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Today, we interview Kim Tirapelle, RD, of Active Bariatric Nutrition. We'll hear about who her clients are and how she supports them in their journey of active, healthy living after bariatric surgery. To find out more, head over to Kim's website Active Bariatric Nutrition and social media pages Active Bariatric Nutrition - YouTube Enjoying the show…
 
With the new Canadian guidelines for alcohol consumption announced early 2023, it's a big change from the previous 2011 Guidelines. On today's episode we take a look at red wine, in particular, to discuss if it's helpful or harmful to drink. Do we need to abstain now? Reviewing concepts, such as the "French Paradox" and "Mediterranean Diet", along …
 
There are populations in society who have a higher propensity of developing iron deficiency due to lifestyle and health issues. Women, children and seniors have an increased risk for having low iron stores and hence, may end up with iron deficiency anemia. Healthy men on the other hand, generally have adequate iron stores and too much iron can be d…
 
In today's episode, Sandra and Rob discuss 'everything avocado', including important health benefits and tasty recipe creations. As avocados have come in and out of favour over the years, due to their high fat content, Sandra helps dispel the myths about avocados and discusses the reasons for their (much deserved) resurgence in popularity. From hea…
 
Gallbladder and bile health. One of the most common surgeries in North America is removal of the gallbladder and it could be prevented. Many of the issues with the gallbladder stem from diet and lifestyle factors. Learn the 5 F's for risk factors with gallbladder issues as well as other lifestyle considerations. Common symptoms of gallbladder probl…
 
With so many people starting out their year with New Year's resolutions, which often tend to fail, we look at SMART goal planning for improved success at keeping those resolutions. SMART stands for S - specific who, what, where, when, why and which M - measurable - from and to A - achievable - how R - realistic - worthwhile T - timely - when We dis…
 
We had fun with this final episode of the year. Today, we take a ride back through 2022 and remember some key highlights and memorable moments including - body systems and health, foods & components, special guests, quirky 'homemade' jingles, practical tips, big words, and plenty of laughs. We wrap it up with 11 nutrition fundamentals to keep you g…
 
It's that time of year again.....twelve days of Christmas. Rob and Sandra discuss some food related gifts that have nutrition and health in mind for family and/or friends. Perhaps Sandra was hinting to Rob some of the presents she would like Santa to bring to their household and see under the tree ;) For helping to procure healthy eating in the kit…
 
The holidays and Christmas time can be a wonderful time with holiday cheer and taking stock of your blessings. For many though, it can be the most stressful time of the year. Research shows that cardiac death rates are highest around Christmas and New Year's - the two weeks throughout the holidays (between Christmas and New Year's Eve) more people …
 
There are two undisputed facts when it comes to food. We all need it, and it's getting more expensive all the time. But, there are a few tips and tricks that might help with that. On this week's episode, we'll be discussing some practical ideas that'll help keep your weekly food costs down. Plus, we'll give you a budget friendly shopping list and s…
 
On today's episode, we interview Scott Fickerson, from Ventura, California. Scott has a Master's Degree in Human Performance and is currently an associate Professor of Health at Santa Barbara City College. He is a multi-disciplined 'plant powered' athlete, and for the past seven years, Scott has followed a strict plant-based vegan diet. We discuss …
 
Sandra throws Rob a curve ball this week, with a protein pop quiz :) A few of the questions asked include: What is protein and why do we need it? Are we getting enough protein in our diet? Is the source of protein more important than the quantity? See how Rob does on this quiz and test yourself with some of the important questions about protein! Re…
 
Vitamin K and Blood thinners - Warfarin Diet On today's episode, we talk to The Geriatric Dietitian, Katie Dodd, RD. This interview will help uncover topics relating to blood thinners and diet implications. Katie answers some critical questions regarding vitamin K and potential medication interactions. - What does Warfarin and other blood thinners …
 
Are you a coffee person or a tea person? If you don't like coffee, it may be related to your genes. Coffee is the most widely used psychoactive substance that is legal and big business. Is it healthy or can it be harmful? There's a difference between sensitivity and tolerance, when it comes to caffeine in coffee. What are the side effects of 'too m…
 
How do food and mood influence each other? Does it really matter if you have that donut instead of the apple? There's more evidence showing that what we eat is related to our brain health, including our moods and how we feel. Plus, if there's deficiencies with specific nutrients, this can negatively impact our brain neurotransmitters and feelings. …
 
Today, we are joined by special guest, Meredith Cushing, RD (Registered Dietitian). Sandra and Meredith have known each other for twenty six years, since they were interns together in Vancouver, BC. Meredith currently works in pediatric nephrology at BC Children's Hospital. For the past decade, she has been working with children with renal disease …
 
