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Janine Bolton, R.D.

Calgary, Vancouver, Canada
I am a graduate from the University of Alberta's Nutritional Sciences program and completed a Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian. I created this blog because I am passionate about food, nutrition, health and writing. In my past life I worked as a personal trainer and... Full Bio
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"All or Nothing" Thinking by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Have you ever made a less than healthy decision, and found that it led to more unhealthy decisions? Have you ever thought "Ugh! I already ate two cookies, I might as well ha ... Read on »
"Food" of the Week: Protein Supplements by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Protein powder is everywhere these days! From the Biggest Loser to your local health food store, it seems everyone is hawking the stuff, and it a big source of d ... Read on »
"Natural" foods by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I found these pictures floating around the net. I thought the one above is pretty funny and a little bit reminiscent of the "natural" labelling going on with foo ... Read on »
"Superfood": Genetic Modification and Labeling by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Genetically modified foods are the subject of a great debate. GM foods are classified as a "Novel food" by Health Canada, which is defined as “Foods resulting from a p ... Read on »
2010 Canadian Chef's Congress: Oceans for Tomorrow by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Through my company, LEAF , I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2010 Canadian Chef’s Congress this past week. The 2nd bi-annual Congress was held at Providence Far ... Read on »
A deep-fried cure for breast cancer? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Has anyone heard or seen the KFC commercials asking you to support the Susan G Coleman Foundation by buying buckets of deep-fried chicken? I think the irony really speaks fo ... Read on »
A Greenie goes to Las Vegas by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A few weeks ago, B. (a huge hockey fan - specifically, the Calgary Flames) won a trip to the NHL Awards in Las Vegas from a local sports radio station. He was ecstatic to ... Read on »
A Meat-eaters vegan experiment: Week two. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With just over a week left of our vegan experiment, B and I are both coming to our own realizations about veganism. Here's an update on how B is handling things: ... Read on »
A Vegan Experiment by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A while ago I had the genius (or slightly crazy, depending on how you look at it) idea to try a vegan diet for a while. For those who don’t know, a vegan diet is one t ... Read on »
Adrenal Fatigue by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating More and more I hear people blaming their low energy levels on "adrenal fatigue" often, it seems, without really knowing much about it. Adrenal fatigue seems to be ... Read on »
Alcohol by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I don't know many people that don't enjoy a nice glass of vino (or two or three) occasionally. But how much should you really be having? A little bit ... Read on »
Are Microwaves Dangerous to your Health? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I recently came across a website for a documentary I wanted to watch. On the website was an article about microwaves and how they may be extremely dangerous to ... Read on »
Are you being "Health washed"? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With all the environmental information and "eco-logos" floating around these days, you may have heard the term "Green washing". Green washing (or "green whitewash") "is t ... Read on »
Bad nutrition advice - don't let it happen to you by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Funny but true. Bad nutrition advice is out there - make sure you're seeing a Registered Dietitian so this doesn't happen to you Thanks to RD Doug Cook for ... Read on »
BBQ Trout with Lemon Garlic Butter by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating An easy, delicious, healthy and speedy summer recipe. We served it with grilled asparagus, zucchini and yellow bell peppers. Ingredients 10 oz trout filet 3 Tbs ... Read on »
Book review: The Omnivore's Dilemma by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The Omnivores Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael pollen, took me a record two years to complete. It's not that it wasn't a good book (in fac ... Read on »
Breast cancer and soy: what you should know by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Soy has received mixed reviews in recent years, leading to confusion about it and potential health benefits or risks. The link between soy and breast cancer has be ... Read on »