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Holistic Nutrition: Insurance Coverage!

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Did you know that insurance coverage is now available to (Canadian) residents of Ontario and Alberta for nutrition services when you see a nutritionist that is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP)?
This is fairly new to Ontario and brand new to Alberta.

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Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!

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I’m so excited! I was invited to teach a Paleo cooking class with my friend, wellness expert Erin Toole Budd at Ambrosia Natural Foods in Vaughan, Ontario (just north of Toronto) on June 15, 2016. I have been shopping at and loving Ambrosia since its (first) flagship store opened many-a-years-ago! Back then, it was very hard to find foods that were suitable for celiac disease and they were among the first stores to carry such foods. I’d walk in and feel as though I’d hit the jackpot! Continue reading


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The Mind-Immune System Connection

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Since I have an autoimmune disease (celiac disease), I find new research and information about how our immune system operates to be fascinating. The health and function of our immune system is imperative with respect to our overall health, including not only our physical health, but also our mental health. This field of science is called “psychoneuroimmunology.” This week is mental health awareness week so it’s a good time to consider this connection.
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Have Celiac Disease? Get those tax credits!

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It’s tax season and if you reside in Canada and have celiac disease or have a dependent with celiac disease, be sure to file accordingly to benefit from the government’s tax credits! After all, you’re entitled to it! Continue reading


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Paleo Diet and Blood Sugar Management

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You are probably aware that diabetes is a growing epidemic in the western world. In Canada alone, there are nearly 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes and every three minutes another Canadian is diagnosed with the disease.
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Disability Tax Credits include ADHD

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With disabilities (I prefer the term “different abilities” but go fight city hall for that change!) like ADHD on the rise, families need as much help as they can get. As a nutritionist, I see many families with children with disabilities and recently found out those with ADHD now qualify for tax credits. I wanted to share the information. Continue reading

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