Controversy

Soy Good or Soy Bad?

Soy Good or Soy Bad?

Posted in Controversy

Thank you to our nutrition student (now RD), Shandelle Shroeder, for summarizing a difficult topic! Infertility? Thyroid disorder? Breast cancer? ...man-boobs?!  The media is plagued with mixed messages about soy.  This article will address those concerns and help sort out the myth from the...


5 Reasons Why I Won't Pitch You a Detox or Cleanse

5 Reasons Why I Won't Pitch You a Detox or Cleanse

Posted in Controversy

Type the words “detox” or “cleanse” into Google and a riddle of promises, claims, recipes, and programs pop up. Detoxes and cleanses present in all kinds of ways - shakes, smoothies, elixirs, herbs, supplements, enemas, electromagnet devices (don’t ask, I’m not even sure what this is),...


New Year, New You? Why You Don't Need Another Diet Resolution!

New Year, New You? Why You Don't Need Another Diet Resolution!

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Controversy

Another year, another sweet promise to lose weight and get healthy. “New year, new you!” - I hate this tag line, as though the ‘old you’ isn’t good enough, fit enough, successful enough or pretty enough. Don’t get me wrong, I agree that people can and should work towards positive change,...


Breakfast of Champions - Butter Coffee?

Breakfast of Champions - Butter Coffee?

Posted in Controversy

When the Producer of Saskatoon Global Morning News asked me to speak on the latest trend, butter coffee, I actually thought he was confused, that he must have meant something else. After a quick google search, I found a number of links describing this peculiar morning trend. My first question,...


Milk Does the Body Good... or Does It? Dairy Industry Confusion

Milk Does the Body Good... or Does It? Dairy Industry Confusion

Posted in Controversy

Rumour has it that our milk contains hormones and is dangerous for human consumption, at least this is what the Facebook feed said. Um, what? As a consumer it is important to me to understand our food systems so that I can make informed, healthful, and environmentally sound choices about the food...


Food Sick?  Food Safe!

Food Sick? Food Safe!

Posted in Controversy

Apparently on Monday I had a case of either Norwalk or a foodborne illness… either way, the health inspector narrowed it down to where I had eaten out on Saturday. Both can be spread from person to food, one food to another food, or from food to person. The inspector reminded me that 90%...


From Greece to Greasy... 2012 Summer Olympics

From Greece to Greasy... 2012 Summer Olympics

Posted in Controversy

  As the world’s most elite athletes push their physical abilities to the limits and set new records, spectators and tourists will be pushing their waistlines while filling up on burgers, fries and soda pop.  McDonalds has been a major Olympic sponsor since 1968 and this year they’ve built...


The Egg Debate... Again??

The Egg Debate... Again??

Posted in Controversy

The Research Institute in London, ON recently published a study showing that lifelong consumption of egg yolks is correlated to development of carotid artery plaques (the artery-clogging junk that increases risk for heart attack) and that eggs should be avoided by anyone at risk of...


Gluten Free Diet vs Gluten Free Dieting

Gluten Free Diet vs Gluten Free Dieting

Posted in Controversy

With celebrities promoting weight loss through a gluten free diet and books like 'Wheat Belly' spouting off weak theories about how wheat and gluten are the root cause of all obesity-related health issues, it's no wonder the general population is confused. Confused about what to eat, what to...