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  • July 15, 2019

    We Say Goodbye

    After 10 years of partnership between AFLCA and Dairy Farmers of Canada, Nourish Move Thrive is retiring! Thank you for your support and interest. As of September 1, 2019, you will no longer be able to order resources from this website.After September 1, please contact the AFLCA office.  The Nourish Move Thrive Team
  • 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.
  • March 5, 2019

    An Update on Protein: What you need to know (or thin...

    Chances are this is not the first blog that you have read on protein. We have written about it before as have many others. However, with the huge amount of information available, it can get tricky to navigate what is a fad vs., evidence-based fact. The other side of the coin is that research is an ever-evolving process. I would encourage you to keep up with your reading, such as with these blogs, where we try our best to keep YOU in the know. 
  • January 8, 2019

    Changing Bodies: Weight gain in menopause

    One day, you wake up and notice that your clothes don’t fit. It seems you look at food and it goes straight to your middle. Just as the body of an adolescent changes in predictable and expected ways, so does that of a woman in menopause. What changes should you expect? 
  • December 18, 2018

    Decoding Nutrition Buzzwords

    With the approach of the New Year and thoughts of resolutions and diet overhauls, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by marketing schemes promoting the latest nutrition cure-all. By paying attention to some of the trendy nutrition buzzwords, you can avoid getting caught up in the hype, and instead focus on sustainable, evidence-based nutrition tips.
  • 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 ...
  • 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. 
  • 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? 
  • 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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