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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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Formerly associated with greased up bodybuilders and sunbathing beauties, coconut oil and its related products like coconut water are now making a splash in the nutrition world. Aside from skin and hair care, the internet abounds with the so-called benefits of … 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
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede – a time for celebration and fun… and often overindulgence. While the Stampede food motto happens to be “calories don’t count during Stampede”, we disagree! While your goal may not … Continue reading
Drinks have been taking a hit on all fronts lately. Chocolate milk and juice have been compared to pop, sugar-sweetened beverages blamed for obesity and diabetes among other chronic diseases, and even low-calorie, sugar-free beverages have been under attack. While … Continue reading
In our first Exposing “Healthy” Foods we revealed the less marketed highlights of commercial smoothies, cauliflower-enhanced Kraft Dinner ®, veggie chips, Nutella ® and sugar-coated granola cereals. In addition to the bagels, granola bars, commercial muffins and innumerable others out … Continue reading
We all know that chronic stress is bad for health. Whether you are a “stress eater” or simply at the mercy of the physiological processes that accompany stress – namely increased cortisol secretion and insulin levels – both of which … Continue reading
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
It’s that time of year – your weight has likely increased a few pounds over the holidays and you are feeling sluggish and bloated from all of those sugary and fat-laden treats. How do you get your healthy eating plan … Continue reading
“ Centenarian Sets Marathon Record” reports the Globe and Mail when 100 year old Fauja Singh completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. For many of us the idea of completing a marathon at any point in our life is daunting, … Continue reading
This is part four in a four-part series based on the TEDTalk “Battling Bad Science”. Part 4: Apply Research-to-Bedside Appropriately. You are interested to read the headline “Red wine reduces risk of heart disease”. Not taking the headline at face value, … Continue reading