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In this episode Tareq and Hannah discuss the new edition of the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines. They review some favourable changes to the guidelines - including a chapter about weight bias and a new way that the authors are defining obesity. Then, it's time for a Q&A! You asked, and we answered your questions! Follow us on Ins…
 
Join Hannah and Tareq for the pre-season finale episode about all things green (and yellow, red, orange, etc.). They address the murky folklore and fake science smatterings about The Plant Paradox Diet and its main enemy: lectins. They're a protein found in many fruits, vegetables, and dairy products but why do lectins get such a bad wrap? Are they…
 
Have you ever assumed a product was the healthier choice just because it was labelled low fat? Or gluten-free? Or all-natural? No judgement, we have too! In this episode, Hannah and Tareq define the health halo effect and share some real-life examples. They also talk about why coconut oil has benefitted from this effect and why research shows it is…
 
Gurneet K. Dhami is a settler of South Asian descent (Panjabi-Sikh) travelling between Kanadario (Ontario) & Mi'kma'ki (Nova Scotia) as she completes her MSc in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University. Hannah and Tareq luckily got to chat with her about her diversity and nutrition work! Gurneet shares what drove her to pursue her …
 
Hannah and Tareq are joined by Registered Dietitian Toni Marinucci for a chat about the parallels between dating, dieting and romantic relationships. Toni recently gave a similar TEDx Talk and is publishing a book on this topic, so she explains for listeners how we treat dieting and dating the same and how our relationships with food play a role in…
 
It's time we sharpened our knives and emptied that one drawer full of rubber bands and talked about food skills! We love talking about nutrition misinformation and giving you the real science behind popular topics. What should accompany that is the important conversations that drive the practicalities of gentle nutrition. Hannah and Tareq get into …
 
What is Joyful Movement and how does it compare to regular exercise? Often times exercise is primarily associated with dieting, weight loss and changing our looks. What if we shifted our mindset around exercise to focus on self-care and the benefits that aren’t necessarily weight related? What if we stopped dreading exercise and adopted movement we…
 
Registered Dietitian Lauren McNeill joins Hannah and Tareq in an amazing episode where she debunks myths about veganism and shares her incredible knowledge about plant-based diets. Lauren explains why plant-based eating doesn’t have to be an all or nothing thing and gives some awesome tips on reducing cost and increasing accessibility. As if all th…
 
Hannah & Tareq discuss some news in the nutrition world! First up, the ongoing PREDICT Study that investigates the role of genetics in metabolism and individual nutrition responses to meals. Do genetics really play a role in how our bodies use food? Listen to find out! Then, Hannah shares some interesting updates on Intermittent Fasting from the la…
 
Join Hannah and Tareq as they discuss diet culture red flags on social media and beyond. They talk about things on a social media profile that make bad first impressions on them and how some people co-opting non-diet messaging to make a buck while shadily promoting diet behaviour and weight stigma. This is also Tareq’s first Brain Bite! Instead of …
 
#BlackLivesMatter We begin this episode by discussing the #BlackLivesMatter protests in the US and Canada. We are in solidarity with Black folks around the world who are seeking fundamental human rights including the right to live with equality, in peace, absolved from the established systems of racial discrimination which lead to murder. Here are …
 
Tareq and Hannah talk about IgG Food Sensitivity Testing. There are various ways to have IgG food sensitivity tests done. From blood samples sent to a lab by an alternative healthcare practitioner or an at-home testing kit touted by an influencer, these are the tests we're talking about. H & T talk about why these tests are not reliable at pin-poin…
 
Hannah and Tareq discuss a highly-requested topic - Intermittent Fasting! Want to know what the buzz is all about? They break down what the research says about intermittent fasting and its health benefits as well as a list of limitations consider about the diet. They also address the battle between refined vs. natural sugars in the BS of the Week. …
 
Hannah and Tareq dive into food labels. Who uses them? What do they use them for? How can they inform our purchases at the grocery store? Hannah also breaks down some definitions that make using food labels a bit easier as well as recent and upcoming changes to food labelling to keep an eye out for. BS of the Week: Canned & Frozen versus Fresh food…
 
Hannah and Tareq welcome their first guest to No BS Nutrition: Dr. Sajjad Fazel. A public health researcher from Alberta Health Services, Dr. Fazel has been focussed on dispelling COVID-19 myths. He talks to Hannah and Tareq about government responsibilities in a crisis, how people should be critical of fake science with empathy, and in what ways w…
 
Time to talk about HAES (Health At Every Size®). What does it mean? Why is it a movement that everyone including clinicians needs to pay attention to? We discuss the beginnings, workings, and efficacy of HAES programs as well as dabble into some ethical questions about weight-based treatments. Hannah and Tareq also discuss a recent study investigat…
 
Discrimination and bad food science intersect in many ways (read: diet culture in general!) and one of those ways has been MSG, also known a monosodium glutamate. For years it's gotten a bad rap for causing stomach troubles, headaches, allergies and more... but wait... is any of that actually true? Hannah and Tareq discuss some of the pre-eminent p…
 
Collagen supplements are really, really popular. Claims made about collagen supplementation include better skin, joint health, gut health and more. Are the claims legit? Let's chat about it! We break down what collagen is, how collagen supplements work in the body, and what the research says about it. BS of the Week: Gendered & diet-culture influen…
 
What's wrong with jokes about gaining weight during the COVID-19 pandemic? A lot of things. Tareq and Hannah discuss why you shouldn't be worried about gaining the 'Quarantine-15' and what you should be doing instead. They also dive into some research around the use of weight-stigmatizing language on social media, weight-related language used in he…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of No BS Nutrition! Tareq and Hannah talk about COVID-19. They cover all things nutrition-related from how to get the food we're eating as well as what to do about food behaviours. There's a lot to consider in a time of physical distancing, including a lot of fears to address. Hannah and Tareq talk about taking care of our minds…
 
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