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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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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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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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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Top 3 Dietary Behaviours for Weight Loss

One of the hardest changes to make just involves figuring out where to start. Here are our top 3 suggestions for dietary behaviours for weight loss!

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Dietitian-Approved Food Trends for 2018

Here are some of the latest Dietitian-approved food trends for 2018 and tips on how to maximize them to reach your goals!

10 ways to reduce added sugar

10 Ways to Reduce Added Sugars in Your Diet

Registered dietitian Michelle Ross offers 10 ways to reduce added sugars in your diet and cut back on unnecessary sugar intake

The sweet truth about sugar

The Sweet Truth About Sugar

It may be that you’ve heard a lot of conflicting views on sugar. Registered dietitian Michelle Ross explains what it is and how much you should be having.

12 ways to eat for the holidays

12 ways to eat for the holidays

It can be hard to stay on track with your diet over the holidays, particularly when there are so many parties and gatherings filled with tasty (and tempting) treats. Use these tips to help you celebrate the holidays the healthy way.

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Have you heard of pulses?

Pulses seem to have flown under the radar as a nutritious ingredient in many meals – partially because there is some confusion as to what they really are. Here’s everything that you need to know about pulses and how to incorporate them in your diet! So what is a pulse? Pulses are the dry edible seeds […]

a beginners guide to plant based diets

The beginner’s guide to plant-based eating

Plant-based eating is a hot topic in the media lately. So what’s all the hype about? We break it down to the basics for you.

5 steps to overcoming weight loss plateau

5 steps to overcoming your weight loss plateau

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ll probably know that weight loss plateaus can be frustrating. Dietitian Linda Cuda shares advice on how to break through your plateau.

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Master your fitness & weight goals with these cognitive behaviour techniques

Ready to make a change, know everything you should be doing, yet can’t seem to create momentum? Try these cognitive behaviour techniques and finally reach your weight loss and fitness goals!

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Are those last 10lbs a health risk?

Registered Dietitian Nina Hirvi discusses the health risks of holding extra weight, and provides some ideas and advice on how to lose those last 10 pounds.

quinoa stuffing with roasted butternut squash

Quinoa stuffing with butternut squash

A lighter and significantly healthier version of a classic holiday dish.

Nutrigenetics: The future of personalized nutrition

Nutrigenetics: The future of personalized nutrition

Nutrigenetics is the study of the relationship between genes, diet and health outcomes. It is touted as the foundation of what we consider personalized nutrition.

6 disease-preventing diet changes

6 disease-preventing diet changes

When dietary “trends” come and go like last season’s fashion line-ups, making sense of it all can get a little overwhelming.

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Apple Pancakes with Maple Cinnamon Yogurt

When looking for a warm and comforting breakfast or brunch, apple pancakes with maple cinnamon yogurt is a perfect option.

Apps and gadgets to keep you honest top picks for weight loss tools

Apps and gadgets to keep you honest: top picks for weight loss tools

Whether dropping a few extra pounds or cutting down on daily fat intake, most of us need a source of accountability when taking on new health challenges.

almond pancakes with creamy blueberry topping

Almond pancakes with creamy blueberry topping

Imagine the aroma of fresh baked pancakes with sweet berry toppings. They won’t only be delicious, they will also be healthy with extra fibre, healthy fats and protein.

the versatile mango

The versatile mango

Mangos are an extremely versatile fruit. They are great not only in salads, but also as a salsa, dressing or chutney, in curry dishes and other spicy dishes, in sandwiches and wraps, on top of pizza, at breakfast with yogurt, as part of a smoothie, or even a healthy dessert!

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Skillet-poached Huevos Rancheros

A healthy twist on the original, these Skillet-poached Huevos Rancheros are only 285 calories per serving.

10 bedtime tips to get your child to sleep

10 bedtime tips to get your child to sleep

Sleep is an essential part of daily life for people of all ages. For children, sleep helps them grow, combat illness, and recover from action-filled days of new experiences. Well rested children are better able to cope with daily tasks and regulate their emotions.

