Methionine content of food items

To facilitate following a methionine restriction diet, I’ve put together a Filemaker solution which will provide you with the methionine content for the majority of the items in the USDA nutrients database, version SR27. The solution also includes the content of cysteine, leucine, glycine, and choline. The Predicted Renal Acid Load…

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Does a fish a day keep the doctor away? The role of omega-3 fatty acids in psychiatry

This presentation was given on 2006-9-5 at Ste. Anne’s Hospital, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec. Earlier versions of this talk were presented at: • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Rounds, Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital, 2002-6-28 • Department of Psychiatry Clinical Grand Rounds, Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital, 2002-9-12 •…

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Proposed ban of trans fats

Letter to the Editor of the Montreal Gazette. One would think we had learned nothing from the U.S. experience with Prohibition, or the War on Drugs. Banning a substance such as alcohol or marijuana inevitably leads to the creation of a criminal underground which profits enormously, and supports a large…

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A diet for life

What disease affects 33% of Canada’s population, and costs the health care system $6 billion per year? Obesity, spreading rapidly around the world, doubles in prevalence every five years. Clearly an epidemic.In the U.S., 1995 marked a milestone, when the prevalence of overweight in adults reached 50%. And this even…

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