The role of nutrition in supporting a strong immune system

Nutrition is vital to building and supporting a strong immune system. Here are 8 nutritional strategies to help support your immune system

Summer detoxes: Are they worth the hype?

Detoxes are usually marketed to make you lose weight, feel better, increase energy or improve overall health. But are they worth the hype?

How to avoid nutrition misinformation and myths

Food fads, misleading supplement claims and fake nutrition news are everywhere we look. Here are 8 common misleading nutrition tactics to look out for.

The link between nutrition and sleep

While many aspects of our physical and mental well-being can be affected by lack of sleep, did you know that not getting enough shut eye can also have an impact on your food choices?

Practicing intuitive eating during COVID-19

A global pandemic is uncharted territory for us all, inciting feelings of anxiety, fear and stress. Many feel anxiety in regards to job security, and are scared of getting sick or losing loved ones. We are all navigating a new way of living, and adapting to new routines, which can feel stressful. Lately, social media […]

6 tips for smart snacking

6 tips for smart snacking when working from home

To help you stay on course with healthy eating habits during this challenging time, we’ve put together our top 6 tips to help you control your snack-appetite.

5 tips for grocery shopping during COVID-19

Minimize your trips to the grocery store by having a game plan in place. Read these five tips to make your next shop that much easier!

Game Changers: Plant-based fact or fiction?

What’s a good activity for social-isolation? Netflix! We have all had a little more time to watch more Netflix lately, and the words “plant-based” seem to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. This is fueled in part by the recent documentary “Game Changers.” The movie offers up a healthy dose of celebrity anecdotes, eye-catching […]

Four things you should know about your gut

The way you feel is greatly impacted by the health of your gut. From eating fermented foods, to reducing anxiety- you can take care of your microbiome!

Seven health fads you may want to reconsider

We have all seen fads take over the media, but are any of them really worth trying? Is it possible that some of them may even be dangerous?

Connecting with food: How to nourish from the inside out

The foods we eat affect our mood, behaviour and brain function. We take a look at how to incorporate more food mindfulness into our lives.

The health benefits of flaxseed

Flaxseeds may be small, but they are powerful! This super-food is a whole grain known for its anti-inflammatory properties and other health benefits. Flax is found in many forms, and often sold in the grocery store as whole flax seed, ground flax meal, or flax oil.

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The health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric, the bright, vibrant, yellow spice added to everything from curries to smoothies to oatmeal and even lattes (i.e. “golden milk”), has gained quite a reputation for being a nutritional superstar for its touted anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. But where exactly is the science with this, and how much turmeric does one need to ingest to boast any health benefit?

Here’s why you should reconsider your January juice cleanse

While a cleanse may sound promising, the fact is, juice cleanses usually don’t deliver the right, or healthful, results.

5 healthy eating tips to try for Super Bowl Sunday

Here are 5 tips for a foolproof game plan that will keep your healthy eating plan on track and have your guests cheering for more

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5 Reasons Why You Should Cook with Your Children

Cooking with your children is going to be the first time they are exposed to working in the kitchen, so make it exciting! If they enjoy cooking with you, they will look forward to it as they grow older.

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Top 5 Nutrition Takeaways for 2020, From a Registered Dietitian

We’ve compiled all of our favourite tips to have your best year yet with food – enjoy this list of our top nutrition messages for 2020!

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Is vitamin K2 the answer to stronger bones?

While most people typically think of calcium and vitamin D the ultimate vitamins for bone health, vitamin K2 is one of the latest nutrients that can help strengthen your bones.

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Is an IgG antibody test the answer to your food sensitivities?

Upset stomach, bloating, irregular bowels, aches, pains… sounding all too familiar? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one test could offer all the answers on how to be free of these symptoms for good?

The anti-inflammatory diet: Is it worth the hype?

It’s true that the foods we eat can have a profound effect on our body’s inflammation. But before you spend a fortune on turmeric lattés, it’s important to separate the inflammatory facts from fiction.

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Health-ifying Pumpkin Spiced

Yhis time of year the world tends to go a bit overboard when it comes to things “pumpkin spiced”. How can we make it healthier?

4 nutrition hacks to fuel for life

4 Nutrition Hacks to Fuel for Life

These four nutrition hacks will help you to pack food to nourish your body not only for your day-to-day activities, but for life.

Nutrigenomic testing: How your DNA can impact your diet

Have you ever wondered why people respond differently to certain foods? Nutrigenomics is dedicated to examining why that happens.

The human microbiome: The genome of the 21st century?

These days, the amount of media coverage our microbiome get makes it seem like it’s a big deal. But what’s all the fuss about?

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The “Locavore” Movement: Not Just Another Fad!

“Locavore” is a fairly new term that describes consumers who focus on eating locally grown and sourced food. Learn how you can start eating local to support your community!

