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How Louis Pasteur Beat a Beet Problem and Changed Medicine Forever

6 Mar 2019

Pasteur, who was then a young professor of chemistry at the University of Lille, was saddled with a problem faced by many researchers today. He needed funding and sought help from private...

The "Happiness Diet"

27 Nov 2018

The 2012 book is called “The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body.” What is that wondrous prescription? It seems simple enough. If...

Fingerprick Blood Sugar Tests: How They Work and Why We Still Use Them

17 Jul 2018

We are living in the future. We have robotic personal assistants, watches that replace credit cards, phones that recognize our faces, and self driving cars are just around the corner. But for all...

Book Review: Living in the Chemical Age

31 May 2018

I once attended a presentation on the wonders of raw food and sous-vide cooking at a spa resort. What was fascinating was seeing the gradual reaction of my fellow attendees as the presenter piled...

God, Glycerine, Flavouring, and Kosher Coca-Cola

27 Mar 2018

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

The Food Babe has No Idea how Physiology Works

22 Feb 2018

Our good friend the Food Babe has published an interesting piece of pseudoscience writing entitled ‘Are Natural Flavors Really That Bad? (MUST WATCH)’. If you’re looking for the quick answer to...

Here's Why Sugar-Free Baked Goods Suck

26 Dec 2017

You might think sugar only sweetens your favourite cupcake recipe, but it actually plays a couple of other roles as well. You might not have heard of the Maillard reaction, but it’s responsible for...

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