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Navigating the Nutrition Maze: Finding Your Way with the Help of Nutrition Experts
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Navigating the Nutrition Maze: Finding Your Way with the Help of Nutrition Experts

In the hustle and bustle of life, one thing often takes a backseat: our relationship with food. But guess what? That relationship matters—a lot! What we eat isn't just about fueling our bodies; it's about feeling great, inside and out. And to help us figure out this nutritional puzzle, there's a squad of nutrition experts ready to guide us through the twists and turns.

The Magic of Nutritional Wellness

Okay, let's talk real talk. Nutritional wellness isn't about counting every calorie or turning our diets upside down. It's about treating our bodies like the precious temples they are. What we munch on can affect our energy levels, our mood, our immune system—the whole shebang. That's where the nutrition heroes come in, offering all sorts of tips and tricks to get us on the right track.

Meet the Nutrition Superheroes

Picture this: a lineup of nutritional champions, each with their unique style of helping us eat better and feel amazing. Check out these experts:

1. Registered Dietitians (RDs): The Nutrition Ninjas

RDs are like the ultimate nutrition sidekicks. They're the ones with official badges, knowing all the science-backed nutrition stuff. They create personalized meal plans, tackle health issues through diet, and help us navigate the world of food labels and macros.

2. Nutritionists: The Food Whisperers

Think of nutritionists as our friendly food guides. They're like the insiders who know the secrets to a balanced diet. They'll chat with us about general healthy eating and might specialize in areas like weight management or sports nutrition.

3. Holistic Nutritionists: The Mind-Body Gurus

Holistic nutritionists have a secret weapon: they see food as part of a bigger picture. It's not just about eating right; it's about living right. They consider everything from emotions to energy levels to create a holistic plan that's as unique as we are.

4. Nutritional Therapists: The Healing Foodies

Imagine food as medicine. That's the power of nutritional therapists. They're like the potion masters, using food to help with specific health issues. They'll whip up plans that target imbalances and deficiencies, all while keeping our taste buds happy.

5. Health Coaches: The Lifestyle Champions

Health coaches are like the buddies who cheer us on. They're not just about food; they're about changing our lives for the better. They'll help us set goals, make better choices, and celebrate every little victory on our journey to wellness.

6. Integrative Nutritionists: The Balanced Wizards

Integrative nutritionists are the harmony creators. They mix science and soul, blending the best of both worlds. They're like the compass that guides us between conventional and holistic approaches, making sure we're getting the full package.

Your Quest for Nutritional Awesomeness

Now, here's the deal. Picking the right nutrition expert is like choosing a travel buddy. It's about finding the one who vibes with your goals and values. Whether you're aiming to conquer a health issue, boost your energy, or just eat better, these superstars have your back.

And hey, there's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to food. It's about finding what works for you, not following the latest trend. So, if you're ready to embark on a journey to better nutrition and a happier you, consider teaming up with one of these fantastic nutrition guides. They're here to help you decode the nutrition puzzle and create a path that's as unique as you are.

Common IBS Symptoms
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Common IBS Symptoms

Are you experiencing symptoms described in this video?

These are signs that you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

If you have been diagnosed with IBS by a gastroenterologist, please reach out so I can help you find relief from your symptoms through your lifestyle and diet.

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Lactose Intolerance 101
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Lactose Intolerance 101

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance is the small intestine’s inability to fully digest lactose, a sugar contained in milk and dairy products. The disorder is a common digestive issue and while typically harmless, its symptoms can be very uncomfortable.

When your body doesn’t have enough of the enzyme lactase, produced in the small intestine, this often results in lactose intolerance. Even low levels of lactase will allow you to digest milk products. But if your levels are too low you become lactose intolerant, leading to symptoms after you eat or drink dairy products. Symptoms often include intestinal bloating and cramps, nausea, flatulence, and diarrhea.


Lactose, the main sugar found in milk and other dairy products, is broken down by the enzyme lactase, which is produced by cells in the inner lining of the small intestine. Lactase separates lactose into two parts, glucose and galactose. These simple sugars then get absorbed into the bloodstream. Without lactase, lactose cannot be digested or absorbed.

If you're lactase deficient, lactose passes into the colon instead of being broken down and absorbed. In the colon, bacteria interact with undigested lactose, producing the signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance.

Lactase levels are high in infants, allowing them to digest milk. However, in some ethnic groups, lactase levels decrease after weaning. These decreased levels result in older children and adults in these ethnic groups being unable to digest lactose. However, most people of Northwest European descent produce lactase into adulthood and are thus able to digest dairy products for life.

