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Kristin Brown Dietitian

60 Second Health Tip – Fibre and Hormones

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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…

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But what does the research say?

Conflicting Nutrition Research?

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Should I be vegan? Should I be paleo? Should I follow low fat? Should I follow low carb? Does this cause cancer? Does that protect against heart disease? Should I worry about my cholesterol? … What does the research say? I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, mostly because someone asks me at least once a week – “doesn’t research show that (insert food here) causes (insert chronic…

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Have A Scale In My Office

Why I No Longer Have A Scale In My Office

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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…

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What Can I Drink

7 Things You Can Drink That Are NOT Water

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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…

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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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Reorganizing Your Life For Weight Loss

Reorganize Your Life For Weight Loss

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Let’s face it, losing weight is not easy.. but what if I told you that you could make a few simple switches that would help support you in your weight loss journey without having to make any major changes? Awesome, right? So today let’s go through some of the top tweaks you can make in your day-to-day life and the organization (or lack thereof) of food in your kitchen that…

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Intermittent Fasting

Eat. Stop. Eat. Should You Intermittent Fast?

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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…

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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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cauliflower

Quick and Easy Cauliflower Rice

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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…

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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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Leaky Gut

Digestive Issues? Migraines? Depression? Is Your Gut Leaking?

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The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut” and is it ever true. 4 out of 5 of my clients come to me with digestive issues, from bloating and gas to constipation or diarrhea. Their main goal is weight loss but first we must address their gut issues. What is Leaky Gut? Leaky gut is a slang term for something called intestinal permeability, which basically…

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