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Kristin Brown DietitianBlog

60 Second Health Tip – Fibre and Hormones

One thing I focus on with my clients is fibre intake. Fibre intake is important for general health but it is especially important when my clients are dealing with issues related to hormone imbalance. One of the major ways we detox excess estrogen from the body (among many other things) is by having a bowel movement everyday (and we all know that fibre can be really helpful for regularity). Research…
Kristin Brown
April 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
EntreeRecipes

Quick and Easy Cauliflower Rice

So often we prepare particular foods simply because it's a habit or we feel as though we would be missing something if they weren't on our plate (think starchy carbohydrates: pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, etc.) They can be filler foods that aren't overly nutrient dense but we eat them regularly anyway because they are easy to prepare and require minimal thought. What if I told you that you could swap out rice occasionally…
Kristin Brown
April 14, 2016
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On-The-Go Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie

This breakfast "cookie" is not a typical sweet cookie (although it does contain a touch of dark chocolate because it's cool to have chocolate at breakfast ;) ). I recommend making these cookies ahead of time for quick grab-and-go breakfast for yourself and your children. I recommend adding a protein source to this breakfast (hardboiled egg, plain Greek yogurt, etc.) to complete the meal and to help keep you fuller,…
Kristin Brown
March 31, 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
RecipesSnacks

Best EVER Brownies

I hate to toot my own horn... but I must say, these are very likely the BEST whole food treat I've ever made! It took 3 batches to get it perfect (and the taste testing process was tough) but I think it is finally ready to be shared (oh the things I do for you guys)! These brownies have a peanut butter cup twist and will make your tastebuds dance…
Kristin Brown
March 24, 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
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Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Who doesn't love the combination of peanut butter, banana and chocolate? These muffins are extremely simple and delicious. They are a great mix of healthy ingredients with a touch of sweet making them the perfect treat for people of all ages!  So many of my clients are sensitive to gluten and/or dairy meaning they typically avoid muffins at all costs. However, this recipe is 100% gluten and dairy free making…
Kristin Brown
March 10, 2016