Temporary lactose intolerance can develop when the lining of the small intestine is damaged by a disorder, such as an autoimmune disease or intestinal infection. After recovery from these disorders, most people are able to digest lactose again.

Risk factors

Factors that can make you more prone to lactose intolerance include:

  • Premature birth: Babies born prematurely might have lower levels of lactase because the small intestine doesn't develop lactase-producing cells until late in the third trimester.
  • Increasing age: Lactose intolerance typically presents in adulthood. The condition is atypical in babies and young children.
  • Ethnicity: Lactose intolerance is most prevalent in people of American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, and African descent.
  • Diseases affecting the small intestine: Lactose intolerance can present after intestinal issues such as bacterial overgrowth, celiac disease and Crohn's disease.
  • Certain cancer treatments: If you've had surgery, radiation or chemotherapy for cancer in your GI or you have intestinal complications from these treatments, your risk of developing lactose intolerance increases.


High concentration of undigested lactose draws fluid into the small intestine, causing diarrhea. The lactose then moves into the colon, where it is fermented by bacteria, producing gases that cause bloating, stomach cramps and flatulence. Additional intolerance symptoms can involve nausea and occasionally vomiting.

An adult may experience bloating and cramps, nausea, flatulence, rumbling or burbling sounds in the bowel (borborygmi), diarrhea and an urgent sensation of a bowel movement. Symptoms usually begin between 30 minutes and 2 hours after you have consumed food containing lactose.

Sometimes, severe diarrhea prevents proper absorption of nutrients because they are eliminated from the body too rapidly. However, loose bowel movements that result from lactose intolerance due to insufficient amount of lactase are typically mild.

Lactose intolerance affecting the production of lactase that occurs after an illness, injury or surgery involving your small intestine can be more severe.


A diagnosis of lactose intolerance is made in consultation with your dietitian or physician, recognizing that your symptoms appear after you have ingested dairy products.

If a 3- to 4-week trial period of a dairy free diet clears up your symptoms, and symptoms return again after reintroducing dairy products into your diet, the diagnosis is confirmed.

Specific tests are necessary in rare cases, but in some people, diagnosis can be confirmed with a hydrogen breath test or lactose tolerance test.

To learn about dietary management of lactose intolerance click here.

Bloating 101
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Bloating 101


IBS affects one in seven people and is often accompanied by gas, bloating, pain, constipation, or diarrhea. Many people are uncomfortable talking about their digestive challenges, but this is a very important conversation to have with your dietitian.

So, let’s dive into some pointers to help you manage bloating.

What is Bloating?

Abdominal distention or "feeling bloated" is a very common symptom most people have experienced at some point in their lives. Bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is filled with air or gas. When you are bloated, your stomach feels tight and full as if you’ve eaten a big meal.


Common symptoms of bloating include excessive gas, discomfort, and even pain, in your stomach. You may also experience burping and flatulence frequently or have intestinal rumbling and gurgling.


The most common triggers are often associated with food and eating, and can include indigestion, constipation, or excess gas building up in the stomach and intestines. Food intolerances or allergies, eating too fast, overeating, excessive alcohol consumption, and nutrient deficiencies can also cause bloating.

Other common causes of bloating include smoking, pregnancy, menstruation and/or PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and drugs that aggravate the stomach such as ibuprofen.

The following health conditions may also cause bloating:

  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Celiac disease
  • IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Gastroparesis; bacterial or viral infection
  • Endometriosis
  • Diverticulitis
  • PID (Pelvic inflammatory disease)
  • liver disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure
  • Anxiety or depression

When to see a doctor

Although rare, bloating could be a sign of something more serious. Contact your doctor if you have excessive or persistent bloating and gas that is accompanied by any of these symptoms:

  • Blood in your stool
  • Diarrhea
  • Noticeable weight loss
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Feeling faint or passing out
  • Vomiting lasts longer than 24 hours
  • Heartburn that is getting worse
  • Inability to eat or drink
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vaginal bleeding (between your periods, or if you are postmenopausal)

Foods that may cause bloating

Generally speaking, high fibre foods can cause bloating particularly in those who do not eat them regularly. 

FODMAPs also commonly contribute to bloating. FODMAPs are specific carbohydrates present in a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as wheat and milk. These carbs are not well absorbed in the small intestine and are then rapidly fermented by bacteria in the colon. This causes a host of intestinal issues in people with sensitive guts.

