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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 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
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
Big news out of Alberta this week! In a meta-analysis, researchers at the University of Calgary found a strong link between low vitamin D levels and risk of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. … Speaking of vitamin D… In a new … 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
More evidence that “good” fat is more effective than low-fat at reducing risk of CVD! In the PREDIMED study, participants were randomized to either 1) Low fat diet, 2) Mediterranean diet with focus on olive oil or 3) Mediterranean diet … Continue reading
A new treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Researchers have found that gene therapy can be used to treat type 1 diabetes, at least in dogs. There is still a long way to go before using this technique to treat humans but it is … Continue reading
More evidence against eating for two! Modest caloric restriction and exercise are effective and safe for obese women during pregnancy, helping to reduce excessive weight gain and risk of preterm births, gestational diabetes and hypertension. … And if risk of … Continue reading
“Like mother, like child” a classic quote from an article looking at the relationship between mothers’ eating behaviours and the eating behaviours of their children. No surprise the two are related! Mothers who overeat and are controlling regarding feeding produce … Continue reading