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Book Review: Slow Death by Rubber Duck, by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, Vintage Canada, 2010

Slow Death by Rubber Duck Book Cover

Admittedly, I am slow to the show with this book review. I’ve had this book on my bedside reading table for several years. Yes, years! It didn’t get shuffled to the top of the stack until I learned that the authors published their latest book, Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and …

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Super Green Parsley Pesto


Herbs are more than just a garnish. A garnish is added to a meal for its flavour or visual appeal. I often think of parsley as just a decoration to a meat or cheese tray. Well, herbs are definitely more than decoration! Many herbs have been shown to have important anti-cancer and other medicinal properties. …

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What is that Wax on my Produce?

White Wax Build-up on Plum

When researching What is the Best Way to Clean Produce? (click here to read), I found a website selling a fruit cleaning spray. The spokesperson said,  “at least 85% of most commercially grown produce is waxed. There is a plethora of things that are trapped under the surface from dirt to contaminants, microbes, things that you pretty much wouldn’t want to ingest” …

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Blueberries for Cancer Prevention

Blueberries, Anthocyanidins and the Cancer Cell

Blueberries are not only beautiful and delicious; they are partners in our fight against cancer. Much of the health benefit of blueberries is credited to a group of pigments called Anthocyanidins. These are responsible for blue, red, pink, mauve and orange colours in fruits and vegetables.  While we don’t know for sure how these work …

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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 …

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