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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
Nutrition and InflammationBlogHealth Conditions

Inflammation and Disease Fighting Foods 101

So many of us pop anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil and Tylenol on a daily basis but what if the true solution was sitting in our fridge? If you suffer from achy joints, arthritis or frequent headaches this post is especially important for you! We often think of inflammation as only occurring when we have an injury or arthritis but most of us are walking around with low-grade inflammation all the…
Kristin Brown
March 1, 2016
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Food as Medicine: Combatting Anxiety and Depression Part 2

Earlier this week we talked about using food as medicine to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression (see that post here). Today we will continue the discussion by touching on foods that can increase anxiety/depression and lifestyle changes we can make to help decrease these feelings. Remember, food affects SO much more than we often give it credit for. We can become overly reliant on medications to "cure" us of these…
Kristin Brown
February 25, 2016
EntreeRecipes

Best Slow Cooker Ribs from PaleoLeap

These ribs have got to be the BEST ribs I've ever made - they fall off the bone and are absolutely delicious! One of the greatest things about this recipe is that it contains NO store bought BBQ sauce or ketchup (which we all know - many brands contain a lot of added sugar or even worse - high fructose corn syrup). Throw these in your slow cooker this weekend -…
Kristin Brown
February 24, 2016
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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
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Fat-Free or Full-Fat Dairy?

Q: Is it better to have skim/low-fat milk or whole milk? A: This is such a great question and one that is getting more and more media attention. Dairy does not agree with everyone (lactose, whey or casein sensitivities are common) but for those of you who enjoy a serving or two of dairy every day, what should you be choosing? We’ve heard for so long that cutting fat from…
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
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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
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How To Increase Energy Levels And Stabilize Your Mood Using Food

  Stable blood sugar levels are important for everyone, not just people with diabetes. When our blood sugar levels are stable, we have stable energy, stable moods and our hunger remains under control. We’ve all had that feeling before, we have a sugary treat and feel a burst of energy but then before we know it we are feeling tired, hungry or irritable (sometimes all three at once – yikes!)…
Kristin Brown
January 18, 2016
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Easy Breakfast for Busy Mornings

This lazy-man's frittata is made for people who leave little to no time in the morning for breakfast. You can add any vegetables and spices you'd like, however to keep it as easy as possible I stuck to nothing you had to chop :) 
Kristin Brown
January 14, 2016
Recipes

Makeover Monday: Taco Seasoning

Tacos were my absolute favourite food growing up. However, it wasn't until I had finished 5 years of nutrition schooling/interning that I had taken the time to read the back of that little package. After seeing such a huge list of unnecessary ingredients, such as "corn maltodextrin", "sugar", "caramel colour", "hydrolyzed soya and corn protein" (in taco seasoning, really?) the quest for finding a delicious taco seasoning recipe was on.…
Kristin Brown
November 23, 2015
EntreeRecipes

Balsamic Maple Pulled Pork

This delicious pork dish can be thrown into the slow cooker in the evening and ready to be packed in your lunch the next morning. The sweetness from the peppers and maple syrup create the perfect mixture of flavours. Throw these ingredients in the crock pot and don't worry about dirtying too many dishes or waiting hours for it to be ready. Put everything together Sunday evening and have lunches prepared…
Kristin Brown
November 20, 2015
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Choosing a Prenatal Supplement – Part 2

Welcome back for part 2 of Choosing a Prenatal Supplement (you can read part one here)! In this post we will finish our discussion on prenatal supplement components and what to look for when selecting this important multivitamin from store shelves! Omega 3 When looking for an omega 3 supplement, you want to make sure it contains two different omega 3 fatty acids: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosopentaenoic acid). DHA…
Kristin Brown
November 11, 2015