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Eat This: Genetic Tests for Health and Epigenetics

Our genes carry the information that determines our traits, those features or characteristics that are passed on to us from our biological parents. Our genes drive our health, even influence the food that you prefer to eat, and carry information that makes you who you are and what you look like. For instance, do you have freckles like my kids? Yep, my genes showed up in my girls with freckles – my youngest even has […]

Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast

Eat This: Symptoms of deficiency (Part 3)

You asked for it, yes you did. You want to know more about symptoms of deficiencies. Well, possibly not YOU whose ears I’m speaking into right now, but others out there who have listened to the past two episodes, multiple times. Those who sat and took notes and even shared the episodes with others because they knew a certain someone who suffers with a symptom or situation that I talked about.  Isn’t it great to […]

Diets, Family Nutrition, Podcast

Eat This: Symptoms of deficiency (Part 2)

Burning, bloating, belching, burping, and bumps. That’s what we are going to talk about today. Last week, I talked about deficiencies to do with your mouth and feet and in this episode we are going to talk about your belly and about the bumps that you can feel on backs of your arms, sometimes your legs and abdomen or bottom. Because, believe it or not there are nutrient deficiencies associated with them all.   For anyone […]

Family Nutrition, Podcast

Eat This: Back to Routine + Back to School

No alarms set. There’s no real need to wake up, have a meal on the table at a specific time…  and that’s before you have to think about getting your kids up and fed. The vibe and flow of the day over the summer, for many, has been the absolute opposite of a structured work and school day. Kids get up when they want (or get yelled at five times), and stay up way later […]

Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast

Eat This: Food labels and claims

About two weeks ago, I went out to the supermarket for a bigger shop to add onto my usual weekly farmers market visit. I needed to stock up on some pantry essentials and I also needed some extras that aren’t staples, but handy. You know, some fast snacks to have on stand by, for when we need to dash out of the house and throw something in a bag. Heading into the supermarket these days […]

Diets, Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast

Eat This: Q&A

One day a long time ago… ok about 12 years ago, a registered nutritionist first appeared on a local breakfast TV show, whizzing up homemade baby food live on air. It wasn’t a fluke to be there, it was a publicist who came up with the idea, pitched it and secured the spot. This publicist just so happened to have a beautiful baby boy, who was about to start eating solids, and his mom needed […]

Diets, Energy, Family Nutrition, Food, Gluten, Podcast

Eat This: The root causes of overweight

Obese, overweight, corpulent, pudgy, fat, heavy, plump, stout, well-padded, paunchy, beefy, pear shaped or heavy hips, apple shaped or rotund, beer belly, thunder thighs, big butt, thick waist and now the Quarentine 15 are all terms for carrying excess weight that could mean you’re not feeling so great about yourself when you step on the scale or put on anything other than your stretchy-non-waist-buttoned-leisure wear.  If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard […]

Consultations, Diets, Energy, Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast

Eat This: Seasonal Eating

‘Tis the season to eat in season! Think about your last meal: what vegetables were on your plate? How many miles do you think that it traveled to get there? How long ago was it picked, harvested, or stored before it made it to your meal? And what did that distance do to the invisible life force, the qi (chi), the prana or energy of that food? I’m going to go out on a limb […]