Can a lawsuit stimulate discussion & action to improve healthy eating?


Unhealthy eating is the leading risk for death and disability in the United States and Canada. It is imperative that people starting eating healthier. But with conflicted information everywhere they turn, how are consumers supposed to know what… Read More

Feds omit the salt in health campaign


The federal government launched a healthy eating campaign this spring. But as John Geddes revealed in a Maclean’s scoop on July 9th, the government chose to bury its own research on the benefits of discouraging excessive sodium consumption…. Read More

Bill C-460 Struck Down: A Big Loss for Canadian Health

The chamber of the House of Commons is shown during Question Period Wednesday March 27, 2013 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadians now face and seem to accept worse health, more disability and higher health costs on Canada Health Day. It is ironic that in advance of Canada Health Day (May 12th) – a day to honor and celebrate… Read More

(VIDEO) Sodium Reduction: Opportunities and Challenges in Canada


Canada is falling short on reducing dietary sodium: this video interview explores the opportunities and challenges in Canada when it comes to sodium reduction, with Canada’s hypertension chair, Dr. Norm Campbell. Tara Duhaney: Hi Dr. Campbell, world salt… Read More

7 Myths About Bill C-460, a National Sodium Reduction Strategy


Photo: Dr. Norm Campbell introduces Dr. Andrew Pipe of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute at a Sodium Reception in Ottawa. There is some concern that bill C-460, calling for national sodium reduction strategy, is problematic. In this blog, I will… Read More

CBC’s the Great Salt Shakedown: easy to swallow?


I encourage Canadians to watch CBC’s recently aired MarketPlace episode: The Great Salt Shakedown examining Canadian’s struggle to reduce dietary sodium ( ). By measuring 24 hours worth of sodium intake using urine samples, the show examines how… Read More

Will Cdn Gov’t ignore WHO Sodium Reduction Guidelines?


Will Canada continue to ignore WHO (World Health Organization) and UN (United Nations) salt reduction recommendations? The World Health Organization (WHO) just released its updated recommendations for dietary sodium intake reiterating a strong recommendation for target intake of… Read More

119 World Health Leaders Can’t be Wrong


A National Sodium Reduction Plan is Essential to improving national population health, the United Nations and World Health Organization confirm. The United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed that preventing and controlling hypertension and reducing dietary… Read More

Full support for Libby Davies’ Sodium Reduction Strategy, Bill C-460


Heart disease and stroke are among the most common causes of death and disability in Canadians. As a doctor who commonly sees the personal and family despair, disability and death caused by heart disease and stroke, I strongly… Read More

“Junk Foods,” “Treats,” or “Pathogenic Foods”?

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Largely due to tobacco use, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating, Canada and the world are facing an epidemic of chronic noncommunicable disease (mostly cancers and cardiovascular diseases). As a result it is predicted the next generation… Read More

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