I think it goes without saying that the most fascinating and sought-after effect that caffeine offers the majority of its consumers is an increase in physical and/or mental performance. It’s one of the world’s favourite pick-me-ups! Yes, many of us indulge in our daily coffee and tea rituals because of

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Less than a month away from the release of my new Cholesterol Lowering Cookbook For Two, the promotional and educational push continues on the connection between blood cholesterol levels, food and overall health continues. My content thus far has covered the following key topic areas: The prevalence & statistics around

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Nearly a decade ago a British-born but Toronto-based clinician scientist by the name of Dr  David Jenkins came up with a dietary pattern or “portfolio” which was proven to be incredibly effective at lowering LDL cholesterol levels. What is sometimes referred to as the Portfolio Diet, this style of eating

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After years of it being acknowledged that incorporating soy-based foods offered a cardiovascular benefit, and considering soy’s inclusion in Dr Jenkins’ 2011 portfolio diet study on cholesterol lowering, it came as some surprise that in October 2017, the FDA put in a proposal to revoke soy’s health claim. Here’s a

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Given their immense popularity among my clients and the general public, I’ve made it a habit of late to focus my writing attention on the world’s top selling dietary supplements. Having previously discussed melatonin, collagen and probiotics among other Amazon best-sellers, today I turn my attention to Coenzyme Q10, also

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At a time when some people are guilty of spotlighting fruit as something to be avoided, I’m so thrilled to be working once again with the California Prune Board to help identify why the regular inclusion of prunes may help protect you against osteoporosis. Osteoporosis has emerged as an increasingly

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People come to my office all the time because they are concerned about the nutritional adequacy of their diet. Although eating what some call a “ healthy, balanced diet” requires more than just getting enough vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. You do still need to make sure you get enough

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Is there something you can do to encourage your children and/or teenagers to eat healthier? This really is the million-dollar question for many parents, isn’t it? I personally hear queries like this from friends, family and clients alike ALL THE TIME. I’m sure you have too, or you may even

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The Game Changers is the latest in what appears to be a multi-year wave of pro-vegan documentaries airing on Netflix. And it’s working. Veganism is one of the fastest growing societal trends, and I don’t mind it one bit. Loyal readers of this blog will probably recall my guarded but

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