Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that interferes with the body’s ability to metabolize glucose, which we obtain from the food we eat. While the pancreas usually secretes insulin, a hormone that tells our body’s cells to absorb glucose from the bloodstream and use it for energy when our blood sugar rises after we eat. Have… Continue reading Diabetes

Crohn’s and Colitis

What are Crohn’s and colitis?  Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two most prevalent forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Crohn’s disease can impact any area of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract from mouth to anus, but most commonly manifests in the lower end of the small intestine (ileum) or in the first part of… Continue reading Crohn’s and Colitis

The Teal Pumpkin Project

What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?  The Teal Pumpkin Project is a campaign started by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to support children with food allergies, intolerances, and other food-related conditions, and to keep them safe during Halloween. The idea is that in addition to handing out the typical candy to trick-or-treaters, people will… Continue reading The Teal Pumpkin Project

Fibre and IBS

Getting enough fibre can be challenging to get in on a daily basis especially if following the low FODMAP diet. Book in with one of our Registered Dietitians to get individualized support with this. What is fibre? Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest. Most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar… Continue reading Fibre and IBS

Low FODMAP Swaps

Following a low FODMAP diet can be challenging. These low FODMAP swaps will help you still enjoy your family favourites will small substitutions. Following a low FODMAP diet doesn’t mean it has to be flavourless. Low FODMAP food list:

Starting Solids

Starting solids with a baby is an exciting, fun time but it can also be an overwhelming time for parents. If you are wanting more support book in with one of our paediatric dietitians. Food before one is just for fun … or is it? Food before one helps Developmental skills: It can take up… Continue reading Starting Solids

IBS

These are all questions we get on a daily basis from our GI clients. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects the lower GI tract and can cause bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. An IBS diagnosis can be overwhelming for individual support book in with one of our dietitians. The symptoms of IBS are: How is… Continue reading IBS

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