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Do nuts make us fat?

Most of us would think so, right? But a study on our national nut intake suggests otherwise.   Read this post

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

How does alcohol affect our weight?

It does, in four ways, and it has a lot to do with our liver.  Read this post

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

More hoo-ha about red meat

Don’t panic over reports that red meat is tied to an increased risk of breast cancer, especially in post-menopausal women.   Read this post

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

A month-long challenge that will change your mind and body

Not planning to partake in Dry July? Here’s an alternative challenge for July that’s likely to leave you weighing less and feeling better. About everything.  Read this post

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

What we need to know about cardiovascular disease

A new report on cardiovascular disease in women provides important information for all of us.   Read this post

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Winter meals that boost our skin, muscle and joints

Surely one of the best things about winter is winter food. And it’s not just the heartiness of it. It’s that it provides terrific nutrients for older bodies.   Read this post

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

The art of cooking for one

We recently had a fabulous lamb dinner at a friend’s place. She’s divorced, in her early 60s and lives on her own. “I love cooking,” she said, “just not for one.” I hear that a lot, so I asked her to help me come up with suggestions that might help other women in the same situation.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

It pays to be frugal with fruit

Fruit is healthy, but here’s why it’s also smart to limit the amount we eat.  Read this post

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Can we cut back on carbs and still get enough fibre?

A New Zealand study has linked fibre with a lower incidence of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. But when the study leader says this means we should think twice about low-carb diets, I think he’s barking up the wrong tree.  Read this post

Monday, March 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Basic foods provide top nutrition

When Welsh researcher Zoe Harcombe discovered that the Brits and Americans consume around 1100 calories a day from just two ingredients — sugar and flour — she set out to match that number of calories with real food items that would meet the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals. Here’s what she came up with.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson