increasingly prevalent reality in our aging population. I’ve seen first hand how it can affect those you care about, and it’s scary. The question I always like to ask, in the face of such concerns, is what role does nutrition play in prevention. Before we get

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“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” —Alan D. Wolfelt What a coincidence it is then that the annual holiday of love that we celebrate on February 14th each year, was actually originally a feast celebrating a Saint by the name of Valentine. In fact, there is nothing coincidental

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As a registered dietitian, choosing brands to align with is far from monkey business. In fact, my longtime followers will be keenly aware of the fact that I rarely highlight or promote products on my social media page or website at all. But hey, when the shoe fits, you gotta

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What do you have to eat to live forever? That’s obviously not a practical question to ask, but what we can ask is what do you have to eat to live as long as possible? On a very broad level, it is becoming increasingly understood that consuming a more plant-based

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I find that many people underestimate how valuable soy (and particularly tofu) is as a culinary tool to help increase plant-based protein intake. Don’t believe that tofu is truly versatile enough to replace animal protein in a dish? An extra firm brick of tofu contains a comparable amount of protein

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Canada’s new brand new food guide is fresh off the presses and it’s time for me to have my say. One of the biggest criticisms of Canada’s previous food guide was probably in relation to the amount of information it contained relative to the lack of practical, applicable guidance of

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In my private practice experience, I find that many clients have been led to believe that soy-based foods may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. As a result, they are wary about consuming these foods. Breast cancer is no joke. According to Canadian Cancer Society Statistics (Ontario): In 2017,

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Those of you who have been following me for a while will probably be aware of the fact that I’ve worked with the Humber College School Of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism ( HRT) on a variety of projects over the last two years. These projects have largely involved spreading awareness

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