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Our digestive system is at work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week converting the foods we eat into energy to fuel our bodies and minds, fight illness and infection, and help use grow and repair injury. You may be able to improve your tummy troubles by making a few simple changes to what you eat, how you eat, how you relax and what kind of exercise you enjoy.

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Your first job as a mom is making healthy and informed nutrition decisions. Some nutrients are critical for the healthy growth and development of your baby.   […]

If you are reading this, you may be embarking on one of the most exciting times in your life – motherhood. Your nutritional and overall health, […]

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In this infographic, we’ll cover what characteristics to look for in healthy, filling foods, some of our favourite fill-you-up foods, and the importance of mindful eating […]

How to Stay Fuller Longer

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If you’re anything like us, you often sit down for lunch to enjoy your sandwich or salad, then an hour rolls by and just like that, […]

The Importance of Staying Hydrated: General Hydration and Virus Recovery

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When it comes to fluid intake, we’re often told to “drink eight (8) glasses of water a day” to ensure we stay hydrated throughout the day, […]

The Importance of Staying Hydrated: General Hydration and Virus Recovery: Infographic

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How important IS hydration to your overall health? We take a deep dive into the importance of hydration, how your environment or activities can impact it […]

How to Manage Stress Eating and Snack Smart at Home

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Stress eating is a real thing, and there’s no doubt about it, this is an extremely stressful time for everyone. People are worried about their jobs, […]

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Snacking is a great way to manage hunger, and you shouldn’t shy away from it. Under eating is just as harmful to your body as overeating, […]

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If you or a loved one requires surgery, consider increasing your nutrition and incorporating a few of our tips to help improve your post-surgery recovery time.

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If you are planning to undergo surgery, or are recovering from a medical procedure, there are strategies you can use to invest in a healthy, steady […]

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Ingredients (serves 4) 1 lb ground turkey 1 lemon, zested 2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped basil leaves 1/4 cup finely chopped […]

Is my Poop Healthy/Normal?

Ever looked in the toilet and wondered, hmmm, is my poop healthy/normal? Everybody poops, but nobody likes to talk about it! We get it, poop is […]

By Amanda Li, RD It is estimated that each year, 1 in 5 people personally experience a mental health problem. Mental health is complex and it […]

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By Amanda Li, RD In one month an average person consumes around a hundred meals, and more if you prefer “grazing” over “3-square meals a day.” […]

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Want to try the MORE Cookie yourself? Well, you’re in luck! CDHF has partnered with MORE Cookie, so that every time you purchase a box off their […]

fibre cookie

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Visual learner? Download the Infographic here.  Fibre and whole grains– both are hot topics in the nutrition world these days. In this article we will cover […]

Summer vacation is here! Which means the kids are out of school and are diving into their summer routine. This of course is the most exciting […]

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What are the reasons you tend to skip breakfast? Maybe it’s just because mornings are so busy, or you’re on the run, or you have a […]

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What’s a delicious piece of BBQ chicken without a side of slaw? In our opinion, it’s a summertime travesty. While coleslaw is a cookout staple, it’s […]

Keep your tummy in tip-top shape with these tips!

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Food Allergies 101 & Safe for School Snacks! If you’re a parent with a child in school, there’s a good chance food allergies have come up […]

We Love Lentils Why do we love lentils so much? Let us count the ways! High in protein, dietary fibre, minerals, and B vitamins, lentils are not only […]

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Iron is an essential mineral found in every cell of your body. Canada’s Dietary Guidelines set out by Health Canada provides the guidelines and considerations for […]

Busting gut health buzz words

Here at CDHF, we were into gut health way before it was cool. However, now that the importance of maintaining your digestive health has finally hit […]

Eat smaller and more frequent meals without increasing overall calorie intake. Don’t forget to have breakfast and avoid large meals at night. The last meal should […]

2016 Healthy Gut Summit presentation on diet and digestive health by Sandra Saville, RD

Make Your Weekly Grocery Shop a Breeze with Amanda’s Top 5 Tips

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Hi, my name is Amanda, and I am a Registered Dietitian and Culinary Expert. Today I want to share with you my top 5 grocery shopping […]

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By Amanda Li, RD Fridge staples are essential to making quick homemade meals that are delicious, nutrient dense and tummy-friendly! Registered Dietitian and culinary expert, Amanda […]

By Doug Cook, RDN Kefir (pronounced ‘kuh-feer’) is a cultured/fermented dairy product that originated with shepherds of the North Caucasus  region. They discovered that fresh milk […]

Berry Power. Colourful And Delicious Kick-Ass Nutrition

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By Doug Cook, RDN Berries are amazing. The most exciting news about berries is their abundant anti-cancer and anti-aging benefits! Our bodies need antioxidants to protect […]

By Doug Cook, RD One of the biggest motivations to ‘eat clean’ is the longing to have better-looking skin. I get asked all the time if […]

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Written by Doug Cook RDN Apple cider vinegar is VERY popular in the ‘alternative’ and natural health community. It seems like there’s no shortage of health claims. […]

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Yield: 16 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Nutrition Facts: Per 1 serving (1 bar, 45 g) Calories 170; Fat 7 g (10% DV), Carbohydrates 26 g […]

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Written by Doug Cook RDN Kale is an awesome vegetable, there’s no denying. As a crucifer, kale is part of a group of vegetables with the most […]

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Don’t let the grocery store scare you. Getting the fibre you need from the foods you love can be fun and easy. With a little bit […]

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Nutritional claims describe the relative amount of fibre in a food. An example of a nutrient claim would be: “a good source of fibre” or “high in […]

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Recommended Daily Fibre Intake Canadian women need 25 grams of fibre per day and men need 38 grams of fibre per day. Most Canadians are only […]

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Meeting your fibre needs is critical to your health. If you are not eating enough fibre, you are likely living with a fibre-famished gut and suffering […]

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Microbiome

The microbiome consists of TRILLIONS of living microbes inside your gut. These little mood elevators work around the clock producing happy-chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine. Making sure that […]