Feeling Moody? Drink More Water!

We all know that we need to drink water, especially in the hot summer months, but why is water so important and what happens to our bodies if we don’t get enough? As a rule of thumb, most dietitians advise women to drink a minimum of two litres of water per day and men to drink three […]

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stay healthy when eating out for every meal

Away on business? How to stay healthy when eating out for every meal.

Staying healthy while travelling can be tough. Medisys Registered Dietitian Jessica Tong has prepared three sample meal plans to help you stay within a 2,000 Calorie a day budget when you are eating out for every meal.

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Substitutions to your takeout lunch order that will save you thousands of calories

Did you know that eating an excess of just 150 Calories a day can lead to 15 pounds a year of weight gain? Read the Medisys takeout lunch guide to find out how your lunch order stacks up. Looking for more health tips? Sign up for our newsletter here! As a bonus, listen to an […]

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Healthy workday lunch tips

Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging when you don’t have access to a kitchen, like when you are at the office or travelling on business. When it comes to healthy workdays – it’s wise to bring what you can from home! Stock your desk drawer and the office fridge with healthy snacks and lunches […]

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Tuna Poke

Libido Boosting Recipe: Ahi Tuna Poke

Ahi Tuna Poke Ingredients Rice: 1/2 cup cooked jasmine rice (cooked and cooled, or use leftover rice) 1 tablespoon furikake seasoning 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon salt   Marinated Tuna Poke: 6 oz fresh ahi tuna 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon furikake seasoning […]

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Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Pure dark chocolate is rich in flavanols (plant compounds with antioxidant properties) which can help hydrate the skin and improve circulation. This dessert is courtesy of the Aztecs, the people who invented the “xocoatl”, a hot chocolatey beverage to which they added chili and other spices. In addition, it contains beneficial plant-based omega-3 fats. Preparation […]

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Watermelon Cake In Canada

Celebrate your next special occasion with the Medisys free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday “cake” and see just how sweet sugar-free living can be! For the cake base, simply remove the rind from a watermelon and slice around the edges to create a rind-less circle ready to be lathered with icing. The base for the “icing” is plain […]

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Mexican Yogurt Dip

Think you are too young to worry about bone health? Think again. After age 30, our bone density begins to decrease. Adequate calcium is from food – and weight bearing exercise – are essential for healthy bones and most adults aren’t getting enough of either. The best sources of calcium are dairy, almonds, dark green […]

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Pomegranate Chocolate Freezer Cookies

These delectable three ingredient “cookies” are so easy to make that you barely need a recipe! Forget the dried cranberries this winter, they are full of SUGAR – pomegranates are a superfood with a high antioxidant content, fabulous flavour, fibre and colour! Fresh pomegranate seeds make a great addition to a variety of foods from green […]

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Make 2017 the year you banish refined foods

Why you should stop eating refined foods Foods such as white bread, white rice, breakfast cereals, and many snack foods, are often the product of a process called refining. In refining a grain, the bran and the germ portions on the outside are removed. This is done to produce a desired texture or to extend the freshness […]

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Why you should drink less

Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect and it can be addictive. Short term effects of alcohol include intoxication, dehydration, and poisoning if consumed in enough quantity. In excessive quantities, alcohol is capable of damaging many organs and important body systems. Long term effects include changes to liver metabolism, addiction, damage to the […]

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Alcohol-Free Eggnog

Ingredients: 2 cups skim milk, almond, cashew milk, coconut milk or mixed dairy and non-dairy milk to taste 3 egg whites 1/4 cup honey or agave syrup to taste 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cinnamon How to Prepare: Place all ingredients into a food processor until smooth (or blend in a […]

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Kale Chips

2 servings ½ recipe = 136 calories, 20g carbs, 5g fat, 9g protein, 0g sugar, 583mg sodium Ingredients 1 large bunch kale, leaves ripped off the stem ¼-1/3 cup nutritional yeast 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp salt Directions 1.   Pre-heat oven to 425 F. 2.   Line a baking […]

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Nutrition Month – Eating Well When Not at Home

Boosting your energy This year’s Nutrition Month campaign focuses on eating well away from home, whether at work or on the road. This article contains strategies for eating well to maximize energy, fine-tune concentration, and retain memory throughout your workday. Here are four tips to help keep you at your optimal performance level throughout the […]

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Hearty Barley Mushroom Soup

Barley, an often underused grain, is the key ingredient to this recipe! Although quick and easy to prepare, this soup is loaded with nutrition and will keep you full until your next meal. The thyme against the mushrooms provides a delicious earthy flavour that you are bound to enjoy. If you are following a gluten-free […]

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Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

  • December 23, 2014
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  • Nutrition & Recipes

    Lindsay is a Registered Dietitian whose passion is helping to support clients in the areas of weight management, emotional and disordered eating, digestive disorders and chronic disease prevention. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Alberta and completed her dietetic internship with Calgary Health Region in 2007. Lindsay is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to health management to ensure clients reach their goals while feeling confident and supported along their journey to better health.


How diet affects skin health remains controversial, but as research progresses, certain nutrients are starting to stand out as either harmful or helpful to your skin’s glow. Let’s put popular food sources on trial and see how they hold up. Low glycemic index foods Glycemic Index (GI) describes how quickly carbohydrate-containing foods spike blood sugar […]

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