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9-15-2013 2-32-16 PM

Diet and Our Planet

By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian When people consider going green, their focus is often on buying a vehicle that guzzles less gas, riding their bike more, or eating local. Yet we hear from no less prestigious a group than the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. that livestock are responsible for 18 percent […]

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9-15-2013 2-31-22 PM

Findings From the Nutrition Superstars

By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian In February 2013 I attended  the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, which is held in California about every five years. The 2nd Congress, in 1992, was so inspiring that I and two dietitian colleagues, Brenda Davis and Victoria Harrison, wrote the first edition of our classic “Becoming Vegetarian”, now in 15 countries and 5 languages. […]

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9-15-2013 2-30-28 PM

Are Microwaves Safe?

By Vesanto Melina Many of us wonder whether microwave ovens are sending us to the cancer ward or creating weird molecules in food that our bodies can`t handle. Most Canadian homes have microwaves; obviously they have wide appeal. But what do we know of the health implications of their use? How does microwaving affect nutrients in […]

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Buy Organic – it’s worth it

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD A few years ago, there was little scientific support for the health advantages of organic produce. Now, scientific evidence is gathering that shows toxins in pesticides do us harm. Common sense would tell us to avoid pesticides, which evolved from the germ warfare industry and were designed to kill […]

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