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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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CMAJ Editorial by Freedhoff & Hebert by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A hot topic ad of late - private and public partnerships. First, the ADA sent it's members this survey . Now, the Canadian Medical Association Journal has published an edito ... Read on »
Fitness tip: Are you working hard enough? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's been a while since I featured them, but here's a new post from my favourite personal trainers at Kalev Fitness Solution : When it comes to cardio it ... Read on »
Is the American Dietetic Association evaluating its corporate sponsorships? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For those interested, Fooducate posted an article about a recent ADA (American Dietetic Association) survey that asks its members what they think of their national body bein ... Read on »
Food Map for Thought... by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating An interesting "map" by Darya Pino @ Summer Tomato , intended to help shoppers steer clear of "fake foods" at the supermarket. Although it may need a little tweeking (going ... Read on »
What's an "ecotarian"? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Vegetarians who eat eggs and dairy, others eat fish, but not chicken or beef. Vegans are the extreme version and avoid anything with any ingredient from animal origin. But j ... Read on »
Whole grain vs. Whole wheat - what's the difference? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In this video, Dr. Weil explains the difference between whole grain and whole wheat, and why one is better than the other. Andrew Weil, M.D. - What's a Whole G ... Read on »
Recipe: Vietnamese Caramelized Broiled pork by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating There is an amazing Vietnamese place just a few blocks away from B and I. We tend to go there more often than I'd like to admit because it's cheap, (semi-) healthy, an ... Read on »
History of Gastronomy by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Two great nutrition videos in a row! Love this one as well. In its short glory, it highlights the unfortunate path we humans have taken, trading in our close relationship to ... 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 »
Recipe: Cream of Potato Soup by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's been a while since I posted a recipe, but it has been dipping into the minus 20's here lately, and nothing is more inviting in this weather than a hot bowl of hearty so ... Read on »
Can you lose weight eating nothing but junk? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This article  came across my desk, or rather, my twitter today. Professor Haub, human nutrition professor at Kansas State University, lost 27 lbs over 10 weeks on a steady ... Read on »
Chemicals in our food supply - Innocent until proven guilty? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Innocent until proven guilty is a great system for the law courts. Unfortunately, the "benefit of the doubt" is also given to the chemicals found in our food supply. With th ... Read on »
Is Today's "Organic" Sustainable? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating What comes to mind when you hear the word “organic”?  Healthy? Environmentally friendly? Sustainable? Clean? Humane? Better tasting?  Sometimes organic is all of those thing ... 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 »
How corn came to dominate the world by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Corn. Not a super exciting topic it may seem. You probably think that corn doesn't play much of a part in your life. You may be surprised, however, to learn that corn i ... Read on »
Grass- versus Grain-fed beef. Does it make a difference? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Reducing meat consumption is a great way to help your health and the environment. But when you do indulge in a juicy steak, what’s better – grass or grain-fed beef? Do ... Read on »
Video: When to purchase organic vs conventional produce by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Things are crazy busy these days with LEAF , so I apologize for the lack of new posts. I am working on one as we speak, but for now here is a great video about what produce ... Read on »
Homemade Raspberry Lemonade by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Hot enough for you? This easy recipe should cool you right down. I first discovered this delicious treat while on vacation, and liked it so much I tried to make it when I go ... 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 »
How to minimize the damage during Stampede by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For those who don't know, there is a little wee festival that takes place in Calgary this time of year, referred to as "Stampede". A fitting name for a 10 day festival th ... Read on »