I have written several blogs in the past about the connections to and recommendations for sugar and cancer. If you didn’t have a chance to read them, this is a link to my 4-part series. Does Sugar Feed Cancer? To continue on this theme, I want to explore a follow-up question, which is: Is there...
Would You Like Some Hazelnuts With That Sugar? I love nutella. It’s a guilty pleasure. Why guilty? If you’ve never bothered to read the ingredient list, the first ingredient is not hazelnuts, it’s not cocoa, it’s sugar. In fact, every 1 tbsp serving has 11 g of sugar. (The American version has 2 tbsp serving...
Nutrition is a big factor in good health, but does it affect your moods? It’s widely believed that the quality of your diet may help protect you from mood disorders, in other words good food = good mood!
If you can’t figure out why you’re feeling down or have no energy, understanding the role nutrition plays in your moods is a good place to start.
Look at what you’re eating and at what’s missing from your diet.
Are you stuck in the highs and lows of a daily sugar habit?
Are you low on the “antidepressant” foods or nutrients that lower the risk of depression?
In this article you’ll learn how food affects mood, which nutrients and foods play a role in preventing and promoting treatment of depressive disorders, cravings and mood, and how to find the best good mood foods for you.
Broccoli microgreens and sprouts are tiny, but they are superstars in the nutrition world. In fact, researchers from the University of Maryland call them "an exciting new food for the 21st century".
This blog will cover all aspects of sprouts and microgreens including nutrition, with a special focus on broccoli microgreens. You can read the post from top to bottom, or navigate using this Table of Contents.
Sprouts and microgreens are not recommended for young children, pregnant women, older adults or those with a compromised immune system due to the risk of bacterial contamination (Health Canada, 2013).
A chronodiet takes into account your body's natural rhythms to determine the optimal time to eat. It has been shown that erratic eating patterns can disrupt the coordination of the body's systems leading to chronic disease while a fasting and eating cycle that is matched to your body's internal clock can prevent or reverse chronic disease.
I will explore this topic as well as the relationship between shift work, jet leg and health including body weight and cancer.
Fasting mimicking diets allow you to eat, but trick your body into thinking that it's fasting. They are low to moderate carbohydrate, low protein, moderate to high fat and limited calories. They are designed to allow you to consume some food, while still receiving the metabolic benefits of fasting.
When you fast, your body switches from using glucose and stored glycogen in the liver as the main source of fuel and uses fat, producing ketones as a bi-product. This is called metabolic switching or "the switch".
The ketogenic diet is often recommended and used for lymphedema and this blog post explores the research on ketogenic diet and lymphedema, describes the various types of ketogenic eating and the precautions for ketogenic diet. If you are considering ketogenic diet for your lymphedema, this is a must-read blog for you.