In today's episode, we cover everything 'bean'. What are beans and legumes? Why are they important for health? What are the general nutrients in legumes? Why are they important for longevity? Legumes are a staple in cuisines from all around the world, are sustainable for the environment, and are easy on the budget. We discuss five simple and easy b…
 
It seems that most households have a container of protein powder in the pantry for everyone to use, but does everyone need protein powder? On today's episode, we'll be answering that question and more. - Who would benefit most from the addition of protein powder in their day? - Are protein powders safe and healthy? - What are the regulations around…
 
Today, Rob and I discuss : What is celiac disease? What proportion of the population is affected and what are the general symptoms and aspects of diagnosis that a person can expect. Plus, importance of healing the gut after contact with gluten, and the resulting injury to the intestinal lining. Why eating gluten-free products isn't the best way for…
 
Today, we discuss: - What is fatty liver, otherwise known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) ? - Why is it a growing epidemic? - As 1/10 children have it, it's not related to alcohol intake, but our diet and lifestyle. - What are the aspects of diet and lifestyle that can lead to fatty liver? - Is fatty liver reversible, once someone has …
 
Protein bars, spinach dip, veggie crisps, yogurt and sweet potato fries.......what do these foods have in common? They have a 'health halo', an illusion of health and assumption that they are a better choice than their counterparts.....but.....are they? Buzz words or health claims, such as 'gluten-free' or 'all natural' can lead you to believe the …
 
Good nutrition is a pillar to health and quality of life as we age. In Canada, it's estimated that more then 50% of hospitalized people over the age of 65, are clinically malnourished. On today's episode, we'll take a look at some simple self assessment tests that help you recognize malnourishment. We'll also give you 9 tips on how to improve your …
 
On todays episode: - why salt isn't necessarily the main problem for people with high blood pressure. - how diet quality is critical for improving circulation and preventing hypertension. - why hypertension is called the 'silent killer'. - lifestyle factors, including diet that help reduce blood pressure. - 5 Dietary Strategies to help with blood p…
 
Meal kits are starting to pop up on more and more doorsteps these days, but what are they exactly? On today's episode, we'll discuss everything you need to know about this growing industry. We'll cover how the service works, what's in the box, how to make them a bit healthier, as well as some pros and cons based on the service we tried. There are a…
 
It's that time of year.....back to school, which means, you guessed it.....packing lunches! On today's episode, we'll give you some great tips on packing a healthy nutritious lunch. Learn everything you need to help your kids not only pack their own lunch, but make it healthy and exciting. Not going to school? No problem, there's still some good he…
 
Seeds are such an important part of our diet but they are often overlooked. They are the beginning of life and as such, have loads of nutritional benefits such as omega 3 and 6, fibre, protein, calcium, and prebiotics. Seeds are also a lot more affordable than nuts which is an important factor with today's rising food costs. On today's episode, we'…
 
Just like the eyes are a window to your health, the skin too, can reflect what's going on inside the body, including gut health. What you eat can affect skin and overall health. With 85% of teens in the industrialized world experiencing pimples and acne, lifestyle and diet has a big role to play. Skin may be an important link to connect the prevale…
 
Rob and Sandra discuss what heartburn or acid reflux is and why it's so common. Risk factors, including diet and lifestyle are covered, as well as main triggers that aggravate heartburn symptoms. To support lifestyle changes to prevent heartburn, Sandra and Rob list TEN tips to help prevent and heal heartburn. Enjoying the show? Consider donating ,…
 
It's summer barbecue season and most people have heard that grilling may be linked to increased risks of cancer development. What are the harmful effects of grilling? Factors to consider while using the barbeque, include; 1) the type of food 2) what you do with the food before it hits the grill 3) how long you cook it for We discuss seven key facto…
 
Eggs - Mother Nature's multivitamin. There's been a lot of conflicting messages over the past few decades about eggs, cholesterol and health. Why the controversy about eggs and health? What are the nutritional benefits of eggs and the practical considerations? What about vegetarians? Eating just the white...is that a yolk ??? The egg, the whole egg…
 
Today's episode is all about intermittent fasting. What is it and why would I do it? Is it safe? How do I fast? Learn all the ins and outs of fasting and decide if it's right for you. Enjoying the show? Consider donating , leaving a 5 star review (if you loved it!), and/or sharing this episode with your friends and family :) Your support helps fuel…
 
Just wanted to express our gratitude for all the support we've gotten for our podcast. We're having a ton of fun with it and we're super stoked that people are enjoying it! We'd love to hear your comments or any questions or show ideas you might have. Feel free to reach out to us through our Facebook page or you can email us directly at mywifetherd…
 
On todays show: - why drinking water is so important. - functions of fluid in the body. - signs and symptoms of dehydration to watch for and prevent. - why thirst is NOT a good way to tell if your body needs water. - long-term consequences of inadequate fluid that could lead to certain conditions and chronic diseases - five tips to help increase fl…
 
