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Now That's Some Fine H2O

July 9, 2012 by Marc Faktor | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: physical activity, hydration, water

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Now That's Some Fine H2O

Ever spend an entire day outside on a mid summer scorcher only to come home with an insane headache, extreme thirst, lack of concentration and extreme irritability? These are just some of the effects that the sun and hot weather has on the human body when we neglect to protect ourselves from the heat, sun exposure and fail to properly hydrate throughout the day.

Prolonged sun and heat exposure with minimal preventative measures (e.g. hydration, sunscreen, proper hats, sunglasses & clothing) could have serious detrimental affects to the body at rest and especially during exercise. Heat and or sunstroke are not a joke and could lead to hospitalization and even death if unnoticed or taken lightly and not treated promptly. + MORE

Molds: Friend or Foe?

July 5, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: molds, foods awareness

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Molds: Friend or Foe?

My partner and I were happily enjoying our sandwiches made with hearty multigrain bread when she suddenly stopped eating, crunched up her face and exclaimed “Yech, this is moldy!”

She’s a super taster when it comes to mold and can detect a single sesame seed that has gone off. I, on the other hand, am a not-so-super mold taster and would otherwise just finish my sandwich without even noticing small amounts of mold.

Some molds are quite helpful to us.

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Baby food: Mashed, Minced or Lumpy

July 3, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: first foods, baby

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Baby food: Mashed, Minced or Lumpy

One of the gifts we received after our son was born was a baby food blender.These mini-blenders are meant to help parents make their own baby food, which is great, but they tend to leave baby’s food in a smooth pureed texture.

While pureed food makes for an easy introduction to solid foods, babies quickly need more texture to help them develop their eating skills. + MORE

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