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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Is organic produce worth it? Is it healthier? These are questions that my clients bring to me time and time again. Despite a growing public interest in organic food, I find that many people I encounter still do not have a good grasp of what it really means for a

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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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I wish it was under better circumstances and with more jubilation that I could make this announcement, but I can’t deny my own personal pride in being able to say I am officially a three times published author. My Cholesterol Lowering Cook Book For Two is officially on sale and

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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. Loyal readers of this blog will probably recall my guarded but generally positive 2017

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I’m once again thrilled to be partnering with the  California Strawberry Commission  and sharing some important information about strawberries from the state that grows more than anywhere else in the world – California. Fortunately for all parties involved, fresh strawberry season in California is robust and stretches from February until

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