Chewing Gum for your Guts?

Does chewing gum after surgery improve bowel function? You’ll be surprised with the answer!

Bottom Line: Chewing gum in post abdominal surgery patients shortens time to first flatus (by 10 hours), time to first bowel motion (by ~1/2 day), and length of hospital stay (by~0.7 days). For every five patients treated, one fewer will develop ileus. Chewing gum in non-post-surgical constipation has not been studied.

Tap Water for the Win

So I tried alkaline water in Calgary last weekend and it wasn’t because I wanted to. It was because it was all that was readily available…

Recipe: Mac N Cheese and Quinoa Bites

An easy and upgraded veggie loaded version of mac n cheese that you’ll love.

Simply add garlic and cauliflower to your mac n cheese and you’ve got a whole new spin on the orange creamy favorite.

Quinoa and broccoli bites are loaded with vegetables and cheese and are a great on the go snack or meal and work well as a side dish too.

This pasta recipe is a great meal for newbie cooks or kids to try too.

Breaking Ankles for Fondue

Crystal tells me a hilarious story about attempting to order chicken breasts in another language, the time her husband broke his ankle buying fondue cheese and what she thinks would help make our population healthier.

People should eat less packaged foods and try to eat local or garden more frequently. She loves breastfeeding, fondue and letting her eldest child pick out new foods to try at the grocery store.

Food Deserts Not Desserts. An Interview With Rebecca RDN (RD)

As an individual Rebecca is passionate about blogging, making meaningful connections, and inspiring others to cook more healthy food from around the world. She sat down and talked to me about gardening, barriers to healthy eating and crop subsidies.

Make my low’ish carb lasagna tonight!

An easy recipe to follow for a professional tasting lasagna that doesn’t even have pasta in it.

You won’t miss lasagna noodles after you try this.

Serve it with homemade bruschetta.

In this recipe you’ll also find my secret pasta sauce recipe. The 2 tsp of sugar I add help take away some of the acidity from the tomatoes.

Cheese addictions and the (lack) of science behind them

The science behind a fear mongering news clip stating that cheese is as addictive as crack. Truth is that it probably isn’t and the media is just over reporting this hypothesis. So a new study on food came out, surprised?

This time we’re led to believe that cheese is as addictive as crack!

Do you know anyone who has critically cheesed themselves? I don’t and I’m a Registered Dietitian. I feel like if this was happening on the reg, I’d probably hear about it by now.

So what you aren’t reading in the papers is the following:

Apparently study was conducted by asking 500 people some questions from the YFAS (Yale Food Addiction Score ) the ambiguous questions on the YFAS can be found here. The study concluded that they have preliminary evidence (from a questionnaire) that not all foods are equally implicated in addictive like eating behaviours and that these foods were thought to be highly processed. Paleo, Chrono, Dieting, Science, Nerding, 310 diet.

Recipe: Halloumi delight

Halloumi or hallumi is a semi soft cheese from Cyprus usually made with goat’s or sheep’s milk and occasionally cow’s milk. The melting point of halloumi cheese is much higher than many traditional cheeses like mozzarella or cheddar making it a great cheese to grill or fry to serve as an appetizer or side dish….