Goodbye Gluten-Free and Hello Low FODMAPs

Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea...just think the alphabet of symptoms A, B, C &/or D! Unfortunately, as many as 13-20% of Canadians at any given time are affected by IBS and the lifetime risk for a Canadian to develop IBS is 30%! That’s a lot of people!


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The One Fruit All Athletes Should Know About

The humble banana is anything but basic! This inexpensive, versatile fruit might very well be the next sports drink according to a recent study out of the Dole Nutrition Research Lab. The study compared the effect of consuming a banana versus a 6% carbohydrate drink on cyclist racing a 75 km event and found that the both groups of cyclist had similar results when it came to performance, blood sugar levels, inflammation and immune levels.


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The Dish on Yogurt

“Low fat,” “no-fat,” “plain,” “flavoured,” “Greek,” “grass-fed,” and the new kid on the block “Icelandic” are all words that describe a variety of yogurt that can be found sitting in the dairy cooler of your local grocery store. It is ironic how complex yogurt can be considering it originated as a way to preserve milk before we had refrigerators. Yogurt is a great way to get a good dose of bone-building calcium into our diet and is also a good source of protein – making it a great snack for kids and adults. But some yogurts may be more like ice-cream with the amount of sugar added to them, so let’s take a look at how to pick the best yogurt for you and your family! 

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Simple Healthy Kitchen Swaps

Spring is in the air! This time of year we tend to find ourselves in the cleaning mood - whether it be our kitchen floors at home, purging dusty sports equipment in the garage, or consuming foods to aid our bodies function. The bottom line is we want to be clean everywhere we can be. So, let's clean up that kitchen pantry with these easy healthy kitchen swaps. (On a serious note - don't contribute to food waste. Be sure to finish what you have before buying anything new.) Now turn up that music and get cleaning!

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium 8.0

I love my profession but as an unconventional dietitian working in the supermarket I feel lonely sometimes. Retail dietetics is definitely growing in Canada but the States has their shit together. I’m writing this from the annual Supermarket Dietitian Symposium in San Diego, California, whose sole purpose, as a conference is to help retail dietitians share ideas with each other and guess how many Canadian supermarket dietitians are here?

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Potential to Prevent

As we March-into Spring, we celebrate Nutrition Month by unlocking the potential of food. Food is more than just its nutrients – it’s about community, celebrating milestones, improving our health, and preventing disease. Nutrition Month 2018 focuses on the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. Let’s zoom in and talk about the potential to prevent!

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