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Musings on Post-Christmas Detoxing

I had a delicious Christmas.  The week prior, I was enjoying surprisingly delicious 3-course meals at an all-inclusive in Mexico, followed by rich liqueur coffees topped with thick whipped cream.  On Christmas Eve I baked my favourite chocolate cake and...

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Manage Holiday Eating with the Delay Trick

You’ve been working hard for weeks, maybe months, to change your eating habits.  You met with the dietitian, you traded unhealthy behaviours for healthy ones, and you’ve been seeing some results.  Maybe you lost a few pounds.  Maybe your blood sugars are improving. ...

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5 Ways to Make Salmon Interesting

This dietitian has a confession to make: I have not been getting enough omega-3s.  And to make matters worse, my Nutrigenomix genetic test revealed that my triglyceride levels can go up if my omega-3 intake is low.  Triglycerides are fats circulating in your blood,...

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A Dietitian’s Test Results – Nutrigenomix

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Although dietitians are often helping people manipulate their diets to treat disease, like diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome, a sizable chunk of a dietitian’s practice is preventive care.  We guide...

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Arctic adventure & online appointments

I recently returned to Ottawa after living in the arctic for a year and a half. I was a regional dietitian at the Inuvik Regional Hospital in Inuvik, Northwest Territories (NWT).  Inuvik is located in the Beaufort Delta (Beau-Del) region in the...

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Food Intolerance Tests – Part II

Last week, in Food Intolerance Tests – Part I, we learned that both the research and the experts do not support using IgG food intolerance tests for diagnosing food intolerance. People who have done these tests experience some degree of symptom improvement...

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Food Intolerance Tests – Part I

Bloating.  Cramping.  Abdominal pain.  Constipation.  Diarrhea. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are so unpleasant that we’ll try almost anything to subdue them.  We’ll go to our doctor and often get no satisfying answers there.  We’ll try...

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Dietitian or Nutritionist?

I want to start this blog off with a clarification on the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist because many people don’t know, and it matters. My intention with this post is to highlight the expertise and professionalism of dietitians, not to put down nutritionists.

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