Should you go on a cleansing or detox diet?

The simple answer is NO. And the reason why that is, there is no scientific evidence to show cleansing or detoxing maintains or improves bowel health, prevent colon cancer or achieve lasting weight loss. The truth is that cleansing can be harmful. Cleansing diets can...

Smart Seasonal Eating!

Holiday season is upon us and for the next couple months seasonal treats are easily accessible. For example, colleagues bring leftover Halloween candy to the office, Christmas cookie exchanges begin and seasonal parties start to be every weekend. The following are a...

Nutrition Facts for your Workout

Health Canada recommends that we aim for 150 minutes of moderate to intense activity each week. Often the question that follows after hearing this statement is what am I supposed to eat to get the most out of my workout. Eating a balanced diet according to...

Garden Glory

The snow is gone, the flowers are in bloom and now is a great time to think about planting a vegetable garden.  There are many benefits to growing a vegetable garden, including physical activity, convenient access to fresh vegetables, less money spent at the grocery...

Spring Tune Up!

Welcome to the Georgian Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (GNPLC) blog site!  I am the Registered Dietitian, Jennie McCurdy, at the GNPLC and I will be posting regular messages at this site.  I will be keeping you up to date on what is new in the nutrition world and...

March is Nutrition Month

And the Kitchen’s Open — Fantastic Meal Ideas and Recipes. Download the poster of recipies from the Dietitians supporting Nutrition Month all across Canada, Simply cook and enjoy! And visit http://www.nutritionmonth.ca for more information on how to stay healthy....