Category: Health and Nutrition
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
The different kinds of pasta have diversified considerably in recent years, as many are in the search for a substitute for traditional durum wheat. Let’s look at the various types of wheat-free pasta!
Here is the testimony of one of our members, Joceline, who, after suffering a lot without really knowing what was wrong with her, had a very positive experience with the FODMAP* diet and our VIP Dietitian service.
The low FODMAP diet* has been shown to be effective in reducing the severity of gastrointestinal symptoms and improving quality of life of IBS sufferers and in about 70% of cases. However, in some cases, this diet may be contraindicated, which is why the gentle FODMAP approach has been developed.
Malnutrition can manifest itself in different ways and for different causes. Being undernourished and being overweight have historically been considered separate problems and present in populations with different risk factors. Undernourishment has always been associated with poverty, food insecurity, and infections, while obesity has been associated with greater affluence and a sedentary lifestyle: today, both […]