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PMS: Diet Fixes to Help Calm your Symptoms

Are you aware that your nutrition and diet choices can help to reduce the severity of symptoms prior to your period? Food cravings, irritability, fatigue… It’s not uncommon to hear of women experiencing these symptoms before their period. In fact, these symptoms have a name which you may have already heard of – “PMS” or premenstrual syndrome. PMS is not a well-defined term, but essentially refers to a wide range of symptoms that occur 1-2 weeks before menstruation, and diminish 1-2 days after the period starts.

 

Food & Mood: What's the Connection?

I always preach that food is essentially our best means of self-care. What you choose to put into your body will influence how you feel both physically and mentally. If you prioritize consuming enough fruits and vegetables and eating regularly throughout the day, you may be amazed by the difference proper nutrition can make for your health and wellbeing.  

Mindful Tips to Manage Sugar Cravings (Part 2)

While it is true that a large portion of added sugars in our diet come from hidden sources (like sauces, snacks and other packaged foods), a major contributor of our sugar intake is from the obvious foods like desserts, candies and chocolates. This being said, moderating our intake of these foods can help us to reach that 5% goal. Of course, having the occasional baked good at the coffee shop or a slice of pumpkin pie at a holiday dinner is nothing to concern over (after all, treat yourself sometimes!). But, if you tend to rely on sugary foods for a quick energy fix, you may want to consider breaking the habit to help you achieve your health goals.

An Everyday Superfood: 3 Reasons Why This Dietitian Loves Prunes

Prunes, also known as dried plums, make a tasty sweet treat, and have a variety of health benefits, some of which may come as a surprise to you. Most prunes come from California, where the fresh plums are grown in optimal sunshine and soil quality, leading to an exceptional fruit product. California prunes (aka the highest quality of dried plums) can be found under multiple labels at your favourite grocer and are relatively inexpensive.

Health & Travel: Tips to Feel Your Best

Travelling, whether it’s for vacation or a work trip, typically throws us off of our usual routine. But, that doesn’t mean we need to throw everything out the window. Finding the balance between enjoying new foods and experiences on a trip, while still maintaining activity and a nutritious diet, helps us feel our best. I’ve learned over the years that it does take some extra work to maintain that balance, but it is worth it.

Why & How to Set Successful (Health Related) Resolutions This Year

Do you make new year’s resolutions you never end up achieving? If you treat the new year like a blank slate, and fill the empty page with goals you never follow through on, this post is for you. Did you know that less than 10% of people actually stick with their new year’s resolutions long-term? This is because most of us set resolutions that are unrealistic. Further, we do not spend enough time or thought on how we are going to achieve them.