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Battle of the Milks: Are plant-based milks appropriate for children?

16 Nov 2017

A recent CBC article reports on a new joint statement from the Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society that says plant based milks are “inappropriate alternatives to cow milk in...

Skinny Magic is a Fat Scam

9 Nov 2017

Skinny Magic, Skinny Magic Zero Appetite and Skinny Magic Cleanse are herbal weight loss remedies created and sold by The Herb Shop, a subsidiary of Jade Enterprises based out of Florida. Jade...

Tilapia and the “Poop Connection”

13 Jul 2017

Fishermen tend to embellish the size of their catch, hence the expression “fish tale” for exaggerated stories like the ones making the rounds about tilapia, a fish that is increasingly showing up...

What is Cellulite?

31 May 2017

The majority of people have cellulite to some degree. However, women are more susceptible to cellulite than men due to the presence of female sex hormones: estrogen and progesterone. In addition,...

Modern Birth Control Rarely Makes You Gain Weight

10 May 2017

The idea that birth control pills make the user gain weight has been floating around since the first appearance of contraceptive pills on the market in the 1950’s, but hasn’t been true for quite...

“Mild Cold Training” & Weight Loss

10 May 2017

Researchers from the University of Maastricht have proposed a new solution for the obesity epidemic. Instead of changing lifestyle habits or restricting calories, Dutch researchers suggest “mild...

Stoned on Food

20 Mar 2017

The effort to eliminate trans fats from our diet may have more benefits than expected. There is near unanimous agreement that trans fats increase the risk of heart disease but eliminating them may...

Wheat Belly Gives Me a Bellyache

20 Mar 2017

Do you want to get rid of your “man breasts” or your “bagel butt?” How about diabetes or high cholesterol? Osteoporosis? Cataracts? Wrinkles? Neuropathies? Rashes? Psoriasis? Vitiligo? Hair loss?...

Lipozene and Weight Loss

20 Mar 2017

The "active" ingredient in Lipozene is glucomannan, a form of dietary fiber that is extracted from the root of the konjac plant. Fiber, by definition, is any type of food component that cannot be...

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