Cheryl RD Weighs in on Juice Cleanses and Pasta

Cheryl is a Registered Dietitian who wanted to share her expert opinion on the excessive amounts of sugar in juice cleanses and why she loves pasta so much.

How can juice cleanses be helpful? They overload the body with excessive amounts of sugar while depriving it of protein and fat.

We took a moment to talk about the barriers to healthy eating and weight management. Her opinion was that part of the problem is related to sleep, time and stress management.

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Kim tells me about booger muffins and more…

I sit down to talk with Kim about what direction she thinks the government should take for improving the health of the general public. She also lets me in on a hilarious story about sneezing in the muffin batter.

WTF is a nutrition buzzword

The latest on nutrition found here. Buzzwords are used on food labels to convince consumers that the food may be healthier than it really is. Read more for my thoughts

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.

The (healthy) overweight individual

No one’s weight defines who they are as a person.
I’ve seen another person attacked on social media solely due to their weight in Alberta. Some people are trying to discredit the knowledge and ability of overweight individuals due to the fact that they are visibly overweight.
WHAT THE FUDGE ???
Health is a multifactorial state that truly cannot be easily defined. Quite often a person’s appearance does not define whether they are healthy or not.

Tips and hints to help you deal with IBS

Tips for dealing with IBS from Calgary Registered Dietitian, Emma.

Read further to learn about FODMAPS, treating diarrhea and constipation as well as typical trigger foods for IBS and how to treat your IBS flare-ups.

Recipes and other links for extra information are provided.