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Prepared by: Rachel Murray, R.H.N. What does Organic really mean? ‘Organic’ has become a very loose and overused term in our society. However, the systems that have been put in place, which I should add, are constantly evolving, that regulate organically grown foods and products are highly valued by those involved in both the production...
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Prepared by Shannon MacLean, R.H.N., C.H.N.C., BA-IR  Be Specific Using child-centric nutrition phrases has been studied to increase kids’ openness to trying new foods. Phrases such as: “vegetables keep you from getting sick”, “protein helps you learn”, “fish makes us smarter”, “eggs will make you grow stronger”, and (especially effective for aspiring superheroes), “this grass-fed...
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Prepared by Paulette Millis, R.H.N. | healingwithnutrition.ca Dry and/or scaly skin is the sign of essential fatty acid deficiency.  The skin’s outermost layer is composed of cell membranes and protein, and the cell membranes are dependent on good fats.   A healthy child has lustrous skin and hair.  Hair is really an appendage of the skin,...
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Prepared by: Rejan Magee, R.H.N.| wholeharmony.ca The gut microbiome is a fascinating place, and it grows progressively more interesting as we delve deeper into the research on its connections to everything. This is especially true now as we’re seeing an increasing rise in problems associated with digestive health and other areas of health we wouldn’t necessarily...
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Prepared by: Ashleigh Grange, R.H.N. | AshleighGrange.com How do you deal with stress? Do you cultivate a flower or herb garden? Or maybe spring cleaning helps keep your anxiety at bay? Perhaps you nurture a robust sourdough starter in the hopes of baking up a perfect tangy loaf? These are examples of creative stress relief...
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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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