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Kristin Brown Dietitian

Grounded Health Product Swap Guide

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You guys – I have to start this post by saying I am SO sorry I have been so sporadic over here on the blog (please follow me on Instagram here – I am super active over there right now!) Life with a full nutrition practice, working on a bunch of amazing projects for you guys and being a twin mom and wife has got me full out 24/7 (not…

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Teflon

What Are You Cooking With?

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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….

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Ask the RD

Ask the RD: Which Vegetables Should I Cook, Ferment or Consume Raw?

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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…

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Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners For Weight Loss?

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We all know that person, the person who can eat anything and their weight does not budge. Alternatively, we also hear people say, “if I just smell a donut I gain weight”. For many years we’ve suspected that this was due to differences in metabolism or physical activity but new research suggests that this could be related to our population of gut bacteria. There are many contributing factors that impact…

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Should you hire someone to help you lose weight

Should You Hire Someone To Help You Lose Weight?

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People ask me all the time, “so what do you actually do?” and I have yet to come up with an answer that does not end up with me word vomiting all over them. If I simply say “I help people eat healthier” then I usually hear “I know what to do, I just don’t do it”. At first I use to brush this statement off with a little bit…

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Brown Fat

What Color Is Your Fat And Why Should You Care?

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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…

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eatingtoolittle

Ask the RD: Is Eating Too Little Hindering My Weight Loss?

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Q: Is eating too little hindering my weight-loss. Is eating right and moderately healthy but in too little quantity not helpful for weight loss? I feel like I eat moderately healthy – all whole foods/homemade meals/limited added sugars (I do get sugar from fruits), hardly eat out (maybe once a month for a family outing) but it seems like I can’t lose weight. Ever since I have had my kids…

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supplements

Ask The RD: What And Why Do You Supplement?

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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…

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bloated

I’m so BLOATED – What You Need To Know To Banish The Bulge Of The Bloat

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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…

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curcumin

The Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Food You May Be Missing Out On

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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,…

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weekends

Does Weekend Eating Keep You From Reaching Your Goals? I’ve Got A Solution

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Ready to have a weekend filled with delicious food that does not leave you feeling (insert how you feel after a few days of indulging here)? I often hear from my clients, “I do so well during the week but on the weekend I feel too tired to prepare meals”. Big meal prep usually happens on Sundays for my clients, which is great – they have prepared meals ready to…

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No Potato Soup

Dairy-Free No Potato Bacon Soup

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I have many clients who are sensitive to nightshade vegetables. Nightshades, for those of you who don’t know, include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers and all of the spices that are derived from these foods. This recipe has been adapted from the Merit and Fork website (I am a lazy cook, so I’ve shortened a few steps and omitted some ingredients).  Bacon gives a wonderful flavour to everything (just make…

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Probiotic Post

Sick, Constipated and Overweight – Could It Be Your Gut Bugs?

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Probiotics have been named the future of preventive medicine and disease treatment. Over 100 trillion microbes live in your intestines right now and they are responsible for so many beneficial processes within our bodies, from proper digestion to boosting our immune system. What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are non-disease causing bacteria that live in our intestines. They produce vitamins (B6, B12 and K2), short chain fatty acids, aid in digestion and…

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Nuts

Food as Medicine: Combatting Anxiety and Depression Part 1

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Did you know that in 2013, an estimated 3 million Canadians (that is a whopping 11.6%) aged 18 years and older reported having an anxiety or mood disorder? Did you also know that you can help combat anxiety and depression using changes to your diet and lifestyle? In order to make this topic a little more manageable, I have broken it up into “part 1” and “part 2”. Today in…

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