Hello everyone, I am so thrilled to be introducing Lara, my first ever dietetic intern. Lara is a recent graduate from the Nutrition and Food Program at Ryerson University and is currently completing a portion of her independent internship with yours truly. Among a host of potential topics, Lara decided

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Fresh off the presses, a Journal Of The American Medical Association (JAMA) paper has found that more eggs and especially more cholesterol in your diet increases risk of heart disease and death. In what seems like one of the most contentious and controversial back and forth debates in contemporary nutrition,

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Is breakfast everything we were told it was growing up? Once regarded as gospel, questions now swirl around whether or not breakfast truly is the “most important meal of the day”. I’m going to attempt to answer that question combining my own personal views, clinical insights from my practice and,

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The potential health benefits associated with intermittent fasting continue to be a topic of great interest to myself, my clients and the public at large. I’ve admitted in a previous blog post that, although I don’t regularly adhere to fasting principles, I do engage in fasting on occasion if I

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Now that it is legal in Canada, there is no use tiptoeing around the subject of marijuana and health. As a dietitian, my professional activities are centred around empowering people to make decisions within their own contexts to achieve the best possible health, whatever that may mean to them. Before

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“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” —Alan D. Wolfelt What a coincidence it is then that the annual holiday of love that we celebrate on February 14th each year, was actually originally a feast celebrating a Saint by the name of Valentine. In fact, there is nothing coincidental

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According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in any given year and by the age of 40, there is a 50% chance you will either have or have had a mental illness. Anxiety affects about 5% of Canadians with at

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