March 2020

Month

Prepared by: Mara Panacci, R.H.N. | marapanacci.org The term ‘organic’ has become synonymous in people’s minds with health, wellbeing and green living. We can have open dialogue about organic foods at our local farmer’s markets, family gatherings and even large supermarkets are carrying a varying supply. You’ll definitely hear more about organic food if you...
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Prepared by: Tricia Sedgwick, R.H.N.  |  theworldinagarden.com Nutrients in Fresh Produce Have you ever wondered why fresh produce from the grocery store can lack flavour or even be tasteless? Or have you compared the taste of a conventional supermarket tomato to a fresh plucked, organically grown, warm, juicy, sun-kissed tomato off the vine? If you...
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Prepared by: Debora Palmieri, BASc, R.H.N. | myhealthychoices.ca As a holistic nutritional practitioner, a common complaint I hear is that organic foods are too expensive. While I don’t disagree, I feel that the benefits of eating organic far outweigh the cost. However, the good thing is that there are plenty of ways you can still...
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Prepared by: Sisley Killam, R.H.N. | thepurelife.ca Seasonal eating: you’ve heard the term before, but what does it really mean and how can it benefit you? When we strip down the fad diets, trendy foods and lifestyle hacks, what we often find ourselves left with is what we started with: real, whole foods that we...
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Prepared by: Alissa Liska, BSc, C.H.N., AFLCA-RTSL Introduction When it comes to designing a sports nutrition diet, there are many ways of doing so. Depending on the sport, athletes will have a diverse range of energy and nutrient needs to consider. There are countless sources from which they can obtain such energy in the form...
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Prepared by: Ashleigh Grange, R.H.N., BA, CNE | AshleighGrange.com Most nutrition pros know that there’s no magic pill for natural weight loss. Counting calories or severely restricting your diet until you reach your target weight? That doesn’t sound like fun—and it’s probably not sustainable. The truth is, this approach to dieting is too time-consuming and...
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Prepared by: Meagan Duhamel, R.H.N.  |  lutzofgreens.com  My interest in holistic health was sparked about 15 years ago when a dietician that I was sent to work with gave me a meal plan that included cheese strings. Cheese strings—those stringy, processed yellow sticks. That’s what I was supposed to eat if I wanted to be...
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Prepared by: Allison Tannis, MSc, R.H.N. | allisontannis.com Are you going about weight loss the wrong way? Ditch the diet! There is no one size fits all solution. Is it possible you’ve been thinking about this all wrong? Dieting doesn’t equal sustainable weight loss. In fact, most people would say dieting results in frustration. Successful,...
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Prepared by Debora Palmieri, BASc., R.H.N. | myhealthychoices.ca Love ‘em or hate ‘em pulses, commonly referred to as legumes, are the newest superfood in town and for good reason! Although, they have been around for thousands of years, pulses are now moving into the spotlight. This year has actually been voted to be the International...
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Prepared by: Debora Palmieri, BASc, R.H.N. | myhealthychoices.ca What do kombucha, kimchi, and kefir have in common? If you aren’t yet familiar with these probiotic powerhouses, you may not realize that these are all fermented food items. Now growing in popularity, kombucha can be found on almost all grocery store shelves and for good reason....
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