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Kristin Brown DietitianBlog

Grounded Health Product Swap Guide

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…
Kristin Brown
April 9, 2019
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
Ask the RDAsk the RDBlog

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
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
supplementsAsk the RDBlog

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
bloatedBlogDigestion

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
EntreeRecipes

Dairy-Free No Potato Bacon Soup

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…
Kristin Brown
March 17, 2016
BlogDigestion

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

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…
Kristin Brown
March 8, 2016
BlogHealth Conditions

Food as Medicine: Combatting Anxiety and Depression Part 1

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…
Kristin Brown
February 23, 2016
Thai Quinoa SaladEntreeRecipes

Thai Quinoa Salad

This recipe is a potluck go to. The recipe is easy and it makes a large batch so it's great for feeding a crowd. I used peanut butter in this recipe but you can use almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a slightly different taste. The only recommendation I make: please don't substitute the red pepper with green pepper - the red pepper gives the salad a sweetness that…
Kristin Brown
February 16, 2016
Chocolate Avocado PuddingDessertsRecipes

Creamy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

When you're looking for a decadent dessert to prepare for your next dinner party I suggest giving this pudding a try! Feel free to spice this pudding up however you'd like - adding nuts, coconut or dark chocolate chips for a simple twist. This pudding is fantastic because it contains NO refined sugar and contains lots of healthy fats from the avocado and nut butter. This treat will keep you…
Kristin Brown
February 11, 2016
Paleo MeatloafEntreeRecipes

Paleo Meatloaf

This is a great meatloaf that you can prepare this weekend to have for lunches all week! This recipe is versatile - add any other vegetables you'd like. I've kept it simple with some carrots but spice things up with some leafy greens or whatever vegetables you have in your fridge! For all of you allergy or food sensitivity sufferers out there, have no fear - this recipe is dairy-free,…
Kristin Brown
February 7, 2016
Mindful Eating 2Blog

Mindfulness – The Key to Feeling Satisfied (Part 2)

On Tuesday we talked about the types of hunger and the first 3 tips for eating mindfully. Today we will continue the discussion and finish with the remaining 5 tips. If you remember from Part 1, eating mindfully does not have to be a complex concept and simply by taking the time to focus on our hunger levels and what we're eating we can really begin to understand the whole eat when…
Kristin Brown
February 4, 2016
Mindful EatingBlog

Mindfulness – The Key to Feeling Satisfied (Part 1)

What if I told you that the feeling that prompts us to walk into the kitchen and open the fridge or pantry is caused by different types of hunger? So often we think of hunger as being one feeling – that gnawing sensation we experience in the morning after our nightly fast or the feeling we have when we get home from work in the afternoon and are anxiously awaiting dinner.…
Kristin Brown
February 2, 2016