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Canada’s Food Guide 2019

I’ve been geeking out this week about the new Canada Food Guide. When I sent a note to Jerry Agar’s producer about doing a segment about it, they asked what I wanted to say about it – as in, “It’s not that big of a deal, is it?” It took me a moment to reply. I gathered my thoughts, because I couldn’t go on air and just say how exciting it was. They need an […]

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Drum Roll… BEST Burger Results

Here are the results of The BEST Burger Challenge held on June 10, 2018, at the beautiful Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Toronto Island. We had a fantastic line up of family and friends with Jerry Agar, host of NewsTalk1010 Radio, and I. I came up with this idea because Jerry and I have a history of discussing (and disagreeing) about burgers! Well, we disagree about food in general. I would love for him to […]

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The BEST Burger Taste Test

The forecast looks amazing for Sunday, June 10 – the big day of our BEST Burger Taste Test. Jerry and I, along with and friends and family will be tasting 16 burgers – 8 plant-based and 8 meat-based. If you’d like to follow along and try some out, here’s the list of what we will be tasting: Veggie Burgers Yves Veggie Cuisine – The Good Veggie Burger Linda says: By way of introduction, I have […]

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The Game Changers’ James Wilks on Plant-Based Diets

Inspired by my recent viewing of The Game Changers, I sent producer, elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter and combative expert, James Wilks my burning questions about the movie and about plant-based diets. Check out our interview and leave a comment for a chance to win two tickets to watch The Game Changers on May 5 at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival! Lianne Phillipson: James – I understand that you were badly injured in […]

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EAT THIS: Organic or Conventional?

I’ve always been an organic shopper, recommending that my clients do the same. Following along with Environmental Working Group’s Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen makes it easier to know what to buy organic or conventional in a cost-effective and healthy way. Or so I thought. Often, listeners of my regular Friday radio segment with Jerry Agar on NewsTalk1010 write in with their thoughts. This recent one got me wanting to dig deeper: “Enough about your […]

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When Is the Best Time to Drink Coffee?

If it was possible, I know some people who would prefer their morning caffeine by IV! Is it best to get that cup o’ joe as your alarm goes off or is there a better, healthier way? An article in the National Post says you’re better off drinking your bionic fuel at specific times of the day. In working with your internal sleep/wake clock (called the circadian rhythm), you’re better off drinking coffee between 9:30 […]

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Best Calorie Counting Apps

Calories are the units used to measure the energy value of food. Some say when it comes to dieting, it’s energy in versus energy out. There’s a bit more to it, but that’s pretty much why we weigh what we do, and why calorie counting can be a helpful tool. Figuring out how many calories you need just to live comes in your basal metabolic rate (BMR). BMR measures functions like breathing, circulation and cell […]

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EAT THIS – Food Trends for 2018

It’s that time of year when lists are compiled of what our next year in food will look like. I’ve checked them all out and below are the food trends I’d like to see all of us focus on in 2018. Out With 2017 Charcoal – From ice cream to smoothies, tacos to pizza, charcoal seemed to be the craze that was going to solve all your detox and crappy eating worries. Well, it wasn’t […]