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Yoni Freedhoff
Works at Bariatric Medical Institute
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Ottawa
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Another story from the anals of junk food marketing (and yes, I know I spelled annals wrong).
Yet another in the ugly parade of questionable hospital based junk food fundraising is this campaign being promoted by the Mary Bridge Child...
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Nutritional genetic testing may be the future, but the future is not today.
The concept is clear - tell people what they're genetically at risk of developing and see them change their behaviours to encourage preventi...
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Alexey Kovalev, in Medium, with his advice as a Russian journalist as to what journalists in post-Trump America should expect . Patrick Mu...
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Yesterday an incredible open letter of apology was posted on Reddit. He was a fat shamer, who gained weight, and was shamed himself. The insight and compassion he also gained makes this letter a true must read.
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Probably not an actual picture of Dr. Mercola Kate Knibbs for The Ringer with an absolutely must read article on Dr. Joseph Mercola - the...
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If you're looking for simple shopping advice, "just shop the periphery" falls short. Try, "use a list" instead.
During my annual winter blogging break, I'll be posting some of my favourites from back in 2013.
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Lindy West in The Guardian on why she's decided to leave Twitter for the trolls . Eliot A. Cohen in The American Interest on telling the t...
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Without exception, care needs to be taken in terms of what and how these topics are taught, but given the rise and risks of chronic, non-communicable, diet-related, diseases in children, hamstringing them by ignoring relevant teaching and discussion won't do them any favours, while this study suggests that teaching them might.
One of the worries surrounding school based teaching on obesity prevention is that doing so will lead exposed students to eating disorders a...
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My response to @GaryTaubes': Unintended Consequences, Special Interests, Sugar, & a View from the Clinical Trenches
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Fisher-Price's new "Smart Cycle"? Because toddlers aren't much for active play? Because electronics need to be part of every single aspect of even the youngest child's life? Because little kids should be made to feel like they need to burn off their calories?
With press coverage extolling that they can use it to " burn off the sugar ", or " battle obesity " last week Fisher-Price released their so...
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Recently Health Canada announced some soft on sugar labeling laws. Also on the table? A new "low in sugar" front of package claim which Wonder Bread, among others, could make.
Last month Health Canada announced their finalized version of the changes Canadians can expect to see, 5 years from now, on our nutrition f...
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MD, University Prof., father, blogger, author, radio columnist, trouble maker, grower of exotic peppers
Introduction
Family doc, Assistant Prof. at the University of Ottawa, Author of The Diet Fix, and founder of Ottawa's non-surgical Bariatric Medical Institute - a multi-disciplinary, ethical, evidence-based nutrition and weight management centre. Nowadays I'm more likely to stop drugs than start them. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.
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Likes to shake trees
Education
  • University of Toronto
    Medicine, 1996 - 1999
  • York University
    Genetics, 1993 - 1996
  • University of Ottawa
    Family Medicine, 1999 - 2001
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  • Bariatric Medical Institute
    Physician, present
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Ottawa
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Toronto