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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According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in any given year and by the age of 40, there is a 50% chance you will either have or have had a mental illness. Anxiety affects about 5% of Canadians with at

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As a registered dietitian and former employee of Diabetes Canada, the treatment, management and prevention of Diabetes will always be a topic near and dear to my heart. Given World Diabetes Day was not too long ago, it only makes sense to explore a nutritional topic in diabetes prevention and

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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 the second of my three part collaboration with the California Prune Board discussing the connection between prune intake and bone health, I want to put the emphasis today on the New Year. The holidays and New Year period are a time of celebration, but also of reflection and thinking

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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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Among macronutrients, protein has unique characteristics which often lead it to be viewed as metabolically advantageous for those trying to alter their body composition, gain lean mass, or lose weight while maintaining lean mass. These advantages are largely related to the extra energy required to break down protein, the connection

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People seem to love taking and talking about collagen supplements. I see them being touted all over social media, including by a number of my colleagues. After my last exploratory article on biotin , it’s only natural then that I look into what collagen is all about. In today’s article

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One of the things that I pride myself on as a nutrition blogger is keeping a drift of the latest trends when it comes to popular nutrition topics. With this in mind, I’ve noticed a trend that many of my female clients are coming in and reporting the use of

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How much sugar(s) is too much? It seems like these days everyone is an expert on sugars, but Health Canada’s new labeling regulations say that a total of up to 20% of your daily value from sugars ( including both natural and added) is consistent with a healthy eating pattern.

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