Do you ever feel out of control around sweet foods? Are your sugar cravings driving you to eat foods when you know you're not hungry? Our brains are wired for sweet tastes and there's many physiological and psychological reasons we have sugar cravings. Sugar brings us feelings of calm and comfort. There's no wonder we crave sweets, especially when …
 
Estimates show that by 2030, the number of overweight and obese people will rise to 1/3 of the global population, and the over consumption of processed foods plays a huge role. 61% of calories consumed in the U.S. are from processed foods. These are staggering statistics! On today's episode, we'll be discussing the different types of processed food…
 
We all know that ultra-processed foods are detrimental to our health. The processed oils they are made with can wreak havoc in our body. Topics in today's episode include : - Differences between animal vs. plant fats - Why our bodies need essential fatty acids to help us to think and see (brain and eye health) - How to change the balance of bad to …
 
What are the top health problems men are 'winning' at? Why do men die sooner than women? What are the main lifestyle habits that are detrimental to men's health? Join us for our discussion today on men's health and learn five key factors that help men live longer, and optimize their performance and health. Enjoying the show? Consider donating , lea…
 
Plant-forward eating is growing. Trends including dairy-free, plant-based alternatives, are extending in to food products beyond milk to plant-based yogurt. There's soy gurts, almond gurts, oat gurts and cocoyos. Discover some basic yogurt facts, health benefits of plant gurts and what to look for on the label of your favourite plant gurts. For mor…
 
A lot of people think that living with a dietitian means we only eat fruit, vegetables, and tofu. Well...that is a myth! Join us today on a virtual tour of our kitchen. We'll share with you some of our favourite meals, as well as a few hacks we've learned along the way. And yes, ice cream is on the menu! Enjoying the show? Consider donating , leavi…
 
Have you heard about the 'anti-inflammatory diet'? What is it? What does it mean exactly? There are millions of people worldwide who suffer from the effects of chronic inflammation. Join Rob and Sandra on today's episode, as they discuss inflammation, as well as some strategies to reduce it through food choices and lifestyle. Enjoying the show? Con…
 
Today, we're discussing another often overlooked nutrient, calcium. Our bones and teeth, as well as a host of other bodily functions, rely on a good source of calcium through our diet. Learn what calcium is, why we need it, how to get it, and some of the issues around getting too much, or not enough. Enjoying the show? Consider donating , leaving a…
 
In one end and out the other. Today, we're talking all about fibre. What is fibre, why it's important to our overall health, and how 95% of the population does not include enough in their diets. We delve into types of fibre, amounts in food, and specific tips for increasing your daily fibre intake at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Join Rob an…
 
On today's episode, we discuss some common sleep issues and how they can affect your health. We'll also give you 9 tips for getting a better night's sleep. Enjoying the show? Consider donating , leaving a 5 star review (if you loved it!), and/or sharing this episode with your friends and family :) Your support helps fuel the stoke and keeps the sho…
 
There's more to keeping those pearly whites intact than just brushing. Good oral health starts with good nutrition. On today's episode, we'll discuss everything you need to know about diet and oral health, how dental issues can be indicators for other health problems, as well as some tips on daily oral hygiene. Enjoying the show? Consider donating …
 
Keeping your brain healthy and young can be influenced by diet and lifestyle. With the increasing rates of dementia, there's emerging evidence that feeding the brain using the MIND diet can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's. Supported by research, studies are showing that the MIND Diet, a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets, ca…
 
Join Rob and Sandra this week for an insightful discussion all about picky eaters. Learn about the feeding relationship between parents and kids as well as nine useful tips to help combat the mealtime madness. Enjoying the show? Consider donating , leaving a 5 star review (if you loved it!), and/or sharing this episode with your friends and family …
 
On today's episode, Rob and Sandra discuss the plethora of nutrition trends and fad diets that have shared the spotlight over the past century. You'll recognize some, get a chuckle out of others, and roll your eyes at few too. It's a pretty interesting stroll down diet lane! Enjoying the show? Consider donating , leaving a 5 star review (if you lov…
 
We are joined today by special guest Angus O'Shanahan. Listen in as we discuss not 10....but 11 green foods to transform your health. Enjoying the show? Consider donating , leaving a 5 star review (if you loved it!), and/or sharing this episode with your friends and family :) Your support helps fuel the stoke and keeps the show going strong every w…
 
Today, we're focusing in on eye health. From Vitamin E to zinc, to lutein and beyond, learn 10 Eye-Opening Nutrition Facts that can have a big impact on the health of your eyes. Enjoying the show? Consider donating , leaving a 5 star review (if you loved it!), and/or sharing this episode with your friends and family :) Your support helps fuel the s…
 
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