Flavour of the Week / Stop the Presses

Notes from the Society of Behavioral Medicine

We all KNOW that getting the fries in addition to the bacon cheeseburger is not the healthiest choice, but we DO it anyway. When it comes to our ability to lose weight and maintain that weight loss, knowledge is only a part of the puzzle. Whether you have personal experience weight struggles or work in the weight maintenance arena of health care, we all know that the story is a whole lot more complex than know = do. Continue reading

Coca-Cola and the Obesity Solution?
Flavour of the Week / Stop the Presses

Coca-Cola and the Obesity Solution?

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 sign of positive things to come in the collaborative fight against obesity or just really … Continue reading

Barley is In, Whole Grains are Out?
Practical Practice / Stop the Presses

Barley is In, Whole Grains are Out?

“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 its role in lowering cholesterol, though the link between whole grain consumption and heart disease … Continue reading

Calcium Supplements and CVD: What is the Evidence?
Stop the Presses

Calcium Supplements and CVD: What is the Evidence?

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, Faculty of Medicine at University of Calgary. A recent CBC news article, about calcium supplements … Continue reading