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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 advice sounds counterproductive, but I have always told meal-skipping clients “add a meal, lose a pound” and it usually works… but is there more to the story? There is a multitude of evidence, anecdotal and research-based, that suggests skipping … Continue reading
“Healthy” food products – yogurt, cereal bars and ready-made-meals - marketed to children are actually higher in sugar, fat and salt than compared with similar products marketed to the general public. … Marion Nestle’s take on new artificial sweetener research. Still … 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
Eat for your brain! Results from a large trial in Europe showed that people who closely followed a Mediterranean diet rich in omega-3s and low in saturated fat had reduced risk of memory and cognitive issues with aging. … Why … 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
The secrets to guilt-free eating in an otherwise healthy diet, courtesy of 10 dietitians who share their favourite indulgences and tips for balancing the occasional treats. … Promising news on the GMO-front: two Democrat senators have introduced a bill that … Continue reading
Happy Earth Day! This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, which is now celebrated in 192 countries worldwide. In honour of Earth Day 2013, here are some tips on reducing your eco footprint with the choices you make … 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