Kristina Isaac, RD.

Registered Dietitian

Kristina (BSc, RD) is a registered dietitian and blogger for Nourish Move Thrive. She enjoys finding creative, fun and simple ways to communicate the science of nutrition.

More from Kristina Isaac, RD.

  • May 28, 2019

    Are Trending Diets Harming Your Gut?

    The world of nutrition is full of controversy – just Google “best diet” and you’ll see what I mean. However, we may finally have something we can all agree on – the importance of a healthy gut. There are still many questions and researchers are hard at work to determine what a healthy gut flora actually looks like, the benefits of specific probiotic strains and the complexity of the gut-brain axis. Sadly, many trending diets may be harming your gut. 
  • May 15, 2019

    Four Things You Need to Know About Lactose Intolerance

    You’ve just finished a delicious breakfast of sourdough with your favourite spread, yogurt and fresh fruit and a steaming cup of coffee with a splash of cream. You settle into work content and satisfied…until your stomach starts gurgling, you feel discomfort and you find yourself looking for the nearest exit so that no one experiences your flatulence.
  • February 19, 2019

    Eight Nutrition Sources You Can Trust

    In a sea of nutrition information, we need to take care to sort the bad from the good lest we be led in the wrong direction (carnivore diet, anyone?). Here are my go-to nutrition sources. They are reliable, realistic, fun and evidence-based. Need I say more?
  • 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. 
  • 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 ...
  • 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?
  • 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? 

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