Category: Health and Nutrition

Intestin

Is Your Gut Motility Normal?

May 15, 2024 No Comments

“Gut motility” refers to the movements of the intestine. Assessing intestinal transit time, which refers to the movement of food along the digestive system, is commonly used as a marker of gut motility and gut function. It is measured as the time between the ingestion of a food and its first fecal excretion event.

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ARFID and Fear of Eating

April 9, 2024 No Comments

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is an eating disorder recently recognized in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). It is an eating disorder, just like anorexia or bulimia. However, it differs from the latter in that people with ARFID do not have body dysmorphia or a fear […]

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Ultra-Processed Foods: Are They Harmful ?

March 4, 2024 1 Comment

The availability and consumption of ultra-processed food has increased globally. It accounts for 50-60% of total daily energy intake in some high-income countries, with middle- and low-income countries following suit. Fresh or minimally processed foods are increasingly being replaced by ultra-processed foods, raising concerns about their long-term health effects.

Dietary Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes

February 5, 2024 No Comments

Several dietary supplements are popular with people with type 2 diabetes, but are they really effective? Here’s what recent scientific studies found.

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Debunking the Race Weight Myth in Sports

January 4, 2024 No Comments

Many endurance athletes think that they need to lose weight and reach a target race weight to be as fast as possible, for example to run a marathon. But it’s not that simple! Two people with the same weight can look and perform very differently depending on their body composition, i.e. muscle mass, fat mass, […]

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Diet, Physical Activity and Osteoporosis

November 27, 2023 No Comments

In Canada, more than two million people are living with osteoporosis. In the United States, about one in ten people aged 50 and older have osteoporosis. Fractures caused by osteoporosis lead to an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, a decrease in quality of life and a loss of autonomy. Although osteoporosis is often thought […]

Food grade sweeteners

Stevia and Artificial Sweeteners, Good Choices for Your Health?

November 6, 2023 No Comments

Artificial sweeteners are sugar substitutes that provide a sweet taste but with very few to no calories thanks to their high sweetening power. They are commonly found in various processed foods such as diet drinks, sugar-free yogurts and sports products (e.g. protein bars, shakes and powders). Foods and beverages containing artificial sweeteners are sometimes labelled […]

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) in Clinical Nutrition

August 31, 2023 No Comments

Registered dietitians, like other health professionals, must support their clients in adopting and maintaining new behaviours and eating habits. Motivational interviewing is a very useful and effective technique to that end.

Pesticides alimentaires

Pesticide Residue in Food

August 31, 2023 1 Comment

For a little over a decade, the subject of pesticides and the possible health risks has been in the news regularly. Last June, the media reported that Health Canada was planning to increase the maximum residue limit (MRL*) for pesticides that can be detected in certain food products. The government then explained that the idea […]

TOP 10 Healthy Omega-3 Recipes

August 14, 2023 No Comments

Omega-3 fatty acids have many benefits for cardiovascular health, but also for the brain, hormonal and inflammatory systems. In order to obtain the expected effects, it is recommended to eat fatty fish at least twice per week and to regularly consume vegetable foods rich in omega-3 from vegetable sources. Here you will find healthy, easy […]

Nutritional Coaching: Danièle’s Experience

July 31, 2023 No Comments

Some time after her retirement, Danièle was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She really did not expect this diagnosis for such violent and frequent abdominal pain which, moreover, had a major impact on her quality of life. Our FODMAP* meal plans and our nutritional coaching service helped her enormously to better understand and identify what […]

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Stomach Flu: What to Eat and What to Avoid?

July 27, 2023 No Comments

Scientifically, the stomach flu is known as viral gastroenteritis, a very common inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines caused by certain bacteria or viruses. It is spread through contaminated food or water, or through contact with an infected person. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and is sometimes accompanied by fever. […]

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