All Posts in Category "Diet and Nutrition"

Whole Life Expo 2010: A Personal Account

29 November 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

This will probably be my last year attending the Whole Life Expo. Last year, I had a lot of fun, took some great photos, tried some foods (some great; some not-so great) and learned a lot about the field of alternative health and its practitioners. This year, if I had to sum up my experience […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Events, Medicinal Advertising, Ontario, Pseudoscience6 Comments

Health Check

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s so-called Health Check program

08 September 2010 by Kim Hebert

Today’s post is brought to you by a guest, Yoni Freedhoff, of the blog Weighty Matters. Yoni is a family doctor and founder of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute – a multi-disciplinary, ethical, evidence-based nutrition and weight management centre. Front-of-package food labelling. In theory it’s there to help you make healthier choices in the supermarket without […]

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Posted in Diet and Nutrition2 Comments

Guest Blog – Fishing for Toxins (part 2 of 2)

Guest Blog – Fishing for Toxins (part 2 of 2)

10 December 2009 by Erik Davis

Today’s guest blog is Erik Davis’ followup to his post from Sunday. Part 1 was published on Sunday, December 6. Anyone interested in contributing to Skeptic North can email the editors, skepticnorth [at] gmail [dot] com. As we discussed in Part 1 of this article last Sunday, there’s a significant disconnect between the way the […]

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Posted in Canada, Cognition, Diet and Nutrition, Environment, Health, Health Policy, Probability and Statistics, ScienceComments Off

Fishing For Toxins (part 1 of 2)

06 December 2009 by Erik Davis

Today’s Guest Blog is a 2-parter brought to you by Erik Davis, and is titled, Fishing For Toxins. Part 2 will be published on Dec 10. One of the things that has continually struck me about the H1N1 debate is just how much of the dialogue has revolved around the presence of mercury in the […]

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Why “Two Views” On Health Means Bad Advice For Women

30 September 2009 by Scott Gavura

Providing different viewpoints on a issue is an important component of sound political or social policy study. But when it comes to stories about science, “telling both sides” can be dangerous and even harmful. Canada’s leading women’s magazine, Chatelaine, illustrates the problems of this approach in their recurring series, Two Views, where “Traditional and alternative […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Diet and Nutrition, Health, Medical Conditions1 Comment