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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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Category Archives: Stop the Presses
We try not to wade into the political fray too much at No Baloney and keep it to the facts, but with the passing of the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act” now seems as good a time as any to take … Continue reading
You’ve probably seen or heard about the new Coca-Cola “Coming Together” TV commercial released last week – some have applauded Coca-Cola’s “foresight” in responding to the ever-changing marketplace, some were skeptical and others were downright vitriolic! Is Coca-Cola’s move a … Continue reading
“Egg yolks almost as dangerous as smoking!“ We can see it now – legal age limits for eating eggs, children being grounded for dipping their toast soldiers in their friends’ egg yolks behind the shed in the back lane, restaurants … Continue reading
“Health Canada has concluded that scientific evidence exists in support of the therapeutic claim linking barley grain products to a reduction of blood cholesterol.” Two nutrition-related health claims have recently been evaluated by Health Canada – barley was approved for … Continue reading
Note: We are so excited to have the following guest post from colleague and mentor Tanis Fenton, PhD, RD! Dr. Fenton is the Nutrition Research Lead for Alberta Health Services and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, … Continue reading
The Conference Board of Canada, in association with the Centre for Food in Canada, released their report on “Improving Health Outcomes: The Role of Food in Addressing Chronic Diseases” this week, and the results show there are definitely areas for … Continue reading
Trying to lose weight but cannot resist that evening dessert? A new study released in Steroids (1) suggests that having your sweet treat with breakfast may help you lose weight. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
Struggling to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions? A new study released in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (1) may have an answer for you: stepping in place during TV commercials. For many, this may bring up … Continue reading
Many people are interested in dietary supplements and their potential to enhance physical performance or promote health. Recently, antioxidant supplements have become popular among athletes and non-athletes alike. In a 2011 article published in the Journal of Sports Sciences, Powell et … Continue reading
The Lighten Up trial (1) compared weight loss in participants randomized to a variety of commercial weight-loss programs or one-on-one counselling services to a control group (free vouchers to a fitness club). Despite the many study limitations and the fact that … Continue reading