Say Yes to Nourish
Emily Opthof, RD - Period Power Dietitian. Helping people with periods navigate wellness & recovery without shame or stigma.
Stress affects us all, in one way or another. Some of us lean into our social support systems to cope and others struggle to find ways to distract themselves. With the current global events, it's been even more challenging to step away from the things that create tension for us and reconnect with our inner chill. Aside from the obvious things that come to mind like money, work and family issues, what actually is stress - and how does it happen in our body?
The Sneaky Ingredient in Weight Loss Supplements
You’ve probably seen the ads (and rolled your eyes as hard as I did) - Hydroxycut, SlimCoffee, Svetol, etc. It’s on TV, it’s in magazines, it’s on Instagram. All touting weight loss with this secret ingredient:
Eating for Immunity
We’re all trying to stay healthy, let’s be honest. We want energy, we want to avoid being sick, and we want to feel great. And not to mention that now we're trying to stay sane amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Same!
What is Functional Abdominal Pain?
In the world of digestive health, there is nothing more interesting or more frustrating than functional digestive disorders. What exactly are those?
Keeping a Sustainable Kitchen
Now more than ever, we’re looking for long-term strategies to reduce our homes environmental impact. We donate old items, invest in better efficiency home appliances, and use our vehicles less. These past few months of pandemic have even been somewhat of an advantage - there's less that is open and available, so we stay home. Of course, we're all hoping we get back to some sort of normal eventually. What if there was a way to make your kitchen more sustainable once we get there?
Your Privilege Makes You Complacent
It’s almost like when you’re white everything else is blotted out. Or least the things that don’t apply to you are blurred, a little more challenging to visualize. Fuzzy around the edges and the muffled sound like when you’re coming up from underwater. Coming up for air.
Mom: You've Always Been My Hero
Dear Mom, I've written a million of these letters to you, for you. I've tried writing this one a million times. Never quite getting the depth I wanted - just a little off the mark, cute and sweet but never that deep-in-my-bones, all of my heart and the fibres of my being depth. Never quite capturing the hero in you.
Diet Culture Messages You Can Forget About
Diet culture sucks. It makes practice as a Registered Dietitian both interesting & frustrating - I love hearing stories about food and the ways we understand it but hate seeing people be so unbelievably flustered by messages about weight and dieting.