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Obesity

Raspberry Ketones – You Decide
2 years ago

Raspberry Ketones – You Decide

For years, wild claims used by supplement marketers promising miracle results have plagued the weight loss industry, yet in both Canada and the USA the rates of obesity in adults continue to rise. You have heard it from the Dr. Oz show – the latest ‘fat burner in a bottle’ and quick fix craze guaranteed [...]

Sugar Shock
2 years ago

Sugar Shock

Did you know Dr. Phil’s wife doesn’t eat sugar…Beets and carrots have too much sugar…Jamie Oliver suggests flavoured milk is the one of the key causes of childhood obesity…Sugar is toxic… Yikes! When did the population become so confused about a naturally occurring ingredient that we have been consuming for hundreds of years? Certainly, if you’re a [...]

Type 2 Diabetes – relationship to Diet and Exercise

More than 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance). Out of the 2.7 million Canadians with diagnosed diabetes, 90 per cent (2.4 million) are type 2. Type 1 vs. Type 2 Type 2 is distinguished from type 1 by the fact that the pancreas of a person with type 1 diabetes [...]

Glycemic Index

It was 2004 and the ‘No Carb Craze’ still had momentum (more in the US than in Canada), when I was invited to a conference about Glycemic Index (GI) with experts from around the world. We were discussing topics such as the recognized scientific method to determine the GI of foods and how the Canadian [...]

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