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Pulses…What are they? And how to cook & bake with them
10 years ago

Pulses…What are they? And how to cook & bake with them

I just completed my column for Bakers Journal, a food industry trade magazine. I write the Final Proof about six times per year. The topic of the May 2011 issue …
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February is Heart Month
10 years ago

February is Heart Month

Heart Month was inspired by a fundraising initiative called “Heart Sunday.” The concept was adopted in British Columbia in the mid-1950s; in Ontario in 1958, and has since expanded across …
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Functional Foods
10 years ago

Functional Foods

It all started in 1997, when I wrote an article titled ‘Lowly Limes’ detailing how deficiencies of certain nutrients cause diseases i.e. vitamin C and scurvy. Scurvy was at one …
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Antioxidants…What and Why?
10 years ago

Antioxidants…What and Why?

Free Radicals

  • When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage.
  • Excess oxidative damage is a contributor to health problems such as …
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Workplace Wellness Programs
11 years ago

Workplace Wellness Programs

What is Workplace Wellness?

Workplace wellness programs include one or more common components such as a health risk assessment, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking cessation, and stress management. Each organization …
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Nutrigenomics and the consumer
11 years ago

Nutrigenomics and the consumer

Have you ever wondered why your husband, wife or friend can drink a cup of caffeinated coffee one hour before going to bed and have no trouble falling asleep? And …
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