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The Big Bias

For many years there has been a huge focus on trying to attain an ‘ideal’ body weight, in an attempt to be healthy. Well, the focus has changed, and there is new way of thinking called ‘Health at Every Size’, which celebrates body diversity and helps fight against...

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Not what I expected…

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety - also known as Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders - are a lot more common than people think.  1 in 5 new moms (and 1 in 10 dads) experience difficult moods and anxiety symptoms following the birth of a new baby.  You are not...

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Go Dietitians Go!!

In the past you may have experienced a visit with a Dietitian after having a heart attack or after the diagnosis of diabetes and may have been told "You are only allowed to eat...", often taking away some of life's simplest pleasures.  Well times have changed.  We are...

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March is Nutrition Month!

March is Nutrition Month and the 2017 theme is dedicated to supporting Canadians to stop their struggles with food.  The slogan for the campaign is Take the fight out of food! Spot the problem.  Get the facts. Seek support.  The goal of the campaign is to provide...

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Shorter days = less light

As the days become shorter and shorter many people – up to 30% – report noticeable changes in energy.  10% of those with less energy would qualify for a diagnosis of depression between October and March.  Less daylight equals less energy and a lower mood which are...

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Sleep Prep for Back to School

August 22, 2016 Good sleep is important for everyone, but especially youngsters.  In the weeks leading up to that first day back in September it is important to prepare kids by starting their regular sleep routine.  We all know summer can throw things off for...

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Balance

July 18, 2016 Balance isn't just for gymnasts and yoga enthusiasts.  Finding balance in your life can reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and help you to achieve your goals.  Sometimes it can help to take a step back and realize that it is not too much...

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Drink Up!

It is summer and it is hot!  It is important to stay hydrated in this heat as fluids help move nutrients and waste through your body, keep your blood pressure normal, protect and cushion your joints and organs, control your body temperature and lower your risk of...

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Refocusing for Spring

This week marks the beginning of Spring 2016 and while many view Spring as a great time for cleaning out our homes, Spring is also a great time to refocus. With the increase in daylight we are often feeling more cheerful and energized.  This is a great time to set...

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Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Start these frosty mornings out right with a hot bowl of delicious oatmeal that takes only 5 minutes to prepare.  The soluble fibre found  in oatmeal helps your body to lower blood sugar levels which is important for diabetics and helps to lower blood cholesterol...

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