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Let The Sunshine In on COVID-19

7 May 2020

Mention Vitamin D and thoughts usually turn to bone strength. That is understandable since the relationship between this vitamin and the incorporation of calcium and phosphorus into bone is well...

Fishing for Evidence on Omega-3s and Dry Eyes

12 Feb 2020

Are omega-3s the new vitamin C? In the past few years, these fats, primarily found in fish and flaxseeds, have acquired a reputation as veritable superheroes. Have arthritis? Try omega-3s! Don’t...

Do You Know What’s Inside Your Herbal Medicine?

5 Dec 2019

Can we find 15,000 taxonomists willing to work around the clock? I write this because there are a lot of species out there that need to be properly identified, but apparently a taxonomist (a person...

It Hasn't Been a Good Year for Vitamin D

15 Nov 2019

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Doctors and Seductive Videos

8 Jan 2019

Invariably the answer is no. In general, there may be a few seeds of truth in the video that are washed away by a tsunami of hype. There are promises of miracles, but of course, you can’t expect...

Ward off cardiovascular disease with vitamin and mineral supplements? Not Likely!

29 May 2018

Numerous studies have addressed the possible effects of such supplements and now Dr. David Jenkins and his team at the University of Toronto have done a spectacular job in scouring the literature...

Carey Price and the “personal trainer”

24 Jan 2018

It pains me to write this because I’m a Carey Price fan. He has delighted us with spectacular saves on too many occasions to count. But now he seems to be teetering on the brim of the pit of...

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