Go Nuts for A Good Night’s Sleep

  Walnuts Walnuts have a high level of the essential fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Our bodies are unable to make this fat; we must get it from our diets.  The fats in walnuts are mostly polyunsaturated, a good heart-health-promoting type of fat.  As is the case with other nuts, walnuts are a source of protein, […]

Fortifying Junk Foods

Health Canada has recently asked the public for comments on a proposal from food manufacturers to add the enzyme- asparaginase to certain foods.  The foods that would contain this additive are those that are eaten by millions of  people every day.  They include: Bread, Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, and other flours, French Fries, Potato Chips […]

The Unique You

I recently had a coaching session with a client. She was a bit uncertain about this whole meeting with a dietitian. According to her, she has had a lot of experience with diets and various weight loss programs. She has tried many over the years.  She is also frustrated and fed up with all of […]

Be Aware of Your Eating Habits

To conquer your enemy, it is said you should come to know them, be familiar with their habits and behaviours. By doing this you get to know their weaknesses. The same advice is relevant to your “food enemy” or your “food challenges”. This is where the power of journaling comes in. By developing the habit […]

Healthy Eating is Flexible and Non-Regimental

Remember, not all your food choices have to be “perfect.” Be reassured in knowing that there will be days that you have fewer servings than recommended from the food groups. Instead of beating up yourself or feeling guilty, I encourage you instead to strive toward a healthy eating pattern. This is a pattern where you […]

Healthy Thoughts = Healthy You

You know, many of us don’t realize just how powerful we are.  We tend to look outside of ourselves for solutions rather than looking within.  Many of your health challenges can be solved just by taking stock of your thoughts.  Become aware of the kinds of thoughts that regularly permeate your mind.  Whatever you think […]