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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 […]

Food, Gluten, Mood, Podcast

Eat This: Brain health, brain fog and memory

Being the most complicated organism in the universe, it holds all the power of our body and allows us to speak, imagine and problem solve, it controls our body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. It accepts floods of information about the world around us through hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and touch. It lets you think, dream, reason and experience emotions. Every physical movement from rubbing your eye, to blinking, waking, and talking is […]

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 […]

Diets, Energy, Hydration, Mood, Podcast

Eat This: How alcohol affects your body health

Have you ever said it’s five o’clock somewhere as you pour yourself a glass of wine? Well, sometimes people do this because they just feel like they need it to exhale. You need a drink in that moment. And somehow it feels like it’s going to save the day. Or maybe just your sanity in that moment. I think there are times when we all get to that place. Sometimes, for other people, it’s multiple […]

Diets, Energy, Family Nutrition, Food, Podcast, Weight Loss

Eat This: Body Image

Picture this: you walk past the bedroom mirror and catch a glimpse of your fine self out of the corner of your eye. But rather than saying, “Hey there good looking,” the negative self-talk begins: Look at my bum in those jeans, what were you thinking? Or Ugh, I’ve got to do something about my belly. Or maybe it’s, I look so tired, my skin is blah, my hair is a mess, look at how […]

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

Eat This: Intuitive Eating

Are we in a diet culture? Have you ever told someone “you’ve lost weight, you look great!” Or, as you justify eating your favourite treat, “I’m having a cheat day”? Well, believe it or not, that speaks to our diet culture more about weight loss than anything else. Experts say diet culture is a belief system that values, weight, shape, and size over well-being. Really it’s about the rigid eating patterns of dieting that sound […]