Endometriosis and Nutrition
Endometriosis is a complex chronic and inflammatory disease that affects 1 in 10 women. It is characterized by the growth of endometrial-like tissues (the lining of the inside of the uterine cavity) outside the uterus. Despite its prevalence, this disease is still not well known, and its diagnosis can take 7-10 years.
Bone Health and Vitamin K2, What is the Connection?
Is vitamin K2 beneficial for your bone health? This is what we are going to explore in this article. You have probably already heard of vitamin K. Moreover, you may even know that it is known for its role in blood coagulation. But did you know that there are several types of vitamin K? Indeed, with the […]
TOP 10 Healthy and Yummy Pregnancy Recipes
Pregnancy is a great time in life that comes with its share of changes! The nutritional needs of a pregnant woman must be adapted as she “eats for two” and prepares her body for childbirth. For the mothers-to-be, here are ten healthy and delicious recipes for a beautiful healthy pregnancy.
Hormones, Menstruation and IBS Symptoms
If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may know that a low-FODMAP* diet can help you to reduce your digestive symptoms. You have also probably been recommended to begin practicing a relaxation activity such as yoga and meditation in order to help you better manage your emotions and stress, both of which can exacerbate your gastrointestinal […]
Choline: A Key Nutrient During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Recent analyses in Canada and the United States indicate that about 82% to 92% of pregnant women have an inadequate choline intake. Indeed, an analysis of 593 American pregnant women in the 2005-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that 92% of pregnant women did not achieve adequate choline intake. Their average choline […]
5 Tips: Eating Well for Women’s Health
Eating well is vital for everyone. Women have particular needs depending what stage of life they are in. Here are 5 tips.
Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference: Three news
Nutrition is a constantly and rapidly evolving science. So much so that it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest revelations relating to nutrition. That’s why I recently took part in the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference St. John’s. I found the 3 days enriching, and I was able to meet dietitians specialized […]
Premenstrual Syndrome : Diet and Foods that Help Fight PMS
We’ve recently received a question from one of our members about premenstrual syndrome (PMS). She wants to know whether there is a way of managing the symptoms with nutrition. Because this is definitely something that is of interest for many women, our team of nutritionists has reviewed scientific literature to bring you the latest information […]
5 basics of healthy eating for nursing mothers
An adequate, but not necessarily perfect diet is important to ensure proper nursing and prevent burnout.
Food and nutrition myth about eating up when you are pregnant
MYTH: When you’re pregnant, eat up! You are eating for two THE TRUTH: Pregnant women are commonly told they are “eating for two.” In reality, you need just a little more food, during the second and third trimesters, to get enough nutrients and calories to support a growing baby. Two or three extra Food Guide […]
Vitamin and mineral supplements harmful to older women
While many people typically use multivitamins and dietary supplements in the hope of maintaining or improving their health, a study published this week in the tied their use to higher death rates among older women. “We see little justification for the general and widespread use of dietary supplements” wrote the authors, led by Jaakko Mursu, […]