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Happy Dietitians Day: 7 Dietitians to Follow (and Their Best Recipes)

Happy Dietitians Day! March is Nutrition Month and today is Dietitians Day in Canada. In honour of the day, I've rounded up a few fabulous dietitians from around the province of British Columbia to follow on Instagram (click the name to get to their profile). I've also included my favourite recipes from each of them.… Continue reading Happy Dietitians Day: 7 Dietitians to Follow (and Their Best Recipes)

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What is Mindful Eating?

With this year's Nutrition Month theme being More than Food, there's been some discussion about mindful eating.  This is great, because it can be a good tool to help you tune into your body and learn more about nourishing yourself.  Unfortunately, many assume it just means "minding what you eat", but that's a bit of… Continue reading What is Mindful Eating?

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29 Ways to Improve Your Health (That Don’t Include Weight Loss)

January is well behind us, and thank goodness. I'm so tired of hearing about all the detoxes and fad diets claiming to improve your health by shrinking your body, when in fact, they do anything but. Is it just me, or is the New Year officially sponsored by diet culture? Adopt Healthy Behaviours for Improved… Continue reading 29 Ways to Improve Your Health (That Don’t Include Weight Loss)

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No, Drinking Milk Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

Oh my. The press are at it again.  Scaring the bejesus out of everyone for clickbait.  In case you missed it, a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), concluded that "high intakes of dairy milk were associated [italics added for emphasis] with greater risk of breast cancer, when adjusted for soy… Continue reading No, Drinking Milk Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

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Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

This week is Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week.  The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force started this annual campaign to educate healthcare professionals on early identification and treatment of malnutrition, educate the public on the importance of discussing their nutrition with healthcare professionals, and to increase awareness of the important role nutrition plays in patient recovery.  As a… Continue reading Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

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Collagen Supplements: Are They Worth the Hype?

About a month ago I finally got around to getting my haircut. This is a big deal being a new mom and it was the first time I’ve been to a salon in over a year. While I was waiting for my appointment, I noticed something different about the lobby of the salon since the last… Continue reading Collagen Supplements: Are They Worth the Hype?

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Unlock the Potential of Food to Bring Us Together

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This is the last post for Nutrition Month 2019. It highlights some of the benefits of sharing food together as well as ideas for increasing opportunities to eat together with friends and family.  Eating… Continue reading Unlock the Potential of Food to Bring Us Together

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Intuitive Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food

Nutrition Month 2019 is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  I was inspired by the sub-theme ‘heal’ to talk about Intuitive Eating as an intervention to heal your relationship with food.  In my work as a dietitian, I’ve come across countless people who carry a… Continue reading Intuitive Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food

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Dietary Cholesterol and Eggs: What You Need to Know

I finally got around to reading that egg study that everyone’s been talking about from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  If you didn’t hear about it, it has been covered quite a bit in the media since it’s release just over a week ago.  The study has prompted a re-hash of the… Continue reading Dietary Cholesterol and Eggs: What You Need to Know

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Eating Patterns for Optimal Health: Small Changes You Can Make Today

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This week’s post focuses on small changes you can make for optimal health that may help you reduce your risk of some chronic diseases. Three Eating Patterns for Optimal Health While there are many… Continue reading Eating Patterns for Optimal Health: Small Changes You Can Make Today