Nutrition Pathway

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Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3B6

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February 3, 2020

Nutritional genomics is a new frontier in scientific research that has shown exciting evidence of a relationship between our genes, nutrition and our health.  

A gene is a sequence of DNA that codes for proteins required for functioning of the human body. Humans have two copies of each gene: One copy is inherited from their mother and the other from their father. The combination of the two copies of the gene determine person’s genotype. Most people are about 99% genetically identical, but it is the 1% genetic variation that makes all the difference.  Individual genetic variation can affect how we respond to individual nutrients and the foods we eat, giving each of us our own unique nutritional needs.  

Nutrigenomics is the study of how individual genetic variation affects a person's response to nutrients and how this impacts the risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases as well as athletic performance, fertility and other health-related outcomes.  For example, t...

June 16, 2018

After reading about the unfortunate passing of Anthony Bourdain, chef, food enthusiast and TV celebrity, last week, it got me thinking about the clients I have seen in my practice and their contrasting relationship with food. 

Anthony was described in the media as someone who had a love of adventure and fine food and drink. They said he had a passion for exploring food and cuisine around the world and he taught us how food can connect us with each other. Isn’t that the way it should be?  Food should be enjoyed and appreciated.  It has the power to unite people around the table to share the same pleasurable experience.  It is the focus of our celebrations and our culture.  It stimulates all of our senses and can make us feel good. Food nourishes our body, keeps us healthy and gives us the energy we need to do the things we enjoy. Food is a good thing, right?

Unfortunately, for so many people, this is not the case.  Food is the “enemy”.  They live their lives restrictin...

April 8, 2018

The ketogenic diet has traditionally been used to control seizures in children and adults with epilepsy, but lately it has been gaining popularity as a weight loss diet. 

A ketogenic diet is high in fat, moderate in protein, and very low in carbohydrate (<30 grams per day).  When the body is not getting adequate carbohydrates, it breaks down its own fat stores.  Fat is converted in the liver to ketones, an alternate source of fuel.  The process of the body breaking down fat for energy is called ketosis. To lose weight more effectively, you must adhere strictly to the very low carbohydrate diet to stay in a lower level of ketosis.  If you are starting (or re-starting) a ketogenic diet, it can take a few days to a month for your body to switch to using ketones as its main fuel source.

This very low carbohydrate diet limits the intake of fruit, root vegetables, whole grains, milk, legumes and lentils, in addition to sweet treats and sugary beverages.  Foods that may be c...

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