Sleep, the final frontier. But seriously, sometimes it does feel like sleep is a mythical beast that you will never locate. Whether because of the aches and pains or because of a baby or toddler in the house, sleep continues… Read More »Is Sleep the Missing Piece of Your Arthritis Management?
March is Nutrition Month! So you’re going to be seeing a lot of stuff from dietitians this month, in both the US and Canada. Here in Canada, Nutrition Month is coordinated by Dietitians of Canada, our national association. This year,… Read More »Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow – Nutrition Month 2022
I have strong opinions about being weight-inclusive. But I didn’t start that way. I didn’t even learn about weight neutrality or weight inclusivity until after my university days. I don’t think we even covered weight bias all that much. I’m… Read More »Why I am a weight-inclusive dietitian
We all have goals in our life. For many of us with arthritis, these include health-related goals. What are good health goals? And how can you set goals when you don’t know what your capacity will be in the future?… Read More »How to set goals that work when you have arthritis
You eat because you’re stressed and eating makes you feel good. You eat because you are overwhelmed and you can numb yourself with food. You eat because you are hungry and food nourishes you. You eat because it’s noon and… Read More »How mindful eating can help your arthritis
Intuition is your unconscious pattern recognition; simple definition, complex idea. Our unconscious mind is constantly seeking patterns in the world around us. These patterns could be something external, something you see or hear that could mean either danger or something… Read More »What is Intuition?
Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of joints, and like the other types of inflammatory arthritis, it is an auto-immune inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is often symmetrical, with the same joints being affected on one side of the body as the other. Like… Read More »What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Psoriatic arthritis is arthritis related to psoriasis. It is a type of inflammatory arthritis and a type of spondylitis. You may see it shortened to PsA in some places. Psoriatic arthritis affects the joints, but it can also affect tendons,… Read More »What is psoriatic arthritis?
Spondylitis is the term used to describe several types of inflammatory arthritis. In medical speak, spondylitis translates to “inflammation of the spine.” Spondylitis conditions can also affect the eyes, skin, or gastrointestinal tract. It also includes arthritis conditions that affect the… Read More »What is spondylitis?
Most people do not say they have inflammatory arthritis. They talk about the specific type of arthritis that they have. So why do I say ‘inflammatory arthritis’ all the time? Broadly speaking, there are two categories of arthritis – inflammatory… Read More »What is Inflammatory Arthritis?