Health E Guide Nutrition, Cambridge Ontario
Ruth Thompson, Registered Nutritionist: RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW
Got A Rash?
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 14:15 December 10, 2015
Skin rashes are all too common these days. Creams and salves may soothe a rash but once the cream or salve is stopped, that pesky rash returns. From my perspective, no one should have to suffer with a rash when there are natural health solutions.
In holistic nutrition, we see rashes as a symptom of ……….
Top Five Uncommon Signs of Food Sensitivities
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 14:15 December 4, 2015
The most common signs of food sensitivities are digestive problems such as: bloating, irregularity, excess gas, and nausea. But food sensitivities—also called intolerances—can show up in other ways not typically connected to diet.
Five signs of food sensitivities not related to digestion that I see repeatedly are………………
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 14:37, October 21 2015.
Headlines don’t always tell the whole story. This headline missed the more important issue.
The headline read: “Arsenic found in many American red wines, but health risks depend on ………..
Holistic Nutrition Principles
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 09:03, March 13 2014
March 2014 marks my tenth anniversary as a holistic nutrition consultant in private practice. My years of clinical experience have confirmed five nutrition principles that are essential for optimal health……….
Fats and Heart Health
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 16:59, February 6 2014
For several years saturated fats in meat and eggs have been blamed for increasing rates of heart disease. This advice is now coming into question.
Research in the 1940’s on heart health and saturated fats used coconut oil—a saturated fat. What few people know is that these studies used hydrogenated coconut oil. Today we know that hydrogenation produces trans fats, a proven risk to heart health………..
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 15:15, November 30 2013
Lately I have found more restaurants offering gluten-
U.S. FDA To Ban Trans Fats from Food Supply
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 13:11, November 13 2013
I was pleased to hear in the news today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving to ban trans fats from the food supply. Trans fats have long been linked to the dramatic rise in heart disease. That trans fats were ever allowed into our food is a travesty, and I wonder……………..
Are You Getting Enough?
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 13:31, March 25 2013
Have you seen the advertisement asking us if we are getting enough? ...dairy products, that is. The reason we need milk, cheese, etc., we are told, is for calcium to build bones and prevent osteoporosis. I cringe when I hear this message because of what I know about milk and its effects on human bodies.
· While it’s true that milk………….
Will Labels and Taxes Reduce Demand for Junk Food?
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 15:19, March 25 2013
In an effort to combat obestiy, the Ontario Medical Association recently proposed warning labels and taxes on junk food, high in sugar and fat. Unfortunately, I doubt that this will make any difference to the demand for junk food.
If the past is an indicator, taxing junk food will initially reduce consumption, but as people get used to the higher price their desire for junk food will overcome their concern about cost. Labelling of junk food might help, but………….
Do We Really Need Meat to Get Enough Protein?
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 14:12, January 21 2013
The short answer is “No.” The long answer is that the alternative, vegetable proteins have significant nutritional and monetary benefits. In my nutrition practice I recommend vegetarian protein meals 3 or 4 times per week for the following reasons:……………………….
Beef and E. Coli
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 15:31, December 19 2012
With yet another report of E.coli contamination in beef this week, I immediately knew what my blog would be about. The news reports you have heard are not talking about the underlying reason for such contamination, and that it seems to come up more often than it should. This is all about the diet of beef…………………
Got A Rash? Dec 2015
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Consumer Power in Food Choices
Posted by: Ruth Thompson RHN, RNCP, ROHP, MSW at 15:31, November 19 2012
If you don’t believe you have any power, think again. Consumers have tremendous power over the products on the shelves; this is particularly true for food products. You only have to read the marketing messages on food products to realize this.
Consider these popular marketing messages on food: “Low Fat” “No sugar added” “Contains Omega 3’s” “Whole grains” “No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.”
These messages would not be there if………………………