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Top Healthy Eating Blogs from our Dietitian Team

  • April 13, 2024

    The Power of Probiotic Beverages for Gut Health

    Probiotics are a form of live bacteria and yeast that are beneficial to the human body, especially the bacteria in our gut. There are many convenient ways to consume probiotics and this blog post highlights all the benefits and beverages that contain probiotics.
  • April 12, 2024

    The Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever

    There are many banana bread recipes out there, but this easy recipe is a favourite! This recipe is so tasty, you may want to make a double batch so you can enjoy some fresh, then slice up and freeze the leftovers! Enjoy 🙂
  • April 10, 2024

    The Many Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

    Have you heard about the many health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids? Keep reading to learn more about these incredible benefits from Registered Dietitian Britney Lentz as well as a list of foods rich in omega 3.
  • April 8, 2024

    Breaking Down Oral Allergy Syndrome

    If you are someone who has food reactions such as an itchy mouth, itchy skin, or even hives from certain fruits or vegetables, then read on to find out more about oral allergy syndrome. Find out how to manage it from a Dietitian.
  • April 5, 2024

    Curry Veggie Fritters  

    Looking for a new vegetarian recipe? This nutritious veggie fritter recipe is packed with vegetables and makes the perfect appetizer or side dish. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt or hummus to increase the protein content. Enjoy!
  • April 3, 2024

    Constipation Management Tips from a Registered Dietitian

    Constipation can be a common gut complaint and affects millions of people worldwide. Understand what causes constipation and get helpful and proven strategies to alleviate constipation by a Gut Health Dietitian!
  • April 1, 2024

    Nutrition & Diet for Strong Healthy Bones

    This blog post highlights the key nutrients that are critical in the maintenance of bone health, food sources that contain these nutrients, and lifestyle factors that you can incorporate to promote strong bones!
  • March 29, 2024

    Beef Satay Recipe

    This Beef Satay recipe is great to assemble the night before and grill or roast for a fast weekday meal.  Serve the juicy and charred to perfection beef satay with rice and a tossed salad or stir-fried veggies. Get the full step by step recipe!
  • March 27, 2024

    7 Tips for Living with a Teenager with ARFID

    Are you looking for ways to help support your loved one with ARFID? This blog post is written by a mother of a teenager living with ARFID. She provides 7 tips on how families of teenagers living with ARFID can feel supported.
  • March 25, 2024

    10 Creative & Fun Easter Food Ideas

    Whether you are single or have a family, try some of these fun Easter food ideas to brighten this season’s meals and snacks! We all need a little something special to make us smile, and food can do just that! 
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"I am a psychologist in private practice and it is very important to me that my clients have the best care with other health care professionals. For that reason Health Stand Nutrition is my only source for exceptional Dietitians. Andrea and her team provide highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and real world support to my clients who require assistance with food lifestyle. I trust my clients to them and you would be in excellent hands making them part of your health care team."
Adele Fox, Psychologist
“This is the first time I feel satisfied; my cravings have diminished dramatically and I have a whole new relationship with food. I am eating guilt-free for the first time in my life. My energy has also dramatically increased and I feel great!
Rhonda Jenkins, Nutrition Counseling Client
“The Dieticians at Health Stand Nutrition help you to take action on the science behind eating well by making it practical, understandable, and fun. Their office is cozy and not at all clinical or intimidating. I felt like I was sitting down with a really smart, caring friend who wanted to help me make the best choices for my lifestyle and food preferences. They really are the best in the business.”
Marty Avery, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I have come to think of the program as a one stop shopping excursion for everything one needs to know about creating a joyous relationship with food and our bodies. In a single word, the course has gifted me with freedom from the punishing rigidity of disordered eating, old stories that never were true, and body dysmorphia that did nothing but make me lose sight of a body that has done everything I've asked, despite my careless dismissal of her needs. Now when I look in the mirror I find myself shifting from harsh criticism to gentle gratitude.”
Lynn Haley, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“I spent 3 hours when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I learned more from my Dietitian about food in those 3 hours than I had learned in all the years of my life. I also love the newsletter, there is always something to learn.”
Peter Whitehead, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I didn’t realize how strong my “diet mentality” was, and all the rules I had in my head about food. I was in a cycle of reward/punish/binge/cringe. I booked with your business very reluctantly, on the repeated advice of my doctor, to get my slowly rising cholesterol levels in check. I thought I knew everything about food, and my behaviour with food, but I was definitely re-schooled. My weight is creeping down, I feel good about my diet, exercise, body image, and lifestyle.”
Amy Floyd, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Thanks Andrea for an amazing presentation, I have heard all positive remarks from attendees and the evaluations show the same sentiment. It is really gratifying when a speaker does their “homework” and weaves in our profession’s day to day challenges within their content, you did an awesome job of this! You truly took the “die” out of Dietician! Your information on healthy eating and simplifying how we can work towards this as we are all so busy really hit the mark. Andrea connects very well with her audience; she is energetic, funny, and very approachable.”
Carole Ann LaGrange, Transfusion Medicine Safety Officer

Event Planner for Laboratory Diagnostic Imaging Annual Event

I am a family physician who sees patients with a myriad of eating concerns – from wanting to know how to plan healthy meals for active families, to weight loss, to eating disorders, and so on. I cannot recommend the Health Stand team highly enough. I have worked with (and been to!) other Dieticians in the past and too often find that they just ask for food logs and make suggestions that are easily obtained online or in books. The Dieticians at Health Stand offer much more than just telling clients what they “should be eating.” In contrast, the team really does more of a counselling practice, and they work hard to help their clients learn more about why their eating habits may be off track and not optimal for them, as well as helping people to effect change at a deep level that, most importantly, is sustainable for lifetime health.”
Dr. Deb Putnam, Family Physician

Nutrition Counseling Client & Referring Physician

“I am a busy mom, with kids in high level sports, working full-time downtown, and running our home acreage outside the City. I now have the knowledge and tools I need to plan for and manage the chaos of meal planning.”
Gillian Gray, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“As a construction company, we select speakers who can relate to our industry and its employees. Andrea’s message was delivered with humor and empathy. She makes people feel as though they can make changes without leaving behind every favorite food. Andrea focused her presentation on healthy eating as a way to keep energy high throughout the day. This message and the way it was delivered resonated with our predominantly male, blue collar culture. I would highly recommend Andrea as a speaker for groups such as ours. She will get your message across without alienating anyone in your audience – which is a huge hurdle when trying to introduce a wellness program in the workplace!”
Stephanie Wood, HR and Safety Manager

Fisher Construction Group, Burlington, WA

I found my Dietitian warm, funny, and skilled at teaching nutrition concepts without the overwhelm. The general approach of each session was to mix science with emotion, which was exceedingly effective in helping me shift my perspective on food from one of anxiety to one of joy and curiosity.”
Erin Kronstedt, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Excellent presentation! What a refreshing change to have a speaker inspire rather than “lecture” about nutrition. Your captivating stories, tips and overall approach to healthy eating uplifts and puts people at ease. It was great to hear we don’t need to strive to be perfect eaters, and that small changes really can make a difference in how we feel and in our health. Thanks to Andrea, we have solutions to our everyday nutrition challenges that can actually work in real life!”
Tina Tamagi, Human Resources

ARC Resources Ltd.

“Had I not joined this course I would have struggled with no focus, low energy, and mindless eating. Excellent teaching and motivation. This is not just a course, it is a nutrition club with mentorship, support, and connections with other people with similar situations.”
Lorri Lawrence, Pursuit of Healthiness online course participant

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