July 24, 2017

Health Matters

Gluten-Free: What’s the Problem?

Updated February 2014— Original article September 2013 The author gratefully acknowledges the important contribution made by Sandhya and Swapna Mylabathula to this article. Walking along the aisles of a grocery store, you’re likely to spot more … [Read more...]

New research at DC conference 2013

More than 600 dietitians participated at the National Annual Conference hosted by Dietitians of Canada in Victoria, BC last week. This annual gathering provides members an opportunity to learn more about the latest research developments on food, … [Read more...]

Minerals in bottled waters—nutrition implication?

Consumption of bottled water is on the rise. Statistics vary from one country to the other depending on access to safe tap water and cultural practices. But generally in Canada, 1 out of 3 households choose bottled water (2007) 75% of the time … [Read more...]

Not all saturated fats linked to heart disease

"When looking at health outcomes, the focus should be on whole foods rather than single nutrients."  We're hearing this a lot more over the past years. This principle may also apply to saturated fats (SFA) according to a research article published … [Read more...]

Antioxidants and aging theory challenged by new research

According to an article written by Moyer M,W in Scientific American (Feb 2013) the theory that free radicals cause cellular damage which leads to aging may be in doubt. Epidemiological Studies have shown that populations eating lots of fruits and … [Read more...]

Consumer Reports: 9,000 subscribers rate 13 diet plans and tools

Self-tracking of diet and physical activity was identified as a critical The feature article “Lose weight your way” in the February 2013 edition of Consumer Reports identifies the following as critical success factors for weight … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular Health: The Cholesterol Connection

While cholesterol, a naturally occurring lipid, is often negatively perceived, it plays an important role in maintaining normal bodily processes and overall good health. One of its roles is in preserving the integrity of cell membranes, keeping … [Read more...]

Supermarket HOP—2013

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Cardiovascular Health—The Cholesterol Connection

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Over 40% of Canadians have unhealthy levels of LDL cholesterol, according to Statistics Canada. It’s not rocket science. “A healthy heart lives in a healthy body....a healthy body harbours a healthy heart”. To learn more about managing blood … [Read more...]