The Most Unhealthy Food Additive

There are lots of candidates: trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial colours, sodium containing preservatives and flavour enhancers. I think all of these things are “evil” but consider HFCS to be the worst.[1] Gluten and lactose are not evil but obviously have to be avoided by those with intolerances. Natural salts are…

What is the difference between the keto diet and a high protein diet?

This is a good question because many people use these terms interchangeably. Both diets restrict carbohydrates. A high protein diet is one in which most of the calories come from protein.  Since carbohydrates cause the body to retain water, high protein diets cause rapid water loss in the early stages, and are popular for weight…

Be The Change

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many…

Self Love Makes You Beautiful

Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset. – Ileana D’Cruz

Failing With Food

Is our food system really that bad? I guess that depends on what you think a food system is, and what it should do. The agricultural systems in the US and Canada are extremely efficient at producing food. If fact, they produce an excess of food, even when exports are considered. The food distribution systems…

Are Sugar-Free Products Bad For Your Health?

Diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners. To me, the word “artificial” when used in connection with food almost always connotes something unhealthy. One of my best friends drank at least 6 cans of Diet Coke per day for decades. She eventually began to develop facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia). She saw three neurologists and a dentist at…

Are cell phones a health hazard?

Is there any health hazard caused by sleeping with your phone near head? Apart from discomfort if you lie on it, or disrupted sleep if it rings, no, at least as far as is known right now. Concerns about the possible effects of electomagnetic fields have not been substantiated conclusively through research so far. That…

Vitamin Supplements: Worthless or Essential?

Not too long ago experts were urging us to take vitamin supplements since we don’t get enough nutrition from the foods we consume. Now the latest studies claim that supplements do nothing for our health. What are we to believe? Citing results from studies without providing the actual context for the studies doesn’t prove anything….

Unhealthy Health Foods?

What is the least healthy “health food”? This question immediately gives rise to some others: Healthy for whom? What is the definition of “health food”? The idea that something can be “least healthy” is based on an assumption that nutritient needs are the same among people, and consistent within individuals. But people can have unique…

After Work Energy Strategies

I constantly feel tired after work. How do I get energized again for a productive evening? Before you can effectively re-energize after work, you need to first determine what is contributing to your fatigue.  Look at: how long your work day is how physically active are you during your work day body mechanics at work…