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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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About a year ago we posted on the potential of probiotics to facilitate weight-maintenance or weight-loss. In that post, we promised that we would tackle the role of probiotics in other aspects of health at a later date. We have … Continue reading
We have to say, 2012 really kept us on our toes! Bad science, even worse media responses and fad diets pills abounded this year. Our governments were front and centre – stepping into the realm of personal food choice and … Continue reading
Probably the most controversial study news release this week… low vitamin D levels linked with longevity? In families with two or more siblings over the age of 90, the offspring of such long-living families (n = 1038) had lower vitamin D levels … Continue reading
“It’s easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.” Margaret Mead Apparently it’s easier to do taxes too! In a survey of 1,057 American adults, 52% report that doing their own income tax is easier than knowing … Continue reading
Weight maintenance is a worthwhile strategy too! Highlighting the beneficial impact of simply STOPPING weight gain, cost savings are estimated at 550 billion dollars over the next two decades if obesity rates remain stable. Time to get back in touch with … Continue reading
The disturbing trend of brides using nasogastric, hypocaloric feeding to lose weight was all over the news this week. Even more disturbing is that this practice is endorsed and provided by a doctor! Experts weigh in – not a good idea. … Continue reading