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Practice antibiotic abstinence in your food choices. Currently, many Canadian companies use antibiotics in their livestock (often unnecessarily). The widespread use of antibiotics encourages the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which could have long term health consequences. Check out the Globe and Mail report “Do you know what antibiotics you’re eating?” for an update on … Continue reading

Cleansing – Not as Clean as You Thought!
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Cleansing – Not as Clean as You Thought!

Cleansing and detoxifying are becoming increasingly popular to the point where Dietitians of Canada has found it necessary to publish the report, Is “Cleansing” Healthy? in an attempt to review the evidence in support (or not) of cleansing and detoxifying. People “cleanse” to improve health, recover (or “re-set”) from unhealthy eating and drinking, and/or promote weight loss. Hmmm…..already sounds too good to be true! Continue reading

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“That chicken wing you’re eating could be as deadly as a cigarette.” Wow. First it was eggs, now meat and cheese are being likened to smoking in terms of their impact on cancer risk. A recent observational study found that “high protein” diets – meaning 20% or more calories from protein – increased the risk of cancer death before the age of 65. Continue reading

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Can childhood obesity be treated by “rewiring the brain”? Research is looking at using behaviour modification to train the brain to ignore cues and triggers that encourage eating in children. The research is preliminary as the study was only a small pilot but is promising in that it provides another avenue of prevention/treatment for obesity. Continue reading