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November 17, 2020

Fast food – Slowing down to speed up

Does this look like “fast food” to you? Sometimes you need to slow down in order to speed up. With so many activities being cancelled, most people’s lives have a different level of busy-ness than what they are used to. We may have more time at home, but our “surge […]
November 3, 2020

Nutrition during perimenopause: Is it time to renovate how you approach diet and lifestyle?

Peri-menopause is a time in a woman’s lives where her world is changing. The children in her life may be growing up. She may be questioning her career path. She may be craving new intellectual challenges. She may be exploring her life purpose and seeking more fulfilment. She is passionate […]
October 29, 2020

So your body has changed in midlife…now what?

Midlife is a time of change. Our hair, our skin, our bodies don’t work as well as they used to. From vague annoyances like heartburn or poor sleep quality, to more significant disappointments like injuries, fatigue, chronic illness or mental illness… our chaotic nutrition and lifestyle no longer optimally supports […]
September 18, 2020

How to fuel your body for better health and more energy even when you feel overwhelmed by your life

One of the biggest struggles that most of us face today is feeling overwhelmed by our lives. We’re so busy in our day of Zoom meetings, that the thought of making another decision around food and what to eat tips us over into overwhelm. Quick, convenient foods end up in […]
June 22, 2020

What does 100 g of sugar look like relative to a 2000 kcal intake?

What does 100 g of sugar look like? I don’t mean sugar from a sugar bowl. I mean, what does 100 g of both added and naturally occurring sugar look like in food, relative to a 2000 kcal diet?   This was the focus of a recent virtual cooking workshop […]
June 1, 2020

How to get back up after you have fallen: A summary of Dr Robyn Hanley Defoe’s webinar from the Dietitians of Canada National Conference held virtually

“We can do hard things… The practice of continuing to push forward, even when it is hard, is a choice…The difference between those who can keep getting up after adversity and those who struggle with it is knowing how to draw on this resource (resiliency) in times of need…” Dr […]