December 4, 2018

Five Tips for Eating Intuitively During the Holidays

Does the idea of attending holiday events and having no control over the food available seem daunting? If so, you’re not alone. Instead of letting food rules get in the way of celebrating, try using these five tips for eating intuitively during the holiday season. 
  • November 20, 2018

    Do you need an alkaline diet?

    Based on the premise that the pH of food impacts health, an alkaline diet has garnered interest from health professionals, lifestyle bloggers and nutrition researchers for years. Despite claims that seem convincing, research indicates that the foundation of this diet is far from firm and does not lend its support. 
  • November 6, 2018

    Why this dietitian still eats dairy ...

    In our obsession with free-from diets, many of us are dismissing dairy and other foods from our grocery cart. Here are five reasons why this dietitian still chooses to eat dairy and encourages others to do the same. 
  • October 16, 2018

    Five Nutrition Myths That are More Fad Than Fact

    Once upon a time, fat was made out to be public enemy number 1. Now, carbohydrates are on the hot seat. In the face of so much conflicting nutrition information, it can be difficult to separate fad from fact. This month, a registered dietitian does the legwork for you by busting five popular nutrition myths.
  • October 2, 2018

    Are Lectins the New Gluten?

    If you’ve been keeping up with nutrition trends, you might have noticed that plant foods, such as pulses and whole grains, have been the target of some serious food bashing. Typically seen as nutrient powerhouses, these foods are being accused of causing weight gain and chronic disease because they contain a protein called lectin. But does the science stack up? 
  • September 17, 2018

    Food: Friend or Foe? Is an elimination diet right fo...

    Do you suffer from digestive concerns (gas, bloating, constipation), low energy, symptoms of inflammation, autoimmune disease, mental health concerns, or hormone imbalance? You won’t have to look far before finding an elimination diet that promises a cure. 
  • September 1, 2018

    Food: Friend or Foe? Do you have a food sensitivity?

    I cook for a group of friends every Monday night and they have definitely challenged my creativity in the kitchen. The menu is gluten-, dairy-, peanut- and egg-free! With the exception of a peanut allergy, these diet restrictions are based on food sensitivities or intolerances. While food allergies are relatively well understood in terms of cause, diagnosis and treatment, food sensitivities and intolerances are not as clear and testing isn’t standardized. This can result in misdiagnoses with serious health consequences.
  • August 1, 2018

    Navigating the Milk Aisle

    A few months ago, we took a look at the evolving yogurt aisle. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the milk cooler has also been evolving. With multiple choices of ...
  • June 19, 2018

    Leucine: The Protein Switch

    New evidence shows that not all proteins are equal when it comes to making muscle protein. Whey protein, found in milk products, is more effective than other protein sources for enhancing muscle protein synthesis. 
  • June 1, 2018

    Retrain Your Taste Buds and Tame Your Sweet Tooth

    As we age, our taste preferences also change and develop. Some taste changes are welcomed as a rite of passage, such as learning to enjoy coffee or fine wine. However, many people bemoan their lingering sweet tooth. In light of the increasing emphasis on the perils of too much sugar, it is no wonder that people want to cut back. But, can you retrain your taste buds? And should you make going sugar-free your goal? 
  • May 22, 2018

    Post pregnancy? Five Steps to Your Best Body

    Have you recently had a baby? In the coming months, you will feel the pressure from images on Instagram, family and complete strangers to get your body back.  As a first-time mom to an eleven-month-old, I’ve been there, uncomfortable with a softer mid-section and fuller cheeks. What eating and exercise looked like pre-baby isn’t the same due to a new and unpredictable schedule, a body that is recovering and sleep deprivation. The pressure to ‘get your body back’ in the midst of this can be overwhelming. 
  • May 1, 2018

    Food for Fertility: Can you eat to conceive?

    If you or someone you know are among the one in eight couples that struggle with infertility, you have likely come across all kinds of advice on eating to conceive. But if recommendations such as eating pineapple core sound unappealing, what can you do to optimize your diet for fertility?
  • April 17, 2018

    Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) – What y...

    Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) sheds light on the complex factors that affect athletes and active individuals. RED-S is the lack of energy available (EA) for the volume or intensity of training or competition. This can result in complications that impact sport performance and overall well-being. 
  • April 1, 2018

    What’s Trending in Sports Nutrition

    Did you know the global sales of sport and fitness nutrition supplements is expected to exceed 8.8 billion USD by 2020? That’s because athletes continue to seek a competitive edge through food and supplements. So, what are the hottest sport nutrition trends this year, and are they right for you? 
  • March 20, 2018

    Sleep More, Eat Less?

    Between family life, busy social schedules, work and the latest season on Netflix, catching enough z’s is a common struggle. While we can cover up the grogginess with a strong cup of coffee, are there less obvious side effects of a short night that we need to consider? Does sleep deprivation impact what you eat? 
  • March 1, 2018

    The Ketogenic Diet Craze

    It has been quite some time since a diet has gained as much traction as the ketogenic diet. You would be hard pressed to scroll through your various social media accounts without seeing someone’s transformative photos of their “keto journey.”  So, what is the real deal with this diet, and what are the nutritional implications of joining in?
  • February 20, 2018

    Four Tips to Start Eating Intuitively

    The idea of intuitive eating – eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re satisfied – is a food philosophy that continues to grow in popularity. Based on the ten principles of intuitive eating, here are four tips to get started.

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