Groups of FODMAPs and food examples in each group include:

  • Oligosaccharides, found in onions, garlic, legumes, beans and wheat
  • Disaccharides, including lactose in milk, yogurt and ice cream
  • Monosaccharides, such as fructose found in honey, apples and pears
  • Polyols or sugar alcohols found in nectarines, plums, apricots, cauliflower, and also chewing gums, candies and artificial sweeteners.

Other foods that can cause bloating may include:

  • Fatty or greasy foods (fast food)
  • Soda/pop and carbonated beverages
  • Salty foods (high sodium) such as processed foods, canned soups, and frozen entrees.

Following a low FODMAP diet can be an effective way to decrease bloating. In this diet you restrict FODMAPs that are fermented by gut bacteria. The fermentation process causes gas to be released and distension of the gut that leads to bloating.

Work with a Specialist Dietitian

If you want to try out a low-FODMAP diet, it's best to consult a dietitian that specializes in that diet. In this new age of information, we are bombarded with LOADS of content and support services available. However, too much information can be overwhelming and just cause confusion. Remember that the low FODMAP diet is strictly for short term use. In addition, it's critical to ensure you're getting enough nutrients since you'll be avoiding or reducing important food groups. So instead of stressing over what to eat wondering when your symptoms will flare up next, talk to a specialist dietitian trained in IBS management.

Creatine: The Power Supplement for Women too!
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Creatine: The Power Supplement for Women too!

Creatine is a naturally occurring compound found in small amounts in certain foods, such as meat and fish, and is also available as a dietary supplement. Supplementing with creatine has been shown to have several benefits when taken over a 6-month period, including:

  1. Increased muscle strength and power: Creatine has been shown to enhance muscle strength and power by increasing the availability of energy in the muscles. This can lead to improved performance in activities such as weightlifting, sprinting, and jumping.
  2. Increased muscle mass: Creatine has been shown to increase muscle mass by promoting muscle protein synthesis. This can lead to improved muscle definition and a more athletic appearance.
  3. Improved exercise performance: Creatine has been shown to improve exercise performance by increasing the availability of energy in the muscles. This can lead to improved endurance and the ability to perform more reps or lift heavier weights.
  4. Reduced muscle damage: Creatine has been shown to reduce muscle damage caused by intense exercise, leading to a faster recovery time and less muscle soreness.
  5. Improved brain function: Creatine has been shown to improve brain function by increasing the availability of energy in the brain. This can lead to improved memory, focus, and overall cognitive function.

Creatine is a naturally occurring compound found in small amounts in certain foods such as meat and fish. However, supplementing with creatine has been shown to have numerous benefits, particularly for women.

  1. Increased muscle strength and power: Creatine has been shown to increase muscle strength and power, which can lead to improved performance in activities such as weightlifting and sprinting.
  2. Improved muscle endurance: Creatine has been shown to improve muscle endurance, allowing women to train harder and for longer periods of time.
  3. Increased muscle mass: Creatine has been shown to increase muscle mass, which can lead to a leaner, more toned physique.
  4. Improved bone health: Creatine has been shown to improve bone health, which can be especially beneficial for women as they age.
  5. Reduced muscle damage: Creatine has been shown to reduce muscle damage, which can lead to faster recovery and less soreness after intense training.

It is important to note that creatine should be taken with proper diet and exercise. It is also important to consult a healthcare professional before starting any supplement regimen.

For women who are looking to boost their performance in the gym or improve their physique, creatine is a safe and effective option that can help to achieve their goals.

Understanding FODMAPS
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Understanding FODMAPS


Treatment of IBS differs from person to person. For some people, dietary changes can go a long way in helping ease symptoms. What you eat and how you eat can affect your symptoms. While it may not be possible to completely prevent IBS symptoms, you may find that certain foods are triggers. If particular foods or types of stress appear to bring on the problem, avoid them if possible. To help identify which foods cause your symptoms, I suggest keeping a food diary and working with an IBS expert. Because the symptoms of IBS vary, approaches to dietary modifications need to be customized to the unique needs of an individual with the help and supervision of a certified IBS dietitian.

Up to 75% of people find relief from IBS symptoms by restricting their intake of foods that are high in certain carbohydrates collectively called FODMAPs, or, in other words, by following a Low FODMAP diet. The Low FODMAP diet is an evidence-based diet and research has demonstrated that it is one of the most effective ways of managing IBS.

What Does FODMAP Stand For?

FODMAP is an abbreviation for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols.

