Gout Prevention

  Many people suffer gout, which is an attack of inflammatory arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood that crystalizes in the joints. Certain foods can increase gout: Limit your beer to no more than 3 drinks per week ... Read More »

Indian Food

  If you love Indian food, listen up! Butter chicken is a classic Indian dish.  The name gives it away in terms of calories and fat.  The sauce, known as a tomato gravy, is made with fresh tomatoes, Indian spices and then ... Read More »

Savvy Salad Choices at Wendy’s

With summer approaching and most of us wanting to look more “svelte” our go to fast food is salads: •    Wendy’s features a delicious spiced chicken Caesar with shaved asiago and French croutons, topped with a garlic Caesar dressing. Buyer beware – ... Read More »

Types of Milk

Buying milk today can be a major decision. There are so many varieties:•    Cows milk contains protein and vitamin D but contains lactose.•    Goats milk similar to cows milk provides calcium and vitamin A but has less lactose making it easier ... Read More »

Eat Your Medicine

3 Vancouver authors have written books focused on eating your medicine to manage and treat illness: The Complete Fibromyalgia Diet book written by Dr. Alison Bested has developed a plan to reduce pain by 10 – 20% by eliminating foods that inflame ... Read More »


Move over Brangelina and make room for the next celebrity couple: Brusselkale – also known as Flower sprout. Yes, a new vegetable that’s a cross between kale and brussel sprouts launched initially in England at Marks and Spencer in 2010 and now making ... Read More »

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a very common ailment for young and old and there are many myths about what foods actually help or hurt the condition: We all think of a bland diet when treating acid reflux. Studies show giving up trigger foods ... Read More »

Celiac Awareness Month

  May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. This is an autoimmune disease that can affect children and adults.  Certain grains damage the small intestine so it cannot absorb nutrients which can lead to malnutrition with symptoms including anemia, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, cramping ... Read More »

Food Journals and Weight Loss

  Most dieters fail in the long term – reasons include extreme diet efforts and plans that can’t be maintained long term.One of the most successful tools is keeping a food journal.  Yes it can be a drag and not as exciting ... Read More »

What You Should Know About Animal Protein

  Animal protein such as meat, dairy, eggs and chicken is on the attack again and this time studies show it can be as bad as those who smoke 20 cigarettes a day especially if you’re between 45 – 65. You’re four ... Read More »