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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Nutrition and Mental Health

(Written by Kristina Virro, R.H.N. and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) of Fresh Insight for CSNN)   “I only eat one meal a day—and even then, it’s going to be something from a fast food restaurant,” said Kendra*, tears running down her face. This was the third time I’d met with her […]

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5 Ways to Achieve a Stress-Free Holiday Season

(Written by Joanna Brown, C.H.N.C. for CSNN)   The holidays are a time for happiness, quality family time and relaxation, right? If only it would be that ideal. The stress levels shoot up in many people during the holiday season. There are so many decisions to make, […]

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The Scoop On Collagen

(Written by Olivia Kelava, student at CSNN Vancouver)   Collagen is all the rage. You’ve probably seen your favourite influencer offering a discount code on her tried-and-true brand, or had friends who swear by its ability to grow hair and nails. Like fashion, music, and food, supplements […]

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