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Should You Be Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar?

Grounded Health Nutrition turns 1 this week and I am SO incredibly excited and proud of how far we've come in the past 12 months. 76 blog posts (now 77), a move to a new city (where we purchased our first home) and a brand new business (steep learning curve, but the support you guys have given me is amazing). Before I get too sappy, let’s get to the real reason…
Kristin Brown
October 4, 2016
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Why You Should Quit Your Diet

Let’s start off with some interesting research findings shared by fellow dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch: “Dieting twins, who embarked on just one intentional weight loss episode, were nearly 2-3 times more likely to become overweight, compared to their non-dieting twin counterpart. Furthermore, the risk of becoming overweight increased in a dose-dependent manner, with each dieting episode.” “A team of UCLA researchers reviewed 31 long-term studies on dieting and…
Kristin Brown
September 13, 2016
Have A Scale In My OfficeBlog

Why I No Longer Have A Scale In My Office

To Scale Or Not To Scale When I first opened my private practice I knew one thing had to change – there would no longer be a scale in my office. There are two schools of thought on this issue and for a long time I thought that weighing yourself on a regular basis was a good way to keep you "honest" and "on track" because, let's be real, sometimes…
Kristin Brown
August 11, 2016
This is your brain on a dietBlog

This Is Your Brain On A Diet

I often talk with my clients about the impact that restrictive diets have on our metabolic rate but today I want to dive a little bit deeper. What we don’t often think of is the impact that restrictive dieting has on us psychologically. I’ve heard from clients time and time again that when they “diet” all they think about is food – that it becomes more difficult to eat healthy…
Kristin Brown
July 21, 2016
What Can I DrinkBlog

7 Things You Can Drink That Are NOT Water

I get this question All. Of. The. Time... I get it, water is not the most flavourful thing in the world and if you're bored with just drinking water, I have good news for you - there are options!  Just a note: I am not affiliated with any of these companies. These are products that I enjoy and recommend because I think they taste great :).  1. Homemade Iced Tea My…
Kristin Brown
July 5, 2016
TeflonBlog

What Are You Cooking With?

For the longest time I had been using non-stick pans for cooking, especially during my low fat eating days when it allowed me to put no oil in the pan and still cook a perfect egg white omelette (insert eye roll here). These pans were covered with the famous Teflon® coating. Teflon is the brand name for the man-made chemical polytetrafluoroethylene, which has been used commercially for over 50 years.…
Kristin Brown
June 30, 2016
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Ask the RD: Which Vegetables Should I Cook, Ferment or Consume Raw?

Q: Which vegetables are best to eat raw and which are best to eat cooked? What is a good balance between raw vegetables, cooked vegetables and fermented vegetables?   A: Before I dive into answering this question, I want to start by saying that eating ANY vegetables is AWESOME and if thinking about which vegetables to eat cooked and which ones to eat raw overwhelms you, do NOT worry! Let’s…
Kristin Brown
June 23, 2016
Intermittent FastingBlog

Eat. Stop. Eat. Should You Intermittent Fast?

For ages, health and nutrition professionals claimed “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and that “we must eat on a consistent interval throughout the day to keep our metabolism revved”… but is this actually the case? My answer: Not necessarily. Intermittent fasting is something that has become popular in the media in the past couple of years and for good reason. Intermittent fasting is a WAY of…
Kristin Brown
May 18, 2016
Brown FatBlog

What Color Is Your Fat And Why Should You Care?

If you saw my post on the Grounded Health Facebook page earlier this week (follow me here), you know that changes in our basal metabolic rate (how many calories our body burns at rest) can make a significant difference in whether or not we gain or lose weight over time. So, if we can increase our basal metabolic rate (BMR), and as a result burn more calories throughout the day, we…
Kristin Brown
May 11, 2016
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Ask The RD: What And Why Do You Supplement?

I received a great question to my Facebook page last week asking the reason behind my vitamin selection. This is a great question because so many of us (my past-self included) would take supplements and not really understand why. I would take a supplement because I heard it was healthy and that’s all I really needed to know (so I thought). There is SO much nutrition and health misinformation out…
Kristin Brown
April 26, 2016
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I’m so BLOATED – What You Need To Know To Banish The Bulge Of The Bloat

Contrary to popular belief, bloating throughout the day is not normal and we have the power to engage in activities and restructure our eating schedule to help banish the bloat! First, it is important to understand that our digestive process is not triggered only when we begin eating. Our digestive systems start firing before the point when we put food into our mouths. Can you remember a time when you…
Kristin Brown
April 19, 2016
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The Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Food You May Be Missing Out On

Today we are going to cover some useful information on a spice and supplement that has been getting quite a bit of media attention over the past year. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, chronic inflammation is the building block of many chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. There are many things we can do in terms of diet to help decrease the inflammation in our body,…
Kristin Brown
April 12, 2016
Sugar cravingsBlog

8 Tips For Decreasing Sugar Cravings

This post comes at a good time – right after our homes have been plagued with glorious Easter chocolate… if only we didn’t consume SO much of it and if only it didn’t CALL to us as it sits leftover and forgotten in our children’s baskets. This is probably one of the top questions I hear from my clients - they want to know WHY their sugar cravings are so…
Kristin Brown
March 29, 2016
Ask the RDBlog

Ask the RD: Will Drinking More Water Help Me Lose Weight?

Q: Will drinking 2 litres of water per day help me lose weight?   We hear all of the time “you need to drink lots of water in order to lose weight”… but why? And what's "lots"? Why should you be carrying your water bottle (glass or stainless steel please) around with you during the day? Today we are going to dive into the topic of water and weight loss…
Kristin Brown
March 22, 2016
Nutrition Myth BustersBlog

Nutrition Myth Busters: Episode 1

Part of the reason why people feel so confused when it comes to nutrition and what they should eat for optimal wellness is because there are SO many myths out there that just won't die. Today I want to go through 5 of the top myths I hear in my practice and discuss WHY they must be busted!  Eating Too Much Protein Is Bad For Your Kidneys This belief has…
Kristin Brown
March 15, 2016