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After a festive Christmas morning with my husband and three young kids, I got an email with bad news. One of the staff had tested positive at the childcare centre where my kids had spent the day on December 23.

Before having my mom…

How the risks of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine stack up against the waiting game.

If you were offered a shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, would you take it? If you’d hesitate, you’re not alone. Many Canadians would rather hold out for Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines, than take AstraZeneca.

The Great COVID-19 Vaccine Dilemma is a problem we’re lucky to have, but is…

Setting yourself up for success is critical

My kind of feast — photo by Vladislav Noseek (Shutterstock)

When embarking on a plant-based journey, setting yourself up for success is critical. A well-planned plant-based diet, with clear goals, can be delicious, healthy, and deeply rewarding. A less thoughtful approach, with unrealistic expectations, can lead you to become a frustrated “ex-vegan”.

Before we dive in, let’s get our definitions…

Why a “rushed” COVID-19 vaccine does not mean a riskier one

Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, have arrived!

The prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine before the end of 2020 seemed preposterous just a few months ago. Yet, here we are, getting ready to roll up our sleeves.

What are we to make of this “rushed” vaccine? Could it really be as safe as those that take years to…

Is eating out off the table? Are all gyms and hotels a no-go?

Cafe Lokal in Vancouver features new dividers and lower occupancy

A new study of COVID-19 dynamics generated a flurry of scary headlines regarding the risks associated with restaurants, gyms, and hotels.

“Covid Superspreader Risk Is Linked to Restaurants, Gyms, Hotels” Bloomberg News

Should you never eat out, go to the gym, or stay in hotel, until we are all vaccinated?

How do the leading plant-based burgers stack up on taste, environment, and health?

With the launch of Impossible Burger in Canada, Beyond burger has tough competition. Photo: White…

Next-generation veggie burgers are taking off in a big way, with Impossible burger and Beyond burger leading the pack. Both plant-based patties mimic the taste and texture of meat, and promise fewer downsides than the real deal.

Which burger is best?

Let’s see how the plant-based leaders compare to each…

An update on COVID-19 exposure and transmission risks

Back to school in the new normal.

When elementary schools opened this fall, my family opted in. We felt that the small risk of COVID-19 was worth the huge benefits.

Yet, as we kissed our three monkeys goodbye, and returned home to a quiet house, our jubilation was tinged with trepidation.

We knew that our best efforts…

Chana Davis, PhD

Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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