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Spotlight on Magnesium

Why is magnesium so important and how can we get enough of it? Here’s what you need to know, plus some healthy recipes to get started!

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Is the Beyond Burger actually healthy?

The Beyond Meat burger continues to skyrocket in popularity as the first plant-based burger to taste and look like the “real thing” (a.k.a beef). But is it actually good for your health?

What to eat for radiant, healthy skin

What we eat can significantly affect our skin and how quickly it ages. Here are some simple ways to improve the look of your skin through diet

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10 ways to raise healthy eaters

We all want to raise healthy eaters by establishing good habits that will stay with our children for the rest of their lives. Learn how to get started!

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3 Ways Alcohol Impacts Weight Loss

Spring and summer seasons are often filled with enjoying patio happy hours, gathering for family barbecues, and attending more social events. These engagements often involve delicious foods, great conversations and alcoholic beverages. As many of us work on our “summer bodies”, one question often arises: how does alcohol affect our weight? There are a few reasons […]

Plant-based eating Q&A

Whether you’re looking to get started with a plant-based diet or curious about its potential benefits, here are the top questions about plant-based eating

Reduce your cancer risk with these 5 dietary tips

Reduce your cancer risk with these 5 dietary tips, plus learn about which cancer-promoting foods to avoid and eating during cancer treatment.

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Read This Before Trying the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a tough topic to tackle. It’s controversial and long-term studies aren’t yet available: we don’t know the future health impacts. People who are successful with it praise it for  helping their physical or mental health, or both. But I’ve found that the majority of people jump into it without planning ahead and […]

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6 Things Dietitians Love About Canada’s New Food Guide (And 1 Thing We Don’t)

Canada’s Food Guide has changed—and for the most part, the Registered Dietitians at Copeman Healthcare couldn’t be happier. This 2019 update is less prescriptive than past versions and uses the healthy or balanced plate model which dietitians have used for many years as a guideline for their patients. Of course, it’s hard to create a […]

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What’s the deal with fermented foods?

Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kefir, have been rising in popularity as of late. But are they worth the buzz?

Nutritional strategies for a healthier New Year

As we enter the New Year, many of us start to think about healthy eating resolutions. What steps can we take to ensure a smooth dietary transition?

Intermittent fasting: The key to weight loss or just another fad?

The latest craze in dieting isn’t about eating certain foods, it’s about eating no foods – for a while, at least. Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?

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The Search for the Ultimate Way of Eating

In recent years, most individuals’ interest in healthy eating and nutrition has increased. This has also led researchers, nutrition enthusiasts and the majority of the population continue to search for the best way of eating to maintain overall health. But what is the reality? Is there really one way of eating that is BEST for everyone? The short […]

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What is a “healthy” relationship with food?

A healthy relationship with food does not have to be all or nothing- it should be fluid, full of curiosity, enjoyment, and gratitude.

5 proven ways to make long-lasting healthy eating changes

More than two-thirds of people will regain any lost weight from a diet – plus some extra. Why do diets fail, and what can you do to reverse this trend?

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Whole grain, multigrain, whole wheat – which is best?

With so many different grain products, it can become quite a challenge sorting through all the options to make a nutritious choice. So which one is best?

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11 Surprising Ways to Use Spaghetti Squash

There’s much more to spaghetti squash than just, well, spaghetti! Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate it into your weekly meal routine.

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5 Essential Foods for Meal Prep

What’s the secret to stress-free, healthy, ready-to-eat dinners? The answer is pretty simple – and it lies in the art of weekly meal prep!

12 ‘superfoods’ that can improve brain function

Eating the right foods can significantly improve your cognitive function, including memory, decision-making ability, mental response time and mood

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Summer Salad

It can be hard to stay full off simply eating fruits and veggies when it’s hot out. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to upgrade your summer salad!

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The balanced plate concept

What is the balanced plate concept? The balanced plate concept divides your meals so that half of every plate is made up of vegetables, one quarter is protein and one quarter is carbohydrates. It is designed to be simple, effective, and help you achieve adequate daily nutrition. What are the benefits of using this concept? […]

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What is biotin and why should you care about it?

If you’ve ever struggled with your hair, skin or nails, you may have considered using a biotin supplement. But what exactly is it, and is it actually healthy?

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Book review: Eat Complete, by Dr. Drew Ramsey, M.D.

Dr. Ramsey’s recommended way of eating, based on nutrition and mental health, is a good place to start improving your overall health.

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Is the ketogenic diet your key to weight loss?

The ketogenic diet is becoming increasingly popular for its weight loss effects. But is the restrictive diet safe and, if so, is it right for you?

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8 Tips for Managing Food Sensitivities

If you think you might have food sensitivities and are wondering if they are worth looking into, here are some things you should know.