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

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:

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

Vegetable Gardening

Benefits to growing a vegetable garden: Reduced costs at the grocery store Increased physical activity for the whole family Encouragement to eat healthier Inspiration to try new recipes The ability to share extra with friends and family Flavour, flavour, flavour! Home grown food tends to have much more flavour as its picked at it’s ripeness.… Continue reading Vegetable Gardening

Celiac Awareness Month

Living with Celiac Disease What is celiac disease? Going Gluten-Free when you have no choice… This autoimmune disease occurs when an individual eats gluten (which is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) and their body then produces an immune response that attacks the small intestine, causing inflammation. This inflammation can lead you to… Continue reading Celiac Awareness Month

What to Do During a Baby Formula Shortage

Baby Formula substitutions during a shortage These are unprecedented times and shelves where infant formula used to be are empty. Many parents are struggling to find formula to feed their growing babies with some parents driving across the border to try to get their hands on some formula. This shortage is being felt in both… Continue reading What to Do During a Baby Formula Shortage

Dietitians Day 2022

Today, March 16, 2022 is Dietitians Day! On the third Wednesday of March, we recognize Registered Dietitians across Canada as regulated healthcare professionals who support healthy living for all Canadians. Not only are dietitians committed to providing nutrition support, they also offer expertise to their communities and are continuously researching and developing programs to better serve their… Continue reading Dietitians Day 2022

Healthy Eating Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. For many, it can become a very stressful and busy time of the year. Our normal schedules become thrown off and we find ourselves eating peanut butter balls and shortbread cookies for breakfast. To help alleviate some of the stress around eating… Continue reading Healthy Eating Over the Holidays

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