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Health Canada Allows Cupcakes to Claim They’re a Source of Calcium and Iron

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Dr. Yoni Freedhooff Just in case you need more convincing that Canada’s front-of-package labelling law’s laxity leads to nonsensical front-of-package health claims look no further than Duncan Hines’ new Strawberry Flavoured Cupcakes whose package reports they’re a source of calcium and…

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Pros and Cons of CROSSFIT

I’ve been asked many times about how I feel about Crossfit. I think Jeff from Athlean-X says it perfectly. There are Pros and there are Cons to different training styles and Crossfit is no exception.

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Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food

Researchers asked if one diet could be crowned best in terms of health outcomes. If diet is a set of rigid principles, the answer is a decisive no. In terms of broader guidelines, it’s a decisive yes. JAMES HAMBLIN MAR 24 2014, 1:14 PM ET Ornamental…

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Finally, FDA Warns Against Taking This Popular Pain Reliever

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 Dr. Yoni Freedhoff Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraising with Healthwashed Junk Food   Sigh. Junk food fundraising is so common place nowadays that virtually no one blinks an eye when they see it. Worse still, in many cases the dollars received…

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And does “when” you eat really matter? By Brian St. Pierre “Nutrient timing” sounds impressive. Science-y. The way sport and exercise people throw it around, you’d think it must be pretty important. But is it really? Does when you eat really matter? For health? For body composition? For…

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