In The News

Nutrition is confusing. We get that.

From blog spots, to national news, to research studies, we are inundated with nutrition messages daily. What’s worse? They tend to contradict one another.

Here, we try to clear up some of the mess.  That, or we wanted to spread the word about something else.

Staying Healthy Over the Holidays

Please see some of our tips for how to prevent unwanted weight gain over the holidays.

Iron Deficiency Anemia: what, why, and fix it now!

It’s not only females who are at risk of low iron: think athletes (i.e. endurance runners), restrictive diets, vegetarians/vegans, gastrointestinal disorders, the elderly…the list goes on and on.

Difficulty concentrating, fatigue, weight gain, irritability, amenorrhea, and loss of libido are only a few of the signs you may be low in iron

Bored of Greek yogurt? Try cottage cheese.

Greek yogurt is fabulous. We know that. It’s thick and versatile, but what about its chunky, equally awesome alternative that is low-sodium cottage cheese? If you can get over its texture, you can depend on it as a high protein come meal or snack time. What’s best? It’s such a low fat cheese that you can eat it everyday (unlike full-fat cheese)!

Coconut oil: should this be on your plate?

In the kitchen, some don’t think twice when stirring an extra tablespoon of solid coconut oil into their cooking. When 1 tbsp. has the same amount of unhealthy saturated fat as 4.5 mini squares of Lindt’s 85% dark chocolate, and many I know don’t stop at 1 tbsp. of coconut oil, how can it be the miracle worker that advertisements claim?

Choosing Lactose Free Products.

Grocery store shelves and fridges are lined with a number of lactose free milk products ranging from lactose free milk, to Almond Milk all the way to flax seed milk! It can be confusing and frustrating trying to find a product that compares nutritionally to milk.

It’s Blueberry Season.

Blueberries are Native to North America and now they are abundent in Vancouver and they are in season.


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