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Healthy Eating Blog: Keep your digestive system healthy

Healthy Eating Blog: Keep your digestive system healthy
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to take the fight out of food.  And while a delicate topic – our digestive systems can sometimes feel like we are fighting with our food. If a person regularly struggles with gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or any other digestive problem, please see a doctor or Registered Dietitian (RD). To keep your... Read More

My View From the Zoo: He’s Coming Out – Oh to be Happy and Gay

My View From the Zoo: He’s Coming Out – Oh to be Happy and Gay
North Dundas  Mayor Eric Duncan Announces he is Gay The announcement was posted to LinkedIn, though the actual post was in the fashion of a guest blog post on bronzeandgoldblog.ca. I have to admit, I’m torn.  When the story first hit my newsfeed my initial reaction was something of an ‘attaboy!’ for being so brave and bold to put himself... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: How do you spot nutrition misinformation?

Healthy Eating Blog: How do you spot nutrition misinformation?
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to take the fight out of food and many people find themselves fighting through a tremendous amount of nutrition information that’s out there. Unfortunately, not all of it is good or credible. Dietitians of Canada suggests the following tips to help spot nutrition misinformation. Ask yourself these five questions: Is the person... Read More

My View From The Zoo: Opportunity Knocks for March 3rd, 2017

My View From The Zoo: Opportunity Knocks for March 3rd, 2017
Opportunity knocks is a regular helping of area opportunities to volunteer time, donate tangible items or otherwise serve to better the communities we live in.    Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to share my column with friends and colleagues,  who has submitted an item for inclusion,  or has sent a message to comment on the project.  I... Read More

My View From the Zoo: It’s all fun and games til the fish swim out of the tank!

My View From the Zoo: It’s all fun and games til the fish swim out of the tank!
Today would be a bittersweet day, I’d told myself going into Tuesday morning.  After all, we’d over done it walking Monday, and had the appointment at the cancer clinic so we were tired – not the best start – but today would have been Dad’s birthday.  That alone overshadows almost everything.   All things being relatively equal I really didn’t... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Heart Healthy Fats

Healthy Eating Blog: Heart Healthy Fats
The heart healthy fats that we want to include in our diets are unsaturated fats. There are two types of these fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. You can find monounsaturated fats in olive, peanut, canola, and sunflower oils. Unsalted nuts and seeds and their butters, non-hydrogenated margarine and avocados also contain monounsaturated fats.  Polyunsaturated fats are the omega-3’s and omega-6’s.... Read More