Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are behavioural conditions that are characterized by irregular eating behaviours, thoughts and attitudes towards food, eating and body image. Eating disorders may be used as a way to feel in control or to cope with difficult situations. Eating...
Eating Disorders in the BIPOC Community

Eating Disorders in the BIPOC Community

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, eating disorders can affect anyone. They don’t discriminate against age, gender, socioeconomic status or even your genetic predisposition to being slim.  However, we are being to find that there are higher rates of eating disorders...
Making Heart-Healthy Choices

Making Heart-Healthy Choices

There are a few different tests that your doctor looks at when determining your heart health. Some tests are physical, such as stress tests or electrocardiograms (ECGs), while measures require you to complete blood work.  Some of the parameters measured using blood...
Journal Prompts for ED Recovery

Journal Prompts for ED Recovery

Benefits of Journalling There are many benefits to journaling both in day-to-day life and in your journey towards recovery. Some of the benefits of journaling include,  Uncover Your Subconscious Thoughts Journalling can help uncover some of the underlying thoughts and...
What Is IBS and Why Does Your Diet Matter?

What Is IBS and Why Does Your Diet Matter?

What Is IBS? First off, what is IBS? IBS is short for irritable bowel syndrome. It is a chronic condition that is characterized by symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, bloating, and abdominal pain.  It is currently estimated that 10 to 20% of the world’s...
Building an IBS-Friendly Breakfast

Building an IBS-Friendly Breakfast

Has your breakfast been causing some uncomfortable bloating, or stomach cramping? You’re not the only one. In fact, many people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) avoid breakfast because they are trying to avoid the symptoms that start shortly after.  But, what many...
Surprising Benefits of Frozen Meals

Surprising Benefits of Frozen Meals

Frozen meals are often dubbed as “unhealthy”, ultra-processed foods that you should avoid in a healthy diet. But in some ways, frozen foods do play a role in supporting a healthy diet.  Many frozen meals contain high amounts of nutrients that we typically want to...
Should I Be Using a CGM?

Should I Be Using a CGM?

What is a CGM? A CGM is a continuous glucose monitor. It is a small system that monitors your blood glucose (sugar) levels in real-time. This means it can show you how your blood sugar changes in response to different foods and meals. Benefits of a CGM CGMs were...
Micronutrient Monday: Iodine

Micronutrient Monday: Iodine

Iodine plays an essential role in the production of thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Our bodies use these thyroid hormones to regulate many reactions, including building proteins and metabolism. Additionally, thyroxine and triiodothyronine are required for the proper growth and development of skeletal and nervous systems in fetuses and young children. Research also suggests that iodine supports our immune response to infections.

Brain-Boosting Foods

Brain-Boosting Foods

Our brains are the command centre of our bodies. They play a role in essentially everything we do from simple movements to storing memories and our personalities. This is why it is so important to keep our brains working at their best, and our diets can play a role in that!

Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

The holiday season brings in many things, including parties and get-togethers (even when they look a little bit different). Food can be a very stressful aspect of the holidays with all the parties and get-togethers, especially for people who are managing chronic diseases, intolerances or allergies. So, I’ve pulled together some of my favourite tips to help you have a healthy holiday season!

Choosing the BEST Weight Loss Diet

Choosing the BEST Weight Loss Diet

It is that time of year again when many of your friends and family are researching the best weight loss diet or exercise program. Whether it’s trying to lose weight gained over the holidays or making a New Years’ resolution to be healthier, It’s easy to feel pressured into doing the same. This blog post discusses some of the most popular weight-loss diets and highlights the best way to lose weight.

Antioxidants, Simplified.

Antioxidants, Simplified.

Did you know that chloride was one of the essential nutrients our bodies need to function at their best? Chloride can sometimes be an overlooked mineral as it can abundantly be found in our diet and rarely requires supplementation.

Role of Food in Mental Health: Our Second Brain

Role of Food in Mental Health: Our Second Brain

The link between foods in our diet and our mental health actually begins in our digestive tract. Our digestive tract is also known as the “second brain” due its rich network of nerves and variety of neurochemicals produced by our gut bacteria. These neurochemicals made in our gut are used by our brains to regulate both physiological and mental processes — including our mood.

Why You NEED Fibre in Your Diet

Why You NEED Fibre in Your Diet

I’m sure many of you have heard at one point or another, that you should eat more fibre. But what is fibre? And why should we be eating more of it? Fibre is a carbohydrate that is resistance to digestion and helps to promote gut health. Although fibre is...
Why Can’t I Stop Eating?

Why Can’t I Stop Eating?

Have you found yourself munching on snacks all day long? Or snacking on foods that you don’t even like, just for the sake of snacking? You might be emotional eating. What Is Emotional Eating? In simple terms, emotional eating is eating when you’re not...
Micronutrient Monday: Vitamin C

Micronutrient Monday: Vitamin C

At some point in your life, someone has probably suggested you take vitamin C to fend off a cold, or prevent you from getting one in the first place.