Healthy Homemade Granola Bar

Healthy homemade granola bars

Instead of choosing a sugar laden granola bar try this delicious healthy recipe.

Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

How diet affects skin health remains controversial, but as research progresses, certain nutrients are starting to stand out as either harmful or helpful to your skin’s glow. Let’s put popular food sources on trial and see how they hold up.

Feeding your stress: Why you do it and how to gain back control

Feeding your stress: in the Vancouver Sun

While most people know what they should be eating, when stress hormones kick in it’s difficult to stay on track and away from the food our bodies crave.

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Hearty Barley Mushroom Soup

Barley is the key to this dish! An underused grain, it makes this soup delicious and filling.

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Gluten-free and the Gastrointestinal System

Not everyone who has tried eliminating gluten from their diets has experienced beneficial change but some have noted health improvements.

Get the most out of your training sessions by fuelling your body with the right food at the right time

Sports nutrition Q&A

Get the most out of your training sessions by fuelling your body with the right food at the right time.

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Hot trend in food: Brazil

A couple of months ago, Brazil launched a new version of their national dietary guidelines which takes a look at food and nutrition in a new and interesting way.

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Pork & Lentil Lettuce Wraps

There are a plethora of reasons why we, as dietitians, love our lentils!

Fresh-Tomato-Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Salsa is a versatile and easy-to-make addition to many meals and snacks.

Almond Butter Spiced Apple

Almond Butter Spiced Apple

This is a simple, healthy twist for a mid-morning or late afternoon snack using just three ingredients – apples, almond butter & cinnamon!

Cooking for the rushed

Cooking for the rushed!

With busy lives many of us, myself included, need some shortcuts to prepping healthy and interesting meals.

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Feeling hungry is ok!

Feeling hungry does not have to be scary. We should all feel hungry before a meal.

A sweet protein boost with greek yogurt

A ‘sweet’ protein boost

Greek yogurt contains more than double the amount of protein and considerably more healthy probiotics than most regular type yogurts.

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An Ounce Of Prevention for Cardiovascular Disease

Considering the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Canada, and the dangers of it, people are urged to do everything possible to promote heart health.

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Eat your age: A guide to optimal health throughout the decades

If you’ve been eating the same way your entire life it may be time to re-evaluate your personal menu.

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Black Bean Soup

This is one of the easiest (and tastiest) soups you can make, never mind that it is packed with fibre, protein and slow-burning carbohydrate. Make sure to rinse your canned beans well to reduce their salt content. If you feel ambitious, use a the “Quick Soak” method for preparing the black beans.

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Soul Soothing Seed and Nut Loaf

In times of stress we often crave rich comfort foods. The good news is that foods that soothe the soul can be healthy too! Choosing whole grains and breads with seeds, nuts, and added fibre will keep your blood sugar stable, and your appetite in control. Top this bread with any toppings you like – we recommend roasted tomatoes and guacamole!

grain salad with asparagus and parmesan

Grain Salad with Asparagus and Parmesan

With harvest in full swing it is a great time to learn more about cooking with grains! The following recipe gives you a bunch of healthy and fibre-filled options to get creative with. Try it a few ways and see which you like best!

Dietitian Health Tip-Learn portion sizes

Dietitian Health Tip: Learn portion sizes

Learn portion sizes. Know what one cup of pasta, rice and potatoes looks on your plate. Buy smaller portions of meat. Not sure what portions you should be eating? Speak to a Registered Dietitian to get yourself on track. Learn more about our Registered Dietitian Services For dietitian-approved tips and recipes sign up to our monthly […]

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Dietitian Health Tip: Kickstart your metabolism

Kickstart your metabolism – begin your day with breakfast and eat something every 3-4 hours.

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Quiz: Eat smart to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Most of us are aware that eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. What many people may not know is that this can also help reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.