Stress affects many things in our life such as mood and emotional resilience. Stress can also affect our digestion. Most of us recognize the feeling of having an upset stomach when we are anxious, and stress has even been linked to more serious gastrointestinal conditions such as peptic ulcers. Most of us are feeling extra […]
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As the weather gets better and the sun comes out, smoothie season begins! Many people start drinking smoothies when it’s warmer out, especially for breakfast or as a snack. However, if we’re going to consider a smoothie as a meal, there are some things we need to consider. Sometimes, a smoothie made solely of fruit […]
The warmer weather has us craving the outdoors more than ever. Months of isolation also has us craving our social groups! After all, what defines spring and summer more than a good happy hour with your friends and neighbors? While physically distanced gatherings of 6 or less people are now permitted in British Columbia and […]
As we continue to practice physical distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our social groups and day-to-day routines have changed dramatically. All of these life changes, as well as the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, can have impacts on our mental health. It is with this in mind that we have created the […]
As restrictions gradually lift in British Columbia and Alberta, services are starting to re-open. This could mean you get to visit your favourite coffee shop for a take-away latte, or finally get your hair cut! Your physician’s office, or medical clinic, is most likely re-opening as well, and starting to see patients for more urgent, […]
We usually think of hummus as a savoury snack, great with carrot sticks and crackers, but what if we told you you could make dessert hummus? Beans and chickpeas are a great staple for your pantry at this time. Whether you use dried chickpeas, or canned chickpeas, they are low cost and shelf-stable! Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and fibre. This cookie dough hummus is best served with apple slices.
In this webinar hosted by Britney Lentz and Sara Friedrich, Registered Dietitians at Copeman Healthcare, listeners will learn about the 10 principles of intuitive eating.
We encourage you to treat yourself compassion. Use this checklist to gently guide yourself along the right path with these simple practices performed daily.
Stress is caused by feelings of scarcity. When we perceive that we do not have enough resources (e.g. time, money, personal space), we experience stress and anxiety. But could it be, that the reverse is also true—that if we challenge those perceptions, we can tap into feelings that come from having enough?
With more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your eating patterns are probably looking a little different than usual. You might be spending more time in the kitchen snacking, or you may be skipping meals due to increased anxiety and stress. These changes in eating habits are normal reactions to an abnormal situation, […]