Butter vs. Margarine: Food fight – Jennifer Ozsungur featured in the Toronto Star

January 16, 2013

Butter Pros: Butter is all natural and made from just one ingredient: cow’s milk. Solid at room temperature, tasty and versatile, butter is easy to cook and bake with. It contains essential vitamins and minerals, including keratin and vitamin A, which bolster our sight. It also contains vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, which promotes skin elasticity. Butter contains ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid, also found in plants, such as soybeans and… more »

The Obesity Gene? Is DNA Partly to Blame?

January 9, 2013

Genes and Obesity: Fast Food Isn’t Only Culprit in Expanding Waistlines — DNA Is Also to Blame Jan. 8, 2013 — Researchers at UCLA say it’s not just what you eat that makes those pants tighter — it’s also genetics. In a new study, scientists discovered that body-fat responses to a typical fast-food diet are determined in large part by genetic factors, and they have identified several genes they say may… more »

Sugary Drinks: Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer?

December 1, 2012

Nutritionist Leslie Beck discusses a study that has linked the consumption of sugary drinks daily to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Click image below to play video.

The Pros and Cons of Soy: Jennifer Ozsungur RD featured in the Toronto Star

November 23, 2012

PROS: PASS THE CHOPSTICKS Soy milk and soy cheese are calcium-rich alternatives to dairy products for those with lactose allergies and intolerances. Isoflavones, the plant estrogens found in soy, support good bone health and may reduce our risk of osteoporosis. Studies also show that isoflavones may reduce the severity and frequency of menopausal hot flashes, says University of Toronto nutritional sciences professor emeritus Lilian Thompson. Rich in B vitamins, such… more »

Energy Drinks: Bad for young people?

November 21, 2012

Originally appearing on the University of Toronto’s research website in April 2009, an article that discusses how dangerous energy drinks are for young people has been updated to include the latest statistics. If you consume energy drinks and/or caffeine in general, know your limit. It’s determined by your genetics.  Ask us about Nutrigenomix Testing today!     How dangerous are energy drinks for young people? U of T caffeine expert Ahmed El-Sohemy… more »

MyDiet Clinic’s Jennifer Ozsungur RD on daytime Rogers

November 19, 2012

Watch our own dietitian, Jennifer Ozsungur RD appear on daytime Rogers TV in Mississauga discussing Nutrigenomix Testing and Gene-based Nutrition. daytime Peel – Monday November 12, 2012 – A weekday lifestyle talk show featuring local guests from Mississauga and Brampton.

Finding the diet that’s perfect for YOUR body.

October 23, 2012

Channel 9News in Adelaide Australia covers Nutrigenomix: A simple new test just might be the answer to finding the diet that’s perfect for YOUR body.

7News Sydney: Dieting to Fit Your Genes

September 10, 2012

Your DNA determines more than just things like your hair colour and height. It also holds the secrets to your health, and a new test can check your genes to reveal which foods are best for your body. Plenty of healthy eating tips are out there, but now there’s a push to make the advice less generic and more genetic. Dr Ahmed El-Sohemy from Nutrigenomix says it’s no longer about… more »

Global News: Genes and the food we eat – News Hour

August 17, 2012

Our genes affect how we respond to and process the different things we eat. Beatrice Politi reports.

Genetic testing for nutrition – it’s finally here!

One of the best parts of my job is that I am constantly learning. There are always new published studies, cutting-edge clinical research, or novel food products coming to the market. It makes each day exciting! That’s why I was overjoyed when I received a recent phone call from Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, the Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics and an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the… more »