FODMAPs are a group of short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly digested and absorbed in the small intestine. These carbs then travel into the large intestine where they are fermented by the resident bacteria. The production of gas by these bacteria combined with the hypersensitivity in people with IBS is a major contributor to symptoms. Following the Low FODMAP approach does not cure IBS, but it allows for the successful management of symptoms for many patients.

What Are FODMAP Foods?

Examples of foods that contain FODMAPs:

What is a Low FODMAP Diet?

A Low FODMAP diet involves three phases:

  • Elimination: In this phase, which can last from 3–8 weeks depending on your response to the diet, you eliminate all high FODMAP foods from your diet.
  • Reintroduction: Once the elimination phase is over and your symptoms have returned to baseline or are significantly improved, you can start reintroducing FODMAP foods into your diet one at a time, about every 3–7 days. This can help you identify which foods trigger symptoms.
  • Personalization: The Personalization phase involves returning to a regular diet as far as possible, limiting only the FODMAP foods that cause IBS symptoms. Eventually, you may be able to incorporate all or most FODMAPs back into your diet without symptoms.

FODMAPs are in many foods and deciding what is "safe" to eat on a Low FODMAP diet can be a difficult task. Getting help from an expert can help you with this journey. Also, it is important to note that Low FODMAP diets are restrictive and should be temporary. Removing FODMAPs from your diet long-term can increase your risk of nutritional deficiencies. This is why a certified IBS dietitian’s supervision is important. We are here to ensure the safe implementation of the diet and to avoid nutrient deficiency.

A word of caution: If you suspect that you may have IBS, consult your doctor first. Some other gastrointestinal diseases or medical conditions such as bowel cancer, Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease or endometriosis cause symptoms that are similar to IBS. Your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist for further investigation before deciding if the Low FODMAP diet is right for you.

Understanding IBS
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Understanding IBS

What is Irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, often debilitating, functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder affecting as many as 13-20% of Canadians at any given time. The lifetime risk for a Canadian to develop IBS is 30%. IBS is the most common disorder diagnosed by gastroenterologists and is a common reason why many people visit their primary care physician. IBS can begin in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, and can resolve unexpectedly for periods throughout an individual’s lifespan, recurring at any age.

IBS is generally classified as a functional disorder because it impairs the functioning of the body’s normal activities, such as the movement of the intestines, the sensitivity of the nerves of the intestines, or the way in which the brain controls some of these functions.


What Causes IBS?

While the exact cause of IBS is not clear, we do know that IBS is a multifactorial disorder that likely involves an interaction between the GI tract, bacteria in the gut, the nervous system, and external factors, such as stress.


Possible causes include:

  • Emotional factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, and fear
  • Dietary issues such as food allergies or sensitivities, or poor eating patterns
  • Drugs such as laxatives and antibiotics
  • Bile acid malabsorption
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Chronic alcohol abuse
  • Abnormalities in GI secretions and/or digestive muscle contractions
  • Acute infection or inflammation of the intestine, such as traveller’s diarrhea
  • Neurological hyper-sensitivity within the GI nerves


What Are IBS signs and Symptoms?

Individuals might have different combinations of symptoms, with one symptom dominating while the other digestive symptoms may occur randomly and unpredictably. These unpredictable bowel experiences can lead to a high degree of anxiety for the IBS patient and can significantly decrease a person’s quality of life.

In many people with IBS, the digestive tract is especially sensitive to many stimuli. People may experience pain caused by intestinal gas or contractions that other people do not find distressing. Pain manifests in many ways with IBS. The abdominal pain related to or relieved by having a bowel movement can be ongoing or episodic, present sharply and resolve rapidly, occur occasionally or frequently, and move from one location in the bowel to another very quickly. Digestive pain often occurs following a meal and can last for hours. Those who have IBS tend to have a quicker and more intense reaction to digestive tract pain stimuli than those who do not have IBS.

Other common symptoms of IBS include change in stool frequency or consistency (such as constipation and diarrhea), abdominal distention, the sensation of incomplete emptying after defecation, cramping, bloating, belching, flatulence, nausea, headaches, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, depression, anxiety, muscle aches, and difficulty concentrating.


IBS has different sub-groups, which are associated with stool consistency.

  • IBS-D is when the digestive system contracts quickly, transiting products of digestion rapidly through the digestive tract, resulting in diarrhea.
  • IBS-C is when the digestive system contracts slowly, delaying transit time for products of digestion, resulting in constipation.
  • IBS-M is when the transit time throughout the digestive tract fluctuates, causing patients to experience a mix of both diarrhea and constipation, often alternating between the two.
3 Easy Strategies to Relieve Perimenopause Fatigue

3 Easy Strategies to Relieve Perimenopause Fatigue

  • Virtual event
  • 2023/01/24 08:00 PM - 2023/01/25 08:00 PM (your local time)

Tired of feeling tired? You deserve to feel strong and energized!

