I began my dietetics career as a supermarket dietitian at Choices Markets - a B.C. owned and operated retailer of natural, organic and specialty foods. After spending five glorious years with the company in this position and eventually working as the nutrition manager, I can honestly say, I truly understand the importance of a sustainable food system. One of my favourite parts of the job was visiting local farmers and food producers and sharing the information with you! You have already met some amazing farmers but now, I would like to introduce you to my produce guru Dave Wilson. Dave is my go-to guy for anything produce - what’s in season, why are blueberries here so early and all my other weird produce questions! So, sit back and relax and enjoy this interview with the one-of-a-kind Dave!Read More
Most people shy away from talking about their poop but we really shouldn’t because our poop tells us so much information about our health! What does it look like, how does it feel, what colour is it, does it float or does it sink, how does it smell, and how often do you go. As a dietitian I talk about poop all day every day with clients, family and friends. Honestly, there is no such thing as TMI over here! Over the years, I’ve noticed an interesting pattern with my lady clients.
On the blog a few months ago, I wrote a whole post calling out “superfoods” because of their endless health claims, from curing allergies and candida to detoxifying the body and aiding in weight loss. And instead encouraged everyone to think of single ingredient foods as “superfoods,” such as pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, legumes, slow burning grains and dark leafy greens.Read More
I’m moving every single day this May to conquer cancer! Workout to Conquer Cancer is one of Canada’s largest online fitness challenge fundraisers and brings together communities of cancer survivors and hundreds of others who have been impacted by the disease. Funds raised stay right here in B.C., fuelling the work of scientists and clinicians as they continue to advance research, enhance care, and improve the lives of people facing cancer today.
Whether you are taking part in this month-long fundraiser or just looking for some tips on how to eat to fuel your workouts, I’ve got you covered!
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome month and if you are one of the 13-20% of Canadians who suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you understand just how dysfunctional this disorder can be! And unfortunately, only 40% of Canadians with IBS seek medical attention - that’s a lot of people trying to navigate this complicated disorder on their own. So hopefully this post will shed some light on what IBS is.Read More
Superfoods or superhype? The short answer to this confusing and complicated question of whether superfoods actually exist is no. While preparing for a talk last week on power-packed cooking, I fell down the rabbit hole of superfoods on the internet - exploring where this crazy term came from, and if there was any real science behind these supposedly nutrient dense foods.Read More