What the NY Times Doesn't Want You to Know About My New Book

I’m very pleased to announce that my new book, “Fat for Fuel,” released May 16, became an instant best-seller. As noted by Publishers Weekly May 26:1 “Unit sales inched up 1 percent in the adult nonfiction segment, helped by a new top-selling title. ‘Fat for Fuel’ by Joseph Mercola sold more than 34,000 copies in its first week, easily bea ....

Tips for saving on summer entertaining

(NC) With the hot weather in full swing, many of us are gearing up for outdoor entertaining. But whether you throw a barbecue or host a campfire roast, you'll soon realize that summer entertaining starts to add up. Canadians are already smart and use their wallets wisely when it comes to grocery shopping. In fact, according to a recent survey, there are two main factors we take into co ....

Ninety per cent of Canadians agree: Nothing brings people together like eating together

(NC) New research reveals that many of us struggle to actually sit down and enjoy a meal with others — and the key to more meal gatherings could lie in the food we serve. Although a whopping 83 per cent of Canadians agree that families should eat together every night, only one in three are able to do so. Reasons for this include competing calendars of family members, busy work sched ....

Jazz up Summer Entertaining with Grapes

(NC) Summertime is perfect for entertaining friends and family. When drawing up the guest list and menu, be sure to invite grapes to the table. Grapes go well with other ingredients, add flair to drinks and cocktails, and look pretty on tabletops. With fruits and vegetables at their freshest, summer is the perfect time to add grapes to grilled meats. Treat guests to a full palette of ....

Science Paper on Vaccines Accidentally Admits Most flu Shots don’t work

All healthy persons six months of age and older should get a routine flu shot, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Mounting research, however, systematically proves that the flu shot, otherwise known as the influenza vaccine, doesn’t work and may cause severe damage to the body. Nonetheless, for many Americans, adults and children alike, the flu shot r ....

How to Make Dinnertime a Breeze

(NC) Is dinner hour stressful in your home? Kathy Buckworth, mom of four and award-winning author of six parenting books, says that getting your kids involved in cooking simple recipes not only reduces dinnertime stress, but also creates a fun environment. When it comes to cooking with kids, keep these simple tips in mind: Start small: Based on their age and what you'r ....

Enjoy a Truly Canadian Meal to Celebrate Canada 150

(NC) Canada's 150th birthday is a time to celebrate all things Canadian. Being Canadian brings on thoughts of salmon swimming upstream to spawn, peameal bacon sizzling in a pan, beavertails on Ottawa's Rideau Canal, and tapping maple trees for fresh syrup when the cold winter starts to break. Sifto is celebrating its 150th anniversary along with Canada's milestone birthday. Sifto commi ....

10 Babies were Infected with a Superbug… and the Hospital CONCEALED it from the Parents and the Public

On March 26 of this year, a newborn at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center tested positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a superbug that cannot be treated with conventional antibiotics. According to hospital officials, the baby has since tested negative. However, it was revealed that the infant was one of 10 babies infected with M ....

Grains, As Chosen By An Olympian

(NC) When training as an elite endurance athlete, grains are a crucial component in my diet. I include grains in my diet for two essential reasons: 1. Energy. Grains are a source of carbohydrate, which provide glucose that the body uses as energy during exercise. Consequently, they are an absolute must for fuelling my training, particularly for endurance events such a ....

Picky Eater Approved: Gluten-Free Honey Dijon Vegetable Fritters

(NC) Do you want to raise a foodie? If so, take note that a child's palate is set around age three, making the food we feed them during this time the most influential for their future eating preferences. If you have a picky eater at home, odds are their eating preferences include sugary condiments and sauces that are often paired with fatty and not-so-nutritional foods. And they are not ....

Relish your day with nutrition-packed cornichonsf

(NC) You might not typically equate cornichons with eating healthy, but the wee cucumbers pack a nutritional punch: low in calories, fat and sugar, cornichons carry an impressive amount of vitamin K, iron, folate, calcium, vitamin A and potassium. And it doesn't end there; these little guys also help control blood pressure, increase digestion, support bone growth and improve muscle build ....

How to Grill Vegetables like a pro

(NC) Is your family eating “7 a day?” Studies show that only two out of five Canadian children eat their recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables. An easy way to encourage the whole family to consume more veggies is by serving them in different ways. Grilling is a delicious way to increase veggie intake in kids and adults alike, and prove how tasty veggies can be. Print th ....

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Every Day

(NC) Most of us know that eating more produce will help us avoid cancer and heart disease, but eating at least five daily servings of fresh fruits and veggies can seem like a challenge. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project is the country's largest health research platform. Through ongoing questionnaires, the project is studying the dietary and lifestyle habits of more than 300 ....

Top Gardening Trends for 2017

(NC) With warm weather on its way, there's never been a better time to start planning your garden. To help you get started this season, we asked Frank Ferragine, aka Frankie Flowers, for his thoughts on top gardening trends this year. Big pops of colour. Last year we saw some contrast with loud hues married to more muted, pastel tones, but this year is all about bright ....

Learn Fresh Seasonal Cooking for the Grill

(NC) Natural gas stoves and grills allow you to cook with more even, direct and precise heat. It's easy to see why so many top chefs prefer to cook with natural gas. Some benefits include energy efficiency meaning lower energy bills, precise settings and temperature control, instant heat, increased food safety and using a reliable heating source. Here's a delicious meal that you can p ....

Celebrate Canada 150 with this Campfire Dessert

(NC) No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert dip packs all the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic fire pit treat, no flames required. Keep it traditional and dive in with graham crackers or achieve sweet-and-salty nirvana and enjoy with potato chips. And for those of who do have a campfire, Tom Filippou, executive chef for President's Choice cooking school, h ....

Sustainable Eating Ideas for Earth Day

(NC) With Earth Day around the corner it's a good time to think about how the food we eat impacts our environment. Many of the reports predicting 2017 food trends put sustainable eating on the list of things we will be looking for the most this year. We talked to Sonya Fiorini, senior director of corporate social responsibility at Loblaw for her top tips on eating sustainably. R ....

5 Tips for Keeping Nutrition on Track while Travelling

(NC) We've all experienced the symptoms of a post-vacation food hangover. Road trips, long flights and hotel stays make it difficult to stick to a nutritious eating routine, while overindulgence in sugary cocktails, greasy food or buffet fare doesn't help either. Fortunately, Nema McGlynn, registered dietitian at Loblaws, believes vacations don't need to be synonymous with diet disas ....