In just 20 minutes a day, you'll learn:

  • Why perimenopause and menopause can cause fatigue
  • The simple daily shift you can make for more energy
  • Tips to have a solid sleep so you wake up feeling rested and full of energy
  • Learn what tests to get from your doctor to help assess your fatigue
  • Find out what supplements to avoid to save you time and money
  • How to quickly feel refreshed and beat the mid-afternoon slump

It is possible to make it through a workday without feeling like you are going to crash at your desk in the afternoon.

It is possible to have the energy to keep up with your kids and make it through a hike on the weekend.

It is possible to wake up feeling rested and excited about the day.

Join me!

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Someone somewhere has been diagnosed with prediabetes this month. 

It might come as a shock. After all, who really thinks about it, until the Dr forces us to.

This is not the hereditary kind that is not preventable and requires insulin to control. 

Prediabetes leads to Type 2 diabetes, sometimes called Onset Diabetes, and is a disease that’s becoming more common but unnecessarily so. There are lifestyle choices that affect the onset of type 2 diabetes, so it is also called a lifestyle disease. Chances are you know someone who has this type of diabetes. Especially if you are over 50. 

It’s of interest to me because I know that this disease can be prevented and reversed with some simple habit changes. My mother had it and she was poking herself all the time to test her blood sugar. She also got glaucoma, an eye disease that’s associated with diabetes. She suffered more from that, I think.

The choices you make now can influence whether you will be dealing with this disease in the future. It’s easy to ignore what we don’t have to face every day, until we do.

So I hope this is helpful for you.

An interesting fact: As obesity rates continue to rise, so do rates of Type 2 diabetes. You can prevent and treat both issues at the same time.

Here are a few tips if you need to re-focus on your health.

  1. Move more daily.

Walk every morning and after dinner. An after-dinner walk is especially helpful to control blood sugar levels.

  1. Eat well. 

Eat enough. But eat the good stuff, nutritionally. Use food as fuel, not as your anti-depressant, stress-fix, or boredom buster. There are healthier ways to deal with that. 

  1. Focus on Fiber

By slowing down the digestive process, fiber helps lower blood sugar levels, and therefore, insulin levels, helping to prevent and treat excess fat storage and Type 2 diabetes.

Good sources of fiber: Lentils and other dry beans and legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, edamame, sweet potato, apples and berries of all kinds.

  1. Swap the calorie-rich Carbohydrate foods for Nutrient-rich Carbohydrate foods

Healthy sources of carbohydrates in the diet include essential nutrients and fiber. However, many people eat far too many foods that lack the nutrition and fiber but elevate their carbohydrate intake - examples would include any foods with added sugar and those made with flour (ya, that’s bread, guys). Healthy sources of carbohydrates are also good sources of fiber - fruits and vegetables, legumes and dry beans, quinoa, and unrefined grains as some examples.

Education is power, but not if you don’t take action. 

Maybe you could have that check-up you’ve been putting off for a while.

Or re-stock your pantry with healthier options.

Plan ahead for your next grocery shop.

Now, let’s go get that walk in!

Gutsy Masterclass: Food Sensitivities for Beginners

Gutsy Masterclass: Food Sensitivities for Beginners

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  • 2022/11/16 06:00 PM - 2022/11/16 07:15 PM (your local time)

Join Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist Cordelia McFadyen of Inspired Living Nutrition Inc for an insightful Masterclass on how to understand what a food sensitivity is and the basic outline of how to complete an elimination diet. It's estimated up to 20% of people may have a food sensitivity and many more may also have a gluten sensitivity. Many common symptoms include headaches, brain fog, bloating, bad bowel movements, weight gain, inflammation and more. Discussion will also focus on some core recipes needed while completing an elimination diet. Let's get inspired!

This Masterclass will cover:

- Understanding what a food sensitivity is, and isn't

- Understanding the immune, and inflammation, connection to the gut

- Learn about the top foods that are involved in an elimination diet

- Discussion of the concept of hitting one's "toxic load"

- Learn the outline of how to complete a mini elimination diet

- A recipe collection to accompany your mini-elimination diet

- 1-hr online class + 15-Min Live Q & A at the end of class

* You'll get a copy of all recipes and resources to use after the masterclass!

