Chia Seed Passion Fruit Pudding

Written by Marla Pietruszko, BSc, R.H.N.   Chia seed pudding is eaten at least twice a week in my home. We love it because it’s packed with omega 3 essential fatty acids, fiber, and minerals such as calcium, manganese and phosphorous. It’s also so versatile and affordable which […]

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The Gut, Brain, and Mom Drain: A Holistic Approach to Avoiding Postnatal Burnout During the Critical Postpartum Period

(Written by Karla Rice, RN, BScN, C.H.N.C.)   “Mom and babe are doing great, and we will update you all with a name!” We hear this blanket announcement often when a new baby is born. But after this announcement is made, it is often the last we […]

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What People Think We Do, Vs. What We Actually Do

(Written by Raina Dawn Lutz, R.H.N.) The Natural Nutrition Program prepares holistic nutrition professionals in a very practical way for complementary health care by counselling individual clients as well as through community education. The connection between body, mind and spirit is an integral and important part of […]

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Beyond Drinking Tea: Ways to Use Tea for Home Remedies

(Written by Kiley Morrow) It comes from the camellia sinensis. It comes in green, black, white, and oolong varieties. It includes polyphenols, which is a type of antioxidant. It also has a phytochemical that slows the growth of irregular cells. People have been using it for centuries […]

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How to Encourage Kids to Expand their Culinary Palates: Taking the Icky out of Picky

(Written by Shannon MacLean, RHN, CHNC, BA-IR)   Getting children involved in the meal planning, prepping, and preparing can increase likelihood they will be adventurous enough to try out new flavors and ingredients.   Be Specific   Using child-centric nutrition phrases has been studied to increase kids’ […]

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Does Your Bedtime Matter? Here’s What You Need To Know

(Written by Natalie Jones) As a child, you were probably put to bed at a certain time. As an adult, of course, you have a great deal more autonomy, meaning that your bedtime isn’t so strict. Now, if you aren’t getting the best possible sleep, you may […]

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3 Important Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

(Written by Jenn Rapske, R.H.N.)   I may be a holistic nutritionist and a total food nerd, so it will come as no surprise that I LOVE THE FARMERS MARKET!   I eagerly wait for Saturday morning to roll around, so I can enjoy my almond milk […]

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Behind Turmeric’s Big Break

(Written by Olivia Kelava, student at CSNN Vancouver)   Turmeric is kind of like the movie star who appears to have emerged from nowhere. You think she just got plucked from oblivion and dumped into a starring role, but really she’s been grafting all her life, playing […]

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Starting Your Nutrition Business After Graduation: Where To Begin?

(Written by Chara Marie, R.H.N. for CSNN Vancouver)   You wrote the exam, you got a passing grade, and you are ready to hit the ground running. Time to build a website, business cards, social media accounts, programs, ebooks, events… Your ‘To-Do’ list is about the same […]

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The Darkside of Sleep Debt

(Written by Jennifer Fraser, R.H.N. for CSNN)   Sleep. It’s as essential for a healthy functioning body as drinking water or eating healthy food, yet nearly 1 in 3 North Americans are not getting enough of it. We are so busy chasing deadlines, trying to accomplish a multitude […]

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