Chewing Gum for your Guts?

Does chewing gum after surgery improve bowel function? You’ll be surprised with the answer!

Bottom Line: Chewing gum in post abdominal surgery patients shortens time to first flatus (by 10 hours), time to first bowel motion (by ~1/2 day), and length of hospital stay (by~0.7 days). For every five patients treated, one fewer will develop ileus. Chewing gum in non-post-surgical constipation has not been studied.

Tap Water for the Win

So I tried alkaline water in Calgary last weekend and it wasn’t because I wanted to. It was because it was all that was readily available…

Food Deserts Not Desserts. An Interview With Rebecca RDN (RD)

As an individual Rebecca is passionate about blogging, making meaningful connections, and inspiring others to cook more healthy food from around the world. She sat down and talked to me about gardening, barriers to healthy eating and crop subsidies.

Cheese addictions and the (lack) of science behind them

The science behind a fear mongering news clip stating that cheese is as addictive as crack. Truth is that it probably isn’t and the media is just over reporting this hypothesis. So a new study on food came out, surprised?

This time we’re led to believe that cheese is as addictive as crack!

Do you know anyone who has critically cheesed themselves? I don’t and I’m a Registered Dietitian. I feel like if this was happening on the reg, I’d probably hear about it by now.

So what you aren’t reading in the papers is the following:

Apparently study was conducted by asking 500 people some questions from the YFAS (Yale Food Addiction Score ) the ambiguous questions on the YFAS can be found here. The study concluded that they have preliminary evidence (from a questionnaire) that not all foods are equally implicated in addictive like eating behaviours and that these foods were thought to be highly processed. Paleo, Chrono, Dieting, Science, Nerding, 310 diet.