But what is this miracle vitamin thats protects us from all these germs?

Vitamin C (sometimes called L-ascorbic acid) is one (of many) water-soluble vitamins that we require to stay healthy. It can be found abundantly throughout our diet, and developing a deficiency is quite rare.

Low Calorie, High FODMAP

Low Calorie, High FODMAP

Normally, low-calorie sweeteners pose no risk to us (unless consuming in huge amounts) but, they can be troublesome for individuals with GI conditions. But for some, this could be aggravating GI conditions and triggering unpleasant symptoms.

Finding FODMAPs in Your Food

Finding FODMAPs in Your Food

There are many different foods that contain high amounts of FODMAPs. For those individuals living with IBS, or other GI-related conditions, limiting the consumption of these foods and drinks may help relieve symptoms and support gut healing. For more information on...
Supporting Your Immune System with Food

3 Things You Need to Know About FODMAPs

Over the past two years, many of us have found a new appreciation for our immune system. Our immune system protects our bodies against infections from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. Without it, our bodies would become overrun with foreign materials which may...
How Stress Impacts Our Eating Habits

How Stress Impacts Our Eating Habits

By now most, if not all, of us know that mental stress can have an effect on our physical health. It affects many different areas of our physical health, from changes in blood pressure to teeth grinding and breakouts. It can even have an effect on our diet — and it...
Benefits of Eating In-Season

Benefits of Eating In-Season

You might be wondering what “eating in season” is, or “even whats the big deal about it?”. Well, “eating in season” means to eating foods that are seasonably available. A simple example would be, eating berries in berry picking...
Fuelling YOUR Body

Fuelling YOUR Body

Almost all of us have had a friend, family member, or co-worker suggest a diet or exclusion of a particular food based on personal experience. But despite their good intentions, what worked for them will not necessarily work for you. This is because we are all unique....
Nutrition Claims and Marketing

Nutrition Claims and Marketing

Be Careful of Marketing Nutrition Claims Promising You Better Health Have you ever noticed all the marketing nutrition claims that are out there? Typically, when you see a health claim on someone’s marketing there is something misleading right in the headline that...
How to Choose a Weight Loss Diet

How to Choose a Weight Loss Diet

When we are looking for a weight loss plan or a weight loss program, we need to take the time to research, do our homework, and learn what are the bad diet red flags to choose a diet that works for us as an individual. Sounds like quite the task doesn’t it? It is true...
Eating for Health

Eating for Health

So now you are at the action stage where you are eating for health. You are at the stage that you have put all your systems together and are going full steam ahead. You have decided on the different health care professionals you are going to continue to work with, you...
Preparing to Change Your Diet

Preparing to Change Your Diet

The third blog in this series involves the step of contemplation when we are diagnosed with a new illness or disease. The question is what are the steps involved in the contemplation process, what comes first?  Do I move into the preparation stage just by changing my...
Are Carbohydrates Bad?

Are Carbohydrates Bad?

What are Carbohydrates? Are They Bad for You? No, carbs aren’t inherently bad (more on this below). Carb is short for carbohydrates. Carbs are one of the three main macronutrients in the diet. Macro, as in large, means they’re large components of your diet. Just like...
Healthy Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

Healthy Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

What is the Ideal Amount of Carbohydrates for Weight Loss Changing eating habits are hard and even harder when hearing about all the diets available. There’s a lot of online buzz about low carb diet for weight loss Some say they are amazing for weight loss. Others...
Leafy Greens

Leafy Greens

5 Not-So-Basic Leafy Greens When it comes to leafy greens, most of us rely on the basics like romaine, leaf lettuce and spinach week after week – and while all of these provide health benefits, there is a huge selection of leafy greens in the produce aisle that...
Demystifying Nutrition Information

Demystifying Nutrition Information

Nothing drives me crazier than people being taken by scam artists. It hurts my heart.   Many websites are out there spreading disinformation.  Dr Joe Dispenza’s website with this meme provides a good example. When a guru like Dr Joe Dispenza quotes nutrition...
Foods for Depression

Foods for Depression

When you feel down what do you feel like doing? Binge watching your favorite series (again)? Calling a trusted friend? Having a nap? Grabbing comfort foods? Any of these strategies can make you feel better and temporarily boost our moods, as they often do.  But, what...
Brain Food for Mood

Brain Food for Mood

The gut and brain are interconnected more than we previously thought—new research is proving it. These discoveries have huge potential to help people with gut issues by feeding it the best brain food. And help people with mental health or mood issues with help from...
Managing Your Mood with Carbohydrates

Managing Your Mood with Carbohydrates

Changing eating habits are hard and even harder when hearing about all the diets available. There’s a lot of online buzz about low carb diets. Some say they are amazing for weight loss. Others warn that they can increase your risk of heart disease. And who isn’t...
Food Delivery

Food Delivery

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