Lisa Tsakos

Entries by Lisa Tsakos

Labelling Artificial Colours Lagging in Canada

(5) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 2:35 PM

Having my first child while co-writing Unjunk Your Junk Food made me keenly aware of the effects of artificial colours. Not having taken them too seriously before -- even as a nutritionist, I'm ashamed to admit -- watching my one-year-old go bonkers after inadvertently ingesting a "healthy"...

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Halloween Treat Trade-Off

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 4:27 PM

As Halloween nears, supermarket and department store aisles are lined with boxes of confectionery and salty treats, perfectly sized for little trick-or-treaters. If your house is already decorated with skeletons and cobwebs and you've spent months planning a costume that will impress the kids who stop at your door, then...

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Combating Pregnancy Cravings? Good Luck With That One

(3) Comments | Posted May 29, 2011 | 9:00 AM

To the many pregnant women I've counselled over the years, please accept my apologies for presuming that my advice could help you control your cravings.

As a nutritionist, I believed there were certain principles that applied to pregnant women to prevent cravings. Frequently I hear from colleagues (and have...

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