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Kristin Wiens, MSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian. She works as a clinician, research consultant and educator.
Jill Parnell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. She instructs courses and conducts research in the field of nutrition.
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Obesity can be a vicious cycle to break. Researchers found that obesity can inhibit the part of the brain the suppresses your appetite and encourages calorie burning, at least in rats. These researchers also found that they could correct the … Continue reading
The Canadian Obesity Network had its 3rd national conference May 1-4 in Vancouver. The conference covered a whole range of obesity related topics from policy, to clinical, to basic science. Obviously, we cannot cover all of the presentations but we … Continue reading
Currently nine artificial food colours are approved for use in the US, all of which are derived from petroleum (1). The Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives jointly assess the health risk … Continue reading
Bisphenol A continues to be a problem in Canada. A recent report found that 95% of Canadians between the ages of 3 and 79 years have BPA in their urine. Even more alarming is the fact that the youngest age … Continue reading
When it comes to weight loss everything is on the table as far as strategies go. Forks that beep when you eat, diet supplements, special plates, glasses that tint your lovely meal unappetizing colours… the list goes on. One of … Continue reading
Is there a healthier salt? No! Check out Leslie Beck’s article on table, sea or kosher salt for a great overview of the different types of salt and their relation to health. Ultimately, all salt has 0.4 g of sodium … Continue reading
Formula is no longer the only option for mothers who are unable to provide their infants with breastmilk. A program to collect and distribute breastmilk to those in need is gaining momentum in Calgary. Calgary Mothers’ Milk Bank has been … Continue reading
It’s all in the memory… Researchers suggest that thinking about what you ate for your last meal can help you reduce your food intake. Record keeping has long been promoted as a means of weight control and here we have … Continue reading
Nutrition is one of the key components to performing well in a marathon or any ultra-endurance event. To optimize athletic performance, there are an overwhelming number of nutrition factors that have an impact – these F.A.S.T. nutrition tips can help summarize … Continue reading
Completing a marathon requires strength, endurance, and stamina. To be fast requires optimal training, nutrition, and mental preparation. Nutrition is one of the key components to performing well in any sporting event; however, the longer the event gets, the more important … Continue reading