--> Time 12 -1:15 pm CT

Tune in to Intuitive Eating
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Tune in to Intuitive Eating

What is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive eating is the way of eating that has nothing to do with diets, meal plans, discipline or self-control. It ’s about getting back to your roots and learning to trust your body again. 

A lot of misconceptions surround the concept of intuitive eating. Yes, you get to eat what you want and when you want, but it’s much more moderated than that. The foundation of intuitive eating is based on listening to your body, but using your brain to make informed choices. The goal is to listen to signals about when your body needs food and to make intentional choices about what goes in. Intuitive eating aims to be non-restrictive and teaches you the tools to stray from impulsivity and guilt from previous eating habits. 

These are the 10 principles of intuitive eating courtesy of Evelyn Tribole (MS, RDN, CEDRD-S) and Elyse Resch (MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND) aka “the Original Intuitive Eating Pros.”

1. Reject the Diet Mentality

Diet culture emphasizes the mentality of “lose weight fast”, which is generally unattainable to do in a healthy manner and extremely unsustainable. 

2. Honour Your Hunger

Listen to your body signals to eat when you are hungry. By ignoring these signals and being in a state of excessive hunger, all conscious eating intentions become obsolete and overeating occurs.

3. Make Peace with Food

Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you restrict yourself too harshly to certain foods, it leads to intense cravings, and often, bingeing. When you “give in” to these foods it causes overwhelming guilt, which is not healthy.

4. Challenge the Food Police

It’s time to silence the voices in your head that tell you that you’re “Good” for eating a certain amount of calories or “Bad” for having dessert after dinner. 

5. Discover the Satisfaction Factor

In order to abide by diet culture we often overlook the innate pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. Allow yourself to enjoy this experience and you’ll find that you’ll know what amount of food is “just enough.”

6. Feel Your Fullness

Listen for the body signals that say you’re comfortably full. Take pauses while eating and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what your current hunger level is. 

7. Cope with Your Emotions with Kindness

First, recognize that your internal issues affect your relationship with food. Whether you’re experiencing anxiety, stress, boredom, loneliness, etc, food is not the fix. It may be comforting for the short term, but food won’t solve the problem and may only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion.

8. Respect Your Body

Accept and appreciate your body for all it is and what it does for you. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical of your body size or shape. All bodies deserve dignity.

9. Movement— Feel the Difference

Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie-burning effect of exercise. 

10. Honour Your Health—Gentle Nutrition

Make food choices that honour your health while being enjoyable. You don’t have to eat perfectly healthy every day, and it’s what you eat consistently over time that matters. Progress, not perfection. 

Food is fuel for your body and should NOT be treated as something to be earned, punished for later, or as an option. Intuitive eating equips you with the tools to stray away from everything you’ve been taught in traditional diet culture and allows you to get in tune with your body and reframe eating in an unconditional light. 

Nutrition and Mental/Sexual Health
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Nutrition and Mental/Sexual Health

In this live event, Hedieh Safiyari, founder of PromptHealth, speaks to Andy De Santis, registered dietitian, and author of eight books about the role our dietary intake has on our mental and sexual health.

Top 3 Tips to Improve Gut Health (with Kelly Carter)
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Top 3 Tips to Improve Gut Health (with Kelly Carter)

In this episode, we speak with a certified nutritional practitioner about top tips to improve gut health from supplements to food.

Taking Back Your Health with Integrative Therapies (with Dr. Shadi Vahdat)
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Taking Back Your Health with Integrative Therapies (with Dr. Shadi Vahdat)

In this episode, we speak about true science-based nutrition, fasting, and an integrative model to prevent and treat major chronic diseases and extend healthy longevity.

Detox (with Melissa Cosentino)
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Detox (with Melissa Cosentino)

Do you want to learn more about ways to reduce toxic exposure? Listen to our conversation as we speak with a certified nutritional practitioner about tips around avoiding toxic overload and detoxifying foods.

Health Transformation Unique to Your DNA
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Health Transformation Unique to Your DNA

In this live event, Hedieh Safiyari speaks with Michael Huey about the personalization of our health journey and shares some tips on sleep, hydration, and gut health.

Insulin Resistance in the Context of Weight Management
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Insulin Resistance in the Context of Weight Management

In this informative discussion, Jaden and Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Sheldon Bjorgaard talk about insulin resistance in the context of weight management. 

We discuss how focusing on health instead of an ideal weight can help provide a healthier mentality when it comes to our overall mental and physical health.

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