Controversy

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 / PCOS

Another year, another sweet promise to lose weight and "get healthy"- or at least that's the pressure many of us feel this time of year. But is it truly serving you well? Don’t get me wrong, people should work towards positive change in their life if that's what they feel they need. Maybe...


8 Steps to Safer Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Pandemic

8 Steps to Safer Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Controversy

I think almost everyone is a little paranoid these days when it comes time to purchasing groceries for your home, and rightfully so. But there is also a fair amount of alarmist misinformation creating unnecessary anxiety. In this article, I’m going to review just what we know about SARS-CoV-2...


Is Non-Stick Cooking Spray Harmful to your Health?

Is Non-Stick Cooking Spray Harmful to your Health?

Posted in Controversy

I know I'm not the only one who’s heard claims that non-stick cooking spray is dangerous to your health and full of “chemicals”.  I too have had my doubts about it, albeit largely due to fear mongering rumors. But is it really as bad as some people claim? I want to start by saying that the...


5 Reasons to Reconsider that Next Diet

5 Reasons to Reconsider that Next Diet

Posted in Controversy

Written by Willow Padbury, RD, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Maybe you’ve heard that “diets don’t work”. Maybe you even have personal experience to back it up where despite short-term “success” dieting didn’t actually help to keep weight off long-term. Yet, you can’t help but think...


Eating to Support Environmental Sustainability - Global News Morning

Eating to Support Environmental Sustainability - Global News Morning

Posted in Controversy / Media

We have a growing global population and an environmental crisis. While the issue is complex our food and eating habits certainly play a role in environmental sustainability. Me and my kitchen compost bucket (it looks huge on television!), joined Jackie on Saskatoon Global News Morning to share...


Turmeric - How Much do You Really Need for Health Benefits?

Turmeric - How Much do You Really Need for Health Benefits?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Food Reviews / Controversy / Media

This morning on Saskatoon Global News Morning, I spoke about turmeric and the challenges faced when trying to reap the benefits from its active ingredient, curcumin. Here's a summary: What is turmeric? Turmeric is a spice derived from the root of the turmeric plant and it’s a member of the...


So Many Reasons to Love Potato Salad

So Many Reasons to Love Potato Salad

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Sides / Gluten Free / Salads / Controversy

I had to laugh the other day because I saw an ad for a local fundraiser titled, "Low Carb BBQ". Um yeah, I thought to myself, "I'll bring the buns and the potato salad!", which brought me to this special blog. Barbeque season or not, potato salad is a favourite in my household. My husband...


Food Sick?  Food Safe!

Food Sick? Food Safe!

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Controversy

October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan, and the theme for week 3 is food safety. While I believe Canada to have one of the best systems worldwide protecting our plants, animals and food, it's also up to each and every household to follow safe food practices in the home. In Canada, 90%...


Stars Swear by it, But is Apple Cider Vinegar Really Good for your Health?

Stars Swear by it, But is Apple Cider Vinegar Really Good for your Health?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Food Reviews / Controversy / Media

This past winter, Brooke had the pleasure of working with journalist, Vanessa Milne and Chatelaine magazine, to uncover some of the hype and research around apple cider vinegar. Find the article...


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),...


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...


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...


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...