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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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As Jack Handey of “Deep Thoughts” fame on SNL once said, “Broken promises don’t upset me. I just think, why did they believe me?” Looks like he is at it again! Introducing the newest “revolutionary fat buster” supplement guaranteed to … Continue reading
Erin Go Bragh! Saint Patrick, who lived during the 5th century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. For over 1,000 years people in Ireland have been observing the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick on March … Continue reading
It’s one of the few inner-monologue battles over the holidays – do I go with apple pie or pumpkin pie for dessert? Maybe you try to alternate years, perhaps you paper-rock-scissors to decide, or maybe you just have a slice … Continue reading
Admittedly, we were kind of waiting this one out. Waiting for the fervor to die down and another botanical weight loss agent endorsed, leaving green coffee bean extract – much like raspberry ketones – as just another quick-lived, limited-evidence fad … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again – temptation in every cupboard! Last Halloween in Unmasking Candy we debunked the notion that ANY added sugar in your diet is tantamount to health disaster – looks like 10% or less of daily calories … Continue reading
When it comes to salad fixin’s and nutritional quality, it is widely known that spinach is the king of greens… and iceberg lettuce is, well, kind of the court jester. Although Popeye remains tops, we live in a world with … Continue reading
We are firm believers in eating lunch away from your desk – mindful eating is key to portion control, and checking email or playing solitaire while you eat your sandwich can wreak havoc with satiety cues. That being said, we … Continue reading
Ice cream is ubiquitous with summer. And most of us, no matter how many years have passed, still have a Pavlovian response whenever we hear the ice-cream truck classic, ”The Entertainer”, playing. But with an influx of gourmet gelatos, sorbets and frozen … Continue reading
Macadamia nut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, peanut butter…all these nut butters are enough to make anyone nuts! No Baloney decided to face off the childhood staple peanut butter and the increasingly popular almond butter to see which comes out on … Continue reading