3 Ways to Support a Friend Who May be Struggling with Disordered Eating
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by Courtney Gault
21h ago
Top tips from an eating disorder dietitian on how to support a friend struggling with disordered eating Eating disorders are more common than you think! It is estimated that more than 1 million Canadians struggle with a clinical eating disorder. This is a huge number and doesn’t include those with disordered eating or those who have not reached out for support (which I can guarantee is a significant number). The pandemic also had a significant impact on the prevalence of eating disorders, especially in youth. Studies showed that during the COVID-19 pandemic there was a 132% increase in the ..read more
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Has Stress or Anxiety Hindered Your Appetite? Here’s What to Do
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by Daniela O'Brien
3d ago
How to nourish ourselves well when stress takes over  A plethora of studies have shown that the number one cause of illness and death is fundamentally stress. As Dr. Laurel Mellin, author, researcher and clinical dietitian at University of California states,  “when stress hits us, it causes us to overeat or undereat, over exercise or underexercise. Regardless of our response, the bottom line is we are in stress overload”. 1  In this blog post, we’ll dive into what happens to our body under stress, how that affects our eating patterns, and suggestions if you find yourself n ..read more
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Air Fryer Fish Tacos Topped with Zesty Dill Salad
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by Courtney Gault
5d ago
A delicious weeknight meal Are you looking for a new way to serve fish? This recipe is packed with flavour and is a refreshing weeknight option. It may even entice those who are not huge fish fans! Fish packs a nutritional punch as a great source of protein and healthy fats. The dill sauce in this recipe can be used in many ways including as a salad dressing, sauce for fish or eggs, and as a vegetable dip! Serves 4-5 What You Need  Fish Tacos Recipe Ingredients 3 lbs white fish   1 tablespoon canola or olive oil  2 teaspoon chili powder  1 teaspoon oregano, dry ..read more
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Top Wellness, Nutrition and Food Trends of 2023
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by Andrea Holwegner
1w ago
Self-care, mental performance, personalized wellness solutions and more! Want to know what the latest nutrition and food trends for 2023 are looking like?  Read on for this comprehensive guide to some of the most interesting trends happening within the wellness nutrition, fitness, food, grocery and restaurant industry. Click Here to go straight into the top trends of 2023! 3 Broad Themes Driving Consumer Trends in 2023  Before we dig into the full list of nutrition and food trends for 2023, let’s first look at the top 3 themes driving the health and wellness industry as a whole ..read more
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Fitness Goals for The New Year
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by Health Stand Nutrition
2w ago
Tips for getting started on your fitness journey  Guest post by Kate Lorke-McMeans, an AFLCA certified Personal Fitness and Pre/Post Natal Trainer. The new year is here! And with it comes a chance to re-evaluate our current habits. To see where we really stand versus where we want to be. We get a chance to change things, to rid ourselves of things that hold us back, and to figure out how to contribute to our own happiness and well-being.  Getting fit is a popular New Year’s Resolution. And for good reason.  Why is it so important to be fit? Why do so many people fail to be ..read more
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Cheesy Broccoli Bites
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by Shauna Kime
2w ago
Crispy on the outside, warm and tender on the inside! This broccoli bites recipe is delicious and a fan favourite for many family members… it’s even kid friendly! It’s a great veggie side that compliments many meals and can even be eaten as an appetizer or veggie packed snack. The warm gooey cheese on the inside pairs deliciously with the breaded crispy texture on the outside. Feel free to experiment with whatever different veggies or types of cheese you have on hand. Try swapping out the broccoli for cauliflower, zucchini or even carrots depending on what you have. Enjoy! What You Need ..read more
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Dietitian Recommended Diet for Gout
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by Courtney Gault
3w ago
Get to know the essential information on how diet can impact gout! Gout can be a pain, literally! Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the body and forms crystals that deposit in joints, causing pain. Joint pain often shows up in the feet, but can also occur elsewhere in the body. Risk Factors for Gout A few factors that increase the risk for gout include: Genetics (some people produce more uric acid and metabolize it differently than others) Reduced estrogen levels High blood pressure Heavy drinking Chronic kidney disease Overeating Prolonged ..read more
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How to Tame Your Inner Critic & Build Self Compassion
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by Jana Spindler
3w ago
Building self-compassion against that negative voice inside Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to feel proud of yourself or to feel just okay as you are?   Self-compassion is a difficult skill. Even though we are often so incredibly compassionate towards others, we can have a hard time giving ourselves that same non-judgemental support.  When it comes to food and our body, so many of us have grown up mistakenly learning that we are supposed to feel bad for not eating a certain way or when we eat certain foods. Many of us learn to be self-critical if we are not exercis ..read more
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Grandma’s Cottage ‘Pudding’
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by Health Stand Nutrition
3w ago
A warm and comforting childhood favourite that is sure to impress! Written by Karlee Davidson, a Student in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science program at the University of Alberta, reviewed by our Health Stand Nutrition Dietitian Team. Do you know those recipes that just bring you back home? The aroma throughout the kitchen, the simple ingredients and preparation, the people you share your most favourite childhood memories with. This is that recipe for me! This cottage ‘pudding’ recipe is delicious and so fun and simple to make! It’s deceiving, because it is a light, f ..read more
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How to Make Veggies Less Boring
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by Health Stand Nutrition
1M ago
A collection of fun and delicious veggie recipes Written by Emily Chow, University of Alberta Student in the Nutrition and Food Science program at the University of Alberta and reviewed by our Health Stand Nutrition Dietitian Team    Are you tired of the same steamed, baked or sauteed veggies? Or perhaps you’re stuck and need some inspiration to add variety to your meals? We all know veggies are healthy, but it can be hard to keep them exciting to eat. Here is a collection of unique veggie recipes that you need to try! These delicious veggie recipe ideas are perfect healthy side di ..read more
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