The diet shell game

Stick to the evidence when reporting on – and endorsing – food studies. We need real solutions to obesity and Type 2 diabetes, not sales jobs

The diet shell game
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Stick to the evidence when reporting on – and endorsing – food studies. We need real solutions to obesity and Type 2 diabetes, not book sales

A meatless Canada? No, but we’re becoming more discerning

A recent poll by Dalhousie University suggests that our food choices are becoming more varied

A meatless Canada? No, but we’re becoming more discerning
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A recent poll by Dalhousie University suggests that our food choices are becoming more varied

The diet you’re on is likely a pretty good one

As long as you don't eat carbohydrates, fats and protein to extreme levels, you should be just fine

The diet you’re on is likely a pretty good one
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As long as you don’t eat carbohydrates, fats and protein to extreme levels, you should be just fine

Food is medicine where malnutrition and frailty are concerned

Malnutrition common problem for patients entering health care facilities in Canada – costing the system $2 billion annually

Food is medicine where malnutrition and frailty are concerned
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Malnutrition common problem for patients entering health care facilities in Canada – costing the system $2 billion annually

Give us our daily (gluten free?) bread

I’ve tried giving up wheat to lose a few pounds but I miss it too much when it disappears from my diet

Give us our daily (gluten free?) bread
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I’ve tried giving up wheat to lose a few pounds but I miss it too much when it disappears from my diet

Study: more fats, less carbohydrates, equal a balanced diet

Nutritionists have been telling us for years to load up on the low-fat products. Turns out that may have been a bad idea

Study: more fats, less carbohydrates, equal a balanced diet
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Nutritionists have been telling us for years to load up on the low-fat products. Turns out that may have been a bad idea

Taking a bite out of the dangerous notion that food is medicine

Pseudoscience and quackery love the food-is-medicine philosophy because it helps them sell their nutritional supplements, diet books and therapy sessions

Taking a bite out of the dangerous notion that food is medicine
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Pseudoscience and quackery love the food-is-medicine philosophy because it helps them sell their nutritional supplements, diet books and therapy sessions

Three nutrition trends to stay away from

Skip the cleanses, alkaline diets and IV vitamin therapy; there's no evidence they work and plenty of evidence they can be harmful

Three nutrition trends to stay away from
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MACKAY: Skip the cleanses, alkaline diets and IV vitamin therapy; there’s no evidence they work and plenty of evidence they can be harmful

Food banks plant roots for the long term

Canada's food banks are embracing gardens and greenhouses, cooking classes and more to help clients achieve greater food security

Food banks plant roots for the long term
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CHARLEBOIS: Canada’s food banks are embracing gardens and greenhouses, cooking classes and more to help clients achieve greater food security

5 easy ways for women to burn off fat

Burn off those extra pounds just in time to hit the beach this summer season

5 easy ways for women to burn off fat
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MATTHEWS: Burn off those extra pounds just in time to hit the beach this summer season