We hear all the time about how terrible stress is for our health. But when you have a chronic health condition that causes pain and fatigue, stress is unavoidable. So are you doomed to terrible health because of that stress?… Read More »How to deal with the stress of having chronic pain and fatigue
Foundational, in-depth articles on anti-inflammatory and healthy habits
I talk a lot about seeking balance. It has become my go-to word in many situations, but what the heck does ‘balance’ mean? How do you find balance in your diet or life? Balance is like swinging on a swingset… Read More »What does it mean to have a balanced life, a balanced diet, or to seek balance?
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