Category Archives: Nutrition

Food Insecurity

Have you ever worried that food would run out before you (or your family) had money to buy more? It’s possible that if you haven’t faced food insecurity, you know someone who has. That’s because food insecurity is a common problem that isn’t often talked…

Media Literacy and Nutrition

Media literacy is a skill used to understand the content of messages promoted through different media outlets. Examples of media outlets are print like newspapers or magazines, audio like radio shows or podcasts, videos like YouTube channels or other ways people access media through the…

FODMAP and Disordered Eating

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) occurs when the digestive tract doesn’t work how it normally should. This means digested food in the colon can’t move along smoothy and individuals can experience a wide variety of symptoms including pain in their abdomen, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The…

Everything you need to know about FODMAP

Ever had an irritated stomach? It’s likely you have! Maybe you ate something that didn’t sit right or had trouble going to the bathroom? It’s normal for everyone to experience issues with their stomach at one point or another.  Some people face these troubles more…

Nutrition During the Pandemic

During the current pandemic, our routines have shifted and “normal” days have started to blend together. Is it Monday or Thursday?  For many, school has started, helping to restore a little more routine but in order to limit the spread of disease life is different…

Intermittent Fasting: Is it Safe?

Intermittent fasting (IF) has recently become a popular diet trend, and you may be curious if it is healthy or not. IF has many different definitions, but in general it means fasting for a certain period of the day or week. The most common type…

Eating for Comfort

Food offers us many benefits. It provides our bodies with fuel to perform the most basic functions like moving and breathing. Food nourishes our bodies with nutrients it needs to heal after surgeries or to rebuild after intense physical activity. It can be joyful to…

Can Herbal Supplements Boost Immunity?

When viruses are spreading, many people look for products that can help prevent illness and improve their immune system. Your immune system is your body’s natural defense system against illness. Aisles of grocery stores and pharmacies contain pills, powders, lozenges and other forms of herbal…

Is Yogurt Good For You?

Traditionally, yogurt is a milk product made through a process called fermentation. Dairy yogurts may contain an abundance of live microorganisms called probiotics which are healthy bacteria for your gut! Probiotics are very beneficial to your health in many ways including maintaining a healthy digestive…