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Dishing It Up for February 2019

Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhailDishing It Up serves up a selection of stories, studies & so on from the world of wellness & nutrition each month.


In this month’s issue of Dishing It Up…

Uncovering a “Smoking Gun” of Biological Aging
Eating Processed Foods Tied to Shorter Life
A 3rd Poultry Producer Recalls Chicken That May Contain Rubber or Wood
9 Good Things That Happen From Drinking A Daily Glass of Wine
All the Ways We’ll Beat the Winter Blues This Season

Here’s a taste of each from the sampler platter…

Sampler Platter

Uncovering a “Smoking Gun” of Biological Aging
These newly discovered ribosomal DNA clocks “respond to interventions, which could allow scientists to study how biological age responds to environmental exposures and lifestyle choices. Being able to ascertain an accurate biological age can give a person an indication of how much better or worse he or she is doing relative to the general population and could potentially help monitor whether someone is at heightened risk of death or a certain disease.”
February 14, 2019
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Eating Processed Foods Tied to Shorter Life
“Eating highly processed foods could shorten your life, a new study suggests …. The authors suggest that high-temperature processing may form contaminants, that additives may be carcinogenic, and that the packaging of prepared foods can lead to contamination.”
February 12, 2019
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A 3rd Poultry Producer Recalls Chicken That May Contain Rubber or Wood
Maybe this is one of the reasons eating processed foods is tied to shorter shelf life:  “Foreign objects in food is a very common reason for U.S. recalls, accounting for 10 of the last 50, or about 20 percent of the time in the last six months …”
February 4, 2019
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9 Good Things That Happen From Drinking A Daily Glass of Wine
“Thankfully, emerging research continues to highlight the benefits that come from moderately consuming alcohol. In fact, consuming a glass of wine a day is one of the principles of the Blue Zones – areas around the world inhabited by centenarians.”
January 24, 2019
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All The Ways We’ll Beat the Winter Blues This Season
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, research suggests that 2% to 3% of the general population may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), while another 15% will have a less severe experience called the winter blues.  I refer to my case of it as Seasonal Effectiveness Disorder.  “During the wintertime, people notice that they’re lethargic, they’re tired and they lose some interest in things …. There are some tried and true methods for dealing with this…” (beyond drinking a daily glass of wine)!
February 8, 2019
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