Jennifer Keirstead

Jennifer Keirstead

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Fads & Diets

Fads & Diets

 

To Cheese, Or Not To Cheese?

Fun fact: While 65% of the population is officially diagnosed with lactose intolerance, some experts believe that we’re all at least a little bit lactose intolerant—we just brush off the bloating and gas as a normal part of life.  I remember reading a story about an American family with two boys who were intolerant to lactose. They had moved […]

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An Egg-ceptional Superfood

One of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Foodies everywhere, rave about the egg — but as I’m sure you remember, this wasn’t always the case.  Humans have been eating eggs for thousands of years. They’re widely thought of as a good thing, but there are some conflicting opinions out there; many people believe […]

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Crave Sugar? Eat Fat

Everyone’s catching on. We’re a fat-deprived society. Deprived of the right kind of fat that is. Many of us grew-up believing that low fat was the healthy way to go. Fat is after all, high in calories and not so good for the waist line, right? Well, what if I told you that whole food […]

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A Sugar Wake-up Call

Don’t be fooled by fantastic marketing. Would you believe that a Clif Bar + Reese’s Pieces have the same amount of added sugar?! It can be hard to imagine, but sadly, it’s true.  This can be a real wake-up call for people who are under the impression that energy, protein and meal replacement bars are […]

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What If Kale Was Bad for You?

Every decade there are big changes when it comes to what’s healthy and what’s not. Fats for example, were given a such a bad rep in the 80’s + 90’s, that many of us still feel weary about consuming them. Now, it’s seems as though we’ve moved onto shunning the food group known as carbohydrates. Gluten-free in […]

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Another Fat Update

Fats:  Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fat. It can be really confusing.  Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid oils in their absolute worst form are those which have been fully or partially hydrogenated. This is a chemical process the factories use to make the oil solidify at room temperature, and make it much more shelf-stable. They start by adding […]

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The Art of Eating Real Food

Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants. – Michael Pollan I completely understand that this isn’t always the case. First rule, don’t beat yourself up over your food choices. You’re simply doing the best you can. We’ve got a lot of obstacles to navigate our way around in this modern day world: limited time, […]

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Sugar. How It’s Clogging Your Arteries

FAT FREE FAIL  We’re understanding more than ever, that certain fats are healthy for the body – the heart included. It’s the hydrogenated vegetable oils and trans-fats – which are basically ultra heated and processed veggie oils that have been turned from liquid to solid at room temperature. When heated, especially to high temperatures, these […]

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