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You Are When You Eat

17 Nov 2023

Our bodies have a built-in clock known as the “suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN).” The SCN is a structure within the hypothalamus that contains a collection of neurons that synchronize our internal...

The False Reassurance of Dietary Supplement Regulation

6 Oct 2023

If you are Canadian, you may have seen the letters “NPN” followed by a series of numbers on the packaging of a health product you picked up at the pharmacy, things like vitamin supplements,...

Scam or Not?

9 Sep 2023

Is this product a scam? I often get emails that start off with that query. The reference is usually to some dietary supplement the questioner encountered on the Internet that promises to...

Sour Grapes

10 Aug 2023

Fruits and vegetables are deemed to be “healthy". A vast number of studies have indeed demonstrated lower rates of diabetes, heart disease and cancer in populations consuming more fruits and...

A Tale of Two Twins Meets a Tale of Two Cities

20 Jul 2023

Let’s start with the twins. Aimee and Nancy are identical twins who agreed to take part in an experiment organized by Panorama, an excellent British television documentary that often deals with...

Is Tightening the Belt Around the Corner for People Struggling with Weight? Here Come Orfoglipron and Retatrutide!

29 Jun 2023

They sound like names of creatures that Harry Potter could have encountered in the Forbidden Forest. But no, these are the names of two new drugs that may force the current golden boy of the weight...

Berberine. Don’t swallow the hype. Or the pill.

22 Jun 2023

Are you kidding me? “Nature’s Ozempic"? Really? That message is spreading like wildfire on TikTok about berberine, a compound found in plants such as barberry, golden seal and meadow rue that have...

This Report Card is For Your Diet

9 Jun 2023

On my last day travelling in the Netherlands, I stepped into a corner store to pick up a smoothie, when I stopped to examine the 5-colour scale on the front of the package.


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