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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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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
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
As Jack Handey of “Deep Thoughts” fame on SNL once said, “Broken promises don’t upset me. I just think, why did they believe me?” Looks like he is at it again! Introducing the newest “revolutionary fat buster” supplement guaranteed to … Continue reading
Last week the New England Journal of Medicine put out a special article on “Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity” (1). It received quite a bit of media coverage, including CBC News, so we thought we should take a look … Continue reading
Not all dairy products are created equal when in comes to impact on bone density. Milk and yogurt were both associated with better bone mineral density based on data from the Framingham Offspring study, but high-fat dairy products like ice … Continue reading
We are already a week into 2013 – how many New Year’s resolutions have already been tossed? Making a resolution to ring in a new year is often poo-pooed as a waste of time with nothing but inevitable failure, particularly … Continue reading
In the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a meta-analysis of 97 studies (!) shows that obesity significantly increases risk of all-cause mortality, particularly grade 2 and 3 obesity (BMI > 35), which carry a 29% … Continue reading
Admittedly, we were kind of waiting this one out. Waiting for the fervor to die down and another botanical weight loss agent endorsed, leaving green coffee bean extract – much like raspberry ketones – as just another quick-lived, limited-evidence fad … Continue reading
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