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Cancer, Genes and Nutrition
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Cancer, Genes and Nutrition

This is the third in a series of blog posts that report on sessions that I attended at the Food & Nutrition Conference (FNCE) in Houston, Texas. This session was called: Nutrition and Cancer: From Genotype to Phenotype This talk was presented by: Steven Clinton, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, College of Medicine and...

Not All Research is Equal
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Not All Research is Equal

As I wrote about in a previous blog, I attended the Food and Nutrition Conference in Houston recently. I am writing a blog post about each of the sessions that I attended so that you can benefit from this new information as well. This bog post is written about a session called: Deconstructing Studies: How to...

Should I Detox?
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Should I Detox?

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Houston, Texas hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is my report on a session that I attended called Nutritional Approached to Detoxification: Separating Fact from Fiction The Presenters were: Gerard Mullin, MD Associate Professor...

Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley
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Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley

Ingredients: 3-4 Carrots 3-4 Parsnips 1 Sweet potato 2 Sweet onions 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp Rosemary 1/4 tsp Thyme You can use any combination of fall vegetables. Others that work well with this recipe include leeks, squash and beets. Method: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel...

Latest Antioxidant News
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Latest Antioxidant News

I recently attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Houston, Texas. This is a 4 day conference and expo hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is the worlds largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. During the event I attended several educational sessions and I am happy to report...

“Do You Believe in Magic” Book Review
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“Do You Believe in Magic” Book Review

This is the first book I picked off of my big stack of books in my fall reading goal, it’s a great start to my fall reading campaign. Title: Do You Belive in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine. Author: Dr. Paul A. Offit I had a few surprises with this book. Firstly,...

Should I Avoid Wheat?
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Should I Avoid Wheat?

I love listening to talk radio, and my ears perked up recently when I heard the CBC radio show ‘q’ hosted by Jian Ghomeshi when the topic was: The Great Wheat Debate: Are Wheat Free Diets Beneficial or Just Another Fad Diet? I have summarized the debate for my readers and added my ‘two cents’ at...

The Easter Bunny Should Bring Dark Chocolate
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The Easter Bunny Should Bring Dark Chocolate

Easter is upon us and the Easter baskets will soon be set out for the Easter bunny to delivery his annual bootie. This year, ask your bunny to bring dark chocolate instead of milk. Why? Because chocolate contains twice the polyphenol content of a glass of red wine and about as much as a cup...

Curry Chickpea and Avocado Spread
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Curry Chickpea and Avocado Spread

This recipe is one of my favourites and I prepared it on a recent appearance on Rogers Daytime Peel. Curry Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich 1 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (see tip below) 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained or 2 cups cooked) 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1/4 cup...

Jean’s Tomato Sauce
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Jean’s Tomato Sauce

While I have been know to buy a couple of bushels of tomatoes at the end of summer and get busy with a full-day project of making and bottling my own tomato sauce, I didn’t do it last year and my homemade sauce has run out. I then turned to using bottled tomato sauce from the...